John Plotkin
Vice-Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO – Pinnacol Assurance

John Plotkin

John Plotkin joined Pinnacol’s board of directors in 2011, and is now serving as Pinnacol's interim CEO. One of his responsibilities will be leading the search for a new president and CEO. Once a new president and CEO has been hired, John will return to his board duties. He is a member of the Denver law firm Gregory & John, LLC, focusing on commercial litigation. His nearly 30 years of law practice includes corporate governance cases, contract disputes, employment disputes and insurance industry issues.

An active member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association and Denver Bar Association, John has appeared in federal and state courts in Colorado, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington. He is a former chairman of the Lakewood Planning Commission, chairman of the board of the Denver Preschool Program, and serves on the board of the Mountain State Region of the Anti-Defamation League. John earned his law degree at the University of Michigan and bachelor’s degree in economics at Brown University.

Colorado Concern Board
of Directors

Joe Blake – Chancellor Emeritus, CSU System
Dr. Ted Clarke, M.D. – Chairman and CEO, COPIC
Jeff Dorsey – President and CEO, HealthONE
Steve Farber – President, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Pat Hamill – Chairman and CEO, Oakwood Homes
A. Barry Hirschfeld – President, A B Hirschfeld & Sons
G. "Buck" Hutchison – President, Hutchison Western
Bill Hybl – Vice Chairman, Broadmoor Hotel
John Ikard – President and CEO, FirstBank Holding Company
Walt Imhoff – Retired Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Walter Isenberg – President and CEO, Sage Hospitality
Don Kortz* – Chairman of the Board, Cassidy Turley Fuller
Real Estate
David McReynolds – President, Columbine Health Plan
Larry A. Mizel – Chairman and CEO, M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.
Kay Norton* – President, University of Northern Colorado
Kathryn Paul – President and CEO, Delta Dental of Colorado
Blair Richardson – Managing Partner, Bow River Capital Partners
Dan Ritchie* – Chairman and CEO, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Dick Robinson – Co-CEO, Robinson Dairy, Inc.
Richard M. Sapkin – Managing Principal, Edgemark
Development, LLC

*Colorado Concern Leadership

Dan Ritchie – Co-Chairman
Don Kortz – Co-Chairman
Kay Norton – Treasurer
Tamra Ward – President and CEO