Since 1997 Doug has played a major role in growing DEI from a consulting/membership firm serving 123 public radio stations to a full service revenue support organization serving more than 275 public radio stations. Doug is responsible for hiring and maintaining a core staff team and a group of knowledgeable discipline-based advisors who serve DEI member stations. Prior to coming to DEI, Doug was a senior vice president in development and marketing at Public Radio International. In addition, he has held marketing and fundraising executive level positions in the non-profit professional theater, healthcare and thoroughbred horse racing industries. In the evenings and on weekends, he teaches graduate-level marketing courses at two universities in Minnesota.
Doug thoroughly enjoys working directly with fundraisers, marketers and managers at public radio stations of all sizes. He is always available to work with member stations on department structures, analysis of effectiveness in all revenue areas and to work with stations to develop new or enhanced DEI services to meet public radio's changing needs. In addition, Doug represents DEI member stations in a wide variety of national meetings and on major projects to benefit the public media system.