Chief Operations Officer, Michigan Humane Society
Doug Plant joined the Michigan Humane Society in 2017 as senior vice president and chief operating officer. In these roles, Plant oversees and manages the daily operation of Michigan’s largest animal welfare organization. These operations serve about 9,000 adoptees and over 100,000 pet owners, among others. The departments reporting to him include Field Services, Operations, Volunteers, Community Solutions, and Strategic Partnerships. Plant has spent the past 20 years helping nonprofits increase their impact in Michigan communities. His experience includes the American Diabetes Association, where Plant served as executive director of its two Michigan offices. Plant previously held the top post at Neighborhood Senior Services in Ann Arbor. Plant’s longest tenure was a decade at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, where he first was director of its 211 service and then held three vice president roles: community services, fund development, and operations. Plant holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University. In 2008, WSU’s School of Social Work honored Plant with its Alumni of the Year Award.