Cayuga Alumni Voices – Mark C. Coleman ’96

May 21st, 2015 Posted in Alumni News & Events, Cayuga Alumni Voices

IMG_0813Mark C. Coleman ’96, President of Convergence, Mitigation, Management (CMM) LLC, was on campus March 12 to speak with students on “The Sustainability Generation” as part of our Alumni Voices program. CMM is a management consulting firm that helps organizations identify, understand, assess, and prioritize specific risks to their business and strategies to mitigate and manage those risks. The event was co-sponsored through academic partnerships with Associate Professor Sheila Meyers. Mark attended Binghamton University, where he received a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he received his M.S. in Environmental Management and Policy. He is the author of two books: “Time to Trust” and “The Sustainability Generation.”

Students were asked about their aspirations and plans for the future. Mark explained that no matter what you do with a career, integrity will help with your goals and aspirations. He told students, “You are the future generation.” He explicated that the fate of humanity is in the future and we need to think about how we treat the earth today. The earth is working on a fixed ecosystem; and if we over consume our resources, they will not be there to provide the same level in the future. Every decision we make today will have an impact. Mark said that we all need to be accountable; sustainability has so many challenges. We need to come together to make a difference. He said, “We don’t have to save the world, we just need to take one small part.”

Mark is married to Aileen McNabb-Coleman ’97. The couple resides in Auburn with their two sons, Owen Patrick and Neal Garrett.

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