Committed | Membership Benefits

Membership in Colorado Concern is by invitation of the Board of Directors, and reserved for the CEO or the company's highest ranking business leader in Colorado.

The organization engages in three primary areas: legislative advocacy, ballot issue campaigns and statewide candidate elections. Members are encouraged to participate in any and all that are impactful to their business.

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Committed | Colorado Concern Board
of Directors

Steve Farber – President, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Tim Gill – Chairman – Scytus
Pat Hamill – Chairman and CEO, Oakwood Homes
Bill Hybl– Vice Chairman, The Broadmoor Hotel
A. Barry Hirschfeld – President, A B Hirschfeld & Sons
John Ikard* – President and CEO, FirstBank
Walter Isenberg – President and CEO, Sage Hospitality
David McReynolds – President, Columbine Health Plan
Larry A. Mizel – Chairman and CEO, M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.
Blair Richardson* – Managing Partner, Bow River Capital Partners
Dan Ritchie – Chairman and CEO, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Richard M. Sapkin – Managing Principal, Edgemark Development, LLC
Sylvia Young – President and CEO, HealthONE

Strategic | Colorado Concern Leadership

Blair Richardson – Chairman
John Ikard – Treasurer
Tamra Ward – President and CEO

United | Colorado Concern Membership

Click here for biographies and photos of all Colorado Concern members.

Members highlighted in blue are new to Colorado Concern.
Click on their names to learn more about them.

Brent C. Anderson, Esq. – CEO International Risk Group
Greg Anton – Chairman and CEO, Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
John Beeble– Chairman and CEO, Saunders Construction
Christine Benero – President and CEO, Mile High United Way
Bruce Benson – President, University of Colorado
Joe Blake– Chancellor Emeritus, Colorado State University System
Shannon Block – President and CEO, Denver Zoo
Paul Brooks – Senior Vice President, KeyBank
Kelly Brough – President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Brad Busse – President, Busse Ventures
Mike Butler – CEO, Flood and Peterson
Don Childears – President, Colorado Bankers Association
Linda Childears – President and CEO, Daniels Fund
Rebecca Chopp – PhD., Chancellor, University of Denver
Dr. Ted Clarke – Chairman and CEO, COPIC
Robert Cohen – Chairman and CEO, IMA Financial Group, Inc.
Marc Cooper – Director, Cooper Development, Inc.
Pete Coors – Chairman, MillerCoors
Jeff Cummings – CEO, Duffy Crane & Hauling
Kim Day – Manager of Aviation, Denver International Airport
R. Stanton Dodge – Executive V.P. and General Counsel, Dish Network, LLC
Tami Door – President and CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership
Al Duran – Denver Division President, Safeway
Joe Ellis – President, Denver Broncos Football Club
Steve ErkenBrack – President and CEO, Rocky Mountain Health Plan
David Eves – President and CEO, Public Service Company of CO, Xcel Energy
John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J. – President, Regis University
Cole Finegan – Managing Partner Hogan Lovells
Jack Finlaw – President and CEO, University of Colorado Foundation
Steve Foster– CEO and Founder, Connect13, LLC COO, Global Technology Resources, Inc.
Norm Franke – Regional President, Alpine Bank
Tom Gendron – President and CEO, Woodward
Ryan Good – Vice President, Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners
Gino Greco – CEO, American Red Cross Colorado & Wyoming Region
Ben Harris –CEO, Nebraska Heavy Industries
Jacqueline Hinman– CEO, CH2M Hill Companies
Brad Holly – Vice President of Operations, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Eric S. Holt – Managing Director/Regional Director, Bessemer Trust
Buck Hutchison – President and CEO, Hutchison Western
Roger Hutson – President and CEO, HRM Resources, LLC
Michael Imhoff – Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Douglas Jackson – Ph.D., J.D. - President and CEO, Project C.U.R.E.
Rich Jennings –Vice President, Mile High Region, Comcast
Jim Johnson – President and CEO, GE Johnson Construction Company
Steve Jordan – President, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Phil Kalin – President and CEO, Pinnacol Assurance
Carolyn Kling – Partner Johnson Financial Group
Rick Kushner – CEO, Comfort Dental
Chetter Latcham – President, Shea Homes Colorado

