|Treasurer of Arizona|
January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Dean Martin|
|Born||1964 (age 48–49)
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
|Alma mater||Arizona State University|
Doug Ducey is the 32nd State Treasurer of Arizona. He was elected on November 2, 2010 and took office January 3, 2011. As Arizona’s Chief Banker and Investment Officer, Treasurer Ducey oversees more than $12 billion in state assets and serves as an investment manager for local governments. The Treasurer also serves as the Chairman of Arizona’s State Board of Investment, and State Loan Commission. He serves as the State’s Surveyor General and is a member of the State Land Selection Board. Ducey also serves as the Western Region Vice President for the National Association of State Treasurers, and is the President of the Western State Treasurers' Association.
Ducey was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He is married to his wife of 22 years, Angela. They have three sons Jack (16), Joe (14), and Sam (9). He is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and a Trustee for the Arizona State University Foundation. He currently serves on the Board for the Banner Health Foundation and the St. John's Jesuit High School Council (Toledo, OH). He is also a member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds and the United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society. He has served as a past President for both the Arizona chapter of Young Entrepreneurs' Organization and the Greater Phoenix Economic Club. He is a former Regional Board Member for Teach for America, and former Advisory Board Member for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Ducey has also served as a Board Member for the Arizona State Charter School Board, Thunderbird Charities, Phoenix Zoo and the Arizona chapter of Young Presidents Organization. He is a past member of Greater Phoenix Leadership, CEO Forum and the Enterprise Network, as well as a past co-chair for the Sojourner Center Capital Campaign and a former Scholarship Board Member for the Catholic Community Foundation.
Ducey came to Arizona in 1982 to attend Arizona State University where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1986. He worked his way through college at Hensley & Co., the local Anheuser-Busch distributorship. Upon graduation, he joined Procter & Gamble and began a career in sales and marketing. There he was trained in management, preparing him for his role as partner and CEO of Cold Stone Creamery. When he and his business partner sold the company in 2007, Cold Stone had grown from a local scoop shop to more than over 1,400 locations in all 50 states and 10 countries. He then became the lead investor and served as Chairman of the Board for iMemories from 2008-2012.
Honors include the 2002 Spirit of Enterprise Award on behalf of Cold Stone Creamery by the Center for the Advancement of Small Business at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and induction into the W.P. Carey School of Business Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2006 he was awarded the MUFSO Golden Chain Award – the nation’s highest honor for restaurateurs’. Also in 2006 he was named an Entrepreneurial Fellow for the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. In 2007 Doug was honored with the AFP Spirit of Philanthropy Award, and in 2009 he was named Father of the Year by the Father’s Day Council benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Most recently, in 2012 Doug was given the Tom and Madena Stewart Lifetime Compassion Award by Make-A-Wish Arizona for creating the World’s Largest Ice Cream Social while serving as CEO of Cold Stone Creamery.