A member of the 1974 PLC class and a 1978 graduate of the University of Colorado, Doug Price became president of the FirstBank of Boulder in 1982. Price was promoted to president of FirstBank of Denver in 1988 and retired in 1999 as president of FirstBank of Colorado, the lead bank in the then $4 billion FirstBank Holding Company one of America’s largest employee owned companies.
In 1995, Price became the co-founder and innovator of what was to become Qualistar Early Learning. That organization created, validated and patented the Quality Ratings Improvement System, the core principles of which have become the foundation of accountability systems for early learning governance in over 40 states. During the Bush administration in 2006 and 2007, Price worked on the bipartisan Health Care Task Force of the Committee for Economic Development in Washington, D.C. Several of the recommendations made by the working group were adopted as part of the Affordable Care Act.
In 2009, Price became the Chief Executive Officer for Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS), growing income from 9 to 17 million dollars and membership from 43,000 to over 76,000, making RMPBS the largest membership organization in the state of Colorado. During that tenure he was awarded three Emmys for projects that examined the plight of disadvantaged populations and women in our culture and economy.
In 2016, Price became the founder, majority shareholder and chairman of CSBO Holdings Inc., the parent company of Citizens State Bank where he also serves on the board. Doug is a fifth generation Coloradan, raised in Colorado and France and is proud to have served on the French-American Foundation Executive Committee in New York City since 2004.