Sustainable Business


cSEND is pleased to welcome Mr. Michael Skelly to the University of Notre Dame on Monday, March 25, 2013 to speak with our undergraduate and graduate students about sustainable business. Mr. Skelly’s presentation will be held from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. in Room 162 Mendoza. Although this event is geared toward undergraduate and graduate students, all University faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Michael Skelly is the Founder and President of Clean Line Energy, which focuses on developing high voltage, long-haul transmission lines to connect the best renewable energy resources in North America to communities and cities that lack access to new, low-cost renewable power. Previous to Clean Line, Mr. Skelly led the development of Horizon Wind Energy from a two-man operation to a company that now holds a strong leadership position in the U.S. wind industry. Before Horizon, Mr. Skelly developed thermal, hydroelectric, biomass and wind energy projects in Central America with Energia Global. In the early 1990’s, he co-founded the Rain Forest Aerial Tram, a mile-long tramway system that takes visitors on an aerial tour of the rain forest in Costa Rica. In 2008, he ran for the United States Congress as the Democratic nominee in the seventh District of Texas.

Mr. Skelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame (ND ’84). He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Central America before obtaining an MBA from Harvard Business School. Today, Mr. Skelly sits on the board of C12 Energy and the Houston Parks board.

Mr. Skelly also will be addressing Professor Glava’s Business and Sustainability class from 1:30 – 2:45 pm.