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Economics Beyond Wall Street Panelists

MaxBenjaminMaxwell Benjamin ‘12
Lead Analyst
Boston Consulting Group

Max is a Lead Analyst at BCG. Since joining BCG in 2014, he has led analytics modules that included developing interactive data visualizations, designing and creating rapid software prototypes and consulting on complex statistical analyses. He also has experience designing and developing web pages using Bootstrap, jQuery, D3.js and HTML/CSS.

Prior to BCG, he worked as a programmer/research assistant for Mathematica Policy Research, an industry-leading public policy think tank.

George ChanGeorge Chan ‘05
Director, Digital Platforms & Strategy Research
Warner Brothers Television

George is a member of Warner Bros.’ Global Insights & Analytics group, an internal research and strategy think-tank servicing the WB Digital Networks Group, Sales & Distribution, Business Development, Corporate Strategy and DC Comics.

In this role, he works on launching WB’s direct-to-consumer video services (DC Universe, Boomerang, FilmStruck), studies changing viewer behavior, researches emerging technologies and platforms, and works on the company’s digital content strategy. He is also on the board of WB’s Network for Asian Pacific Americans and a writer/producer on WB Reflections. George majored in Economics at Middlebury College and started his career at a boutique marketing and strategy consulting firm. In 2006, he moved to Beijing to manage a media tech startup where his clients were China’s three largest news agencies: CCTV, China Daily and People’s Daily. While pursuing his MBA at UCLA Anderson, George interned at Paramount Pictures in Home Media Distribution as well as Theatrical Research. In his spare time, George enjoys softball, surfing, and wall climbing.

Connor Green

Connor Green ‘11
Agency Lead

Currently working as an Agency Lead based in Google's Cambridge, MA office, Connor Green has been employed with Google since graduating from Middlebury in 2011. Connor has held a variety of positions on Google's Ad Sales teams, including working with small and medium businesses up through Fortune 500 companies.

In his current role as an Agency Lead, Connor manages the partnerships with two of Google's top ad agency partners. During his time at Google, Connor has worked out of four different offices: Cambridge, Mountain View, San Francisco and a three month stint in Dublin, Ireland. 

Claire MClaire McIlvennie '12
Phd Student & NSF IGERT Smart Grid Trainee
University of Vermont

As a PhD student in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont (UVM) and trainee in the NSF-funded IGERT Smart Grid program, Claire is interested in all things related to human behavior and the energy system. In particular, her current research focuses on understanding how and why people use energy in their homes, how new technologies influence these decisions, and how this understanding can help create programs to support a resilient grid. Claire is also currently an Affiliate with the Electronics, Lighting, and Networks group at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.

Before UVM, Claire earned degrees in psychology and economics (BA) from Middlebury College and Environmental Change and Management (MSc) from the University of Oxford where she explored the impacts human behavior can have in determining the future of our environment, with a focus on energy systems. She has several years of experience working in the utility industry to advance behavior-based approaches to managing energy use, experience that forms the foundation of her current research.

Diana TrebinoDiana Trebino '08
Senior Analyst, Population Health Management Financial Analytics
Partners Healthcare

Diana works for Partners Healthcare, which is a large hospital and physicians network, in the Population Health department.

Her department aims to improve the quality of patient care and ultimately bring down the cost of treating patients through clinical programs as well as risk contracts with the government and insurance companies. Diana performs data analytics for many of these programs to identify drivers of performance, areas of opportunities for improvement, and financial modeling.

She received her BA in economics from Middlebury as well as an MPH from Boston University and an MBA from Boston College.