After enlisting in the Coast Guard, Liston served in units afloat and ashore conducting missions in drug interdiction, migrant operations, and aids-to-navigation maintenance. He qualified as a boat coxswain at USCG Station Wilmette Harbor, leading missions in recreational law enforcement and search and rescue. After attending Penn State University, Liston earned a B.A. in Energy & Sustainability Policy and began work as an Energy & Utilities Consultant at West Monroe Partners. He will be joining Northwestern Kellogg’s 1-Year MBA Program this summer.