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Douglas McGowan served in the US Government as a Marine Officer, a Government Civilian and Government Contractor.  During his time in service between 2000 and 2011, Doug served in numerous operational, analytical and liaison positions and deployed multiple times in support of Afghanistan and Iraq operations, as well as more broadly in support of the Global War On Terrorism and other efforts.  As a Marine Officer, he served with Second Battalion, Seventh Marines and as a Government Civilian and Government Contractor, he served with a Department of Defense combat support agency and with associated contracting companies.  For his US Government service, Doug earned Personal Decorations, to include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Medal, and the Joint Civilian Service Achievement Medal, a Joint Meritorious Unit Award, as well as several Campaign and Service Awards.

After leaving US Government service, Doug has spent his post-service years working in Market/Business Development and Sales, Risk & Control, Strategy, and Portfolio/Program/Project Management positions in the Energy and Financial Services industries.  In his current role in the Energy Industry, Doug manages Market Development for an Industrial & Government focused business.  In prior roles in the Financial Services Industry Doug oversaw aspects of a Risk & Control portfolio for an Equities and Credit Investment Bank desk, provided Quality Assurance across an Investment Bank Change Management Portfolio, managed an Operations Team across a Consumer & Community Bank, and Program/Project Managed the overhauling of a key Collections Litigation segment and two major Legal & Compliance regulatory initiatives.

Doug currently serves on a number of veteran focused non-profit Boards of Directors and military/veteran themed Committees.  Doug is the Chairman of the Board of the New York City based United War Veterans Council and associated, UWVC Foundation, whose mission is to honor an serve America’s veterans.  Doug is a Director on the Board of Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza, which oversees the continued care of the New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Plaza in lower Manhattan.  Doug also is a member of the Union League Club of New York’s Military Affairs Committee which was founded in 1863 by a group of concerned citizens to help preserve the Union.

Doug holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs focused on International Security Policy and a Master of Business Administration focused on Management and Strategy from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Peace & Justice Studies from Tufts University and is an elementary and high school alum of the Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools.  Doug has also attended numerous US Government leadership and management courses.

Doug lives with his wife, Paula, who is the founder of a minority and woman owned digital marketing and social media agency.  They have two children and live in New York City.  He is the middle son of Marine veteran father, Vince, whose Vietnam service was captured in the Commandant’s Professional Reading List / Category: Counterinsurgency book, “The Village,” and a career Flight Attendant mother, Brenda.  His brothers, Matt and Zach, are successful business owner and public figure husbands and fathers, who are married to successful business entrepreneur wives and mothers, Lisa and Emily.

Bio

Douglas McGowan served in the US Government as a Marine Officer, a Government Civilian and Government Contractor.  During his time in service between 2000 and 2011, Doug served in numerous operational, analytical and liaison positions and deployed multiple times in support of Afghanistan and Iraq operations, as well as more broadly in support of the Global War On Terrorism and other efforts.  As a Marine Officer, he served with Second Battalion, Seventh Marines and as a Government Civilian and Government Contractor, he served with a Department of Defense combat support agency and with associated contracting companies.  For his US Government service, Doug earned Personal Decorations, to include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Medal, and the Joint Civilian Service Achievement Medal, a Joint Meritorious Unit Award, as well as several Campaign and Service Awards.

After leaving US Government service, Doug has spent his post-service years working in Market/Business Development and Sales, Risk & Control, Strategy, and Portfolio/Program/Project Management positions in the Energy and Financial Services industries.  In his current role in the Energy Industry, Doug manages Market Development for an Industrial & Government focused business.  In prior roles in the Financial Services Industry Doug oversaw aspects of a Risk & Control portfolio for an Equities and Credit Investment Bank desk, provided Quality Assurance across an Investment Bank Change Management Portfolio, managed an Operations Team across a Consumer & Community Bank, and Program/Project Managed the overhauling of a key Collections Litigation segment and two major Legal & Compliance regulatory initiatives.

Doug currently serves on a number of veteran focused non-profit Boards of Directors and military/veteran themed Committees.  Doug is the Chairman of the Board of the New York City based United War Veterans Council and associated, UWVC Foundation, whose mission is to honor an serve America’s veterans.  Doug is a Director on the Board of Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza, which oversees the continued care of the New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Plaza in lower Manhattan.  Doug also is a member of the Union League Club of New York’s Military Affairs Committee which was founded in 1863 by a group of concerned citizens to help preserve the Union.

Doug holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs focused on International Security Policy and a Master of Business Administration focused on Management and Strategy from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Peace & Justice Studies from Tufts University and is an elementary and high school alum of the Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools.  Doug has also attended numerous US Government leadership and management courses.

Doug lives with his wife, Paula, who is the founder of a minority and woman owned digital marketing and social media agency.  They have two children and live in New York City.  He is the middle son of Marine veteran father, Vince, whose Vietnam service was captured in the Commandant’s Professional Reading List / Category: Counterinsurgency book, “The Village,” and a career Flight Attendant mother, Brenda.  His brothers, Matt and Zach, are successful business owner and public figure husbands and fathers, who are married to successful business entrepreneur wives and mothers, Lisa and Emily.