entrepreneur fellows on the move

Automation Alley has placed two fellows, J. Cory Connolly and Kathleen Dooley Hadley, as part of the Adams Entrepreneur Fellowship Program.

Through the program, Automation Alley provides opportunities for college and university graduates to work with growing early-stage companies in the Southeast Michigan region. Fellows are involved in the day-to-day activities of running a startup and are mentored by company leadership and the program’s coordinators. Fellowships are awarded each year through a competitive application process. 

Connolly will be working with Levin Energy Partners, a company developing innovative business initiatives for the development of clean energy and energy efficiency projects in Michigan and across the country. With extensive experience in energy and environmental policy, he recently left a position as a senior research associate at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. As an entrepreneur, he has co-founded MiGrid Media, a renewable energy communications firm. He is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, where he majored in international relations and specialized in environmental economics and policy.

Hadley will be working with GlobalBusinessProfessor.com, an online education company helping business professionals and business school students learn international business skills. She has extensive experience in international business and education. As an entrepreneur, Hadley has created and directed several thriving educational organizations both domestically and internationally. Hadley earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Michigan State University.