Mini-MBA™: Sustainability-Aligned Leadership and Strategy - Meet the Faculty

About Dr. Jeana Wirtenberg

Jeana Wirtenberg is Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Management & Global Business Department, Rutgers University. Jeana is also president and CEO of Transitioning to Green, a training and consulting firm that helps companies and organizations make sustainability a mainstream, routine business practice. She is an expert on the leadership, organizational dynamics, and psychology required to make that happen. Her company develops individual and organizational capacity to make sustainability take root. She is co-founder and senior advisor of the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and her book Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet and Profits in a New Green Economy (Praeger, 2014) shows how to holistically integrate sustainability throughout the culture of organizations. Jeana is lead editor for The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: When It All Comes Together, first and second edition (Greenleaf Publishing, 2008, 2017).

Jeana was HR Director for Development, Quality and Organization Effectiveness at Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) where she led a variety of initiatives to transform the firm and build organizational capacity. Formerly, she held several leadership positions in AT&T Human Resources and Marketing. Jeana started her career in the Federal government where she was a Social Science Analyst in the Office of Research at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and led the Women’s Research/Social Processes team at the National Institute of Education.

She teaches Organizational Behavior in Rutgers MBA program, Women Leading in Business and Management Skills in Rutgers Department of Management and Global Business. She received her Master’s degree and Ph.D. with honors in Psychology from U.C.L.A.

About Bill Russell

Mr. Russell (Bill) is a Principal with Transitioning to Green, LLC, a sustainability consulting and training company. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University where he teaches Green Accounting and Fairleigh Dickinson University where he teaches Managing Sustainability. Bill thrives on helping clients identify and actualize sustainability-aligned strategies and innovation opportunities that interconnect with their core mission and objectives. He formerly led the environmental practice of PwC and was a founding member of initiatives such as the GHG Protocol and The Global Reporting Initiative. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA in finance from Rutgers University.

About Linda M. Kelly

Linda Morris Kelley is a Principal and Enterprise Ecologist with Transitioning to Green, LLC. She works at the nexus where big picture vision meets practical implementation to produce sustainable enterprise. She guides individuals and teams to develop the capacity, mindset, presence, and capabilities to lead effective collaborations and bridge gaps between knowing what to do and being able to do it. Working with business and government at various levels, her experience includes leadership development and coaching, systems analysis, project management, and strategic planning. She is a leader in using virtual technologies for collaborative problem-solving, immersive learning, and collective ingenuity. Linda has a BA in Sociology from Bucknell University. Applying her business experience in service of her communities, Linda was on the board of the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts for 15 years, and is currently Chair of the Executive Committee of Berkshire Bridges/Working Cities.