Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Experience Design Senior Director

Why I’m Here

My parents met in the back of an ambulance. My dad was a paramedic, policeman, and fireman and my mom was a nurse. And although I’ve worked in different industries over the course of my career, I’m now called to serve in this amazing industry and perhaps finish what my parents started.

Where He’s Been

Doug lives, breathes and dreams about the world of Experience. He was the recipient of the Experience Management award, recognizing him as the best experience stager in the country.

He has 20 years of leadership experience at venues like Wrigley Field and at over 150 world-class shopping centers. His experience includes four years with the Chicago Cubs, 11 years in destination retail, including the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, Water Tower Place and many others, as well as four years leading marketing agencies and their client work for McDonald’s, General Mills, Coca-Cola and Walgreens.

Doug has been invited to speak at 16 universities and marketing conferences on the world of Experiential Staging. He has appeared on NBC’s Dateline and he’s currently writing a book on storytelling called The 30-Second Story You Need for Your Next Meeting.