Dennis Creech is a co-founder and executive director of Southface, a nonprofit organization that addresses the need in the Southeast and beyond for research and education in energy policy, sustainable technologies and applied building science.
During his 34-year tenure as Southface’s executive director, the organization’s staff has grown to more than 50 professionals who deliver education, research, advocacy and technical assistance programs that reach more than 40,000 individuals each year. Southface’s influence on regional and national policy is further reflected by its five billion annual media impressions.
A LEED Accredited Professional, Mr. Creech has served on the boards of numerous organizations, frequently participates in policy initiatives and has forged Southface partnerships with Fortune 100 firms, government agencies and community organizations.
Named one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine, Mr. Creech was nominated in 2009 and 2010 for the prestigious Hanley Award. In 2011, he received GreenLaw's Lifetime Achievement Award. Widely viewed as a thought leader on matters pertaining to regional and national energy and sustainability policy, Mr. Creech is a sought-after speaker who is frequently quoted in the media.
Mr. Creech resides in Atlanta, where he works at the Southface Eco Office, a LEED Platinum building, lives in an EarthCraft-renovated 1950s ranch home and drives a hybrid vehicle.