CBEY Alumni Visiting Experts

Because the intersection of business and the environment is a relatively new space, there is a lot of room for new ideas to take root. CBEY supports students interested in the creation of new nonprofit and commercial organizations, business models, or other innovations that address pressing environmental challenges. 


Since its launch in the spring of 2018, the Yale Center for Business and Environment has connected over 200 students to Yale alumni through the Alumni Visiting Expert series. The series seeks to sponsor alumni back to campus as a resource for students. Every year, a cohort of professionals across different industries devote time to meet with students and discuss anything from industry trends, career advice and offer coursework support. Each Expert meets with students throughout the year and when possible, joins us for an event on campus. 

2019 - 2020 Cohort

The cohort for the upcoming academic year will be announced early this fall. Stay tuned for more information! 

The 2018-2019 Cohort

Suzette Anne Carty (FES ’04) 

Senior Manager Environmental Sustainability at Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies (makers of Jack Daniel's, Old Forester, Finlandia and Chambord)

Ask me about: Food, Corporate Sustainability


Claire Henly (YC ’08)  

Managing Director DevHub at Energy Web Foundation

Ask me about: Energy and Mobility

Matthew Thurston (FES ’10)

Director of Sustainability at REI

Ask me about: Apparel, Brand Stewardship, Corporate Sustainability

Chris Clement (Yale SOM/FES ’08)

Partner, IronOak Energy Capital

Ask me about: Energy Development, Energy Finance

Jeff Schub (SOM ’13)

Executive Director at Coalition for Green Capital

Ask me about: Clean Energy Finance, Green Banking

Kate Hardin (SOM ’96)

Executive Director at IHS Markit

Ask me about: Energy and Mobility

Radha Kuppalli (Yale SOM/FES ’06)

Executive Director, Investor Services at New Forests Asset Management

Ask me about: Timber/Conservation Finance; Career advice and resume feedback

William Pott (Yale SOM/FES ’05)

Senior Project Manager, POWER Engineers

Ask me about: Energy Development, Management Consulting, Public-Private Partnerships

The 2017-2018 cohort


Jaime Carlson (Yale SOM/FES '09)

Executive Vice President Operations and Capital Planning, Cypress Creek Renewables.

Ask me about: Renewable Energy, Finance, Operations

Seth Dunn (BA '93, MEM/MBA '05)

Director of Industry Development, Power & Utilities with ServiceMax from GE Digital.

Ask me about: Renewable Energy, go-to-market strategy 

Rita Hudetz (MEM/MBA '09)

CEO, Hu Kitchen/Hu Products

Ask me about: CPG business, Food, Entrepreneurship

Jenny McColloch (MBA '12) 

Director, Sustainability Strategy, Engagement & Business Integration at McDonald’s Corporation.

Ask me about: Corporate Sustainability, Sustainable Supply Chains, Food & Agriculture

Robert Paley (BA '76; MBA '82)

Director of Transit-Oriented Development at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Ask me about: Urban planning & development; Transportation

Doug Rand (JD/MBA '10)

President and Co-Founder of Boundless.

Ask me about: Entrepreneurship; Venture Funding; Clean Energy Innovation 


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