AWARDS + ACCOLADESCharlotte NACE Founding Member
Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance (Charlotte HTA) Member
ILEA Charlotte - Past Board Member
Visit Charlotte - Past Advisor
ECE Award for 7 Years of Service
1998, 2001, 2003, 2004 Affiliate of the Year - NACE Charlotte
Taste of the Nation Planning Team Member/Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteer
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce - Past Volunteer and held Multiple Chairs
Salvation Army Volunteer
Dilworth Little League
Contact DOUG DANIEL
512 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
After graduating from UNC as a proud Tar Heel, Doug thought it sounded a lot more fun to keep playing drums and guitar than to interview on campus and go get a haircut. Luckily, Doug's parents are entrepreneurs and understood the pull to do the unconventional. Playing drums full time, getting paid in cash every week and sitting in a hot tub everyday seemed pretty fun.....until the being gone from home and living out of a suitcase for months part kicked in.
After long days in the retail, teaching, music licensing (ask him about ASCAP if you have 3-4 hrs free) and eight years as an agent at ECE, Doug finally got the crazy idea that it'd be better to not get a paycheck for a while, and start a business. He was not disappointed...Founding Daniel Entertainment Group in 2001 meant that paychecks were a distant memory. However, 2001 taught him how to "tighten the belt" and run a company on fumes. With some luck and no vacation time, Doug can say that the whole thing turned out ok.
So "ok" that in 2008, ECE approached about merging with Daniel Entertainment. After many lunches, the idea became an exciting plan. It gave Doug a chance to return home to ECE as a Partner. "You never can tell how some things end up coming back around. Good thing I saved all my old business cards!" In 2011, Doug was voted into his current role as President/Executive Managing Director and is aggressively pushing growth for all ECE offices.
From years of traveling and playing drums, Doug picked up many bad habits....such as playing guitar and watching bad tv. It seemed to be cheaper and safer than many of the other vices around. Doug still tries to play guitar and drums whenever he can if he is not chasing his son and daughter around. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, Miranda, son, Little Doug (although not that "little" anymore), daughter, Quinn and two dogs, David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust.
There has never been a better time to be at ECE. I'm proud to be leading us into the future as our President and Executive Managing Director. It is my hope that your experience with ECE leaves no doubt as to our commitment to making your event the most memorable experience possible.- Doug Daniel