Doug Brown


Growing up as the third generation in a large family business, I experienced first-hand both my grandfather and father’s deep passion for the Company, as well as the remarkable culture they inspired.  imageAbove all, I learned from them a simple, yet profound lesson that continues to guide my work with BUILT TO LEAD – great leaders inspire others by being inspired themselves.

In 2007, I joined BTL and began coaching senior leaders. After more than 25 years in a family owned, professionally led company, I bring a real-world  perspective and insight into the unique challenges of multi-generation family businesses.

After graduating from Miami University, I worked on the Chicago Board of Trade before joining Wyandot, Inc., a premier custom manufacturer of better-for-you snack foods, founded by my grandfather in 1936, where I now serve as Chairman.  I have chaired university and foundation boards, led capital campaigns, and co-founded a nationally acclaimed school for autistic children and young adults.  My wife, Karen, and I have two grown children and reside in Dublin, Ohio.

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