Dallas Blaney is the new CEO of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency.
Blaney comes to CORE after serving as an executive director at another nonprofit, Challenge America.
“I’m passionate about addressing our sustainability challenges, and I’m excited to be taking over this work,” Blaney said in a statement. “Innovation is what historically sets CORE apart from other organizations. We must continue to find creative solutions that positively impact the lives of our neighbors and communities as well as the environment.
In addition to her time leading and developing nonprofit organizations, Blaney earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Colorado State University and spent several years lecturing on global sustainability and other relevant topics at the college level. He is also a full-time resident of Carbondale.
“In this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead CORE than Dallas Blaney,” said Katie Schwoerer, Chair of CORE’s Board of Directors. “Dallas is a proven leader with the skills, vision and ability to bring people together. We are confident that CORE can scale climate solutions to meet the growing urgency of the climate crisis under Dallas’ leadership.
The announcement follows weeks after Ryland French, formerly of Aspen Skiing Co., joined the CORE staff as senior director of regional climate strategy.