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About Doug's Story


"Having worked alongside and enjoyed the friendship of leaders you've trusted, like Mayor Shirley Franklin, Congressman John Lewis, and the Rev. C.T. Vivian, has uniquely prepared me to lead the city council. With your help, your support, and your vote, I am ready to make Atlanta better by
Getting Things Done!"


Doug Will Bring Change to City Hall



  • Fresh Voice to City Council.

  • New Vision for City Services.

  • Safer Streets and Neighborhoods.

  • Common Sense Leadership.

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  • He made a difference for all of Atlanta by leading the effort to fund, design, build, and launch the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.


  • As the Center's founding CEO, he also fought to protect Atlanta’s Civil Rights legacy by working alongside Mayor Shirley Franklin to secure the Morehouse College MLK Papers Collection.


  • He also secured the future of the Woodruff Arts Center. As CEO, he improved its financial condition by collaborating and building new partnerships with Atlanta business leaders and diverse communities.


  • He made art more accessible to everyone in Atlanta by diversifying the offerings of the third-largest arts center in the United States.

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  • Doug is a three-time CEO with a proven commitment to Atlanta, demonstrated by his leadership at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Woodruff Arts Center, and BrightHouse Consulting.


  • Serving as a Board Member: Anti-Defamation League, The Carter Presidential Center, Advisory Council of the Islamic Speakers Bureau, Easter Seals, Midtown Alliance, and Out of Hand Theater.


  • Honored by: Atlanta Business League, Atlanta Urban League, Junior League of Greater Atlanta, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Buckhead Rotary Club, among others.

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Time CEO of Atlanta-based organizations, including the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the  Woodruff Arts Center, and BrightHouse Consulting. 


Recognized by 8 Civic, Civil Rights, and Human Rights Organizations including the Atlanta Business League, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the Atlanta Urban League, the Junior League of Greater Atlanta, the Buckhead Rotary Club, and the Anti-Defamation League.


Years dedicated to servant leadership inside and outside of the Atlanta perimeter. Having been recognized numerous years as one of Atlanta’s Most Influential Leaders by Atlanta Magazine, Georgia Trend Magazine, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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