Chief Executive Officer
Doug 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. During his tenure, DCI has become a full-service strategic communications firm with a strong international presence and has garnered national recognition for the thoroughness of its public policy campaigns and the prestige of its client list.
Before co-founding DCI Group in 1996 with Tim Hyde and Tom Synhorst, Doug served as vice president of Walt Klein and Associates in North Carolina, serving corporate and political clients. He also was active in campaign politics in Colorado in the 1980s, serving as political director for the state GOP. An avid baseball fan, Doug was a leader in the campaign that brought major league baseball to Denver, Colorado, in 1990, as well as the campaign to win voter approval for Denver International Airport in 1989.
Doug was raised in Naugatuck, Connecticut, where he first cut his teeth in local politics. He is a graduate of Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, Connecticut and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Tufts University.
Doug was an active member of the Young Presidents Organization in Arizona. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Carla. They have two children: A son, Cole, who graduated from Arizona State University; and a daughter, Kendall, who attends the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.