Chief of Staff
Known as a successful change agent, Doug excels in building high-performance teams and enhancing company culture from the inside out. As Chief of Staff, Doug works with the seasoned leadership team across the Lambert family of companies to optimize internal operations, drive and integrate complementary mergers and acquisitions, and bring innovative new products and services to market.
With 25 years of experience spanning operational leadership, change management, and brand and marcom strategies in complex matrix organizations, Doug is highly skilled in moving organizations from siloed and reactive to integrated and proactive, working collaboratively to meet business goals.
Doug has broad-based experience in B2B and B2C full-funnel marketing and is a trusted advisor to C-Suite leaders concerning media relations, investor relations, economic and real estate development, crisis management, and marketing strategy alignment. Before Lambert, he served as Chief Communications Officer for Ilitch Holdings, leading communications for 11 iconic brands in food, sports and entertainment, including Little Caesars, the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Red Wings. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications with Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). During his tenure at MEDC, he aligned marketing and communications to the agency’s strategic plan to effectively promote job creation and tourism in the state.
Born in West Michigan and a Detroiter at heart, Doug earned a master’s degree from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.