Doug has lent his skills to the agricultural industry in numerous capacities since earning his degree from Illinois State in 1969. After serving as a veterinary food inspector for the U.S. Army until 1972, Doug worked as a professional farm manager and farm operator in Central Illinois. Then in 1982, he became a farm record service representative with the University of Illinois Department of Agriculture Economics. He then took on various roles beginning in 1985 with Pioneer Hi-Bred International and retired in 2013 as biofuels national account manager. Now Doug enjoys retired life renovating and selling homes. He also served as a Towanda Township trustee and supervisor and as a board member for McLean County Unit 5 Schools. He is also a long-term member and currently president of the Prairie Aviation Museum in Bloomington.
During his time at Illinois State, he was heavily involved in various Department of Agriculture student organizations and enjoyed watching the football team as a member of the card section. As an alum, Doug serves on the Department of Agriculture Alumni Association Board, has been inducted into the CAST Hall of Fame, and received the Department of Agriculture Honorary Holbert Award. He also enjoys speaking in the classroom to share his professional experience and mentor ISU students.
He is currently president-elect for the Alumni Association board of directors. He serves on the board development, Homecoming, and executive committees. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.