Commissioners

Co-Chairs

Stephen Forrest

Stephen Forrest

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics, and Material Sciences and Engineering and former Vice President for Research, U-M.

“The commission's work will aim to provide a roadmap that can be scaled and implemented in institutions and communities much larger than our own. Our hope is to have this far-reaching impact on an issue of such central importance to our way of life now, and into the future,"
- Stephen Forrest, Commission Co-Chair

Jennifer Haverkamp

Jennifer Haverkamp

Graham Family Director, Graham Sustainability Institute; Professor from Practice, Michigan Law School; and Professor of Practice, Ford Public Policy School, U-M

“As one of the world’s leading public research universities, we are eager to deploy our vast capabilities in research and education in collaboration with regional partners’ expertise to address this critical global challenge,”
- Jennifer Haverkamp, Commission Co-Chair

 

Members

Henry Baier

Henry Baier

Associate Vice President for Facilities and Operations, U-M.

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Henry Baier

Expertise: Baier is responsible for the facilities management of 37 million square feet of space at U-M, in which oversees more than $1 billion of construction and renovation projects in planning and design. See Hank's bio on the U-M Facilities & Operations website.

Andy Berki

Andrew Berki

Director, Office of Campus Sustainability, U-M.

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Andrew Berki

Expertise: Berki heads the office responsible for sustainable campus operations, and collaborating with academic and research units, auxiliaries and student groups to further efforts toward reaching the campus-wide sustainability goals. See Andy's bio on the Planet Blue website.

Valeria Bertacco

Valeria Bertacco

Vice Provost for Engaged Learning, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

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Valeria Bertacco

Expertise: Prof. Bertacco serves as the Vice Provost of Engaged Learning, supporting students and faculty endeavors in advancing the University of Michigan's mission across the state and around the globe. In her faculty role, she leads the ADA research center, designing the computing systems that will enable technology advancements for the next two decades, in support of a broad range of human pursuits. See Valeria's and the ADA Center websites.

T. Anthony Denton

T. Anthony Denton

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, U-M Health System, Michigan Medicine.

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T. Anthony Denton

Expertise: Mr. Denton is responsible for ensuring effective and efficient services, process improvement and financial stewardship across the continuum of care at U-M Health System. He has sponsored environmental stewardship initiatives at the Health System for past 15 years. See Tony's bio on the Michigan Medicine website.

University of Michigan

Austin Glass

U-M Doctoral Student.

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Austin Glass

Expertise: Glass is a 2nd year PhD student in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering. He crafts and advocates for responsible student-facing climate policy as Speaker of the 8th Central Student Government Assembly.

Brandon Hofmeister

Brandon Hofmeister

Senior Vice President of Governmental, Regulatory and Public Affairs, Consumers Energy.

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Brandon Hofmeister

Expertise: Hofmeister is responsible for Consumers Energy engagement and relationships with federal, state, and local government officials and other stakeholders. He previously served as advisor to former governor Jennifer Granholm on energy and climate policy issues. See Brandon's bio on the Consumers Energy website

Gregory Keoleian

Gregory Keoleian

Director, Center for Sustainable Systems, Peter M. Wege Professor of Sustainable Systems, School for Environment and Sustainability, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, U-M.

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Gregory Keoleian

Expertise: Keoleian’s research focuses on the development and application of life cycle models and sustainability metrics to guide the design and improvement of products, technology and systems. He also led the development of the first comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories for the University of Michigan, the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan. See Greg's bio on the SEAS website.

Larissa Larsen

Larissa Larsen

Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, U-M.

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Larissa Larsen

Expertise: Larsen’s research focuses on identifying environmental inequities in the built environment and advancing issues of urban sustainability and social justice. Her current work tackling climate adaptation planning and urban heat island studies. See Larissa's bio on the Taubman College website.

Jonathan Overpeck

Jonathan Overpeck

Samuel A. Graham Dean and Professor, William B. Stapp Collegiate Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, College of Engineering, and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, U-M.

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Jonathan Overpeck

Expertise: Overpeck “Peck” is a highly respected climate scientist who currently has ongoing research programs across five continents, focusing on issues ranging from drought and mega-drought dynamics to conservation biology. Most notably, he served as Coordinating Lead Author of the Nobel-Peace Prize winning Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007. See Peck's bio on the SEAS website.

Barry Rabe

Barry Rabe

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, U-M.

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Barry Rabe

Expertise: Rabe studies the political feasibility and durability of environmental and energy policy, specializing in federal systems of government such as the United States and Canada. This includes recent research and policy engagement related to the political viability of putting a price on carbon, reflected in his most recent book, CAN WE PRICE CARBON? (MIT Press, 2018). See Barry's bio on the Ford School website.

Camilo Serna

Camilo Serna

Vice President Corporate Strategy, DTE Energy.

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Camilo Serna

Expertise: Serna is responsible for developing strategic initiatives in regards to changing market, consumer, policy and technology trends for DTE — a Detroit based diversified energy company serving more than 2 million customers in Southeast Michigan. See Camilo's bio on the DTE website (PDF).

Anna Stefanopoulou

Anna Stefanopoulou

William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, and Director, University of Michigan Energy Institute, U-M.

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Anna Stefanopoulou

Expertise: Stefanopoulou serves as the director of the U-M Energy Institute, while contributing immensely to energy research through her book, 20 US patents, and over 250 publications regarding the estimation and control of powertrains for highly efficient vehicles. See Anna's bio on the Energy Institute website.

Missy Stults

Missy Stults

Sustainability & Innovations Manager for the City of Ann Arbor.

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Missy Stults

Expertise: Stults is responsible for ensuring that the city of Ann Arbor meets its climate and sustainability goals, which include powering municipal operations by 100% clean and renewable energy by 2035 and a 90% reduction in community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. See Missy's LinkedIn profile (LinkedIn login required).

University of Michigan

Logan Vear

U-M Undergraduate Student.

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Logan Vear

Logan Vear is a Junior in Civil and Environmental Engineering. At U-M’s Energy Institute she investigates measures for achieving campus carbon neutrality. As a co-founder of Climate Action Movement, she promotes cross campus and city collaboration and engagement.

Lisa Wozniak

Lisa Wozniak

Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.

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Lisa Wozniak

Expertise: Wozniak is a well-known conservation leader in the state of Michigan with experience working with a diverse range of interest groups to advance environmental conservation. See Lisa's bio on the Michigan League of Conservation Voters website.

 

Commission Support

Andrew Horning, Admin Director for the Commission, Managing Director, Graham Sustainability Institute, U-M.

Lydia Whitbeck, Project Coordinator for the Commission, U-M.

Liz Barry, Liaison to the President, Special Counsel to the President, Office of the President, U-M.