Laney Thornton’s two decades of board membership at Greenbelt Alliance have included spearheading of the Sonoma Leadership Council, raising funds to support the efforts of the Santa Rosa Field Office.
Laney is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B. Cum Laude, ’67) and the Harvard Business School (M.B.A.’69.) In the late 1970s, Laney co-founded the Eileen West Clothing Company, which also owns Lanz of Salzburg. Today, he spends his time as a diversified private investor and Trustee of the Laney Thornton Foundation and the Flora L. Thornton Foundation. Laney works out of the management office of his historic Jackson Square neighborhood office building in San Francisco.
Laney, his wife Pasha, and their young son William split their time between their primary home in San Francisco and their vineyard in Sonoma. Through his family foundations, Laney supports several environmental organizations.