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.

 

Mary McBride


Independent Corporate Director and Corporate Advisor

Mary currently serves as an independent director for CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. and a senior advisor for Catalyze, Inc.  She is also a board member and past board Chair of Mile High United Way, Membership Chair of the Asian Art Association of the Denver Art Museum, is a member of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council, and formerly served on the Biomass Technical Advisory and Research Committee of the US Departments of Energy & Agriculture.

Mary is a senior banking executive and corporate advisor with 30+ years of leadership in commercial banking. Mary joined CoBank, ACB in 1993 and most recently served as president prior to her departure from the organization in December, 2016. She previously worked for First Interstate Bank of Denver and the First National Bank of Boston.

She earned a BA from Wellesley College, an MS from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Science in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.