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Douglas Barry Wilson, American federal agency administrator. Recipient Annual Community Achievement award Tucson Daily Citizen, 1968; Medal for Distinguished Public Service (2), United States Department Defense. Member class XI Valley Leadership, Phoenix, 1989; founding member Arizona Democratic Leadership Council, Phoenix, 1993.


Wilson, Douglas Barry was born on November 29, 1950 in Tucson. Son of Charles and Jean F. Wilson.


Bachelor in Political Science, Stanford University, 1972. Master of Arts in International Relations, Fletcher School Law & Diplomacy, 1973.


Director binational center United States Information Agency, Naples, Italy, 1973-1974. Assistant cultural affairs officer United States Embassy, Rome, 1974-1977, 1st secretary press and information London, 1977-1981. Senior foreign policy advisor to Senator Gary Hart United States Senate, Washington, 1981-1987.

Deputy campaign manager scheduling and operation Hart for President Campaign, 1982-1984. Chief protocol and trade City of Phoenix, 1987-1992. Executive director Phoenix Sister Cities Commission, 1987-1992.

President, Chief Executive Officer Douglas Wilson & Associates, Inc., Phoenix, 1989-1992. Political director Arizona Clinton-Gore Campaign, 1992. Director congressional and intergovernmental affairs United States Information Agency, Washington, 1992-1996, senior advisor to the director, 1997.

Arizona state director Democratic National Committee, 1996. Deputy assistant secretary for public affairs United States Department Defense, Washington, 1997—1999, principal deputy assistant secretary for public affairs, 2000—2001, assistant secretary for public affairs, since 2010. Co-founder, president The Leaders Project, since 2001.

Member Governor's International Trade, Phoenix, 1988-1992. Executive committee Arizona-Mexico Commission, 1991-1992. International consultant Lewis & Roca Law Firm, Phoenix, 1990-1992.

Member host committee America Japan Week 1993, Tokyo, Phoenix, 1992-1993. Board directors The Howard Gilman Foundation.


Member class XI Valley Leadership, Phoenix, 1989. Founding member Arizona Democratic Leadership Council, Phoenix, 1993.


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    Avocations: swimming, film, reading.