Distinguished alumni

Doug Boone ’82 Distinguished Professional Achievement


Doug is the executive vice president for strategic initiatives for Premier Communications, a telecommunications services provider in Sioux Center, Iowa. He joined the company after graduating from Northwestern, working his way up from assistant manager to chief executive officer to his present role. Doug also serves as director of the Iowa-owned Aureon Fiber Optic Network; was past president and director of NTCA, the Rural Broadband Association; and served as director of the Iowa Communications Alliance. In 2022 he was appointed by Iowa’s governor to the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board.

Award year: 2022