Doug brings over 20 years of public and private sector management experience to the team. As the founder of UPD, his engagements have included large-scale management reform projects for a multitude of school systems, non-profit organizations and much more.
Those projects include the Detroit Public Schools, the Miami/Dade Public Schools, the Washington, DC Department of Housing & Community Development, and the Philadelphia/Camden Empowerment Zone; organizational redesign efforts for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in the District of Columbia, the Baltimore Empowerment Zone, and the Development Division of Baltimore’s Department of Housing & Community Development; and the creation or restructuring of development finance and portfolio management programs for the Pulaski County (AK) Enterprise Community, the Kansas City Housing & Economic Development Finance Corporation, and the City of Texarkana, TX. Doug has also assisted several organizations with the creation of long-term strategic plans including KIPP:Baltimore, the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii, the City of Houston Enterprise Community, and the Small Business Resource Center of Oakland, CA.
In 2005-06, Doug was the Chief of Staff of the Baltimore City Public School System. Major efforts during his tenure include the permanent closure of several school buildings, revision of the district’s budgeting process to make it more transparent, restructuring the district’s special education management processes, and the reorganization of Human Resources’ recruiting functions.
Prior to joining the Baltimore Schools, Doug served for three years as Deputy Commissioner of the Baltimore Department of Housing & Community Development and the city’s Development Director. He was responsible for reorganizing the Development Division and making it much more “customer-oriented.” He is credited with helping Baltimore take advantage of the surge in the housing market and opening up development opportunities to a wider array of developers and builders.
Doug has also worked for Carrier Corporation as a Domestic Credit Manager for U.S. operations, as a credit analyst and small business loan officer for Chemical Bank in New York City, and as the founding editor of the start-up magazine Urban Profile.
Doug received his B.A. in Politics from Princeton University and his Master of Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy.