Interview: Daniel Doughty
Daniel is an all-around professional with expertise in strategy, logistics, and public relations. Growing up dyslexic has given him a distinct perspective that allows him to excel in business environments.
He is President of Battery Safety Consulting, Inc. and boasts extensive expertise in Li-S rechargeable batteries. His clients include US Government agencies, battery materials developers and startup battery companies.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Doughty was born and educated at public schools in Emory, Arkansas before moving to Texas where he taught school as well as serving in government education positions such as superintendent of Hill County schools.
He was also active with the Hillsboro Junior College board – the first municipal junior college in the U.S. He played an instrumental role in state teachers’ associations as a lobbyist for modernizing rural school systems.
Dan Doughty has been part of Poly’s Performing Arts Department since 2006. From 2014-2021 he served as department chair, led the Concert Choir on five performances abroad, taught various classes throughout Middle and Upper School levels, directed seven Middle/Upper School musical productions as well as being certified with Kodaly and an active member of American Choral Directors Association.
Doughty spent 27 years at Sandia National Labs managing their battery R&D group responsible for battery safety and abuse tolerance testing, writing the abuse test standard now utilized by US Advanced Battery Consortium members.
He is a self-motivated professional who thrives on challenges. With years of experience in strategy, logistics, and public relations – as well as extensive travel involvement for projects requiring him to travel – he possesses invaluable expertise.
His professional accomplishments include holding both FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations with LPL Financial as well as being licensed Texas insurance agent. Although dyslexic, he has turned it to his advantage through applying creative thinking to business challenges. Furthermore, his passion for philanthropy led him to serve on multiple boards including Wh30p!.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Doughty is a well-rounded professional who excels at strategy, logistics and public relations. Although dyslexic himself, Daniel has managed to turn this condition into an asset and finds immense satisfaction from overcoming new challenges.
He holds memberships with both the Organization of American Kodaly Educators and National Association for Music Educators, in addition to performing with various choral and operatic ensembles both domestically and abroad.
He is an advocate of equality and has played an instrumental role in raising awareness of diversity at Poly. His artwork has been featured by various media outlets, and his haunting folk paintings can often be found decorating Batten campus. Much of his focus lies on women and families from Virginia’s Eastern Shore who live rural communities.
Daniel Doughty enjoys golf and hunting as hobbies in his free time, as well as volunteering for numerous local philanthropies such as Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo since 2008. Additionally, he holds both FINRA Series 7 & 66 registrations through LPL Financial as well as Texas state insurance licenses.
Since joining Poly in 2006, he has been an integral member of its community. From 2014-2021 he served as chair of performing arts department; during which time he led Concert Choir performances all around the globe and designed advanced classes for Middle and Upper School students.
He is passionate about helping others realize their goals and is a fierce ally for those with special needs, particularly the differently-abled. Additionally, he strives to provide his students with access to quality education and resources.
Doughty has led the Kings defensemen in both points and assists this season, and his defensive metrics matched up well against top-tier NHL defensemen. Additionally, he spent much time as one of their top pairing matchups during regular season play; therefore it should be expected he continues this role going forward, barring any injuries or other unexpected circumstances.
Doughty has left his mark both on and off the ice. He is an inspiration to young athletes looking to emulate his success.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jonathan Quick has amassed an estimated net worth of $20 Million and owns multiple real estate properties. Additionally, his NoFiveHole company invests in hockey equipment and apparel and provides premium items to players.