Office Dates: Dec 15, 2016 -
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Born: Aug 01, 1956
Birth State: North Dakota
Spouse: Kathryn Helgaas Burgum
Family: Married; three children
School(s): North Dakota State University, Stanford University
Doug Burgum took office as governor of North Dakota on December 15, 2016.
As a CEO and entrepreneur, Burgum has helmed several companies, including Great Plains Software, which was eventually acquired by Microsoft; Kilbourne Group, a company committed to creating smart, healthy cities through vibrant downtowns; and Arthur Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in ambitious, mission-driven software companies. He also served as chairman of the board and investor for Atlassian, board member of Avalara and as executive chairman of the board of North Dakota health care technology start-up Intelligent InSites, the leader in real-time operational intelligence software for health care.
In 2009, Burgum was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, North Dakota’s highest honor, by Gov. John Hoeven. He served on the Small Business and Labor Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from 1990 to 1992, and continued to serve as an informal advisor to the Federal Reserve. He holds a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University and an MBA from Stanford University. Burgum, Kathryn Helgaas and his family Joe, Jesse and Tom live in Fargo.