The Architectural Woodwork Institute Board of Directors named Doug Hague to succeed Philip Duvic as AWI executive vice president effective Jan. 1, 2020. Duvic, who previously announced his retirement, has been associated with AWI since November 2000 and was appointed as executive vice president in 2005.
Search & Selection
Prior to the board’s vote, Doug Mock, chair of the EVP Search Committee, reported that nearly 80 applications were received and reviewed in the evaluation process which resulted in a selection of three qualified finalist EVP candidates. Each of the three finalist candidates was interviewed by the EVP Search Committee in face-to-face meetings in early August. At the conclusion of those interviews, the EVP Search Committee selected Hague as its recommended EVP candidate for consideration by the AWI Board of Directors.
“The EVP Search Committee vetted dozens of applications and I am pleased that Doug Hague’s name rose to the top of the list. AWI’s future leadership is now secure and I am so very grateful that Doug stepped forward in this opportunity. I am confident that Doug will lead AWI and our staff team to new heights of superlative performance with unsurpassed outcomes,” Duvic.
In accepting the EVP appointment, Hague said, “It is an honor to be selected for this position. This tremendous opportunity to lead our association that is recognized as a global leader is both exhilarating and a big responsibility. I look forward to engaging members so they can experience the value of their association membership. AWI has so much to offer and I am grateful to be a part of it. I thank Phil for his 15 years of leadership and am eager to learn during the transition process. My ability to make change in the education area was primarily due to the support of our volunteers, Board of Directors leadership, and staff. I aim for the same support in this new role to elevate our association to new heights.”
Hague joined the AWI national staff as education director on July 1, 2016. In that capacity, he has focused on upgrading AWI’s core seminars, contributed fresh fund-raising ideas to the AWI Education Foundation, introduced students to AWI members at selected national events, and began development of a revolutionary digital learning portal to enhance AWI members’ learning opportunities. A Pittsburg State University (PSU) graduate with a BST in Wood Technology and a MS in Career and Technical Education, Hague is also a former PSU associate professor. While employed in the architectural woodwork industry, Hague participated in all areas of fabrication from design and sales to final installation. His primary industry roles were office related: Estimating, Project Management, Drafting/Engineering, and CNC programming — specializations which are key components among AWI’s current education offerings for woodworkers.
Click here to read the cover story in the October edition of NewsBriefs for details about Doug’s experience in the woodwork industry.
Commencing October 1st and extending through December, Duvic and Hague will be working together to ensure a successful transition and hand-off for Hague to assume his new role as the AWI executive vice president.