Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

Advisory Board

The SFI Advisory Board is an indispensable means of seeing that we are abiding by our mission and vision. We would like to thank the following people for their willingness to serve on this board.

A. Harvey Bell IV

A. Harvey Bell IV

Harvey is a former Executive Director of General Motors North American Advance Vehicle Development, responsible for the Vehicle Integration Center, Performance Managers, Harmony & Human Factors, Vehicle Architecture & Design Check/Integration, Energy, Drive Quality & Environment, Noise & Vibration, HVI Innovation Program, Aero/Thermal/Sealing Integration Center, Vehicle Dynamics & Control Systems and Vehicle Concept Engineering.

Kirsten

Kirsten J. Mauritzson

Kirsten, a 2004 EnvironmentCaterpillar logo Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech, is Sustainable Development Manager at Caterpillar. Her responsibilities include all aspects of sustainability at Fortune 100 company. She got succeeded as a point person for stakeholder communications: sustainability report, investor inquiries and indices ratings, customer/supply chain requests and employee questions at Caterpillar.

 

Kevin Kuske

Kevin Kuske

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Kevin is the Chief Brand Anthropologist at Turnstone Furniture, a division of Steelcase North America. He is dedicated to helping create great experiences wherever work happens. At Turnstone, all solutions are designed with Cradle to Cradle® and lean thinking to create sustainable products and processes.

Clare Mendelsohn

Clare Mendelsohn

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Clare is a 1987 Chemical Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech and a 2002 graduate of the Sloan School of Management. She is the Public Service Team Leader for the Hiawatha National Forest, based in Gladstone, Michigan, and a division of the U.S. Forest Service.

Mark Mleziva

Mark Mleziva

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Mark, a 1992 Chemical Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech, is Research Manager at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in its' Corporate Research & Engineering Department in Neenah, WI. His responsibilities include longer range sustainable and environmental technology exploration and development focused towards solutions for Kimberly-Clark's global branded consumer and B-B products.

Bill Olson

Bill Olson

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Bill is the Director of the Office of Sustainability and Stewardship for Motorola Mobile Devices. In his role, Bill leads the ECOMOTO program and is responsible for driving go-to-market strategy for green mobile device products like the Motorola W233 RENEW. Bill graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Bill has 23 US patents and more than 40 technical publications.

Chris Swanston

Chris Swanston

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Chris is Director of the Northern Institute of Applied Carbon Science (NIACS), and a Research Ecologist in the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. Swanston studies carbon biogeochemistry and cycling in terrestrial ecosystems, and NIACS develops synthesis products, fosters communication, and pursues science in carbon management, climate change, and bioenergy.