Energy Club Officers
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Dan helps develop and execute the strategic priorities for the Energy Club. Prior to business school, he served in the United States Army as an Infantry officer in various operational roles. This year, Dan will be interning as a summer associate in Marathon Capital’s Chicago office, where he’ll work on transactions in the global energy and infrastructure markets. An Oklahoma native, Dan graduated from the United States Military Academy with a B.S. in Management.
Russell M. Grandin
Russell is responsible for managing the day-to-day transactions and long term budget for the Energy Club, as well as the club’s funding sources. Prior to business school he worked as a project manager at mission-driven companies, the most recent being a start-up focusing on reducing vehicle carbon emissions in New York City. Also on the board of the Johnson Sustainable Global Enterprise Club, Russell is pursuing a career in roles that encompass both renewable energy and corporate sustainability. Russell graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Marketing.
Ricky W. Bureau
Ricky’s main role in the Energy Club is to ensure that all club members are educated about the various sectors that compose the energy industry, as well as about the various macro and microeconomic trends affecting business opportunities in these sectors. Prior to business school, he worked as a field engineer at Schlumberger and a technical project manager at National Oilwell Varco. This year, Ricky will be interning as a strategy generalist at McKinsey in their Houston office. Ricky graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, where he was a member of the Polymer Nano-Composites lab, Student Engineers’ Council, and Formula SAE Design team.
Nick works to develop the Energy Club’s curriculum and weekly content, ensuring balanced representation of conventional and renewable energy. Before business school, he worked on deepwater drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico as a Marine Engineer and did a pre-MBA internship where he worked on strategic initiatives for the US Offshore Wind Market. He graduated from SUNY Maritime with a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and a focus in Marine Power Generation. This summer, he will be working at EY OTS on corporate integrations.
Nikunj’s responsibilities include communicating with club members and prospective students about learning, networking and career opportunities within and outside Cornell. Prior to Johnson, he worked in the nuclear, oil & gas and mining industry as a mechanical engineer. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering and went on to get an M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. This summer, as an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Fellow, he will be developing a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory program to monitor emissions and trade carbon credits for a leading metal recycling company.
Carlos is responsible for organizing club activities such as sites visits, social events and club meetings for the Johnson Energy Club. Prior to Cornell, he worked as an FX Sales Trader at Banco de Credito e Inversiones, where he had exposure to clients in the energy sector. In his free time, Carlos enjoys climbing and outdoor photography.
Henry Du Pont
VP Corporate Relations
As VP of Corporate Relations, Henry’s primary role is to communicate with event sponsors and guest speakers. Prior to business school, he worked as an analyst at State Street Bank in Boston, responsible for supporting bond mutual fund insurance and municipal lending operations. This summer, he will be interning as a summer associate at UBS in New York City. Henry graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, and enjoys playing soccer and skiing.
Accelerated MBA (AMBA) Program Representative
Sanchit helps engage AMBA students in the activities of the Energy Club as well as promote energy related activities and events. A marine engineer by training, Sanchit spent 10 years in the Energy sector and worked on oil, gas and renewable energy projects before enrolling in business school. He loves to play squash, dance, swim and is a trained swimming lifeguard.
Phannaphit (Ploy) Rittiphairoj
VP International Affairs
Ploy helps bring an international perspective on both conventional and renewable energy for energy club members. Prior to Johnson, she worked for PTT, multinational energy conglomerate, based in Singapore. She spent her time as a market strategist on coal long-term marketing strategy, and a derivative trader on future coal trade. She graduated with a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Thammasat University, where she was a chief editor of the magazine club and a secretary of the Thammasat University Student Union.