Boozer was born in Birmingham and raised in Tuscaloosa.
He earned a bachelorís degree in economics from
and a masterís degree in finance from the
School at the University of Pennsylvania.
During the past four decades, Boozerís career in
banking, finance and investments has taken him from
Citibank in New York
and Crocker National Bank in Los
Angeles, to Coral Petroleum in
Houston and Colonial Bank in Montgomery.
Treasurer Boozer also served as Deputy State Finance
Director for Governor Bob Riley after his retirement in
2007. During his tenure in the Alabama Department of
Finance, he played a key role in saving millions of
taxpayer dollars through the restructuring of state bond
debt and derivatives. Boozer left the Riley
Administration in early 2010 to run for State Treasurer
in his first race for elected office.
He is a
member of and has held leadership roles in several
organizations, including his church, the Rotary Club,
the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Boy Scouts and