Meet our Alumni 

Alumni are an important part of the Business Sustainability Collaborative network. Poole alumni who are working in - or are interested in - the field of sustainable enterprise are encouraged to keep in touch with the Sustainability Initiative. NC State alumni currently working in sustainable business include:

Rafael Estevez (Jenkins MBA, 2016, MS Forest Management, 2011 & BS Forest Management, 2005)
Data Operations Manager, Growers, LLC
Connect with Rafael:
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Clay Giese (Jenkins MBA, 2015)
Logistics Analyst, Caterpillar
Connect with Clay:
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Ramsey Huntley (BS Business Management, 2001)
Senior Sustainability Manager, AT&T
Connect with Ramsay:
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Ron Jarvis (BA Business, 1983)
VP Merchandising/Sustainability, The Home Depot
Connect with Ron:
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Maria Kingery (BA English, 1999)
Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Southern Energy Management
Professional EOS Implementer, Kingery & Company
Connect with Maria:
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Alex Martin (BS Business Management & BA International Studies, 2012)
Director of Strategic Partnerships, ePesos
Connect with Alex:
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Dragana Mendel (Jenkins MBA, 2012 & MS Computer Science, 2003)
Principal Consultant, ANAGARD, LLC
Connect with Dragana:
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Michael Noel (BS Business, 2004)
Founder at Acorn Innovestments LLC
VP Business Development, Nomaco
Connect with Michael
LinkedIn | Website| Twitter

Kyle O'Donnell (BS Textile Technology, 2012)
Founder, Only Footprints Ltd. Co
Connect with Kyle:
Linkedin | Website 


Ryan O'Donnell (BS Business Administration, 2015)
CEO & Co-Founder, EmployUs
Connect with Ryan:
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Mark Saad (BS Business Management, 2008)
CEO, Feelgoodz
Connect with Mark:
Linkedin | Website


 Jacob Traverse (Jenkins MBA/MMB, 2006)
AgBiotech Enterprise & Technology Development Director, NC Biotechnology Center
Connect with Jacob:
Linkedin | Website 


Jessica Nalbone (Jenkins MBA, 2013) 
Customer Growth Manager, Door to Door Organics
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Micheal Maher (Jenkins MBA, 2015) 
Notebook Fulfillment at Lenovo
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Padmaja Soundararajan (Jenkins MBA, 2016) 
Strategic Data Analyst, Allegis Group
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Jarami Bond (College of Natural Resources, 2015) 
Manager of Sustainability at Interface
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"Earning an MBA from Poole College not only gave me the necessary skills to be a management consultant; it helped me establish my niche. I help grow early stage technology companies trying to solve current environmental and energy problems. I also serve as the North Carolina Ambassador to the Cleantech Open national accelerator. My experience at Poole was instrumental in giving me the necessary hands on experience and tools to build successful technology startups from ground up. I am thrilled to actively support the Sustainability Initiative by sharing my expertise." – Dragana Mendel (MBA '12), President & Managing Director, ANAGARD, LLC

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