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

WATCH: Our members discuss their experiences with The Colorado Forum here.

 

Kathryn Paul

President and Chief Executive Officer, Delta Dental of Colorado, Retired

Kathryn A. Paul most recently served as the President and CEO of Delta Dental of Colorado, a dental benefit service corporation that serves over 1.2 million enrollees in Colorado. Revenues exceed $380,000,000 per year with a staff of 160. Delta Dental of Colorado is a member of Delta Dental Plans Association, the largest dental carrier in the United States. Ms. Paul also served on the Board of the Delta Dental Plans Association as its Chair from January 2015 to January 2017.

Prior to this position, Ms. Paul served as President, Group Operations West, for Kaiser Permanente, responsible for KP’s operations in Colorado, Kansas City, Portland and Hawaii.  Her area of responsibility included organizations with combined revenues of $2.5 billion and 11,000 employees.

She assumed the role of President of Kaiser Permanente's Rocky Mountain Division in 1994 having held several management positions of increasing responsibility within Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, the Northeast and Ohio beginning in 1970.

Ms. Paul received her B.A. Degree in Sociology from the University of California and her Master’s of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in Hospital Administration.  She completed the Advanced Management Program in 1984 at Harvard University School of Business Administration and has also been a Fellow at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Ms. Paul is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch. She currently serves on the Boards of the Denver Art Museum, National Jewish Health, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, and The COPIC Companies. She has been a Director of two publicly traded companies, chairing Governance & Compensation Committees.   She has also served on the Board of Trustees of a number of other non-profit organizations including the Denver Zoological Foundation, the Economic Club of Colorado and The Colorado Trust including service as its Chair. She is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Denver Business Journal.