Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer, National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Chief Executive Officer, BrightHouse
Building a 25 Year Old Dream from Scratch - The Unlikely Story of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Doug Shipman was tapped to bring a dream to reality-- to build a new facility dedicated to the history of Civil Rights in America and connect that legacy to global human rights issues. The vision also included making these stories relevant and interactive to a generation largely unfamiliar with the topics. In his presentation, Doug will share the challenges, doubts and ultimate success in building the $100M National Center for Civil and Human Rights and what lessons for bringing unlikely dreams to reality can be learned from the experience.
BrightHouse helps global clients identify, articulate and embody their purpose and increase their social virtue in the world. Doug is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the award-winning National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) in Atlanta, GA. He served as the CEO from the project’s inception in 2007-2015 overseeing all aspects of the development and launch and leading the $100 million fundraising effort. Doug previously was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group working in the New York, Atlanta and Mumbai offices.
Doug is a recognized speaker on topics of human rights, social movements and diversity and has lectured at numerous institutions including the Centers for Disease Control, Duke University, Bard College, Emory University and TEDx. His academic background focuses on social movements globally and the role of religion in the shaping of movements and their leaders.
Doug serves on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Carter Center and on the Emory Alumni Board. He has been recognized by various organizations including being honored by PRSA Georgia, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, the New Leaders Council, the Atlanta Business League and being named one of Atlanta’s 100 Most Influential by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Watch Doug's Atlanta Tedx Talk below: