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Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Doug Goodyear to an eight-year term on the Arizona Board of Regents in March 2022. Regent Goodyear is CEO and a founding partner of DCI Group where he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm. Under his leadership DCI Group has grown from a single-client startup to one of the country’s largest independently owned public affairs firms with a host of Fortune 500 corporations and industry associations as clients.
Before co-founding DCI Group in 1996, he served as vice president of Walt Klein and Associates, serving corporate and political clients. He also was active in campaign politics in Colorado in the 1980s, serving as political director for the state Republican party. An avid baseball fan, Regent Goodyear was a leader in the bi-partisan campaign that brought major league baseball to Denver in 1990, as well as the bi-partisan campaign to win voter approval for Denver International Airport in 1989.
Regent Goodyear was raised in Naugatuck, Conn. He attended Holy Cross High School in Waterbury and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Tufts University.
A resident of Arizona since 1998, he and his wife Carla have two children. Regent Goodyear was a nine-year member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) in Metro Phoenix and in 2016 he played a leadership role in the passage of Prop 123, which increased funding for K-12 education in Arizona.