Renowned Photojounalist and Businessman
U.S. Goodwill Ambassador to Tanzania
Doug Pitt spent much of his career as the owner of ServiceWorld Computer Center in Springfield, Missouri. Currently, Doug has a real estate development company and is involved in both residential and commercial developments.
For over a decade many of Doug's works as a photojournalist have been published and displayed in numerous galleries. Seeing a water well drilling operation on his first trip to Africa opened his eyes. "It is the obvious first step to release people from dire poverty. Clean water must come first."
He is the former chairman of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Not only did Rotary International recently honor him for his record of service, he also started a non-profit organization called Care to Learn which provides immediate financial and physical help to kids who come to school with health, hunger or hygiene needs.
In just two years, Care to Learn has expanded to four cities and raised nearly $1 million. He has the same passion for children in Africa and is working on a new initiative to bring together the causes of education and clean water.
In April of 2010 Doug was named first ever Goodwill Ambassador to Tanzania by Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete.
Doug and his wife Lisa reside in Springfield, Missouri and have three young children.