Ducote joins the Institute with extensive experience in managing the business and fiscal affairs of both public and non-profit organizations. He formerly served as Vice President of Business Affairs for a statewide organization in California that provided alternative educational, training, and employment related services to seniors and people with disabilities. There, Ducote was responsible for the financial, budgetary, business, human resources, and administrative affairs of this multi-million dollar organization. Prior to this, Ducote served in similar business manager positions for the Cities of Chula Vista and Paramount, Calif., and as a business officer for the State of California.
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ducote holds a Master of Public administration (MPA) degree from the University of Southern California as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Claremont McKenna College.