Doric Earle has more than 25 years as an executive for large corporations, creating consultancies, and launching new service concepts. He holds a PhD in Public Affairs, with a focus on Urban Policy from UT Dallas. He sits on the boards of several nonprofits and is engaged in startup ventures. His firm, Forward Planning, is deeply involved with community Place Building (redevelopment) in South Dallas. He was raised on 200-acre nature conservancy, in which he was trained in land and water conservation. He has traveled to or lived in more than 25 countries and appreciates vastly different cultures.