"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be."

Doug Tyler

Member of Ithaca Meeting
Parent
Quaker testimonies were a foundation of his family upbringing, including prominently peace and equality; his family was active in the Anti-war and Anti-nuclear movement and the Sanctuary and Social Justice movements. He regularly participated in Powell House from 4th grades all the way to high school and was also a Junior Counselor. He also was a frequent attendee at Silver Bay for the New York Junior Yearly Meeting during the summer. 

His children, Arisa and Sara, joined Friends Seminary three years ago. Arisa was then in sixth grade (now 8th Grade) and Sara was in kindergarten (now second grade). Friends’ philosophy brings Quaker foundations to his children’s daily lives while supporting rigorous intellectual development. It is an important community for his family. A further connection, Doug and Rie Kadota married under the care of the Ithaca Meeting at the Fifteenth Street Meeting House in August 2003. 

Doug chairs the Program and Planning Committee for the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) Advisory Council of Cornell University where Doug and Rie met. The Committee is charged with providing direction and support to the CIPA program broadly and its Director regarding programming, curriculum, and other matters to help promote and enhance the professional Master in Public Administration. He is also a board member of the New York Theatre Ballet since 2014.

Professionally, Doug is a Managing Director at Deloitte, based in New York and is the Global Incentives Leader for the Deloitte US Firm, leading tax and financial incentives economic development consulting services for private enterprises with a team located both in the US and globally. He has worked in public policy and economic development for 25 years.
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