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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Douglas Clawson

Douglas Clawson, S

Assistant Director, Communication & Science Delivery
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison
Wisconsin
United States
53726

Phone: 608-231-9325
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Professional Experience

  • FPL Assistant Director, Communications and Science Delivery, Forest Service
    2013 - Current
    Direct the Forest Products Laboratory’s (FPL) communications efforts as one of four assistant directors at Forest Service’s only national research and development facility, continuing a career of top-level, proven leadership. Sit on the Joint Leadership Team (JET) of the Forest Products Laboratory and Northern Research Station. This team is responsible for overall governance of the two facilities and its 600-or-so employees. Upon assignment, after 25-plus years as a private-sector journalist, drastically expanded the communication and science delivery program components for the FPL, including an accelerated external communications program. Outcomes include the FPL, Research and Development, and the Forest Service being featured positively and prominently in the regional, national and international press, advancing its conservation leadership role. Initiate, prepare and coordinate responses and outreach to sensitive and complex inquiries from the agency, members of Congress, and a wide variety of external constituents.
  • Communications Director, Forest Service
    2011 - 2013
    Direct the Forest Products Laboratory’s (FPL) communications. Upon assignment, after 25-plus years as a private-sector journalist, drastically expanded the communication and science delivery program components for the FPL, including an accelerated external communications program. Outcomes include the FPL, Research and Development, and the Forest Service being featured positively and prominently in the regional, national and international press, advancing its conservation leadership role. Initiate, prepare and coordinate responses and outreach to sensitive and complex inquiries from the agency, members of Congress, and a wide variety of external constituents.
  • Managing Editor, Stars and Stripes Newspaper
    2004 - 2009
    Managed overseas editorial operation for 90,000-plus circulation, editorially independent, award-winning daily newspaper that covers the military and U.S. citizens overseas. Restructured news operations to maximize staffing and monetary resources in Pacific, Europe and Mideast, the newspaper’s primary circulation areas. Established Mideast Bureau dedicated to covering wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on full-time basis. Increased amount of hard-hitting local news coming out of the newspapers’ 25-plus worldwide bureaus upon taking the position, while ardently clinging to newspaper’s editorial independence. Was newspapers’ lead representative in dealing with command and host-nation leadership on editorial issues in all three overseas theaters of operation.
  • Managing Editor, Stars and Stripes Newspaper
    1998 - 2004
    Oversaw an editorial staff of 40-plus employees from the newspaper’s headquarters in the National Press Building. Responsible for ensuring six quality editions of the daily paper reached audiences in the Pacific and Europe regions seven days a week, and six zoned special weekly publications met appointed deadlines and standards.
  • Sports Editor, Lewiston Sun-Journal
    1993 - 1998
    Oversaw an editorial staff of 40-plus employees from the newspaper’s headquarters in the National Press Building. Responsible for ensuring six quality editions of the daily paper reached audiences in the Pacific and Europe regions seven days a week, and six zoned special weekly publications met appointed deadlines and standards.
  • Reporter, Associate Editor, Assistant Sport Editor, Observer Tribune (N.J.), Fort Myers News-Press (Fla.) , Naples Daily News (Fla.), Florida Golfer Magazine, Lewiston Sun-Journal (Maine)
    1984 - 1992

Last updated on : 05/06/2016