Al Dougherty is a professional business manager with over 30 years of Community Master Plan Development experience. He has served in various executive leadership roles with Florida’s largest masterplanned community developers, as a managing partner in a full service design and project management firm, and has managed staff and professionals through the comprehensive development process, including acquisitions, budgeting, planning, entitlement, development, building certification, business planning, and sales and marketing of projects throughout the State of Florida and the Caribbean.
Al recently served the State of Florida as the Deputy Secretary of Land and Recreation for the Department of Environmental Protection. With a staff of over 2,000 employees, he oversaw Florida’s 171 state parks, the acquisition of all state lands and the department’s agenda items for the governor and cabinet offices at the state capital.
Throughout his career, Al has managed over a billion dollars in private sector development projects. For the state government, he managed $100 million a year in operations and $75 million in state land acquisitions.
He has served on several corporate leadership and organizational management committees in both the public and private sectors. While in Tallahassee, Al served as Chairman for the State Acquisition and Restoration Council. He has been a leader in the advancement of sustainable development principles, and these practices are evident in his master planned community portfolio.