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Douglas D. Troxel, Director

Mr. Troxel was appointed Director in 2010. He brings over 40 years of executive experience in the IT industry and has sponsored extensive research into alternative and clean energy projects.


Douglas Troxel graduated with a B.S. from Iowa State University with a major in Mathematics and minor in Physics in 1967.  He founded SERENA Software in 1980 and sold the company to Micro Focus in 2016. Doug serves as President of the family foundation, Change Happens, committed to helping highly motivated groups with pioneering programs and forward-thinking projects. He also serves on the Director's Council of the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of California Santa Barbara. Doug serves on the Executive Board of Novim, which studies big social problems, like long term climate change and methane leakage, using pure science. He also serves on the board of Caring Together In Hope which is a support group for those suffering with Alzheimer's Disease and Lewy Body Dementia.


Doug and his wife Deborah are residents of Kona Hawaii. He continues to pursue life-long interests in physics, astronomy and politics.

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