News Release

UDM Alumnus Michael D. Ware Discusses Clean Energy in America

Michael D. Ware, University of Detroit alumnus ‘67 and managing director of Advance Capital Markets, will be presenting a talk on "The U.S. Energy Industry: Technology and Finance" on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 5 p.m. in the Engineering Building, Room 239.

This event will provide students with a basic knowledge of key sectors of the U.S. energy industry, with a focus on how clean energy technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal and biofuels have become part of the total energy industry. Energy efficiency and green buildings will also be discussed. The focus will be on how clean technologies work and how the technologies and projects are financed.

With over 30 years of experience in project and corporate finance, he is the founder of Advance Capital Markets, Inc., a Washington D.C. investment firm that specializes in finance for the energy and power industries. He has served as a financial advisor to power companies, utilities and a number of successful entrepreneurial enterprises and arranges financing for wind, solar, biomass and geothermal projects.  Ware has guided several companies from start-up through venture financing and later growth stages, including the IPO process.

His career began in 1973 at the Federal Energy Office, where he was part of the team that implemented the U.S. Government's response to the 1973 oil embargo. Ware holds a B.A. degree from the University of Detroit and an M.A. degree from Ohio State University, where he was a fellow at the Mershon Center for National Security Studies.

This event is sponsored by the UDM Colleges of Business Administration, Engineering & Science, Liberal Arts & Education and the School of Architecture. For more information, contact Dennis Carlesso at 313-993-1429.

Release date: April 08, 2013

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