Douglas (Doug) Haynes, President of The Council, is an advisor to top executives of private and public enterprises. As president, he is responsible for shaping and executing the vision of the Council. A licensed architect with a master’s degree in urban planning, Doug Haynes has decades of experience in real estate development and investment brokerage. Since 1976, he has managed more than $2 billion in assets.
Douglas Haynes is currently serving on the boards of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Sustainable Cities, Marriott International Inc., and the World Affairs Council of Phoenix. He is also a member of the Atlanta Committee to Halt the Use of Child Labor, the Economic Club Of Georgia, the U.S.-EFTA Business Roundtable, and the Council on International Investment. Haynes is also an advisor to the American Legacy Foundation. He has served on numerous government commissions, including those that helped create Arizona’s first-of-its-kind mining law and Arizona’s Responsible Growth Policy.
In the early 1990s, Doug Haynes’s relationships with his partners and clients began to take on a new dimension. He realized his clients and partners “had real issues” that affected their businesses. These issues—such as how their companies recruited and promoted minorities and women—could be addressed through partnerships with key stakeholders like universities, foundations, or city municipal governments. By focusing on these stakeholders and their particular needs, Haynes was able to educate and motivate these organizations to join the Council.
By building and strengthening these connections, he took the Council from an idea to a global force for corporate responsibility. The Council has named over 300 corporate leaders to its influential boards and advisory councils.
Doug Haynes has served on numerous government commissions and advisory panels. The governor of Arizona appointed him to serve as a member of the Responsible Growth Commission and the Arizona Mining Commission, which developed one of the nation’s first-of-its-kind mining laws. In 2003, the World Economic Forum named Doug Haynes, a member of its Global Agenda Council for Sustainable Cities. He is a member of the U.S.-EFTA Business Roundtable and serves on the American Legacy Foundation and Marriott International Inc boards.
Doug is an active philanthropist committed to giving back to his community through various charitable efforts. His gifts focus on improving Arizona education, creating government transparency and easing poverty in Africa.