Willard is CFO and Director of Administration for CoFounder. With an MBA and over 20 years of experience in an office environment, Willard’s extensive background in hospitality, customer service, human resources, software development, general computer applications, graphic art and desktop publishing enrich the many and various government relations and business development initiatives undertaken by the Cofounder team.
A native of Pikeville in Eastern Kentucky, Willard was a Governor’s Scholar and attended the University of Kentucky. During his college career, he served as the State President of his fraternity and represented Kentucky at an international council of thirteen countries. He currently serves on the boards of a number of organizations in the Lexington area. Those include the Kentuckians Chorus, the Lexington chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, where Willard has been singing for a number of years.
Doug Alexander is a public relations consultant focusing primarily on media relations and communications strategies. He is a former gubernatorial press secretary and private sector corporate communications director. He specializes in written communications, messaging and crisis communications management.
From Owensboro in Western Kentucky, Doug is a graduate of Western Kentucky University (business administration) and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Kentucky State University. Before launching a career in advertising and public relations, Doug was Director of Student Activities and Dean of Men at Transylvania University.
Cofounder frequently partners with other top firms to achieve client goals. Those relationships include Stoll Kennon Ogden, Jamie Bloyd, AdvocatesIncDC, and Thorn Run Partners.