Clay CorbusClay Corbus“We are extremely excited to welcome Clay, Diana and Michael to COA’s Board,” says COA Board of Trustees Chairman William Thorndike. “Each brings significant energy, passion and talent, and we could not be happier to have them joining us around the table.”

Each is to serve a three-year term, beginning at the annual meeting July 28-29.

Corbus serves as Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for Clean Energy Fuels Corp. In this role, Corbus helps develop strategic growth opportunities, acquisitions and financing strategies for the company. Previously he was Co-CEO of WR Hambrecht & Co, the firm that managed Clean Energy Fuel’s 2007 IPO. Prior to that, he worked with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1989.

Corbus graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB in Government and has an MBA in Finance from Columbia University. He serves as a director with three companies, including Alaska Energy and Resources Co., Overstock.com, and Goodwill of San Francisco.

Diana Kombe ’06Diana Kombe ’06Diana Kombe graduated from College of the Atlantic in 2006 with a BA in human ecology and holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She currently works as a business consultant for Customer Insights at ZS Associates in Boston, MA. She previously served as an associate consultant and analyst for Quintiles-IMS in Cambridge, MA. In addition to her skills as a business manager, Kombe has extensive experience working with healthcare organizations and conducting biomedical research.

Michael Boland graduated from College of the Atlantic in 1994 with a BA in human ecology. His focus on tropical biology led him to spend many winters in Latin America, including his undergraduate thesis on the distribution of the pink river dolphin in the Amazon Basin.

Boland is a well-known restaurateur and business owner in Bar Harbor and Maine. His first restaurant, Rupununi - named after one of the rivers in South America where he studied - anchored downtown Bar Harbor for 20 years, and became one of the first restaurants in the area focused on farm-to-table and sustainable seafood. He is the proprietor of Havana in Bar Harbor and more recently a partner in the Islesford Dock Restaurant on Islesford. Additionally, Boland has been involved in the restoration of the historic art deco Criterion Theatre in downtown Bar Harbor.

Michael Boland ’94Michael Boland ’94Boland has served as the president of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member of the Abbe Museum and Maine Conservation Voters.

College of the Atlantic is the first college in the U.S. to focus on the relationship between humans and the environment. In 2016, both The Princeton Review and the Sierra Club named College of the Atlantic the #1 Green College in the United States. The intentionally small school of 350 students and 35 faculty members offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in human ecology – the study of how humans interact with our natural, social and technological environments. Each student develops their own course of study in human ecology, collaborating and innovating across multiple disciplines.

 


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