Doug Kuiper

Chief Communications Officer, Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

Doug Kuiper serves as Chief Communications Officer for Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

Doug leads the communications function across the Ilitch companies, helping the businesses communicate with key audiences. In his role, Doug works with communications and marketing leaders across the organization to deliver an engaging, relevant, and digital-first approach to communications and branding.

Doug brings nearly 25 years of marketing and communications experience to his role at the Ilitch companies. He returns to the organization from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, where for more than three years he led the teams responsible for marketing Michigan, including through the state’s award-winning business marketing and Pure Michigan campaigns.

Doug previously served as Vice President of Corporate Communications at Ilitch Holdings, Inc. between 2015 and 2018. Prior to that, he served as Chief Marketing Officer for cloud software provider Covisint and as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Compuware Corporation.

A Michigan native, Doug earned his undergrad and graduate degrees in English from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, respectively. He and his wife Katie have three boys and reside in the Detroit area.