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Steven CraneProgram Director and Core Faculty

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Managerial Finance

Steven M. Crane, MBA, PhD is a consultant, educator and expert in sustainable finance. He has over two decades of experience designing and implementing sustainable change strategies for social enterprises.

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Dwight Collins

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Operations and Production

Dwight Collins is one of the founding faculty members of Presidio Graduate School. He teaches sustainable operations management and co-founded Presidio’s Experiential Learning Program.

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Cynthia ScottDean Witter Foundation Faculty in Sustainable Management

COURSES

Leadership for Sustainable Management

Cynthia was formerly VP of Consulting at Saatchi & Saatchi where she set strategies and implemented programs that promoted personal and organizational sustainability practices.

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Dariush Rafinejad

COURSES

Sustainable Products and Services
Sustainable Energy Management

Dariush has had over 25 years of experience as a senior executive in high-tech industries in Silicon Valley. He was Corporate Vice President at both Applied Materials and LAM Research, both billion-dollar semiconductor …

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Mary Kay ChessProgram Director and Core Faculty

COURSES

Organizational Systems (ALP), Leadership & Personal Development

Mary Kay serves as Seattle Executive Dean of PGS. She also serves as Core Faculty in the Hybrid and Metro program supporting new and emerging leaders creating changes in complex organizations and start-ups.

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Khalid Kadir

COURSES

Quantitative Methods for Business & Public Administration

As a Lecturer at UC Berkeley, Khalid has taught courses on Global Poverty, Political Economy, and Environmental Engineering. He has also served as a Core Faculty member of the Blum Center’s Global Poverty & Practice program and a Faculty Advisor to the Engineering Scholars=Engaged Scholars (ES2) program.

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