Geoff Duncan

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  • Georgia's 12th Lieutenant Governor (2019-2023)
  • CNN Contributor and Former Professional Baseball Player
  • Author of 'GOP 2.0'
  • Former CEO & Current Strategic Advisor To Healthcare & Technology Companies

A former professional baseball player, CNN contributor and successful entrepreneur, Geoff Duncan served as Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor from 2019-2023. As the state’s second-most powerful Republican and president of the State Senate, Duncan used a bipartisan approach to navigate the chamber through a global pandemic, civil unrest, and economic tumult. Duncan has established himself as a bold leader, especially in the areas of health care, public safety, technology, and economic development. His efforts to spearhead Georgia becoming the “Technology Capital of the East Coast” have been nationally recognized. After rising to national prominence, he authored a book entitled, GOP 2.0: How the 2020 Election Can Lead to a Better Way Forward for America's Conservative Party.

Prior to public service, Duncan enjoyed a successful career in the private sector. In 2001, he founded a marketing company that sold promotional products to mid-size and large corporate clients nationwide. In 2003, he launched a tech-enabled literature fulfillment division for several large corporate clients. In 2016, Duncan was hired as the CEO of a health care company where he successfully raised several rounds of early round growth capital. In 2019, he founded a consulting business to help growth stage private companies work directly with their management teams. Duncan also serves as a strategic advisor to several venture capital firms around the country.

 



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  • Georgia Bankers Association
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • Venture Atlanta
  • Partnership for Inclusive Innovation
  • New Hampshire Institute of Politics
  • The Aspen Institute
  • National Lt. Governors Association
  • Rotary Club of Atlanta
  • Principles First
  • Georgia Tech Commencement
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The Upcoming Election Cycle is About Looking Forward

Former Lieutenant Governor of Georgia GEOFF DUNCAN has written the book on the future of the Republican Party, GOP 2.0. With a focus on uniting people through a common view of civility and freedom, Duncan explores how bipartisanship can drive meaningful solutions for Americans who view the upcoming ...

Former Lieutenant Governor of Georgia GEOFF DUNCAN has written the book on the future of the Republican Party, GOP 2.0. With a focus on uniting people through a common view of civility and freedom, Duncan explores how bipartisanship can drive meaningful solutions for Americans who view the upcoming election cycle as an opportunity to look forward.

Defining Strong Leadership

Party leader and nationally recognized voice of bipartisanship GEOFF DUNCAN offers a bold vision of strong leadership through a bipartisan approach to the problems impacting everyday Americans. A former professional baseball player and private sector strategist and entrepreneur, Duncan brings experi ...

Party leader and nationally recognized voice of bipartisanship GEOFF DUNCAN offers a bold vision of strong leadership through a bipartisan approach to the problems impacting everyday Americans. A former professional baseball player and private sector strategist and entrepreneur, Duncan brings experience from the field, the House Chamber, and the board room and his expertise resonates with audiences of all kinds.

Bipartisan Opportunities in Policy and Politics

CNN Contributor and former Lieutenant Governor of Georgia GEOFF DUNCAN offers a clear and decisive perspective on today’s headline issues by focusing on strong leadership, bipartisanship, and offering real solutions to real problems. ...

CNN Contributor and former Lieutenant Governor of Georgia GEOFF DUNCAN offers a clear and decisive perspective on today’s headline issues by focusing on strong leadership, bipartisanship, and offering real solutions to real problems.

Effective Private-Public Partnerships: Future-Proofing Our Cities

Former Georgia Lt. Governor GEOFF DUNCAN is a respected leader in urbanization; his in-office initiatives impacted health care, public safety, technology, and economic development. For insights into private-public partnerships that are improving the quality of life in our cities by leveraging effect ...

Former Georgia Lt. Governor GEOFF DUNCAN is a respected leader in urbanization; his in-office initiatives impacted health care, public safety, technology, and economic development. For insights into private-public partnerships that are improving the quality of life in our cities by leveraging effective investment strategies, consider Geoff Duncan for his commitment to innovation and breadth of expertise.

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<p><strong>Geoff Duncan champions a brave new GOP on CNN</strong></p>

Geoff Duncan champions a brave new GOP on CNN

CNN contributor and former Lieutenant Governor of Georgia GEOFF DUNCAN is an outspoken Republican pursuing party reform. He wrote the book on the future of the Republican Party, GOP 2.0, before finding his voice on CNN as an on-air commentator. His choice to work with the Atlanta-based, left leaning outlet is a natural fit for his ability to communicate across the aisle. Duncan provides his opinion formed from over a decade in public service in Georgia as a Republican, from his six-year tenure in the Georgia House of Representatives to his work as the state’s Lieutenant Governor.

Geoff Duncan’s ability to call out the political elephant in the room demonstrates his commitment to improving the GOP from the inside. In all contexts, he offers a clear and decisive perspective on today’s headline issues by focusing on actionable solutions.

