Doug Parker, FSMPS, CPSM, is a Principal and Chief Operations Officer at Zweig Group. He has a unique combination of operations and marketing experience specializing in professional services firm management and is passionate about advancing organizational vision and big picture ambitions while delivering on day-to-day operational objectives. He has developed award-winning brand strategies to position firms and key stakeholders as thought leaders and industry experts to gain market share and increase revenue. Doug began his career in AEC marketing in 1996 and has served as Associate Principal/Marketing Director for A/E firms ranging from a 30-person sole proprietorship to a 250-person national firm with nine offices through the US. In 2009, he joined a 45-person law firm where he served as Chief Marketing and Operations Officer.
After taking a year-long sabbatical, Doug joined the Zweig Group to apply his operational and marketing experience both internally at the firm and to work with firm clients nationwide. Doug has deep involvement in the AEC industry and is a 22-year member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) where he is a Fellow; has served as Secretary/Treasurer of the society’s National Board of Directors; is a two-time chair of the SMPS Southern Regional Conference; and is a past president of the SMPS Houston Chapter. Currently, he is serving a two-year term in a chair role for SMPS’s national Build Business conference. Other organizational service includes the Urban Land Institute, the American Institute of Architects, SEARCH Homeless Services Community Advisory Board, Levy Park Foundation Board of Directors, East End Foundation Board of Directors, and DiverseWorks ArtSpace Board of Directors. Doug holds a BA double major in Communications and Psychology.