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About Douglas McDaniel

Doug is a Creative Projects Manager in Urban Planning at NEOM, the world's first cognitive city, currently under construction in northwest Saudi Arabia. 


He is a unique, full-stack creative, a visual corporate storyteller and an expert in translating

complex technical data from engineers, architects, urban planners, and other subject-matter experts into compelling, winning narratives at the CEO level. 

Doug was recently a lead author and editor on numerous multi-billion dollar proposals in the nuclear, security, environmental, and civil infrastructure global business units in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia for Bechtel, including successful projects for NASA's Mobile Launcher 2 (ML2) for the Orion program, Los Angeles Metro's Sepulveda Corridor, NEOM, Dublin Airport, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Direct Feed Low Activity Waste (DFLAW) facility in Richland, Washington.

He and other members of Bechtel's NEOM proposal team, based in London, were the recent recipients of the 2020 Bechtel global Strategy and Business Development award.

He is also the author of five books and a writer, director and producer of three feature-length films, numerous short films, and music videos.


An amateur historian and playwright, he has written three historical one-act plays that have been performed by the Tennessee Stage Company under grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Doug attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. He currently lives in Saudi Arabia.


About Storyhaus

Storyhaus is a creative production and distribution studio that has provided businesses, individuals, and nonprofits the creative expertise to develop their story into books, films, and music videos. 

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