About Doug Pitt

Doug Pitt started his computer firm in 1991 and sold it in 2013. His company, ServiceWorld, was a past recipient of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award. ServiceWorld was also recognized as the Springfield Business Journal’s Philanthropic Business of the Year. In 2017, he bought back his company and launched Pitt Technology Group, LLC.


In 2014, Pitt founded Pitt Development Group, LLC. After a decade of developments in apartments, strip centers and land development - Pitt and PDG solely focus on Medical Office Space and land development.


Although Doug starts his day out in the real estate and tech world, it gets interrupted often because of many philanthropic pursuits.


Much of Doug’s time rests in the continent of Africa. In the Spring of 2010, Doug was named the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania by President Jakaya Kikwete. This honor was the first Goodwill Ambassador position ever awarded by the country of Tanzania.

 

As Ambassador, Doug works with NGO’s, businesses and faith based organizations that want to do business or provide humanitarian partnerships in Tanzania. Past efforts include clean water, schools, agriculture, sanitation and tourism. Doug is currently working with Waterboys.org in Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia.

 

Doug’s work in the clean water space in East Africa garnered the attention of the government and many leaders. Doug is a board member of WorldServe International, which operates one of the largest water drilling companies in East Africa. WorldServe has brought the gift of clean water to over two million people since Doug joined their efforts in 2006.


Doug may be spending a lot of time halfway across the world, but he also has a heart for kids right at home. In 2008, Doug founded Care To Learn with the mission of funding child health, hunger & hygiene needs. Since its inception, Care To Learn has expanded to 35 chapters and funded over 1,000,000 child requests to children in the Missouri.


Doug is an advocate for children and is a past co-chairman of the Springfield Homeless Task Force, acting as the voice of the over 500 named homeless children who everyday face struggles in Southwest Missouri.


Doug was as past honoree of the Starkey Hearing Foundation along with President Bill Clinton with their Humanitarian Leadership Award for his work in Africa and his work domestically with Care To Learn.


Doug is a past Chairman of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. He has been a Rotary Volunteer of the Year, a Missourian Award Recipient and inducted into the 2019 Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame. (See Wikipage for a complete list.)


Doug uses his love of biking to raise money for clean water as well. Doug led a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro and then became the first American on record to descend Mount Kilimanjaro on a mountain bike. The event raised $750,000 for clean water projects in Tanzania. That was followed by his ride in the Leadville 100, a 100 mile mountain bike event in the Colorado mountains which raised $100,000.

 

Doug is a board member of TrailSpring and actively promotes the sport of mountain biking, trail development and community path development.


Doug is married to his wife Lisa of 28 years. They have three children – son Landon (25), daughter Sydney (23) & daughter Reagan (22).