About this Speaker
In 2017, Dennis joined The Kendeda Fund as a Fund Advisor on a variety of sustainability opportunities. The Kendeda Fund supports the dignity of individuals and the sustainability of communities through investments in transformative leaders and ideas.
Prior to joining The Kendeda Fund, in 1978 Dennis co-founded and served as executive director for 38 years of Southface, a nonprofit promoting sustainable homes, workplaces and communities. Under his direction, Southface has become a trusted partner by federal and local governments, utilities, business and nonprofits, as well as a valuable resource to consumers.
Recognized as a national leader in sustainability, he has received numerous professional awards, including the prestigious Hanley Award for Leadership in Sustainable Housing, the Argon Award for Leadership in Sustainability, the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance Legacy Award, the Residential Energy Services Network Leadership Award, and lifetime achievement awards from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, GreenLaw, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Urban Land Institute, Atlanta District. He has been designated by Georgia Trend as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians.”