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Advisory Council | Managing for Sustainability

The Managing for Sustainability specialization is an asset to the local industry’s talent pipeline, providing companies with leaders who believe in benefitting not only the economy, but also the community. The Business School is able to provide this thanks to the continuous input, guidance and support from our faculty, colleagues and industry partners. The Managing for Sustainability Advisory Council, representing top leaders in business, government, and non-profit sectors, ensures that the program is providing the education necessary for students to advance into leadership positions throughout the industry.

Advisory Council Members

  • Steve Bernard, Citizenship & Sustainability Program, Supply Chain & Fleet Operations, ​AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Mark Blanchard, Senior Project Manager/Operations Manager, Weston Solutions, Inc.
  • Megan Bloomer, Manager, Village Green at DaVita
  • Jon Bortles, Sustainability Officer, Auraria Higher Education Center
  • Deanna Bratter, Corporate Sustainability Senior Manager, WhiteWave Foods Company
  • Beth Chacon Manager, Environmental Policy Relations, Xcel Energy
  • Jill Cooper, Group Lead Environment, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
  • Sean Coughlin, Business Development Executive, Slalom Consulting
  • Jeff Denchfield, Sustainability & EHS Manager, Terumo BCT
  • John DeRose, Executive Director, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Jennifer Eastes, Senior Sustainability Consultant, ERM
  • Ellen Feeney, VP, Responsible Livelihood, White Wave Foods Co.
  • Diana Fisler, Platform Leader, Environmental Construction, R & D Johns Manville
  • Christina Frantz, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Great-West Financial
  • Mark Gasta, Executive VP & Chief People Officer, Vail Resorts Management Company
  • Tony Georgis, Co-Founder & Principal, New Gen Strategies
  • Erich Harris, Sustainability Coordinator Office of the Mayor and City Manager, City of Lakewood
  • John Heckman, Managing Director, Five Winds International
  • Ramsay Huntley, Sustainability Manager, DirecTV
  • Lara Hussain, Sustainability Stakeholder Relations, Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Veli Ivanova, Global Sustainability Practice Director, CH2M Hill
  • Julie Klein, Founder, Confluence Sustainability, LLC, Newfield Exploration
  • Marcus Krembs, Corporate HSE Specialist, Climate Change & Corporate Responsibility, Newfield Exploration
  • Bjoern Kulmann, Director Sustainability, Ball Corporation
  • Jennifer Leitsch, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Prologis
  • K.J. McCorry, President, Eco-Officiency
  • Robyn McGuckin, Director of Clean Energy & Sustainability Services, MWH Global
  • Mark Mellen, Manager, Deloitte Sustainability, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
  • Kirk Mills, SARA/Sustainability Program, Colorado Dept Public Health & Environment
  • Josh Nothwang, Senior Project Director & Sustainability Strategy Practice Leader, Sustainability & Energy, WSP
  • Alex Parillo, Business Development Manager, Chevron Energy Solutions
  • Kara Peck, Business Development, B Corp
  • Jack Rizzo, Chief Sustainability Officer, Prologis
  • Frank Rukavina, Sustainability Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Matt Rush,Regional Bus. Dev. Manager, Federal Govt. and Critical Utilities Business Unit, Chevron Energy Solutions
  • Graham Russell, Principal, TruPoint Advisors,
  • Ellen Sandberg, VP Community Relations, First Data Corporation
  • Tim Swales, Vice President R&D, Chief Sustainability Officer, Johns Manville​
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