Meet the dedicated leadership team
W. Carey Crane, III
A longtime conservation expert, Mr. Crane comes from a family that has been active at the top levels of the American conservation movement for over fifty years and has been the lead participant in large public/private partnerships. Mr. Crane was for seven years co-host of GreenWave Radio, a nationally syndicated environmental talk radio show. In 2002, both Mr. Crane and his co-host, Chandler Van Voorhis, received the nation’s most distinguished private conservation award, the ChevronTexaco Conservation Award. In his capacity as a conservation and environmental expert, Mr. Crane has participated on numerous foundation and non-profit boards over the last twenty-five years. He has served on the Board of the Isaac Walton League, and of the Board of Trustees for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Inger and Walter Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences which is dedicated to the study of river ecosystems. Internationally, Mr. Crane has sat on the Board of Directors of REC (Regional Environmental Centre) Moldova which acts as the bank of conservation in that country. Mr. Crane’s numerous past experiences involved serving as President of his family’s private financial and asset management company, Lochnau, Inc. until 2003 and on various Boards such as D.E.L.T.A. and Tara Wildlife, Inc.
Jerry A. (“Dutch”) Van Voorhis
President and CEO
Dutch has led the company's growth through scaling investments by Duke Energy and Norfolk Southern Railway. Prior to joining C2I in 2004, Dutch had a long career in education where he built a culture of equity. He was Vice President of Development for Shenandoah University from 1997-2004 and Headmaster of Chatham Hall, a leading boarding school, from 1981-1997. A notable career in education was also marked by great fundraising gifts. Dutch has served in recent years on the Advisory Board of the Bank of Clarke County, Berryville Area Development Authority, the Nominating and Executive Committees of The John O. Marsh Institute for Government and Public Policy, The Harry F Byrd, Jr. Business School Board of Advisors, and has been President of Historic Long Branch. He holds an A.B. Degree from The College of William and Mary and M.A.T and M.A. in History at The Johns Hopkins University. At Johns Hopkins, Dutch was mentored by Alfred DuPont Chandler, Jr., America’s leading economic historian. His work in defense studies, particularly the aerospace industry, and its post-World War II conversion, focused on Boeing, Martin and North American Aviation during a period of rapid technological change in defense management. He worked on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Project and the George C. Marshall multi-volume authorized biography. He serves on the Board of the Washington Airports Task Force.
Chandler Van Voorhis
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Widely acknowledge as a leading expert in conservation and ecological markets, Van Voorhis recently gave TEDx Talk and has guest lectured at Centre College, Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Yale and authored several publications on the emergence of natural capital. He authored “The Rise of Natural Capitalism and the new Frontier of Conservation Finance” in the book Wilderness, Wildlands and People: A Partnership for the Planet, published in 2008 and "Finding New Ways to Think About the Environment and Economy" in the book Global Climate Change: A Senior-Level Debate at the Intersection of Economics, Strategy, Technology, Science, Politics and International Negotiation, published in 1998. Prior to co-founding C2I, Mr. Van Voorhis was co-host of GreenWave Radio, a nationally syndicated radio talk show on the environment and business. In 2002, he was awarded, along with Mr. Crane, the nation’s most distinguished private conservation award, the ChevronTexaco Conservation Award. Mr. Van Voorhis is the former President of the Alliance for Environmental Education, an international non-profit that played a key role in getting environmental education in K-8 over the last 30 years. Currently, Mr. Van Voorhis serves on the Board of the American Conservation Legacy Fund and is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.