A MESSAGE FROM GAIL KLAPPER
MEMBER/PRESIDENT 

We are very privileged to live in Colorado and members of the Colorado Forum care deeply about the future of our State.  The Colorado Forum was formed in 1978 with a diverse membership of business and civic leaders who work to achieve good public policy results for Colorado. The Forum has a long history of positive engagement on issues of importance to the State and because the Forum has no term limits, our consistency of purpose allows us to address issues for as long as it takes to make important change happen. More >

 


 

40th ANNIVERSARY VIDEO

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Andy Mountain

President & CEO, GBSM

 

Andy Mountain is a leading business and communications strategist and an expert in organizational management, public affairs, issues management and strategic communications. His clients include government agencies, public and private companies and non-profit organizations.

Andy’s specialty is in helping organizations solve complex problems related to reputation management, stakeholder engagement and organizational effectiveness. He has led some of the most prominent public and private projects that have shaped the evolution of Colorado and the Denver-metro area. He has also helped some of the nation’s most influential non-profits structure and optimize their organizations and launch key initiatives.

Andy has helped clients in a diverse array of urban and rural communities. His work has run the gamut from revitalizing Denver’s vibrant River North neighborhood to the creation of a world-renowned 11,000-acre art center nestled in the shadows of Montana’s Beartooth Mountains. An expert at forging policymaker and grassroots support for major public infrastructure projects, Andy’s experience includes half of the region’s multi-billion dollar FasTracks transit program, the creation of Denver’s 20-year plan for its land use, transportation, parks and recreation priorities, numerous water supply, treatment and storage projects, and countless others.

Andy is a strategic advisor to the American Heart Association’s advocacy leadership in Dallas on a range of organizational and strategic matters. He has played a similar role for the national headquarters of AARP and the American Cancer Society’s advocacy operation in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining GBSM in 2004, Andy had a career in corporate communications that included positions with Microsoft and MCI. He also worked as a communications consultant for regional and international communications firms in Denver and Washington D.C.

Andy graduated from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park with a degree in journalism. A 2006 Leadership Denver graduate, Andy is an active leader in Denver’s civic and business communities. He supports and serves on the boards of a number of health, education and business organizations. He and his wife, Jade, have two children.