Fred DuVal is president of a consulting firm, DuVal and Associates, that advises clients in Washington, as well as in state capitals across the country. He served as senior staff to former Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt, where his portfolio included the Regents, and spent seven years in the Clinton Administration in Washington D.C. Regent DuVal authored a book entitled, "Calling Arizona Home," which examines what brought us all to Arizona and how we relate to this place we call home. He currently serves on the Board of the Children's Action Alliance and previously served on the boards of Prescott College, Desert Botanical Garden, and Valley Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Regent DuVal grew up in Tucson and attended the University of Arizona as an undergraduate and secured his law degree at Arizona State University. He was appointed to the ABOR Board in August 2006.
He was formerly Senior Managing Director at Hill & Knowlton, where he specialized in public affairs and government relations. From 1997 to 1999, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. In this role, he served as the White House Liaison to the 50 state governors and other elected officials. Mr. DuVal was Co-Chair of the White House Interagency Task Force on Puerto Rico, Chair of the Federal Virgin Islands Task Force, and he coordinated the inter-governmental activity of twenty-five federal agencies. From 1993-1996, he was Deputy Chief of Protocol at the State Department. From 1991-1993, Mr. DuVal was a partner with the Phoenix government relations firm of Robb, DuVal and DeMenna. Prior to that, Mr. DuVal was with the firm of Heron, Burchette, Ruckert and Rothwell.