Doug Wotherspoon

As Executive Director, Business Development, Doug leads a team whose purpose is to search strategically for new business and partnership opportunities for Algonquin College. Entrepreneurial to the core, the Business Development teams help organizations execute on their vision and individuals launch their second, third or seventh career.

Twelve years at Algonquin College, Doug has also served as VP of Innovation and Strategy, VP of International, and Executive Director, Advancement.

Prior to his arrival at Algonquin College, Doug was founder and senior partner of ecoverde, a sustainable development consultancy based in Ottawa.  He has also spent five years as Director of University Communications at Carleton University, and for 12 years served as founder and managing partner of Capital Double Decker and Trolley Tours, the largest sightseeing operation in Ottawa until the time of its sale to Laidlaw Transportation. For good measure, he has also worked at the National Capital Commission and in the Mayor’s Office at the City of Ottawa.

Committed to lifelong learning, Doug completed his MBA in 2013 and this September started his PhD working towards completion in 2023.

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