Doug Deason

Doug Deason is a conservative activist, donor and businessman. He has been the president of The Deason Foundation as well as Deason Capital Services, LLC, the Deason family office, since 2009. The Deason Foundation works with charities and political organizations to pass legislation that will empower the poor to lift themselves from poverty through criminal justice reform, education reform and free enterprise programs. DCS manages family assets that include a large holding in several public companies including Xerox and Conduent; a controlling investment in Great American Media, a partnership with Sony Corporation, which has several media platforms including the Great American Family Channel and PureFlix Streaming service; and a long-term investment in the global tax services firm Ryan, LLC as well as many other private equity and hedge fund investments.  

Mr. Deason serves or has served on the boards of several private and public companies including Ryan LLC and Great American Media (Chairman), along with schools, charities, and the Young Presidents Organization. Having served in board or leadership positions for the Dallas County Republican Party, the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), Lone Star Justice Alliance, the Florida Foundation for Correctional Excellence and Texans for Free Enterprise, he has demonstrated leadership in forming bipartisan partnerships to promote reform legislation on issues like criminal justice reform. He is also an advisor to both Right on Crime, a project of TPPF, and the Deason Center for Criminal Justice Reform at the Dedman Law School at SMU.