Doug joined the Marietta College Office of Advancement in 2016 as an Advancement Gifts Officer and was promoted to Associate Director of Major Gifts in 2018. In this capacity, he works with Alumni and Donors seeking opportunities to make transformative investments in Marietta College’s future growth. These contributions can take many different forms including both general philanthropic gifts, which serve to strengthen the institution as a whole, and those that are more strategically focused toward programs and specific institutional goals.
When recently asked what attracted him to Marietta College’s Advancement office? Doug said, “Marietta has a beautiful campus and the college is really at a tipping point, in which a passionate and dedicated group of people can really influence the institutions future growth. This offers some of Marietta’s most successful Pioneers and Stakeholders an opportunity to make a difference in the life of the College that has, through its commitment to academic success and achievement, made a positive and lasting impact on their lives.”
A Graduate of Marshall University, Doug holds both his Bachelors and Masters of Arts degrees in Psychology, where he specialized in behavioral statistics and identity development. He also has a combined ten years of experience in research consulting, real estate investment, and higher education. Prior to joining Marietta College Doug served as the state-wide Development Specialist for the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia supporting the historic civil rights organization’s educational, legal, public policy, and advocacy programs. Doug has also served as the Kanawha Valley Corporate Development Associate for Prestera Center, West Virginia’s largest community-based community based mental health center.
A native of southern West Virginia, Doug is an avid kayaker and traveler. He and his partner live in Parkersburg’s Historic Julia-Ann Square District with their cat, Chiquitita.