Institute for Sustainable Business Practice


2012-2013 Corporate Advisory Council

Dave Enzerra, The Lubrizol Corporation
Director of Social Responsibility and Public Affairs
President, The Lubrizol Foundation

Dave Enzerra provides leadership to Lubrizol's corporate citizenship initiatives, including community outreach, sustainable development and government relations. He directs the philanthropic initiatives for both The Lubrizol Corporation and The Lubrizol Foundation. Dave has been employed at Lubrizol for 32 years in diverse leadership roles including general manager at the Painesville manufacturing plant, global change management leader for information technologies, and director of ethics and inclusion. He also serves on several nonprofit boards across Greater Cleveland.

Dave received a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in business administration from Lake Erie College.

The Lubrizol Corporation (NYSE: LZ) is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol's industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality, performance and value of customers' products, while reducing their environmental impact.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, The Lubrizol Corporation owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries and employs approximately 6,750 employees worldwide.

Dave Enzerra










Ron Nielsen, P.Eng., PBAS
General Manager, Global Sustainability
Cliffs Natural Resources

As General Manager, Global Sustainability, Ron is leading the development and implementation of sustainability at Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., an international mining and natural resources company and the largest producer of iron ore pellets in North America, a major supplier of direct-shipping lump and fines iron ore out of Australia and a significant producer of high and low volatile metallurgical coal.

Before joining the Cliffs’ management team in January 2011, Ron served as Senior Director and Founder of the International Centre for Business Innovation and Sustainability in Montreal, Quebec. He also was an Executive in Residence at Dalhousie University, Faculty of Management, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to 2008, Ron was Director of Sustainability and Strategic Partnerships of Alcan, Inc./Rio Tinto Alcan, where he spent nearly a decade of his career. He also served as Air Programme Director for Pollution Probe as well as Senior Policy Director of the Ontario Round Table on Environment and Economy.

Ron has worked with a range of organizations in the sustainability and corporate responsibility area including the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights and the EXCEL Partnership in Canada. He is co-founder of the emerging Montreal-based Finance and Sustainability Initiative (, an Advisor to the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at the John Molson School of Business – Concordia University in Montreal, a Fellow of Tomorrow’s Company (UK), a member of several boards and committees including the Interim Executive Committee of the Canadian CSR Centre for Excellence, the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Zoological Society and the Canadian Advisory Committee to the international environmental management system standard ISO 14001. Ron is chair of both the Canadian Advisory Committee to the international climate change standard ISO 14064 and the Canadian Standards Association Strategic Steering Committee for Business Management and Sustainability. Ron has a degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a professional partnership broker accredited by the International Business Leaders' Forum and Overseas Development Institute (PBAS)

Ron Nielsen





Tom Morley, The Lube Stop Inc.

In 2004, Cleveland-native Tom Morley joined Lube Stop as president. Founded in 1985, The Lube Stop, Inc., is the oldest privately owned quick oil change company in Northeast Ohio. Lube Stop employs 260 people operating 37 locations in Cleveland, Akron and Canton. Every month over 30,000 customers choose Lube Stop to provide quick, confident, complete service with no appointment necessary.

The company is committed to reducing its ecological footprint and improving the communities in which it operates and is revolutionizing the way the industry operates. Lube Stop is the first oil change company in the U.S. to market a re-refined oil change service. Lube Stop received the National Oil & Lube News "Operator of the Year Award" in 2008, an "Environmental Stewardship" award from Governor Ted Strickland and the Ohio EPA in December, and a "NEO Success Award" from Inside Business Magazine in March 2009.

Tom received a bachelor's degree from Hobart College and an MBA from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. He is a trustee at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and closely involved with the museum's GreenCityBlueLake Institute, which promotes sustainability throughout Northeast Ohio. He lives outside Cleveland with his wife and two young children where they raise a small flock of chickens and sell eggs to local restaurants.

Tom Morley



Jenita McGowan, The City of Cleveland

Chief of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland

As Chief of Sustainability, Jenita McGowan is responsible for advising the City on policies related to sustainability and the oversight of the Office of Sustainability; leading the coordination of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 to develop new strategies that allow Cleveland to use sustainability as an innovation engine for economic growth, and reducing the City’s ecological footprint with solutions that also save the City money.

