A MESSAGE FROM GAIL KLAPPER
MEMBER/DIRECTOR 

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 >

Colorado Forum Staff

Amy Beringer

Associate Director

Amy joined the Colorado Forum in 2013 following a career in marketing and strategic planning with technology companies.  Previous roles include V.P. Marketing for Wall Street on Demand (now IHS Markit), director of Marketing Strategy for Level(3), Director of Strategic Planning for Exabyte and product management roles at Quantum and IBM/ROLM.  Amy received her A.B. from Dartmouth College and M.B.A. from Stanford University.  She is a member of the Dartmouth Alumni Council.  Previous nonprofit board roles include Global Education Fund, Summit Charter Middle School, and the Family Learning Center.  Amy lives in Boulder with her husband John Grubb.  Their two children, Will and Emily, are in college.

Ashley Brillante

Officer Manager and Executive Assistant

Ashley currently oversees the administrative management of the Colorado Forum.  She is also an Executive Assistant for Director, Gail Klapper and coordinates all of the special events and meetings for the Colorado Forum.  Ashley joined the Forum staff in 2010 after working on several grassroots fundraising campaigns in the Denver metro area.  Ashley is a graduate of Colorado State University where she received her B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration.  When not working in the office, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping, dance and experiencing beautiful Colorado.

Dianna May

Policy Director

Dianna has served as the Colorado Forum's Policy Director since 2008. Prior to her career in public policy, Dianna worked as a broadcast producer at ABC News in New York, before assuming a management position as an assignment editor.  In that capacity, she was responsible for news gathering operations for the ABC network.  A fourth generation Coloradan, Dianna moved back to Denver to produce ABC News coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing trial of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.  In 1999, Dianna became the Associate Director of the Colorado Forum. Dianna left the Forum in 2002 to attend law school at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law.  She graduated in 2005 with a J.D. and returned to the Forum in 2008 where she assumed her current position.  Dianna received her B.A. in English from Dartmouth College in 1991. She lives in Denver with her husband, Craig May, and their two sons, Harris and Charlie.  She is an avid runner, skier and reader but her greatest joy is raising her boys.