Thursday, March 29, 2012

Interview with Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey
America Thinks it, Barbara Says It 
KFNX 1100 News Talk Radio

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Doug Ducey is the 32nd State Treasurer of Arizona.
He was elected on November 2, 2010 and took office January 3, 2011.
Ducey was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He is married to his wife of 20 years, Angela. They have three sons Jack (14), Joe (12), and Sam (8).
Business career
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 Chairman of the Board for iMemories.
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. Doug is also the past President for the Arizona Chapter of Young Entrepreneur’s Organization and past President of the Greater Phoenix Economic Club. 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 he was honored with the AFP Spirit of Philanthropy Award. Most recently, in 2009 Doug was named Father of the Year by the Father’s Day Council benefiting the American Diabetes Association.