For nearly 20 years, Doug has provided political and strategic counsel to executives of Fortune 500 companies, elected officials, governmental and nonprofit organizations.
Turner was the state director and campaign manager for Governor Gary Johnson’s (R-NM) successful gubernatorial campaigns and worked as general consultant for both administrations. He also served as a deputy political director for Steve Forbes’ 2000 bid for President. He has managed campaigns for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and consulted on campaigns in Asia and Europe
Turner is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a life member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.
Turner was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Japan where he worked on minority parties issues. He provided political campaign and strategic guidance to the now ruling Democratic Party of Japan.
In 2010 Turner provided strategic communications advice to the Office of the Prime Minister immediately following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Turner has written widely on Japanese politics and policy. His articles have appeared in Time Magazine, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Carnegie Council’s Policy Innovations and Japan’s Daily Yomiuri.
Turner received his B.A. from the American University School of International Studies in Washington, D.C. and his M.A. in international relations from the Centre Europeen de Recherches Internationales et Strategiques, Universite Libre de Bruxelles/Universite de Paris Sud XI. In 2009-2010 he was a Republican candidate for Governor of New Mexico. He lives in New Mexico with his wife and two children.