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Douglas Chope

Douglas Chope graduated from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering in 1986 and two years later earned his MBA at the Owen Graduate School of Management. He is currently Principal Solutions Engineer for Tableau, a data-visualization software company that is now part of Salesforce. Over a 35-year career in the big-data industry, working for companies including Oracle and MicroStrategy, Chope has served in roles at the leading edge of data integration, analytics and visualization. In his position at Tableau, Chope helped develop innovative public health applications for New York City, as well as the states of Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire. An active philanthropist, Chope serves on the boards of Brookline Music School and Excel Academy Charter. He and his wife, Teresa Ford Chope, BA’87, live in Boston and have three children, two of whom are current Vanderbilt undergraduates.