Godward '05 makes Crain's '20 in their 20s' list

Apr 29, 2013

Amanda Godward '05 receives prestigious honor from Crain's.

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Amanda Godward '05 was recognized by Crain's Detroit Business.

Amanda Godward '05 is the second member of the class of 2005 in as many years to make the Crain's Detroit Business '20 in their 20s' list.

According to Crain's, the list is intended to honor, "success at a young age, from up-and-comer entrepreneurs to young professionals who make an impact in large organizations." Honorees are selected by Crain's editors and reporters.

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Godward, who owns an energy savings firm called Ecotelligent Homes in Farmington Hills, Mich., graduated from Kettering University with a Mechanical Engineering degree and launched her business in 2009.

"Godward plans to target small and midsize businesses with 50,000 square feet or less of property because most of her competitors work on properties with 100,000 square feet of space or more, she said," wrote Crain's. "Besides energy savings, the commercial side of the business looks at factors that impact comfort for employees, details as small as poor lighting in a certain area that can affect productivity and employee retention, she said. "It can be as simple as getting rid of some drafts," Godward said. "All those things really do add up to a big difference.""

Kettering University profiled Godward in November 2012. Read her full Crain's profile.

Last year, Crain's recognized Brian Olatunji, also a 2005 graduate. Olatunji is an engineer, racecar driver, entrepreneur and philanthropist based in Detroit.