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Doug Trout

Chief Executive Officer

Doug Trout joined DRiWaterstone in 2020 and led the nonprofit search practice starting in 2022; he became Chief Executive Officer in July 2024.

Doug has 25 years of experience leading programs, development, and searches for clean energy initiatives, public policy centers, research and cultural institutes, and higher education. His placements include Executive Directors and CEOs, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Program Officers, Chief Philanthropy and Development Officers, and a wide array of senior and mid-level development positions. He has conducted over 100 searches for DRiWaterstone.

Doug sits on the board of the Association of Fundraising Executives Washington, DC Chapter, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, James Madison University Parents Council, and the James Madison University Center for Civic Engagement. He holds a B.A. from James Madison University and an M.P.A. from George Mason University.

A small sampling of his clients include Appalachian Voices, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, Clean Grid Alliance, Clean Grid Initiative, GridLab, Hollyhock Foundation, Howard University, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, National Ability Center, National Audubon Society, Ocean Conservancy, Partnership for Public Service, People for the American Way, The Peterson Institute for International Economics, the U.S. Naval Institute, Trust for the National Mall, The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, and WaterAid.