Mark C. Coleman

Mark Coleman is a current adjunct instructor at Syracuse University and a director at TRC Companies


Mark Coleman is a current adjunct instructor for sustainable enterprise at Syracuse University and a director at TRC Companies. He is a well-known speaker and writer, mostly focusing on the topic of sustainability. He contributes or contributed in the past to publications such as The Huffington Post and IntelligentHQ.


Early life

Coleman graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Policy from the Lally School of Management and Technology. He received a Bachelor of Art in Geography and Environmental Studies from Binghamton University. Currently, he lives in Auburn, New York with his wife Aileen and sons Owen Patrick and Neal Garrett.


Early in his career, Coleman served as an energy analyst with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Since 2004 he has worked with organizations within Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), including the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS), the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), the Clean Energy Incubator (CEI), and the Venture Creations Incubator (VCI). What is more, he also serves on the board of B9 Plastics, a not-for-profit organization involving global water development concerns.

Coleman also serves as a business coach and mentor to small-and-midsized businesses, supporting the development of their business strategy for day-to-day and long-term growth, profitability, and sustainability.

As an independent sustainability strategist and management consultant, Coleman has advised start-up and small businesses as well as Fortune 500 and global firms in the areas of strategic business planning, sustainability, enterprise risk, social responsibility, financial and security risks, product stewardship, and innovative practices for achieving business growth. He has led many research studies and has worked for many publications related to energy, environment, and sustainability.

Using his professional experience to write it, in 2012 Coleman published his first book called “The Sustainability Generation: The Politics of Change and Why Personal Accountability is Essential NOW!”.


His book “Time to Trust” was awarded a Silver Medal by the Axiom Business Books Awards in the “Business Ethics” category and was also an Award-Winning Finalist in the “Social Change” category of the 2015 International Book Awards.