Jenita McGowan


Ken Schneider, Nordson Corp.
Chairperson, Nordson Sustainability Team
Senior Project Leader, Network Infrastructure Group

Ken Schneider is the Chairperson of the Corporate Sustainability Team at Nordson Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for promoting sustainability throughout the corporation and advising leadership on best practices. Ken also coordinates sustainability activities with local green teams at global facilities. Under his guidance, the Corporation completed its first reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project this year.

Ken has over 30 years of experience at Nordson Corporation, working within the Information Technology group. He oversees the implementation of the corporation's Green IT strategy along with several other IT related projects, including participation in the Climate Savers Computing Initiative. Ken continues the work begun at the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit, as part of the Sustainable Design, Materials, and Manufacturing working group. Recently he was appointed to the Lorain County Solid Waste Management District Policy Committee.

Ken holds a BS in Business Management from Ferris State University and an MBA from Ashland University.


Ken Schneider



Scott Thomas, Sherwin-Williams
Corporate Director of Environmental Affairs

Scott Thomas is the Corporate Director of Environmental Affairs for The Sherwin-Williams Company and is responsible for environmental compliance and performance globally. His current responsibilities at the Company include promoting sustainable initiatives, such as participation in the U.S. EPA's Climate Leaders program. He is also charged with collecting and reporting global sustainability metrics for the Company.

Mr. Thomas has over 23 years of experience in the environmental field, starting his career with 2 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and then being promoted through various positions at Sherwin-Williams before becoming Director. He is a past chair of the Environmental Management Committee for the American Coatings Association, working on major new environmental regulations that impact the coatings industry such as hazardous air pollution regulations and post consumer paint stewardship legislation.

Scott Thomas




Michael Wilt, EnergizerBattery Manufacturing, Inc.
General Manager, Global Engineering & Sustainability

Dr. Michael C. Wilt is currently the General Manager of Global Engineering and Sustainability for Energizer's Household Product Division, where he is accountable for the design, development and installation of all new manufacturing equipment, project and asset management and environmental, health, safety and sustainability affairs. He also leads Energizer Holding Inc.'s corporate Sustainability Council.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. became an independent, publicly held company in 2000 and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ENR. Energizer is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries and flashlights and is a global leader in the dynamic business of providing portable power and the second largest manufacturer of wet shave products in the world.

Energizer has a long-standing commitment to preserving the environment for future generations. Throughout its history, Energizer has taken proactive steps to minimize the impact of its products and manufacturing processes on the environment, and continues to look for ways to improve these measures today. Building on that history of commitment Energizer's sustainability mission states that the company will "do the right thing" in conducting its business to ensure that it preserves the environment for future generations while providing a safe and healthy working environment for all colleagues.

Dr. Wilt's 30 years of experience include numerous roles working for Fortune 500 companies in New Product and Business Development and Innovation, Marketing, Quality, Technology and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Catholic University of America after receiving his M.S. in physics from John Carroll University and his B.A. in physics and mathematics from Frostburg State University.

Michael Wilt






Mitali Shah, Forest City Enterprise Inc.

National owner, developer and manager of real estate

Mitali Shah currently serves at Forest City Enterprise Inc. (FCE), a national owner, developer and manager of real estate, for over 75 years. As the "Green Building Coordinator" at FCE, she assists in driving Sustainability Initiatives in working with FCE Development and Operations teams across the country to implement and report on sustainable building practices and results. Her activities focus on Forest City's key metrics: water, waste, energy, carbon and green building standards.

She also engages FC project teams in the design, development and management of new and existing building aspiring certifications such as LEED, Energy star etc. She deals with challenges including the development and dissemination of internal sustainability guidelines, the capture & dissemination of best practices and training & education of personnel to transforming organizational processes and behaviors.

Mitali holds an MS degree in Structural Engineering from University of Akron, a BS degree in Civil Engineering from India, and is a LEED Accredited Professional since 2006.

