In his 35-year news and public affairs career, Doug Dowie has been widely recognized for his skills as a reporter, editor, teacher, communications consultant and writer.
Most recently, Doug has been a senior consultant to the president of the U.S. Veterans Initiative, the nation’s largest nonprofit providing housing and other critical services to at-risk veterans and their families. Doug is a decorated Marine Corps veteran who served as a sergeant in Vietnam in 1968.
Doug has also recently consulted for international energy and construction companies, in addition to real estate, entertainment, planning and public affairs firms. He also completed a screenplay, “Anonymous Sources”, which was optioned by Academy Award-winning producer Jonathon Sanger, a partner in Grand Illusions Entertainment.
For nearly 14 years, Doug was a senior vice president, senior partner and general manager of the Los Angeles office of Fleishman-Hillard, where he supervised some of the international public relations firm’s largest clients.
In addition, Doug supervised and participated in senior Fleishman-Hillard crisis management teams for major U.S. companies. These crisis teams coordinate strategic planning, employee communication, polling, focus groups, event planning, and speechwriting, as well as radio, television, and print advertising.
Doug began his journalism career in the early 1970s as a reporter in the Sacramento Bureau of California Public Radio, where he was responsible for covering the California state legislature and the administration of