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.
Joe Blake – Chancellor Emeritus, CSU System
Dr. Ted Clarke, MD – Chairman and CEO, COPIC
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 and CEO, Hutchison Western
Bill Hybl – Vice Chairman, Broadmoor Hotel
John Ikard – President and CEO, FirstBank
Walt Imhoff – Retired Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Walter Isenberg – President and CEO, Sage Hospitality
Don Kortz – Chairman of the Board, 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
Sylvia Young – President and CEO, HealthONE
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
Ken Anderson – Exec V.P. and General Manager, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Greg Anton – Founding Partner, Anton Collins Mitchell, LLP
Peter Beaupre – President and COO, PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc.
Christine Benero – President and CEO, Mile High United Way
Bruce Benson – President, University of Colorado
Scott Bradley – Vice President, Colorado / Utah Area, Waste Management
Paul Brooks – Senior Vice President, KeyBank
Kelly Brough – President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Tim Brown – President of Business Development of Concord Energy Holdings
Marshall Burton – Senior V.P. and General Manager, Opus Development Corp.
Brad Busse – Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
Jim Campbell – V.P. of Midwest Region and Legislative Affairs, CenturyLink
Don Childears – President, Colorado Bankers Association
Linda Childears – President and CEO, Daniels Fund
Nathan Christian – Colorado Regional President, Wells Fargo
Robert Cohen – Chairman and CEO, IMA Financial Group, Inc.
Bob Coombe – Chancellor, University of Denver
Marc Cooper – Director, Cooper Development, Inc.
Pete Coors – Chairman, MillerCoors
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
Bruce Etkin – Manager, Etkin Johnson Group
David Eves – President and CEO, Public Service Company of CO, Xcel Energy
Norm Franke – President, Alpine Banks, Grand Junction
Tom Gendron – President and CEO, Woodward
Tim Gill – President, The Gill Foundation
Gino Greco – Regional CEO, American Red Cross Mile High Chapter
John C. Greenwood – CEO, Radius Media Holdings
Jay Helman – President, Western State College of Colorado
Roger Hutson – President and CEO, HRM Resources, LLC
Michael Imhoff – Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Rich Jennings – Regional V.P., Colorado and New Mexico Market, Comcast
Jim Johnson – President and CEO, GE Johnson Construction Company
Steve Jordan – President, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Rob Katz – Chairman and CEO, Vail Resorts
Jim Kleckner – Vice President of Operations, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
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
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
Lee McIntire – President and CEO, CH2M Hill Companies
Carolyn Meske – Director, Oppenheimer & Co.
Patrick Mooney – General Manager, Intermountain Rural Electric Association
John C. Moore III – Principal, Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers
Brent Morse – President, Morenergy Exploration
David Neumann – Founder, CEO & Chairman, Neumann Systems Group, Inc.
Greg Osborn – Denver Office Managing Partner, RubinBrown, LLP
David Palmer – Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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 – Vice President, Jordon Perlmutter & Co.
Craig Piper – President and CEO, Denver Zoo
Ray Pittman – Senior Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis
John Plotkin – Vice-Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO, Pinnacol Assurance
Jim Pribyl – Vice President of Government Affairs, Level 3 Communications
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
Michael Ramseier – President and General Manager, Colorado Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
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
John M. Shaw – President, McWhinney
David Siegel – President and CEO, Frontier Airlines
Dean Singleton – Chairman of the Board, The Denver Post
Bill Soards – Colorado President, AT&T
Beth Soberg – President and CEO, UnitedHealthcare
George Sparks – President and CEO, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Dylan Taylor – Chairman and CEO Colliers International
Kent Thiry – President and CEO, DaVita
Anne Warhover – President, Colorado Health Foundation
Paul Washington – Exec. Director, Denver Office of Economic Development
Travis Webb – Managing Partner, BKD CPAs & Advisors
Scot Woodall – COO, Bill Barrett Corporation
Scott Wylie – Chairman and CEO, First Western Financial
Sylvia Young – President and CEO, HealthONE
Dave Younggren – Interim Director, The Piton Foundation
Ed Zebrowski – Senior Vice President, LNR Property
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:
For more information on Colorado Concern membership, click «here»