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<p><strong>Geoff Duncan’s leadership improves innovation and creates economic opportunity</strong></p>

Geoff Duncan’s leadership improves innovation and creates economic opportunity

Georgia’s former Lieutenant Governor, GEOFF DUNCAN, who has also served as a former professional baseball player, CNN contributor and successful entrepreneur, set his sights on improving America’s technology industry by engaging both the public and private sectors. The Partnership for Inclusive Innovation (PIN), Duncan’s private-public partnership, improves Georgian access to thrive in the innovation ecosystem with efforts targeting geographic, racial, gender, and socio-economic equity. Lt. Gov. Duncan said of the program, “As we shape the future of Georgia, we must prioritize innovation improvements and technology advancement across the state.” PIN doubled annual venture capital invested in Georgia in its first year, totaling more than $4B. The partnership resulted in 30 active projects producing 24 new businesses created and supported, 170+ technologies implemented across 90+ congressional districts.

Geoff Duncan, a bold GOP leader, has contributed to nationally recognized initiatives boosting Georgia to the “Technology Capital of the East Coast.” This success showcases Duncan’s prowess in both the private and public sectors, as well as his ability to create harmony among stakeholders. Bringing experience from the field, the House Chamber, and the board room, Duncan can chart a path to wide-reaching success in collaborations between government and industry.

Watch Geoff Duncan speak at Georgia Tech here >>

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Geoff Duncan in the News

Former Georgia Lieutenant Governer (2019-2023) GEOFF DUNCAN understands politics and media as a true insider, prioritizing a bipartisan approach to navigate the chamber through a global pandemic, civil unrest, and economic tumult. His efforts to spearhead Georgia becoming the “Technology Capital of the East Coast” have been nationally recognized. Duncan has established himself as a bold leader, especially in the areas of health care, public safety, technology, and economic development.

Here’s how he’s envisioning our future:

7.10.2024  Democrats Have to Get This Right  |  The Atlanta Journal Constitution

06.24.2024  Three Things Biden Needs to Do to Win Thursday's Atlanta Debate  |  The Atlanta Journal Constitution

06.17.2024  How Biden Can Align Perception and Reality on the Country’s Economy  |  The Atlanta Journal Constitution

06.05.2024  Republicans Need Geoff Duncan. So Does Biden Actually.  |  Bloomberg

06.03.2024  Trump Conviction Gives the GOP Another Chance to Do the Right Thing  |  The Atlanta Journal Constitution

05.23.2024  3 Ways Fellow Republicans Reacted to My Biden Endorsement  |  The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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A former professional baseball player, CNN contributor and successful entrepreneur, Geoff Duncan served as Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor from 2019-2023. As the state’s second-most powerful Republican and president of the State Senate, Duncan used a bipartisan approach to navigate the chamber through a global pandemic, civil unrest and economic tumult. Duncan has established himself as a bold leader, especially in the areas of health care, public safety, technology, and economic development. His efforts to spearhead Georgia becoming the “Technology Capital of the East Coast” have been nationally recognized.

In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Duncan stood up to his party leadership and became an outspoken voice against conspiracy theories and for a peaceful transition of power. After rising to national prominence, he authored a book entitled, GOP 2.0: How the 2020 Election Can Lead to a Better Way Forward for America's Conservative Party. He became one of the most recognizable critics of the political process that led to the failed Senate campaign of Herschel Walker.

During the 2020 legislative session, Duncan built a historic bipartisan coalition to pass Georgia’s Hate Crimes Law in the aftermath of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. In 2021, he authored the LESS Crime Act to empower private citizens to support law enforcement and led successful efforts to defeat the Buckhead secession movement, with the Atlanta Journal Constitution declaring, Powerful GOP leader delivers blow to Buckhead cityhood.”

Duncan entered public service in 2012 after winning an upstart campaign to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. In the House, he served on the Banking, Science & Technology and Ways & Means Committee. Duncan spearheaded the Rural Hospital Tax Credit that created tax credits for donors to rural hospitals, a win-win program that has yielded tens of millions in additional funding to save rural hospitals from closure.

Prior to public service, Duncan enjoyed a successful career in the private sector. In 2001, he founded a marketing company that sold promotional products to mid-size and large corporate clients nationwide. In 2003, he launched a tech-enabled literature fulfillment division for several large corporate clients. In 2006, he founded a design company with the focus of building large contract to build single family homes in the Atlanta metro area. In 2016, Duncan was hired as the CEO of a health care company where he successfully raised several rounds of early round growth capital. In 2019, he founded a consulting business to help growth stage private companies work directly with their management teams, including a 40-year-old construction material company that has more than doubled revenues. Duncan also serves as a strategic advisor to several venture capital firms around the country.

After a successful career as a scholarship pitcher at Georgia Tech, including three straight berths in the NCAA Regionals and the 1994 College World Series, Duncan was drafted by the Florida Marlins’ organization in 1996, where he spent six seasons in their minor league system before a shoulder injury forced his early retirement in 2001.

Duncan is most proud to be a husband to his high school sweetheart, Brooke, and a father of three young men: Parker, Bayler, and Ryder. Duncan is an avid sports fan, an aviation enthusiast and is an instrument rated private pilot.