About Doug Eadie
Doug Eadie’s professional passion and his company’s mission are to empower public and nonprofit organizations by building governing board capacity and developing rock-solid boardchief executive partnerships. A nationally prominent organizational developer par excellence, Doug specializes in building the governing capacity of public school districts, public transit authorities, and economic development corporations.
President & CEO of Doug Eadie & Company, Inc., Doug has over the past 35-plus years helped more than 500 nonprofit and public boards and their chief executive officers (including superintendents) build higher-impact governing bodies, develop rock-solid board-CEO partnerships, and take command of high-stakes change. Doug’s services include presenting powerful, practical, and up-to-date keynotes and educational workshops for board members, chief executives such as superintendents of schools, general managers of transit authorities and presidents of economic development corporations, and executive team members. Doug also provides chief executives with one-on-one coaching services.
Doug is the author of over 100 articles, and his 23 books include such best-sellers as Building a Solid Board-CEO Partnership: A Practical Guidebook for Transit Board Members, CEOs, and CEO Aspirants; Building a High-Impact Board-Superintendent Partnership: 11 Critical Questions You Need to Answer; Five Habits of High-Impact School Boards; and The BoardSavvy CEO. In addition to writing best-selling books, Doug has been a frequent presenter at the annual conferences of the American Public Transportation Association, the American Association of School Administrators, the National School Boards Association, and the International Economic Development Council.
Doug Eadie & Company owns and manages three archived blogs, which feature Doug’s video interviews with board members and CEOs: www.boardsavvysuperintendent.com; www.boardsavvytransitceo.com; and www.extraordinaryceo.com.
Before founding Doug Eadie & Company, Doug taught ancient history and English for three years at Tafari Makonnen School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a Peace Corps Volunteer and served in a variety of nonprofit and public executive positions, including community college vice president, nonprofit corporation chief operating officer, and state and city budget director.
A Phi Kappa Beta graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Doug was awarded the Master of Science in Public Management Science degree by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.