Douglas Turner

Founder and CEO, DW Turner, Inc.


Doug Turner is the Founder and CEO of DW Turner, Inc., a leading national strategic communications firm. DW Turner provides political, public affairs, market intelligence, and strategic communications counsel to Fortune 500 companies, government, and non-profit organizations.

In addition, Turner was the state director and campaign manager for Governor Gary Johnson's (R-NM) 1994 and 1998 elections and worked as general consultant for both administrations. He served as a Deputy Political Director for Steve Forbes' 2000 bid for president of the United States and has managed campaigns for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the New Mexico state legislature, and other offices. He served three terms as Chairman of the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission.

He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a life member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, an advisory board member of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and a co-chair of the United World College–USA Alumni Council. He is also a Board Member of the New Mexico Charter School Association.

From 2005 through 2006, he was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Japan where he worked on the issue of why minority parties lose. For the first six months of 2007, he provided political campaign and strategic guidance to the Democratic Party of Japan.

Turner's more recent articles on Japanese politics have appeared in Time, the Financial Times, the Far Eastern Economic Review, and Japan's Daily Yomiuri.

Turner received his B.A. from the American University School of International Studies and his M.A. in international relations from the Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques, Université Libre de Bruxelles/Université de Paris Sud XI.

He lives with his wife, son, and dogs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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MAY 28, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Unsustainable Inequities

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