Michelle Erickson is a recognized thought leader working at the intersection of sustainability, technology, and innovation. She is Principal of Erickson Strategies, a boutique consultancy that delivers custom, leading-edge solutions to corporations in sustainability program design, training, and communications. Dr. Erickson speaks regularly at industry conferences and is frequently interviewed by news outlets for her perspectives on trends in Green IT and environmental sustainability.
Prior to founding Erickson Strategies, Dr. Erickson served as Initiative Director, Sustainability & Research in Citigroup's Global Operations & Technology (O&T) organization. There, Erickson designed and implemented two path-breaking global programs: Citi's award-winning Sustainable IT Program and the Citi Global O&T Research Center of Excellence. Under her leadership, Citi was twice named America's Greenest Bank by Bank Technology News and named by Computerworld three years in a row as one of the Greenest IT organizations in the world. Dr. Erickson first joined Citi in 2006 as a member of the Office of the Global CIO, where she managed overall enterprise IT governance and the primary control function for the CIOs Chief of Staff and Business Liaison Office.
Dr. Erickson is a founding member of Climate Interactive, a coalition of business, non-profit and academic organizations that help people visualize the long-term climate impacts of decisions being undertaken today.
With a background of innovative leadership and expertise, she has consulted for several industries, including print and multi-media, non-profit, philanthropy, and higher education. In addition, she has held teaching appointments at New York University and Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University.
Dr. Erickson holds a PhD and MA from New York University and a BA from Newcomb College of Tulane University.