Doug has experience in most facets of the insurance industry and has done insurance regulatory work with Norm Taplin for over 16 years. He started an independent Insurance agency and grew it into a multimillion business, licensed and doing business in many states. Doug became president of a multi-state casualty insurance company and was a board member of Captive Insurance Companies both domestic and off shore.

Doug served as Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Tennessee for five years and still resides in Tennessee.