Being part of Green Team leads to chance at new career

Resident hopes to turn his passion into job

Fair Lawn — A resident's position on the Fair Lawn Green Team has helped him get into a program at New York University and in turn he hopes to bring what he learns back to the borough.

"I was lucky enough to get into a program that is perfect for me," said resident Ed Brozek.

The Polytechnic Institute at New York University (NYU-Poly) is offering the CleantechExecs program, which is designed to help individuals from various sectors transition into leadership positions at energy firms.

Brozek was a career IT sales professional. When his company downsized he found himself looking for a new job. The time was right for him to combine his work experience with his passion for energy conservation and sustainability.

"I realized that I would like to transition into a green sustainability job while still trying to capitalize on my deep knowledge of computers, networks and data communications," said Brozek.

Brozek found out about the CleantechExecs from a colleague through his membership in ExecuNet, a networking group in Parsippany for executives.

"Once I looked into it, it appealed to me," said Brozek.

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