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Professional Profile: Marc Karell 2012

About

  • Title: President
  • Company: Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC
  • Location: 1506 Henry Ave., Ste. 200, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 10543
  • Birthplace: New York, NY

Family: Married. Wife: Linda Alpert, JD; 2 Sons: Dan (22) and Jeff (20)

College: Master’s Degrees from Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin; Bachelor’s Degree from New York University

First job unrelated to your current field: Stockboy in dairy section of local supermarket

First job in current field: Air pollution “cop” (Enforcement Engineer) for the USEPA, Region 2

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? We help provide real-life, economically-beneficial solutions for companies and municipalities in the areas of energy savings, environment, air and sustainability. I will expand the services to be a one-stop shop on all such matters in the future.

Hobbies: Basketball, dancing, running

Favorite novel: “Catch-22”

Favorite film: “Gandhi”

Keys to success: 1. Know your clients and focus on their individual needs (put aside your ego of what is “right”). 2. Perseverance: you’re going to have disappointment. Know you are good and smart and know you have much to contribute.

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Two early professional mentors whose names I won’t mention (they are not “famous.”) Both taught me to work hard and be disciplined, but at the same time, do what you believe in and stick with it.

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Teacher