Lloyd Lewis – President and CEO, Arc Thrift Stores
Bill Lindsay – President, Lockton Benefit Group – Lockton Companies, LLC
Michael Long – Chairman, President & CEO, Arrow Electronics
Cheryl D. Lovell – Ph.D.– President and CEO, Rocky Vista University
Donna Lynne – President, Kaiser Permanente, LLC
Greg Maffei – President and CEO, Liberty Media
Michael Martin – Chancellor, Colorado State University System
Nancy McCallin, Ph. D. – President, Colorado Community College System
Mike Matthews – Market President, Wells Fargo
Mike McInnes – Executive Vice President and General Manager
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Shawn McLaughlin – CEO, Concord Energy
Troy McWhinney – Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder, McWhinney
Terry Minger – President Gregory Canyon, LLC
Patrick Mooney – General Manager, Intermountain Rural Electric Association
John C. Moore III – Vice President & Director of Civil Engineering, Martin/Martin Inc.
Brent Morse – President, Morenergy Exploration
David Neumann – Founder, CEO & Chairman, Neumann Systems Group, Inc.
Bob Nicolls – Owner, Monarch Investment and Management Group
Kay Norton– President, University of Northern Colorado
Greg Osborn – Denver Office Managing Partner, RubinBrown, LLP
David Palmer – Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Kate Paul – President and CEO, Delta Dental
Bill Pauls – Chairman, The Pauls Corporation
Perry Pearce – Manager, Government Affiars, Rocky Mountain Region - ConocoPhillips
Alan Peppers – President and CEO, Westerra Credit Union
Jay Perlmutter – Principal, Jordon Perlmutter & Co.
Paul Pittman – CEO, Farmland Partners
Ray Pittman – Senior Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis
Chad R. Preiss – President, Engine Systems, Woodward Inc.
Rahn K. Porter – Interim CEO, Colorado Health Foundation
Doug Quimby – President and CEO, La Plata Communities
Kevin G. Quinn – President and CEO, Citywide Banks
Tom Ragonetti – Senior Shareholder and Director, Otten, Johnson, Robinson,
Neff and Ragonetti
Norton Rainey – President and CEO, Ace Scholarships
Michael Ramseier – President and General Manager, Colorado Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Roberta Robinette – Colorado President, AT&T
Dick Robinson – Manager, Robinson Management LLC
Hassan Salem – President, U.S. Bank
Dr. Michael Salem – President and CEO, National Jewish Health
Richard Scharf – President and CEO, VISIT DENVER
Dan Scherer – General Manager, CBS Outdoor
Bill Scoggins – President, Colorado School of Mines
Mike Severns – President, Mountain States Employers Council
David Siegel – President and CEO, Frontier Airlines
George Sparks – President and CEO, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Dylan Taylor – Global Chief Operating Officer, Americas, Colliers International
Kent Thiry –Chairman & CEO, DaVita
Becky Takeda-Tinker – President and CEO, Colorado State University – Global Campus
Paul Washington – Exec. Director, Denver Office of Economic Development
Travis Webb – Managing Partner, BKD CPAs & Advisors
Scott Wylie – Chairman and CEO, First West Trust
Shaun Yancey – President & COO, US Operations
Dave Younggren – President, The Piton Foundation
Ed Zebrowski – Senior Vice President, Starwood CPG Operations, LLC
Evan Zucker – Principal, Black Creek Capital

Legislative Advocacy: Promoting and protecting a pro-business environment requires a constant watch on what is under way at the State Capitol. Colorado Concern has two lobbyists focused on this effort. Key areas of interest include our business climate, as well as cornerstones of our economy, such as education reform and its relationship to the development of our future workforce; a functional and financed transportation system that allows for the movement of both goods and people; and efforts to control or reduce the cost of health care to employers.

Ballot Issue Campaigns: Coloradans enjoy the right to vote on key measures through direct democracy. This requires serious engagement from the business community both to support issues of keen interest and to oppose those we believe impact our quality of life. Colorado Concern's activities in this area include campaign oversight, education of the broader business community and substantial financial support.

Statewide Candidate Elections: Elected leaders who understand and support the key principles of a strong business environment are key to our state's future economic success. Colorado Concern members—through the organization's Political Action Committee (PAC), its "Business Opportunity Fund" (527), and individual contributions—promote candidates who understand and embrace that philosophy.

Colorado Concern members are encouraged to directly engage with the organization's efforts as their interest and schedule allow. Examples of engagement opportunities and member benefits include:

  • Lending expertise to political leaders on issues critical to their corporate goals and community growth and development.

  • Testifying on legislative issues that may impact the member's industry or business.

  • Developing relationships with elected officials who share commonalities.

  • Participating in Colorado Concern political events, including an annual luncheon with the governor, monthly meetings with state legislative leaders while the General Assembly is in session and annual meetings with Colorado's U.S. senators.

  • Participation in networking and VIP events to develop valuable relationships among key business and community leaders.

  • Networking with other Colorado Concern members through monthly lunches and a variety of annual events. Members also receive an annual membership directory to help members stay connected.

  • Receipt of pertinent communications, including weekly legislative updates and news clips, as well as an annual report of Colorado Concern's achievements and areas for future focus.

  • Participation in annual public policy survey to determine specific needs, concerns and priorities, ensuring the organization's annual legislative agenda and business plan remain relevant.

For more information on Colorado Concern membership, click «here»

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