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 >

MEMBER DIRECTORY

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

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    

David L. Eves, Executive Vice President, Group President - Utilities, Xcel Energy 

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    

James D. (Jamie) Hamilton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Home Loan Insurance and Home Loan State Bank

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

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 

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     

Caroline "Caz" S. Matthews, President (Retired) - Wellpoint Foundation

Mary McBride, Independent Corporate Director and Corporate Advisor

Stephen McConahey, Chairman - SGM Capital, LLC     

Chad McWhinney, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder - McWhinney

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 

David D. Powell, Jr., Shareholder - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC    

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

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     

Paul Taylor, President & Chief Executive Officer, Guaranty Bancorp

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

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

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.

DESIGNATED ALTERNATES

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

Jandel Allen-Davis (for Mike Fordyce), President & CEO, Craig Hospital

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

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

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.   

Alice Jackson (for David Eves), President - Xcel Energy Colorado 

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

Peter Lauener (for Chad McWhinney), President, McWhinney

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

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

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

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

Austin Smith (for David Powell), Managing Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

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

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

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