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Principal, ExecHQ Alliance
Based in Des Moines, Iowa
Experienced As:


Senior Vice President


Expertise Includes:

  • Business Consultant/Advisor
  • CEO - Chief Executive Officer
  • Senior Vice President
    • Business Consultant/Advisor
    • CEO - Chief Executive Officer
    • Senior Vice President

Doug is known as an accomplished senior executive with 25+ years of broad career experience leading and working in teams from the boardroom to the basement via past positions such as CEO, Sr. Vice President, Director, Co-Founder, and Instructor. Doug has received recognition via the 2005 “Young Hospital Executive Achievement Award” from the Iowa Hospital Association and 2013 and 2017 “Excellence in Education” Faculty Awards from North Iowa Area Community College. Over Doug’s career, he has held a number of significant roles, including:

  • Investor/Healthcare Consultant (2021 to present)
  • Co-Founder/Board of Directors of Apple Valley Assisted Living (1999 to present)
  • CEO at Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls, Iowa (2018 to 2021)
  • Instructor at North Iowa Area Community College (2010 to 2018)
  • Senior VP at Hospital and Clinic Networks including Trinity Health System and Mercy Medical Center (2002 to 2010)
  • Director, John Pappajohn Business and Entrepreunerial Center at North Iowa Community College (1999 to 2002)
  • System Director at Mercy Family Care Network, North Iowa Mercy Health Center (1997 to 1999)
  • CEO/Administrator at Belmond Community Hospitals and Clinics, Mercy Medical Center (1995 to 1997)
  • CEO/Administrator at Forest City Regional Medical Center (1992 to 1995)

Doug’s areas of expertise include:

  • Adaptability
  • Decision-Making
  • Executive Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Talent Optimization
  • Critical Thinking
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Executive Coaching
  • Human Capital
  • Team Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Servant Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Succession Planning
  • Education and Health Services
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitals

Doug holds a BA in Business Management from Luther College, and an MA and MBA from University of Iowa. He is also a Fellow at American College of Healthcare Executives, has a Medical Group Management Association Certification, and is a Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher for the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship.