The Colorado Forum was established in 1978 to create an informed, objective voice on critical public policy issues facing the state. Our 65 members are recognized leaders in the business, education, healthcare, media, legal, real estate, energy and non-profit communities and represent disparate regions in the state of Colorado. Forum membership is politically diverse; we are a nonpartisan organization that operates by 100% consensus. More >



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Marco Antonio Abarca, President and Owner - Ready Foods, Inc.

Bruce K. Alexander, President and Chief Executive Officer - Vectra Bank Colorado   

Jandel Allen-Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Craig Hospital

Richard G. Ballantine, Chairman - Ballantine Communications    

John Baron, Founder - GBSM, Inc.   

David Barry, President - Pursuit Collection

John Barry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Barbara M. Baumann, President - Cross Creek Energy Corporation  

Mike Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Parkview Medical Center

Buck Blessing, Chief Executive Officer - Griffis/Blessing Inc.    

Joseph Bower, Partner, Banner & Bower, PC

Denise Burgess, President and Chief Executive Officer, Burgess Services, Inc. 

Amy Burkett, Managing Director and SVP, HKS 

Matthew Burkett, Founder, Chairman & CEO, The Flyfisher Group

Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor, University of Denver

Robert Cohen, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer - The IMA Financial Group, Inc.

Elizabeth Concordia, President and Chief Executive Officer, UC Health

Mike Davis, Head of School, Colorado Academy

Dan DeRose, President, Eastside Investment Partners   

Stanton Dodge, Chief Legal Officer, DraftKings

Christopher Dinsdale, Co-Chairman - Bank of Colorado    

Michael Fordyce, Former President and CEO - Craig Hospital     

Mike Fries, Chief Executive Officer - Liberty Global

Ken Gart, Partner - The Gart Companies

Jerrold L. Glick, Managing Partner - Columbia Group LLLP  

Thomas A. Gougeon, President - Gates Family Foundation   

Brad Greenwald, Managing Partner, Hilltop Venture Partners  

Steven Halstedt, Co-Founder & Managing Director - Centennial Ventures    

Jena Hausmann, President & Chief Executive Officer - Children's Hospital Colorado

Jennifer Hopkins, Managing Partner - Crescendo Capital Partners   

John Ikard, Board Member, FirstBank Holding Company

Jane Ingalls, President, Face It Together

Alice Jackson, President - Xcel Energy Colorado 

Jim Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer - GE Johnson Construction Company  

Lydia Jumonville, President and Chief Executive Officer - SCL Health 

Ivo Jurek, Chief Executive Officer, Gates Corporation

C. Thomas Kaesemeyer, Executive Director - Fox Family Foundation     

Gail Heitler Klapper, Member/President - Colorado Forum 

Peter Lauener, President - McWhinney

Richard Lawrence, President & CEO, Colorado Financial Management, LLC    

William N. Lindsay, Principal, Lindsay3, LLC   

Roland Lyon, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado

Don Mapel, Chairman - Durango Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Mary McBride, Independent Corporate Director and Corporate Advisor

Stephen McConahey, Chairman - SGM Capital, LLC  

Rodd Merchant, West Region President, JE Dunn Construction Company

Steven H. Meyer, Chief Executive Officer - Shaw Construction, LLC      

John E. Moye, Partner - Moye White LLP     

Trygve E. Myhren, President - Myhren Media, Inc.      

Kathryn Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer - Delta Dental of Colorado, Retired 

Mary Rhinehart, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer - Johns Manville Corporation    

Chris Richardson, Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP 

Daniel L. Ritchie, President, Buell Foundation    

Dave Ryan, Chief Executive Officer - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado

David Sadoff, Senior Partner and Managing Director - Boston Consulting Group

Mark Safty, Partner, Energy and Infrastructure, Holland & Hart, LLP, Retired

Jesus Salazar, President and CEO, Prosono

Jay Seaton, Publisher - The Daily Sentinel

Harris Sherman, President, Harris Sherman & Associates LLC

Monica Skok, Chief Executive Officer, GTMP, LLC

Mark L. Smith, Founding Principal - Slifer Smith and Frampton    

Elizabeth Soberg, Senior Vice President, UnitedHealthcare Networks

George Sparks, President and Chief Executive Officer, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Fred Taylor, President & Co-Founder, Northstar Investment Advisors, LLC     

Kent J. Thiry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - DaVita Inc.    

Chris Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer - Community Hospital

Jill M. Tiefenthaler, President - Colorado College   

Robert Tointon, Chairman - Phelps-Tointon, Inc.  

Ben Valore-Caplan, Founder and CEO, Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, LLC

Stewart Vanderwilt, President and CEO, Colorado Public Radio

Barbara Vidmar, Chairman, American International Automobile Association (retired)

John Wells, President - The Wells Group of Durango, Inc.

Joe Wheeling, Co-Owner - James Ranch Grass Fed Beef 

Lee White, Executive Vice President - George K. Baum & Company     

Steve White, President, Comcast West Division

Barth E. Whitham, President and CEO, Enduring Resources, LLC.

Ron Williams, Retired, Gary-Williams Company

H. Jason Winkler, Chief Executive Officer, INDUSTRY / Q Factor 

Albert C. Yates, President Emeritus - Colorado State University     

David Younggren, President and CEO, Gary Community Investment Company and the Piton Foundation    

Joe Zimlich, Chief Executive Officer, Bohemian Companies

Sidny K. Zink, Owner Emerita - FredrickZink & Associates P.C.


Akasha Absher (for Ben Valore-Caplan), Chief Consulting Officer, Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, LLC

Liz Barber (for Lee White), Executive Vice President, George K. Baum & Company

Priya Burkett (for Matthew Burkett), Director, Business Development, American Express

Susan Dorsey (for Tom Gougeon), Senior Vice President - Finance, Administration & Impact Investing, Gates Family Foundation

Jim East (for Stewart Vanderwilt), Senior Vice President of Development, Colorado Public Radio

Laura English (for Roland Lyon), Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Vincent English (for Jason Winkler), Chief Development Officer, Q Factor

David L. Eves (for Alice Jackson), Executive Vice President, Group President - Utilities, Xcel Energy

Charlie Farrell (for Fred Taylor), Chief Executive Officer - Northstar Investment Advisors, LLC    

John M. Fox (for Tom Kaesemeyer), Chairman - Fox Family Foundation

David E. Greenberg (for Rebecca Chopp), Vice Chancellor of Institutional Partnerships, University of Denver

Dale R. Harris, (for Chris Richardson), Senior Of Counsel - Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP    

Bruce Hoyt (for Dave Younggren), Senior Vice President, Gary Community Investments

B.J. Hybl (for Buck Blessing), President and Chief Operating Officer - Griffis/Blessing, Inc.   

Steven Katich (for Rodd Merchant), Director of Business Development and Government Relations - JE Dunn

Tim Macdonald (for Harris Sherman), Managing Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Chad McWhinney (for Peter Lauener), Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, McWhinney

Robert Moore (for Jill Tiefenthaler), Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration - Colorado College  

Andy Mountain (for John Baron), President & CEO, GBSM

Marc Neely (for Elizabeth Soberg), President and CEO - UnitedHealthcare of Colorado and Wyoming

Thomas Pitstick (for Ivo Jurek), Chief Marketing Officer, SVP Product Line Management, Gates Corporation

Bruce Ray (for Mary Rhinehart), Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Johns Manville    

Edward Scholz (for George Sparks), VP Finance and Operations, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Scott Stemberger, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Ted White (for John Moye), Partner - Moye White LLP     

Hanne Wolf, Vice President - Liberty Global

Dave Wollard (for Bruce Alexander), Founding Chair Emeritus, Exempla Health Care