Heather

Hardman

MAS '16

Ideation and Innovation Management

Duke Energy Corporation

Optimism for a ‘smarter’ more sustainable future leveraging technology, innovation and rapidly changing social trends. With a keen focus on the Triple Bottom Line, I strive to bridge the gap between business strategies & economic impacts with social & environmental responsibility transcending outdated economic models with strategic, creative and innovative solutions. The basis of her Ideation & Innovation role is built on Smart City, IoT and bleeding edge economic approaches; the convergence is strategy, collaboration, planning, and development with ultimate goal of turning ideas into action.

Professional, passionately ambitious; about sustainability, being a change agent and encouraging decisions that make a difference: economically, socially and environmentally. 

Specialties: SmartCities initiatives, Ideation, collaboration, facilitator, energy strategies, management, new business development, leader, relationship development, sustainability initiatives, marketing, strategic planning, renewable energy technology, development of value add opportunities

EDUCATION

Pursuing a MA in Sustainability at Wake Forest University (2019 – 2020)


B.A. in Biology at Wake Forest University (2014 – 2018)

EXPERIENCE

Fellow
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Jul 2019 – Present

Environmental Programs Assistant (PTRC), CTNC AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps
Jul 2018 – Jun 2019

Waste Reduction Intern
Wake Forest University Office of Sustainability
Jan 2018 – Aug 2018

Student Assistant
Wake Forest University Music Department
Aug 2014 – Aug 2018

THE SUSTAINABILITY GRADUATE PROGRAMS at Wake Forest University

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