Dr. Bill Doe, Career Army Veteran and Environmental Leader,
Brings Experience to the Nonprofit
Oct. 5, 2010, Denver, Colo. – Veterans Green Jobs, a national nonprofit dedicated to connecting veterans with meaningful opportunities in the green jobs economy, has named Dr. William (Bill) W. Doe III, Ph.D, P.E., as its new CEO. Bringing 35 years of combined experience in environmental and natural resources conservation, the U.S. Army and higher education, Doe was selected by Veterans Green Jobs’ board of directors as a result of a national search. He will take the helm as CEO on October 15.
“I am honored to have been selected to lead Veterans Green Jobs to new levels as an organization,” Doe stated. “Most importantly, I’m proud to be in the vital role of successfully engaging veterans with our business, academic, government, foundation and nonprofit partners as they seek sustainable jobs in the green economy sectors. As both President Obama and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mullen, have recently stated, it is our nation’s obligation and sacred trust to assist our veterans as they and their families return to our communities.”
As a career Army veteran and the son of a career Air Force officer and family, Doe has compassion for today’s servicemen and women. He has worked closely with student veterans in higher education, particularly at Colorado State University (CSU), and was instrumental in the signing of Veterans Green Jobs’ memorandum of understanding with higher ed at CSU. He has worked closely with CSU’s Office of Adult Learner and Veteran Services to make CSU a “veteran- friendly” campus. He has also been an invited speaker for Veterans Day and Memorial Day activities in his community on numerous occasions.
“My father served during three wars, and upon his retirement worked with veterans’ health and rehabilitation services,” Doe said. “I understand the challenges and opportunities military service and lifestyles pose for families, particularly as our young veterans return from combat theaters in Iraq and Afghanistan to reintegrate into our communities.”
A West Point graduate, Doe is a proven environmental organization leader, researcher, program manager and communicator with extensive military engineering, environmental project management and academic research experience. He has recognized expertise in environmental programs for military lands and military installations – including land management, range management, watershed management, renewable energy and community sustainability.
As he becomes CEO of Veterans Green Jobs, Doe will complete his 13th year of service at CSU, including his roles as an associate director and senior research scientist for the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands in the Warner College of Natural Resources. Since 2008, he has served as associate dean of Research & Engagement for the Warner College and director of the online graduate certificate program in Sustainable Military Lands Management. His academic experience also includes faculty positions as director of the Institute for Environmental Studies at Western Illinois University; visiting associate professor of geography for the Dutton e-Education Institute at Penn State University; and program director of Geography and Environmental Studies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
From 1974 to 1996 Doe served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a Corps of Engineers officer in a variety of leadership, command and research and development positions. He completed his military service at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and as a permanent professor at West Point.
Doe is a former executive committee member of the Veterans Green Jobs board of directors. He is currently a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the Association of the U.S. Army.
“Bill brings the perfect blend of experience and unique vision to this important position,” said Dr. Mit Parsons, Veterans Green Jobs’ co-founder and board chairman. He is passionate and deeply invested in the success of our nation’s veterans and this organization. We are very proud to have him join our team.”