President, Carmichael Lynch Spong
Doug Spong, APR, is president and founder of Carmichael Lynch Spong Public Relations. Carmichael Lynch Spong ranks among the 20 largest PR agencies in the U.S. with offices in Minneapolis and New York. The firm represents such choice clients as SUPERVALU, Jack Link's, Calphalon and Sherwin-Williams.
Doug founded Carmichael Lynch Spong in September 1990 after spending nine years at Colle + McVoy Public Relations as senior vice president, managing director, and a member of the parent agency’s board of directors.
An accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Doug is a past president of the 500-member Minnesota chapter. He is a current member of PRSA’s Counselors Academy; two-year chair of PRSA’s Honors and Awards Committee; founding member and treasurer of the Council of Public Relations Firms; and member of the Council’s strategic planning committee.
During his career, Doug has received five presidential citations from PRSA for extraordinary service to the society. He is an award-winning writer as well.
Doug earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in journalism from Iowa State University.