Duane Shaw is the principal owner and founder of Academy Mortgage Corporation, a national mortgage banking firm with its headquarters in Sandy, Utah. Duane created Academy Mortgage in 1988 and the company has grown to nearly 1,000 employees in 100 offices in 25 states. Duane is and has been involved with a number of other businesses, including land development, construction of homes, producing thoroughbred horses, an independent insurance agency and real estate investments.
Duane graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Utah State University in 1973 and has worked in the mortgage industry since that time. He began his career at Commercial Security Bank in Salt Lake City. After working for the bank for six years he worked for a savings and loan, a national mortgage banker and a small independent mortgage banker before starting Academy Mortgage. Duane is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
Duane is married to Marci (Sorensen) Shaw who attended Utah State University in 1972 and has served as the managing member of Dumar, LLC as well as other companies that Duane and Marci have been involved with. Marci has been actively involved in raising a family and serving in her church. Duane and Marci currently reside in Sandy, Utah.