Senior Vice President, Human Services
Doug Howard has nearly 35 years of experience in human services and workforce programs in the public and private sectors. Mr. Howard is a Senior Vice President in the Maximus U.S. Health and Human Services Division where he focuses on work-related programs and issues as well as broader health and human services issues.
Mr. Howard’s government career included serving as Director of the Michigan Family Independence Agency (state human services agency) from 1999 to 2002 with responsibility for a broad range of programs serving adults, children, and families and a budget in excess of $4 billion and a staff of over 13,000 employees. From 1993 to 1999, he served as the Administrator for the Division of Economic Assistance, Iowa Department of Human Services, where he led the implementation of major reforms to the welfare system.
Mr. Howard served in a variety of leadership roles with the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) from 1999-2003 and served on the Michigan State Housing Development Authority Board and on the Michigan Governor’s Workforce Commission from 1999-2002. Mr. Howard spent 30 weeks in Washington, DC during 1995 and 1996, working with Congressional staff and other stakeholders on welfare reform, and has testified before Congress several times on a range of issues. Mr. Howard holds an M.B.A. from Drake University and a B.S. from Iowa State University and resides in Michigan.