GSD MANAGING PARTNER
Dorian recognizes that there is a solution to every challenge. Always thinking out-of-the-box, Dorian is ready to tackle any obstacle or opportunity with strategic planning and execution. He believes that big ideas inspire his team and challenge the status quo.
Dorian is a founding partner at GSD Innovations he brings an extensive background in the creation of business expansion and economic development programs for companies, non-profit organizations and communities across the globe.
Dorian has a proven record of success for over 25 years in the formation and execution of strategic business and economic development programs for internationally recognized clients in the agriculture, events, hospitality, tourism, travel, community relations, renewable energy and consumer products industries. Dickinson is a 2011 and 2012 recipient of the Illinois Agritourism Leader of the Year Award for Rural Economic Development.
Dorian is deeply committed to growing a stronger planet and works closely with business, government, academic and non-profit leadership on economic development, infrastructure and rural development issues affecting domestic and international regions. Dorian has been an active board member on Council of the Great Lakes Region and the National Scenic Byway Foundation. He speaks internationally on a variety of subjects including agritourism development, event organization, diversity acceptance, rural economic development and new media trends. Dorian is active with several charitable organizations focused on youth development and reducing hunger.
Dorian is driven to develop innovative, out-of-the-box, cutting-edge solutions for the world's most difficult challenges. He is a naturally motivated, strategic thinker who is demanding on himself and compassionate to the needs of others. Dorian leads by example; encouraging a culture of communication, transparency and adaptability. He deeply believes in personal responsibility and is passionate about providing extreme value to his clients’ projects. Being fiercely loyal and protective of his clients’ business goals sets him apart and gains him praise from clients, co-workers and vendors alike.