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

Stanton Dodge – Chief Legal Officer, Draft Kings
Steve Farber – President, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Tim Gill – Chairman, Scytus
Pat Hamill – Chairman and CEO, Oakwood Homes
Roger Hutson – President and CEO, HRM Resources, LLC
A. Barry Hirschfeld – President, A B Hirschfeld & Sons
Bill Hybl– Vice Chairman, The Broadmoor Hotel
John Ikard – FirstBank Holding Company
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
Chip Rimer – Senior Vice President,US Onshore Noble Energy
Dan Ritchie – Chairman, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation
Richard M. Sapkin – Managing Principal, Edgemark Development, LLC
Sylvia Young – President and CEO, HealthONE

Strategic | Colorado Concern Leadership

John Ikard – Chairman
Roger Hutson – Treasurer
Chip Rimer – Vice-Chair
Mike Kopp – President & CEO

Click here to watch a special video tribute to Colorado Concern Founder Larry A. Mizel

United | Colorado Concern Membership

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
Chad Asarch – Principal, Steele Properties, LLC
Tracee Bentley – Executive Director, Colorado Petroleum Council, a Division of the American Petroleum Institute
Jeffrey Binder – CEO Layer3 TV Institute
Samuel (Pat) Black, III – President, Erie Management Group, LLC
Joe Blake– Chancellor Emeritus, Colorado State University System
Buck Blessing – CEO Griffis/Blessing
Dave Britton – General Manager, Uber Technologies
Bart Brookman – President & CEO, PDC Energy
Paul Brooks – Senior Vice President, KeyBank
Matthew Burkett – Founder and CEO, The Flyfisher Group
Marshall Burton – President and CEO Confluent Development
Brad Busse – President, Busse Ventures
Don Childears – President, Colorado Bankers Association
Linda Childears – President and CEO, Daniels Fund
Rebecca Chopp, PhD., – Chancellor, University of Denver
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
Brian Davidson – President St. Mary’s Medical Center
Lori Davis – Office Managing Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
Kim Day – Manager of Aviation, Denver International Airport
Sean Demuele – Vice President and General Manager, Ameristar Casino Black Hawk
Chris Dinsdale – President Dinsdale Brothers, Inc.
Tami Door – President and CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership
Mark Dorman – Managing Director Endeavour
Rick Eldridge – President and CEO, Intuitive Companies
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
David Farahi – COO, Monarch Casino & Resort
Andrew Feinstein – Managing Partner, EXDO Management
Cole Finegan – Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells
John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J. – President, Regis University
Chris Frampton – Managing Partner, East West Partners
Norm Franke – Regional President, Alpine Bank
Ryan Good – Vice President, Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners
Ryan Heckman –CEO, Icon Eyecare
Jacqueline Hinman– CEO, CH2M Companies
J. Dave Hunter –CEO, President/CEO Financial Designs, Ltd.
Buck Hutchison – President and CEO, Hutchison Western
Michael Imhoff – Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Douglas Jackson Ph.D., J.D, – President and CEO, Project C.U.R.E.
Chris Jenkins – President, Nor-wood Limited, Inc.
Rich Jennings –Vice President, Mile High Region, Comcast
Jim Johnson – President and CEO, GE Johnson Construction Company
Dr. Paul Johnson – President, Colorado School of Mines
Phil Kalin – President and CEO, Pinnacol Assurance
Tom Kim – Managing Director, r2advisors
Dr. Rick Kushner – CEO, Comfort Dental
Chetter Latcham – President, Shea Homes Colorado

Bradley A. Levin –Shareholder, Levin Sitcoff PC
Michael Long – Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics
R. Roland Lyon – President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
Greg Maffei – President and CEO, Liberty Media
Mike Matthews – Market President, Wells Fargo
Nancy McCallin, Ph. D. – President, Colorado Community College System
Mike McInnes – Executive Vice President and General Manager, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Charles McNeil – Chairman and CEO, NexGen Resources Corporation
Karen McNeil-Miller – President and CEO, Colorado Health Foundation
Troy McWhinney – Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder, McWhinney
Terry Minger – President, Gregory Canyon, LLC
Kenneth Monfort – Director Monfort Companies
Patrick Mooney – General Manager, Intermountain Rural Electric Association
Bob Nicolls – Owner, Monarch Investment and Management Group
Greg Osborn – Denver Office Managing Partner, RubinBrown, LLP
David Palmer – Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Amy Parsons – Executive Vice Chancellor, Colorado State University System
Stephen Patterson – CEO Broadnet
Deana M. Perlmutter – President and Managing Partner FW Strategies
Jay Perlmutter – Principal, Jordon Perlmutter & Co.
Paul Pittman – CEO, Farmland Partners
Michael Pollak – CEO, Hyde Park Jewelers
Chad R. Preiss – President, Engine Systems, Woodward Inc.
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
Dick Robinson – Manager, Robinson Management LLC
John Roble – President, Mountain States Cigna
Hassan Salem – President, U.S. Bank
Dr. Michael Salem – President and CEO, National Jewish Health
Richard Scharf – President and CEO, VISIT DENVER
Dan Scherer – Senior Vice President, Outfront Media, Mountain Plains Region
Greg Schmidt – Chairman and CEO, Saunders Construction, Inc.
Mike Severns – President Employers Council
Eddie Sim – President, Mountains and North Denver Operating Group and CEO, St. Anthony Hospital Centura Health
Janice Sinden – President & CEO Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Harold Smethills – Chairman Sterling Ranch, LLC
Jameson “Jamie” Smith – President, Saint Joseph Hospital, Inc.
George Sparks – President and CEO, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Steve Struna – President & CEO, Bayswater Exploration & Production
Kent Thiry –Chairman and CEO, DaVita
Rich Todd – Chief Operating Officer, Innovest
Mac Tully – President and CEO, The Denver Post
Ellen Valde – Market Managing Partner, PwC
Benjamin Valore-Caplan – Chief Executive Officer Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, LLC
Craig Walker – CEO, Walker Component Group
Craig Walters – Vice President, Rockies Operations, Anadarko Petroleum Co.
Earl L. Wright – Chairman AMG National Trust Bank
Andy Wykstra
Scott Wylie – Chairman and CEO, First West Trust
Dave Younggren – President, The Piton Foundation
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.

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