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 K. Rhinehart

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Johns Manville (A Berkshire Hathaway Company)

 

Mary Rhinehart is Chairman, President and CEO of Johns Manville (JM), a global manufacturer of premium building materials and engineered products. Prior to becoming CEO, Mary was CFO of JM with responsibility for all financial elements of the organization as well as global supply chain. Since joining JM in 1979, she has held leadership roles in international and domestic banking, human resources, global treasury and strategic business development, and has had management and bottom-line responsibility for several of JM’s business units.

Mary is personally committed to giving back to the community and contributing her business insights to other organizations. She currently serves as the Lead Director on the Board of CoBiz Financial.  With a passion for education, advancing women in leadership and grassroots advocacy, she contributes her expertise as a member of the Executive Committee for the Policy Advisory Board of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies; University of Denver Board of Trustees; International Women’s Forum; The Colorado Forum; and Committee of 200. Mary formerly was a Board member of PlyGem Corporation, UC Health, Kemp Children’s Foundation, Denver Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Craig Hospital Board. Mary has been honored with numerous awards for her professional leadership and philanthropic service.

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Mary earned a B.S. degree in finance cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver.