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IKLÉ DORIS M. IKLÉ Economist, Energy Efficiency Innovator, Entrepreneur 1928 - 2012 Doris M. Iklé, 84, of Bethesda, MD died June 1, 2012 peacefully at her home with her family by her side. Doris was an economist by training and a pioneer in energy efficiency. She died of complications related to ovarian cancer, which she had struggled with since her first diagnosis nineteen years ago. Doris was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Fred C. Iklé (1924-2011). She is survived by two daughters, Judith Iklé of San Francisco, CA and Mimi Iklé-Khalsa of Takoma Park, MD; sons-in-law, Aaron Maizlish and Sat Jiwan Iklé-Khalsa; three wonderful grandchildren, Leo and Anna Iklé-Maizlish and Kyah Iklé-Khalsa; a sister, Miriam Goodley of Oakland, CA and two nieces. Her ability to persevere through multiple bouts of cancer for nineteen years and to go on and continue to live a productive and happy life as a wife, mother and CEO of her own business has been an inspiration to many. Doris Margret Eisemann was born on May 28, 1928 in Frankfurt, Germany to Richard and Sonja Eisemann. Her parents decided to leave Germany in the spring of 1933 in response to the rising tide of anti-Semitism. The family lived briefly in Switzerland and then in Paris, France before emigrating to the U.S. in 1937. Doris lived in New York City, Riverdale and Forest Hills and graduated from Forest Hills High School in 1945. She received both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Economics from New York University in 1949 and 1953 and completed postgraduate studies in Economics at Columbia University. She held research positions with the National Bureau of Economic Research and the American Banker's Association in New York. She developed the Iklé Index, which measures economic purchase price parity. While employed as an Economist with the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Doris met the love of her life, the Swiss-born Fred C. Iklé. With their two daughters, Judith and Mimi, they moved first to Washington in 1973 with Fred's political appointment as the Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and eventually built their own home in Bethesda, MD. In 1977, Doris started her second career as an entrepreneur and renowned expert on residential energy efficiency. She started her company, Conservation Management Corp., now named CMC Energy Services, literally at her kitchen table, to address the need for energy efficiency. Doris was the President and CEO of CMC Energy Services from 1977 to 2010, and stayed on as the Chief Innovation Officer until last month remaining very involved with the day-to-day operations of her business right up to her last days. Early on, she developed the Fuelomizer, a do-it-yourself energy audit slide chart tool. Doris also developed Home Tune-uP - a sophisticated software and auditor management tool for residential energy audits. Today, CMC has provided energy audits to over 350,000 residences and 50,000 commercial buildings and employs over 95 people administering energy efficiency programs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York State. In 2010, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance to Save Energy. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Temple Emanuel, 10101 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895. Donations in honor of Doris may be made to Johns Hopkins University or a charity of your choosing. For JHU, please make your check out to Johns Hopkins University noting Doris' name in the memo. Mail to: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 100 N. Charles St., #318, Baltimore, MD 21201.Donations in honor of Doris may be made to Johns Hopkins University or a charity of your choosing. For JHU, please make your check out to Johns Hopkins University noting Doris' name in the memo. Mail to: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, 100 N. Charles St., #318, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Published in The Washington Post from June 2 to June 9, 2012