Georges Dyer, Executive Director

Georges is Executive Director of the Crane Institute and co-principal of the Intentional Endowments Network. For over 15 years he has been engaged in solutions-based, whole-system approaches to sustainability. From 2006-2014, Georges served in several roles, including Vice President, at Second Nature to develop and support the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) network. Read his full bio here.


Tony Cortese, President

Dr. Cortese is President of the Crane Institute and Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of the Intentional Endowments Network. He is a former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and founder Second Nature, the Boston-based advocacy organization committed to promoting sustainability through higher education, along with U.S. Senator John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry and Bruce Droste. Read his full bio here.


Noreen Marton, Business Manager

Noreen is the Business Manager for the Crane Institute/Intentional Endowments Network. She spent many years as a software engineer before moving into business and accounting roles for non-profits. Noreen worked for five years as Director of Operation at Groundwork Lawrence, focusing on environmental, educational, nutritional, and community health improvement programs. Read her full bio here.