He is a public relations professional with 24 years experience, primarily with nonprofit private-sector organizations, including the Shriners Hospital for Children, the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Waikiki Aquarium.
Duke is an active member of the PRSA Hawaii chapter, having recently earned the Gregg W. Perry Award for PR Professional of the Year in 2011. He has served in various leadership positions on the chapter's board, including a stint as Chapter President in 2004. He also served two terms on the PRSA Western District board. He achieved his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2001.
Duke received his bachelor's degree in journalism, with a public relations emphasis, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and is the proud father of one delightful daughter.