President, DSL Strategies, Inc.
Doug Lowenstein is the President of DSL Strategies, Inc. Previously, he was the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the Private Equity Council, which operates as the public voice of the private equity industry.
Prior to his role at PEC, Lowenstein founded and served as president of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which became the world’s leading trade organization for the $30 billion computer and video game software industry. While under his leadership, ESA created the Entertainment Software Rating Board, which the FTC called the most effective rating system in the entertainment industry.
Earlier, Lowenstein was an executive vice president in the Washington and New York strategic communications firm Robinson Lake Sawyer Miller, Inc. From 1986-1991, Lowenstein was a Principal in National Strategies, Inc., a Washington public policy consulting firm.
From 1982 through 1986, Lowenstein worked for U.S. Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH), spending the last two years as legislative director. He authored “Lowenstein: Acts of Courage and Belief,” a book about his late uncle, Allard K. Lowenstien, a member of Congress and anti-war, civil rights and human rights activist. He spent the first eight years of his career as a newspaper reporter. He received a B.A. degree in Political Science in 1973 from Washington University in St. Louis.