Lizzie is a Sustainability Operating Partner and supports Graham Partners’ growing work on sustainability opportunities and issues, as well as environmental, social and governance matters (ESG), across the firm’s investment portfolio. Lizzie works with portfolio companies on a range of sustainability efforts, including monitoring resource usage, increasing operational efficiency through energy auditing, and evaluating sustainable alternatives to traditional manufacturing processes. She also serves on Graham Partners’ Gating Committee.
In June 2016, Lizzie was awarded the Department of Energy’s Distinguished IAC (Industrial Assessment Center) Alumni Award for outstanding accomplishments in promoting the practices and principles of energy engineering by advancing energy efficiency and sustainability within the Graham portfolio.
Lizzie completed an engineering co-op with D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant and earned her B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and M.S.E. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan, where she was a graduate of the Engineering Global Leadership honors program and was a fellow in the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. Additionally, she participated in the University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute’s undergraduate scholars program, completing sustainability coursework, leadership training, and a hands-on environmental capstone in Germany. As a master’s student, Lizzie was selected as a Dow Sustainability Master’s Fellow and received a grant to start a research-scale sustainable shrimp farm in Detroit.
Originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Lizzie enjoys backpacking, rowing, and cycling. She is an active volunteer with several youth and environmental nonprofits.