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Michelle Erickson

Erickson Strategies, Principal

New York City, New York

Michelle is a thought leader working at the intersection of sustainability, technology, and innovation. She speaks regularly at industry conferences and is frequently interviewed by news outlets for her perspectives on trends in Green IT and environmental sustainability.

Prior to founding Erickson Strategies, Michelle served as Initiative Director, Sustainability & Research in Citigroup’s Global Operations & Technology (O&T) organization. There, she designed and implemented two ground-breaking global programs: Citi’s award-winning Sustainable IT Program and the Citi Global O&T Research Center of Excellence. Under her leadership, Citi was twice named America’s Greenest Bank by Bank Technology News and named three years in a row by Computerworld as one of the Greenest IT organizations in the world. Michelle first joined Citi in 2006 as a member of the Office of the Global CIO, where she managed overall enterprise IT governance and the primary control function for the CIOs Chief of Staff and Business Liaison Office.

Michelle is a founding member of Climate Interactive, a coalition of business, non-profit and academic organizations that help people visualize the long-term climate impacts of decisions being undertaken today.

With a background of innovative leadership and expertise, she has consulted for several industries, including print and multi-media, non-profit, philanthropy, and higher education. In addition, she has held teaching appointments at New York University and Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University. Michelle holds a PhD and an MA from New York University and a BA from Newcomb College of Tulane University.

Updated December 2011.