About Our C.E.O.
Every person has a calling and Doug Towne has found his. By virtue of past
experience and avid study, Doug has learned to see both sides of an issue and
use this insight to bring understanding to parties originally disagreeing.
His “facilitation method” has proved successful in various arenas, from
corporate conference tables to transportation and accessible voting for
Americans with disabilities.
issues are his expertise.
Doug knows them personally and professionally both. Hi sees the big picture, a
world in which “ability” is the operative word. He is a staunch American,
believing in both the letter and the spirit of the law under which all Americans
experience freedom and equal rights. And he is willing to put himself on the
line to bring this to fruition.
From chess to marketing to public image to politics, Doug’s mind sees the maze,
the dead ends and the pathways that lead forward; the repercussions and the
advantages—for both sides at the same time.
is his goal.
Neither consensus nor compromise is good enough. Agreement means both sides
understand and readily volunteer to change a portion of their original stance,
acknowledging it is in the best interest of the issue at hand.
is his language.
A true statesman, Doug communicates, with clarity and without judgment, aspects
of disagreement forming stumbling blocks to advancement toward agreement.
is his means to the end.
He is able to condense an issue to its non-negotiable elements, prioritizing
those essential areas and bringing forth a solution to the satisfaction and
enhancement of all.
Not a positive spin, but rather a public portrayal of an organization’s true
intent and purpose of mission. Whether grassroots social activism or a
governmental agency or a corporation, Doug can turn the underlying principles
into a persona; one that recognizes the integrity and conviction of an
organization; one that takes its rightful place in the minds of consumers,
especially those with disabilities.