For more than 10 years, Dougan Sherwood was part of Cambridge Innovation Center, one of the oldest and largest shared office and coworking spaces in the world. In that time, Dougan co-founded CIC's first expansion site in St. Louis, MO and oversaw the rollout and operations for all of CIC’s locations throughout the U.S. In 2018, Dougan moved his career to Haverhill, MA, to focus on local and community-centered economic development. He served in dual roles as the President of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce and Managing Director with the Greater Haverhill Foundation, a redevelopment fund. Currently, he is Chairperson for the Kate Sherwood Foundation, a non-profit created in honor of Dougan's late wife, carrying on her work supporting young adults overcoming childhood trauma. Earlier in his career, Dougan founded a traveling youth program in the Southwest U.S. and served an internship in the education policy office of the late Senator Edward Kennedy. He also created an annual bicycle fundraiser supporting injured servicemen and women and served on the board of YouthCities, a startup program for middle school and high school aged students.
In his free time, Dougan loves road biking, mountain biking, skiing and boating up and down the Merrimack River.
Dougan lives in West Newbury with his two sons, Ben and Henry. He received his B.A. in history from the University of Utah.