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 >

 


 

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Lee White

Executive Vice President, George K. Baum & Company


Lee White is an Executive Vice President for George K. Baum & Company at its Denver Public Finance Headquarters.  

He has been in the investment banking business for 30 years and is responsible for underwriting over $7 billion of municipal bonds.  He came to investment banking with extensive cabinet level experience in state government.  He was Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Administration in 1979-80 and then Executive Director of the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budget in 1981-82.

Mr. White participates in numerous professional and civic organizations, and has served as a Trustee of the Colorado Historical Society, the Greater Denver Corporation and is a member of the Colorado Forum and the Mile High Club.  He was elected to the Denver Board of Education in 1996 and served for four years.  Mr. White has served as Co-chairman, U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee’s Study on Infrastructure in the United States; Co-chairman, City of Denver, Comprehensive Planning Advisory Committee; Treasurer, Colorado Martin Luther King Holiday Commission; Chairman, Clayton Foundation; President & CEO, Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation; Chairman, Denver Water Board Citizens Advisory Committee; Chairman, Denver Civic Ventures; Chairman, Denver Public Schools Pro-Comp Trust; Member, Colorado Clean Energy Development Authority; and now is Chairman of Rocky Mountain Prep, a Denver ECES - 5 Charter School. He is Co-chairman of "Raise the Bar . . . Protect Our Constitution Committee" and a Member of the Denver Public Schools Foundation Board.

Mr. White received a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Masters of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.