Leadership and Members

Founding Leaders & Member Organizations

Leaders & Member Organizations participating in Cohort 1 of the Colorado Inclusive Economy journey.

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Helen Young Hayes

Founder & CEO, Activate Workforce Solutions
CIE Board Chair

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Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis

President & CEO, Craig Hospital

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Kirsten Benefiel

CEO, HSS

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Suzanne Cain

Global Head of Distribution & Marketing, Janus Henderson Investors USA

Michelle Campbell

Michelle D. Campbell

CEO, Diverse Talent; COO, Campbell Litigation; Stakeholder, Colorado REACH

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Dax Craig

Cofounder & President, Pie Insurance

Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen

Chairman & CEO, IMA Financial Group

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John C. Greenwood

VP/GM, Smart Mobility, Panasonic Corp. of North America

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Kay Henze

CEO & Executive Director, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network

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Lydia Jumonville

CEO, SCL Health

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Phil Kalin

President & CEO, Pinnacol Assurance
CIE Board of Directors

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David Levin

CEO, Four Winds Interactive

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Edmund F. Murphy III

President & CEO, Empower Retirement

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Alex O’Brien

CEO, Cardinal Group Companies

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Christina Ortiz Bluth

CEO, indieDwell

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Raju Patel

Senior VP, Market President & Market Executive, Bank of America

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Michael Ramseier

President, Kaiser Permanente Colorado

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Blair Richardson

CEO & Managing Partner, Bow River Capital

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Kendee Ruark

ED, Senior Leadership Manager, JPMorgan Chase

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Janice Sinden

President & CEO, Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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Craig Smith

President & COO, ANGI Homeservices – HomeAdvisor, Handy & Angie’s List

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George Sparks

President & CEO, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
CIE Board of Directors

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Heather Terenzio

CEO & Founder, Techtonic, Inc.

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Ben Valore-Caplan

Founder & CEO, Syntrinsic Investment Counsel

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Sara van Rensburg

President & CEO, Colorado Thought Leaders Forum

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Dave Welling

CEO, Mercer Advisors

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Robin Wittenstein

CEO, Denver Health

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Ben Wright

CEO & Founder, Velocity Global

Colorado Inclusive Economy Members

Leaders & Member Organizations participating in Cohorts 2 and 3 of the Colorado Inclusive Economy journey.

Amanda MountainPresident & CEO, Rocky Mountain PBS
Angela BaierCEO, CollegeInvest
Anthony Lambatos Co-Owner, Footers Catering
Barry Gleichenhaus CEO, CeDUR Roofing
Ben WeiderholtPresident & CEO, STRIDE Community Health Center
Bert VescolaniPresident & CEO, Denver Zoological Foundation
Brian ShepherdPresident, CEO, and BOD Member, CSG International
Bruce AlexanderPresident & CEO, Vectra Bank Colorado
Carolyn McCormickPrincipal, Peak HR Consulting, LLC
Corey EdwardsRegional Director Northwest, Western Governors University
Danielle ShootsVP & CFO, Colorado Trust; CEO, The Daily Boss Up
Darius WiseExecutive Vice President/COO, Red Rocks Credit Union
Dave WorkmanCo-Founder, Trelora
David KendallFounder, Bold Legal
Dedrick SimsCEO, Sims-Fayola Foundation
Elizabeth ConcordiaCEO, UCHealth
Eric Hiraga Executive Director, City & County of Denver, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity
Felix M. Lopez – Las Animas Commissioner, CCI
Frannie MatthewsPresident &CEO, Colorado Technology Association
Gwénaël S. HaganOwner & President, Signature Windows + Doors
Heidi HostetterCEO, H2 Solutions Inc.
Janet LamkinSenior Vice President Market and Community Innovation, United Airlines
Jason SharpeCo-Owner & CEO, Namaste Solar
Javier SotoPresident & CEO, Denver Foundation

Jeff JosephSenior Partner, Joseph & Hall P.C. Immigration Law Firm
Jeffrey NathansonCEO, Strategic Catalysts
Jessica Erickson
– President & CEO, Longmont Economic Development Partnership
Joe Thurman
CEO, interview IA
Kristen LynchCEO, Vail Resorts
Laurie Muller-GirardEVP West Regional Commercial Sales Executive, KeyBank
Les Sweeney President & CEO, Professional Assist Corp
Lisa JasperCo-Founder & CEO, Thought Ensemble
Lorii RabinowitzCEO, Denver Scholarship Foundation
Marco Antonio AbarcaOwner, Ready Foods Inc.
Marie PetersMain Street Lead, Colorado Leading Source
Marina JohnsonCEO, Most Programming
Matt KaspariPresident & CEO, Kaspo
Michelle MarksChancellor, University of Colorado Denver
Nicole CraineCEO, Techtonic
Nobu HataCEO, Denver Metro Association of Realtors
Noel GinsbergFounder, Chairman, & CEO, CareerWiseUSA
Richard Lewis President & CEO, RTL Networks, Inc.
Rob Katz – CEO, Vail Resorts
Rob PainterCEO, Trimble
Stephanie Bastin-WellsHead of Employee Experience, Vacasa, LLC
Stephanie Loughner Partner, Moye White
Steve RendleChairman, President, & CEO, VF Corporation
Suzanne KelleyRegional HRVP, HealthONE
Tyrone AdamsCEO, Colorado Association of Realtors

