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Doug Pardo

Senior Director

Doug is responsible for building, scaling, and managing core strategy, development, and operations across New Politics and New Politics Leadership Academy. His path to New Politics is rooted in a belief that integrity and selflessness are essential characteristics of our elected officials. Doug will help lead the team in its mission to elect leaders who demonstrate the highest degree of values-based, servant leadership. 

Doug joined the team after a successful private sector career in a variety of senior management, strategy and relationship roles. Prior to obtaining an MBA from Columbia Business School, Doug served with the 101st Airborne Division as an officer and Apache pilot. He has held leadership roles as a lieutenant and captain during combat deployments to Afghanistan in ’02 (Operation Enduring Freedom I) and Iraq in ’03 (Operation Iraqi Freedom I). As a platoon leader, he successfully commanded dozens of combat missions, earning the Air Medal for Valor among other individual and campaign decorations. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Doug remains dedicated to serving his community. He has served in leadership roles as a Committee Chair and Board Member with several alumni and non-profit organizations.

Doug and his family currently reside in Wellesley, MA.