Mitali Shah




Ven Ochaya, Baldwin Wallace University
Director of the MBA Entrepreneurship Program
Associate Professor in the Division of Business Administration

Dr. Ven Ochaya is the Director of the MBA Entrepreneurship Program and Associate Professor in the Division of Business Administration. He holds the George Herzog Chair in Free Enterprises, with specific accountability for integrating the fundamental tenets of the free enterprise system into the model of entrepreneurialism. He collaborates and works closely with the College's Center for Innovation & Growth (as well as all the other directors and MBA programs) in his teaching and program development responsibilities.

Ochaya holds an Executive MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, an MS in Chemistry from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a BS in Chemistry from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. He has over a dozen publications in various technical journals and has been presented with several awards for his business and professional accomplishments, - including the 2005 Avery Dennison Leadership Excellence Award for Product Innovation & Service Support.


Ven Ochaya




Linda Bluso, Baldwin Wallace University
Chairman of the Business Administration Division

Linda Bluso currently serves the College as the Chairman of the Business Administration Division, a role she began this past April.

Bluso also is partner-in-charge of Brouse McDowell's Cleveland office in which she has served for the past five years. She provides general counsel to business clients, as well as real estate developers, landlords, tenants and buyers and sellers of real estate. Bluso is a certified mediator and assists business in conflict and dispute resolution.

Previously, she served for 19 years as one of the named and founding partners of the law firm formerly known as Buckley, King & Bluso. She graduated magna cum laude from Cleveland State University, where she earned her J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1982.

Smart Business Cleveland named Bluso as one of the top-five women executives and she is featured in the Corporate Law section of Best Lawyers 2011. She also was recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Inside Business, an honor presented to the top one percent of northeast Ohio attorneys, and she was named COSE's 2007 Volunteer of the Year.


Linda Bluso


David Krueger, Baldwin Wallace University

Charles Spahr Chair in Managerial and Corporate Ethics
Director of the Institute for Sustainable Business Practice

Born and raised in Illinois, David received his B.A. from Carthage College, an M.A. in religion, an M.A. in public policy studies, and a Ph.D. in ethics from the University of Chicago. Prior to his work at BW, he was executive director of the Center for Ethics and Corporate Policy in Chicago, a nonprofit organization that brought together the business, academic, and religious communities of greater Chicago for conferences, consulting, ongoing programs, and research in business and organizational ethics.

He holds the Charles E. Spahr Chair in Managerial and Corporate Ethics, the second oldest endowed chair in business ethics in the country. In this role, he provides a wide array of business ethics courses among BW's business programs, as well as other ethics-related courses at the College. He also offers outreach programs for the BW and wider community, including an annual Charles Spahr Lecture in Business Ethics and an annual summer ethics teaching workshop for BW faculty.

Dr. Krueger is co-director of BW's sustainability major, which now enters its third year with approximately 40 majors. He is also director of the Institute for Sustainable Business, which serves as a resource to BW's campus and to the northeast Ohio business community.

David Krueger


Nicole Stika
Director, Energy Programs at the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE)

Nicole manages COSE’s energy portfolio including electric and natural gas procurement for Ohio small businesses, serving more than 10,000 accounts. In addition, she is responsible for the development and implementation of energy efficiency programs, demand side management and sustainability efforts with an emphasis of working with small businesses. With more than 10 years of experience, she is driving energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives and policies throughout the State of Ohio and serves on the executive council for Emerald Cities Cuyahoga County, part of a national consortium of businesses, unions, government representatives, community organizations, research and technical assistance providers, development intermediaries, and social justice advocates, united around the goal of "greening" our metropolitan areas in high-road ways that advance equal opportunity, shared wealth, and democracy. She also serves on the Advisory Council for Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE).

Prior to her work at COSE, she was the Business Development Associate for Glenville Development Corporation, a community development corporation in Cleveland. There, she was instrumental in launching the Main Street Initiative and Mural Arts Program for at-risk youth.

Nicole earned her Master’s in Public Administration specializing in economic development at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dayton. Under her leadership, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP)/COSE became Green Plus Certified in 2011 and received the award for USGBC Northeast Ohio Chapter Downtown Cleveland Green Office Challenge in 2011. She leads the GCP Sustainability Team and has been responsible for implementing sustainable business office practices. She was recognized as the GCP Employee Catalyst in 2012, an honor presented to GCP staff. eWomenNetwork also named Stika as one of the top ten Female Emerging Leaders in 2005.

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Nicole Stika


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