WHO WE ARE
The Institute of Ecolonomics (IOE) is a non-profit entity (501C3) whose mission is to demonstrate that creating a symbiotic relationship between a strong economy and a healthy ecology is the only formula for a sustainable future.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Wayne Dorband
CEO & Chairman, Dorband & Associates
Dr. Dorband has a 30-plus year career as an environmental entrepreneur. He was a pioneer in environmental consulting, founded ATC Environmental and took it public in the mid 1980’s. He is also a co-founder of Cherokee Investment and International Risk Group, two of the largest acquirers and redevelopers of environmentally impaired real estate in the world. Most recently he has founded Dorband & Associates, a Northern Colorado-based green consulting and technology group of companies.
Actress, Director & UN Ambassador
Linda Gray is an award winning actress, an accomplished director, a United Nations Ambassador and one of the world’s most recognized and admired stars. Her award winning portrayal of ‘Sue Ellen’, in the TV series “Dallas”, brought her international fame and critical acclaim earning her an Emmy nomination for Best Actress; Germany’s Bambi Award; Italy’s II Gato for Best Actress on Television and was voted ‘Woman of the Year’ by the Hollywood Radio & Television Society.
CEO & President, Industrial Realty Group
Mr. Lichter and his companies are one of the largest owners of previously distressed industrial properties throughout the United States. They have purchased, planned and redeveloped these properties into successful mixed uses. Mr. Lichter has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for his lifelong career in environmental and sustainable land restoration and revitalization. He is proud to be a new IOE Board Member and will be a significant contributor to future IOE direction.
Mr. Fardulis was a previous IOE Board Member for many years and has come back aboard to help the organization again. His effectiveness in leadership has been recognized in prominent affiliations with numerous organizations including his leadership role with Youngevity. With a gift for assembling cohesive teams, empowering and equipping all ranks of leaders, Mr. Fardulis has been instrumental in building and growing sustainable organizations.
Co-Founder, Honorary Board Member
Gerry, widow of Dennis Weaver, now is retired but acts as an honorary member of the Board. In 1983, Gerry and Dennis co-founded Love Is Feeding Everyone (L.I.F.E.). Once providing supplemental food to 400 people each week, L.I.F.E. supported 200 agencies who collectively fed 180,000 hungry people a week in Los Angeles County. Her work with L.I.F.E. earned she and Dennis the 1986 Presidential End Hunger Award from Ronald Reagan.
eurs that are striving to make the planet better. Dennis used to say in his cowboy sort of way – “We’ve spent billions of dollars and thousands of years messin’ the planet up, now we need to show people how to make it better and make a little money too.”