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Doug Spear
Executive Director, Marketing & Strategic Development

Doug Spear has 20 years of experience in marketing and communications strategy development and execution in for-profit and not-for-profit industries. He began his career with legendary toy retailer FAO Schwarz where he served as Public Relations Manager for the Kansas City and Las Vegas markets. He then spent four years at KCPT Public Television 19 as Director of Special Events, where he created numerous successful fundraisers to support the organization’s mission. In 2003, Doug came to Shawnee Mission Health serving as Director of Annual programs for their Foundation. Two years later, he joined the marketing team and is now an administrator overseeing eight departments including Marketing & Strategic Development, Physician Relations, Government Relations and Strategic Planning. He’s actively involved in community and professional organizations and serves on the boards of the Leawood Chamber of Commerce, YMCA of Greater Kansas City and the Kansas Association of Health Care Communicators. Doug is a graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Ia. He and his wife, Rachel, have two children.