“We challenge and invite our fellow business leaders to join with us to rebuild in a way that reflects the diversity of our state and creates an economy of shared opportunity and prosperity.”
– Helen Young Hayes, CEO of Activate Workforce Solutions & Executive Sponsor of the Inclusive Economy movement

Colorado Inclusive Economy Board of Directors

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Luella Chavez D’Angelo

CEO, Colorado Inclusive Economy

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Helen Young Hayes

Founder & CEO, Activate Workforce Solutions
CIE Board Chair

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Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis

President & CEO, Craig Hospital

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Lauren Y. Casteel

President and CEO, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado

Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen

Chairman & CEO, IMA Financial Group

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David Kendall

Founder, Bold Legal
CIE Board of Directors

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Lee Gash-Maxey

Executive Director, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce

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Kathryn Harris

COO, Activate Work

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Phil Kalin

President & CEO, Pinnacol Assurance
CIE Board of Directors

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Jesse King

Managing Director, Fulcrum Advisors LLC

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Justine Metz

President, Sapientia Strategic Consulting

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Jesus Salazar

Co-Founder & CEO, Prosono

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Janice Sinden

President & CEO, Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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George Sparks

President & CEO, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
CIE Board of Directors

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Joe Thurman

CEO, interviewIA
CIE Board of Directors

Colorado Inclusive Economy Leadership

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Luella Chavez D’Angelo

CEO, Colorado Inclusive Economy

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Tony R. Smith

Vice President of Programs and Operations, Colorado Inclusive Economy

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Helen Young Hayes

Founder & CEO, Activate Workforce Solutions
CIE Board Chair

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Melissa Cunny

Project Manager, Colorado Inclusive Economy

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Scott Fast

Director, Innovate + Educate

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Bill Fulton

Founder and Co-Executive Director, The Civic Canopy

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Kathryn Harris

COO, Activate Work

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Jesse King

Managing Director, Fulcrum Advisors LLC

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Justine Metz

President, Sapientia Strategic Consulting

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Anneliese Steel

Corporate Affairs Director, Colorado Concern

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Jason R. Thompson

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Western Governors University

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Sean VanBerschot

President and Partner, Prosono

Committees

Membership Development Committee

Virginia BaylessStrategic Business Consultant, Bayless & Associates
Will ChanDirector of Strategy and External Affairs, Denver Economic Development Opportunity 
Jessica EricksonPresident, Longmont Economic Development Partnership
Scott Fast – National and State Strategist, Innovate+Educate
Lee Gash-Maxey – Executive Director, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce
Nicole Gravagna – VP, Behavioral Design, interviewIA
Kathryn HarrisManaging Director, ActivateIT Powered by Per Scholas
Nobu HataCEO, Denver Metro Association of REALTORS

David Kendall – Founder, Attorney, and CEO, Bold Legal
Molly ManganEnterprise Sales, Toptal
Martha ‘Marti’ AwadFounding Partner, Cardan Captial Partners
Justine MetzPresident, Sapientia Strategic Consulting
Jeffrey NathansonCEO, Strategic Catalysts
Sara van RensburgPresident and CEO, Colorado Thought Leaders Forum
Helen Young Hayes – Founder and CEO, Activate Workforce Solutions

Toolkit Committee

Dave Dookeeram, FACHE EVP and Chief of Staff, DispatchHealth
Corey Edwards – Director, Northwest Region and CO Stat Director, Western Governors University
Eliza Harding – CEO and Co-Founder, Trendlines USA
Beverly Jones – Director of Industry Partnerships, Colorado Department of Higher Education
Dan Kaskubar – Founder, Spur LLC
David Kendall – Founder, Attorney, and CEO, Bold Legal
Amy Lynch AVP of Human Resources, Pinnacol Assurance

Jennifer Mote – Chief Learning Officer, iSSACHAR Center for Urban Leadership
Susan Oh – Strategic Advisor, Activate Workforce Solutions
Jennifer Pakradooni Principal, JLPCommunications Consulting, Inc.
Kendra ProsperoCEO and Founder, Turning the Corner
Jacob Vigil -Senior Manager, Skillful
Jessica Welser Senior Specialist, B:CIVIC
Nikki Wilkins – Project Manager and Recruiter, CO REACH and Diverse Talent
Stephanie Wise – Assistant, CO Juvenile Defender Center

Marketing Committee

Chris ChávezCorporate Social Responsibility Strategist
Melissa Cunny – Project Manager, Colorado Inclusive Economy
Ethan Decker – President, Applied Brand Science
Erika Gonzalez – Principal, Scoop Public Relations
Stephen Gawlik VP for Corporate Affairs, Empower Retirement

Monica MendozaPublic Relations Manager, Empower Retirement
Anneliese Steel – Corporate Affairs Director, Colorado Concern
Yolanda WebbDirector of Adult, Aging and Disability Services, Colorado Department of Human Services