Doug Adair

Doug Adair

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World - South American | Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and Falls Church, Virginia USA, Bahia, Brazil
Total Song Plays: 4,508   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: 6/24/2017

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Doug Adair Bio--WIU Brazil Tour

Doug Adair is a 1976 graduate of Western Illinois University's (WIU) College of Fine Arts and Communication and holds a degree in Mass Communication. He received the WIU Alumni Achievement Award in 1993. During his time at WIU, Doug served two terms as President of the University Union Board and participated as a student representative on numerous university committees including the Bond Revenue Committee and the University Strategic Planning Committee. He served as a Resident Assistant on Lincoln 6 and was a member of the Blue Key Honor Society as well as Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Following graduation from WIU, he was employed by WIU as Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Affairs.

Doug has fond memories of the years he spent in Macomb and the many friends he made among WIU faculty and staff including Dr. Bill Brattain, Jim Miner, Jim Keeney, Dr. Gordy Taylor, Sandy Kaiser, Elise Jordan, Gil Baker, Dr. Gary Schwartz, Dr. Nell Glynn Koester, Dr. Larry Miltenberger, Dr. Floyd Hoelting, Dean Forrest Suycott, and Dr. Leslie Malpass, who was President of WIU during that time. Doug says, "I learned so much and grew tremendously in addition to developing some unique business skills at WIU--both in the classroom and through my work with student activities in the WIU University Union. My WIU education and experiences have served me well throughout my career and, to this day, I continue applying what I learned at WIU to my work in economic and social development and entertainment in Brazil."

Doug is an internationally-known association and business executive, and a professional songwriter and entertainer. He is President of ORS Interactive, Inc., a consulting and technology firm headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia and is also Director of ORS Multimídia Interativa, Ltda., the Brazilian affiliate of ORS Interactive, Inc., based in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Doug is considered a leading international expert on the hospitality and tourism sector, sustainable tourism development, association / third sector management, and business development for multiple sectors. He was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE) in Washington, DC, from 1986 to 1996. Prior to his appointment with CHRIE, he served as the Director of Education Services for the National Association of REALTORS in Chicago and Washington, DC.

An accomplished entertainer, musician and songwriter, Doug has performed across the United States and in Canada, South America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Europe and New Zealand. For the past twelve years, he has been performing in many regions of Brazil. He recently finished writing "A Little Lesson...in Brazilian Portuguese", a musical theatre production which features 18 songs composed by Doug and Fred Barreto, one of Salvador's leading musicians. "A Little Lesson...in Brazilian Portuguese" is the story of a music producer from Chicago who comes to find the "Ritmo / Rhythm of Brazil" and discovers much more than he ever imagined. Doug worked in conjunction with WIU's College of Fine Arts and Communication to bring a production of "A Little Lesson in Brazilian Portuguese" to WIU's campus in 2012. Some of Doug's songs can be heard at www.broadjam.com/DougAdair or viewed at www.youtube.com/user/DougAdair

Arrangements of Doug's compositions can be heard the world around-from Russia to the Caribbean, with some of his songs performed and recorded in Spanish and Portuguese. He has served numerous clients including the Opryland Hotel, McDonald's Corporation, Marriott International, Walt Disney World Company, and the Illinois Department of Tourism.

For more information, contact: Doug Adair at DougAdair@orsinteractive.com or visit: www.orsbrazil.com or www.orsinteractive.com

Doug Adair Bio

Doug Adair

Doug Adair is an internationally-known entertainer, musician and accomplished songwriter. He has performed in the United States, Canada, South America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Europe and New Zealand. Doug's current performances range from convention and corporate presentations to festival appearances and shows in nightclubs and on college campuses. For the past 18 years, he has been performing shows in many regions of Brazil. Some of the songs that appear on Doug's Adair's Broadjam site are featured in the new musical theater production of "A Little Lesson in Brazilian Portuguese", the story of an American musical producer who comes to find the "Ritmo do Brazil" and discovers much more....

Writing, publishing and recording music for video productions, conventions, television commercials, and record albums are among Doug Adair's many talents. Arrangements of Doug's compositions can be heard the world around from Russia to the Caribbean, with some even performed and recorded in Spanish. Doug also serves as a facilitator for corporate planning sessions and other types of interactive meetings or as the on-camera host for video productions and videoconferences. He has served numerous clients including the Opryland Hotel, McDonald's Corporation, Marriott International, Walt Disney World Company, and the Illinois Department of Tourism.

In addition to being a professional musician, entertainer and accomplished songwriter, Doug Adair is an internationally-known association and business executive. He is Chief Executive Officer of ORS Interactive, Inc., a consulting and technology firm headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. He is also Director of ORS Multimidia Interativa Ltda. in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Doug Adair is a considered one of the worlds leading experts on hospitality and tourism education and sustainable tourism development. He provides consulting services to clients including the Caribbean Hotel Association, leading international hotel companies, the Instituto de Hospitalidade of Brazil, SEBRAE -- the Brazilian Small Business Administration, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United States Federal Government.

For more information, call +1 (703) 932-6667 or +55 (71) 9941-9412 or email DougAdair@orsinteractive.com