Doug Covey has been selected as state director for the Idaho Small Business Development Center. Covey joined the Idaho SBDC as region III director in 2015.
Prior to joining the Idaho SBDC, Doug served as an executive for a cloud-based software company where he directed a cross-function team on strategic initiatives targeted to improve the customer experience. For 12 years he was CEO for an education service provider where he restructured the company while creating top line growth and reducing expenses. He held business management positions with the nation’s largest outdoor retailer for 10 years and has consulted with existing and start-up businesses.
He co-founded the Kids at Hope Association and established a joint partnership with the Kids at Hope Organization by creating the first Kids at Hope Academy for school-aged youth. He is a volunteer for EF Education First, which provides life-changing education for global citizens.
Covey graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor of science degree and Colorado State University with a master of science degree.