Wiekamp Hall 1001 (map)
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Kelly R. Carmichael is the Vice President of Environmental for NiSource Inc. His 20 years of professional experience includes various technical and management positions in the environmental field primarily for the utility and steel industries. In 2001, he joined NiSource and has held several positions, focusing on sustainability and environmental conservation, permitting, regulatory analysis and environmental improvement plan development. In his current position he oversees the environmental policy, permitting, compliance and sustainability functions for NiSource. Under Kelly’s leadership, NiSource established its first comprehensive sustainability program, now nationally recognized as a leading approach to sustainability. NiSource is one of only four utilities nationwide in its sector to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Kelly received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Illinois State University, as well as, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kelley Davies advises Major Account customers on their energy needs as an Account Manager for NIPSCO. Carrying 10 years of experience with the company, she started as a Project Engineer working to provide both electric and gas services to customers and soon specialized in connecting customers to the electrical grid using renewable resources. Her knowledge and interest in sustainability propelled with her as she transitioned into her role into NIPSCO Major Accounts. Within that role, she is an Energy Advisor to the largest commercial and industrial customers; synchronizing their energy usage profile to the best tariff rate, coordinating large expansion projects, and ensuring capitalization on offered energy incentives. Currently she is a member of the City of South Bend Green Ribbon Commission as a representative for NIPSCO, providing demand-side management perspectives for the group. She volunteers time as a Community Advisor for St. Joseph County Shirley Heinze Land Trust.
Kelley holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Trine University in Angola, IN as well as an MBA from Indiana University South Bend. She plans on pursuing certification to become an AEE Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) in Spring of 2019.
Roger DePoy works for Indiana Michigan Power as the Energy Efficiency and Consumer Program Coordinator. He has nearly 40 years of experience in managing large facilities such as shopping malls and hospitals, and has concentrated on reducing energy consumption, through such measures as lighting retrofits and mechanical upgrades. Roger has a B.A. from Albion College, and is a Certified Energy Manager
Tyler Kanczuzewski is the Director of Solar Supply at Inovateus Solar, a South Bend based solar energy firm. Tyler currently manages supply operations and its business development. Under his stewardship, the supply team has grown steadily to cultivate and support a wide range of partners and end users in the Midwest. He started with Inovateus as the Warehouse Manager in 2010, and then became Director of Supply in 2012. Tyler has been a board member of the Indiana Renewable Energy Association since 2013, serving as its president for two years (2014-2016). Tyler has also been an advisory member of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association.
Tyler graduated from Holy Cross College with a Liberal Arts degree, majoring in Business and playing on the golf team. He is currently finishing his MBA with a Sustainability Emphasis from Grand Valley State University, and will be done in May, 2019. Utilizing his education, industry experience, and professional network, Tyler strives to make the environment cleaner through renewable solar energy by providing the best quality service to solar customers and partners. Tyler is passionate about making a positive impact on those around him, and helping the world think and be more sustainable. He is a conservationist, adventurer, outdoorsman, musician and golfer.
Allison Mihalich serves as the Senior Program Director in the Office of Sustainability at the University of Notre Dame, responsible for facilitating the University’s sustainability small working groups and advancing the University’s progress towards achieving their sustainability goals. Prior to coming to Notre Dame in February, Allison spent four years at the Environmental Protection
Agency working on Sustainability issues across agency operations. Allison began her career in sustainability strategic planning and metrics development for the Federal Government at Department of Energy in 2009 and has expertise in leading strategic planning efforts, communications planning, budget formulation and execution, and collaborating with a wide array of
stakeholders to advance sustainability goals.
Allison received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Geography from George Washington University and also received an Executive Masters of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech. She also holds a certificate in Geographic Information Systems from George Washington
Timothy Powers, Research and Policy Associate, Inovateus Solar. Tim specializes in solar project origination and development for utility scale and commercial projects. Specifically, he uses state and federal policy to determine the best markets and opportunities for large-scale solar in the Midwest. Tim earned a graduate certificate in Strategic Sustainability Leadership at IU South Bend.
J. Patrick McGann
President and 6th Generation Operator/Owner
McGann Hay Funerals / Cremations / Gatherings
This event is part of the St. Joseph County NEA Big Read series related to the book Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, written by Roz Chast, a longtime cartoonist for the New Yorker.
Hear from IUSB alum, area resident and businessman, and active community member J. Patrick McGann about Green Burials. During his talk, he will address the following questions:
- What is a Green Burial, and where did this idea originate?
- Isn’t it a law to be embalmed and to use a burial vault?
- Are there options in Michiana?
- What is the environmental impact of a Green Burial v. Traditional Burial or Cremation?
- How much does a Green Burial Cost?
- What about my family and religious traditions?
Bring an open mind and your questions and learn something new!
J. Partick McGann has worked in his family business for 52 years starting at the age of 15. Along with his two brothers they ran an ambulance service here for many years and he was among the first generation of Paramedics in the state, their license number was one. He purchased the funeral business in 1978 from his grandfather who bought the Notre Dame Undertaking Parlor in 1911. The operation was begun in 1842 by then Fr. Sorin one of the original seven French Missionaries who came to found the University, Bro Francis Xavier, making McGann Hay is the oldest funeral business in Indiana and the oldest business of any kind here in South Bend.
He attended Adams High School, Holy Cross College, IUPUI, IUSB and the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. Mr. McGann has a long record of community involvement being past president of a number of organizations and serving on the boards of: the Rotary Club, YMCA, Camp Eberhart, American Red Cross, Camp Tannadoonah, American Heart Association, Camp Fire Girls and The National Ski Patrol, as well as being active in his church.
He and his recently retired wife (from Notre Dame) Tessa have four grown children and is the proud “Papa” of eight grandchildren. They live in Granger with a summer home on Birch Lake in Michigan where he is Sailing Fleet Captain and Vice-Commodore of the Birch Lake Yacht Club. Mr. McGann enjoys sailing, downhill skiing, golf, fishing and travel but most of all spending time with family and friends. He tries to live by his belief that “you should always be either learning or teaching.”
Kieran Fahey is the City of South Bend’s combined sewers long-term control plan Director. A native of Ireland, he previously spent a decade with the Irish EPA. He also worked with the Irish Government’s Department of Agriculture and as a senior expert consulting on a range of environmental engineering assignments throughout the European Union and Middle-East.
Kieran is currently reimagining, rewriting and renegotiating the remaining 85% of South Bend’s $860 million CSO long-term control plan. He is an environmental scientist and engineer (International Professional Engineer) and he lives in South Bend.