ALLISON CLARK @ MACARTHUR FOUNDATION
With 30 years of experience in the energy industry, Michael Polsky is widely recognized as a pioneer and industry leader in the cogeneration and independent power industry of North America. He founded leading clean energy company Invenergy more than ten years ago. In 1991, Polsky founded SkyGen Energy — a developer, owner, and operator of natural gas-fueled generating plants — which was purchased by Calpine Corporation in 2001. Before forming SkyGen, Polsky co-founded and was President of Indeck Energy Services Inc. Polsky holds an MSME Degree from Kiev Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Chicago. In 2002, Polsky endowed a center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, which is named after him.
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