Katie Kross

Katie Kross

Managing Director

As Managing Director of the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Katie Kross manages Center operations, directs programming, and connects MBA students with classes, project opportunities, career support, and other resources to pursue their interests in the energy and sustainability sectors. She helped design and create the Center in 2010 as a hub for Energy & Environment thought leadership at Fuqua, and plays an instrument role in the strategic direction of the Center’s industry- and student-oriented offerings.

Katie has spent more than 15 years in university and nonprofit administration, including previous roles as executive director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and president of the North Carolina Sustainability Center. She is the author of the book Profession and Purpose: A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability, an active speaker at business schools around the country on energy and sustainable business careers, and has counseled hundreds of students on their individual career paths. She holds a BA from Davidson College and an MBA from UNC.

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