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 >

MEMBER DIRECTORY

Bruce K. Alexander, President and Chief Executive Officer - Vectra Bank Colorado   

Richard G. Ballantine, Publisher - The Durango Herald    

Donald Banner, Attorney - Banner & Bower, P.C.   

David Barry, President - Viad Travel and Recreation Group

John Baron, Founder and Chief Executive Officer - GBSM, Inc.   

John Barry, Chief Executive Officer, VISTA Quest, LLC 

Mike Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Parkview Medical Center

Barbara M. Baumann, President - Cross Creek Energy Corporation     

Kim Bimestefer, President, KB Solutions, LLC

Buck Blessing, Chief Executive Officer - Griffis/Blessing Inc.     

Shannon Block, President and CEO, Denver Zoo

Matthew Burkett, Founder, Chairman & CEO, The Flyfisher Group

Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor, University of Denver

Robert Cohen, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer - The IMA Financial Group, Inc.     

Elizabeth Concordia, President and Chief Executive Officer, UC Health

Mike Davis, Head of School, Colorado Academy

Dan DeRose, President & Co-Founder - DD Marketing     

Stanton Dodge, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, DISH Network Corp.

Christopher Dinsdale, Co-Chairman - Bank of Colorado    

David L. Eves, President - Public Service Company of Colorado  

Cole Finegan, Partner - Hogan Lovells     

Michael Fordyce, President and CEO - Craig Hospital     

Michael T. Fries, President and CEO-Liberty Global Inc.

Jerrold L. Glick, Managing Partner - Columbia Group LLLP  

Thomas A. Gougeon, President - Gates Family Foundation   

Brad Greenwald, Managing Partner, Hilltop Venture Partners  

Steven Halstedt, Co-Founder & Managing Director - Centennial Ventures    

Jamie Hamilton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Home Loan Insurance and Home Loan State Bank

Dale R. Harris, Senior Of Counsel - Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP     

Jena Hausmann, President & Chief Executive Officer - Children's Hospital Colorado

Jennifer Hopkins, Managing Partner - Crescendo Capital Partners     

Jim Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer - GE Johnson Construction Company    

C. Thomas Kaesemeyer, Executive Director - Fox Family Foundation     

Gail Heitler Klapper, Member/Director - Colorado Forum 

Richard Lawrence, President & CEO - Colorado Financial Management, LLC    

William N. Lindsay, President - Lockton Benefit Group, Denver, Retired   

Roland Lyon, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado

Don Mapel, President - Durango Coca-Cola Bottling Company     

Caroline "Caz" S. Matthews, President (Retired) - Wellpoint Foundation

Christine Marquez-Hudson, President & CEO - The Denver Foundation

Stephen McConahey, Chairman - SGM Capital, LLC     

Chad McWhinney, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder - McWhinney

Rodd Merchant, West Region President, JE Dunn Construction Company

Steven H. Meyer, President - Shaw Construction, LLC     

William E. Mosher, Senior Managing Director - Trammell Crow Company    

John E. Moye, Partner - Moye White LLP     

Trygve E. Myhren, President - Myhren Media, Inc.      

Kathryn Ann Paul, President and Chief Executive Officer - Delta Dental of Colorado    

Leonard M. Perlmutter, President - LAP, Inc.     

David Powell, Jr., Shareholder - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC    

Mary Rhinehart, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer - Johns Manville Corporation     

Daniel L. Ritchie, Chairman - The Denver Center for the Performing Arts    

Dave Ryan, CEO - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado

Mark Safty, Partner, Holland & Hart

Jay Seaton, Publisher - The Daily Sentinel

Harris Sherman, Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP

Mark L. Smith, Founding Principal - East West Partners, Founding Principal - Slifer Smith and Frampton    

Elizabeth Soberg, President and Chief Executive Officer - United Healthcare of Colorado and Wyoming

George Sparks, President and Chief Executive Officer - Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Fred Taylor, President & Co-Founder, Northstar Investment Advisors, LLC     

Paul Taylor, President & Chief Executive Officer, Guaranty Bancorp

Kent J. Thiry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - DaVita Inc.    

Chris Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer - Community Hospital

Jill M. Tiefenthaler, President - Colorado College   

Leo Tilman, Executive Chairman, Capitol Peak Asset Management

Robert Tointon, President - Phelps-Tointon, Inc.  

Ben Valore-Caplan, Founder and CEO, Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, LLC

Barbara Vidmar, Chairman, American International Automobile Association (retired)

Matt Warta, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Gutcheck

John Wells, President - The Wells Group of Durango, Inc.

Joe Wheeling, Co-Owner - James Ranch Grass Fed Beef 

Lee White, Executive Vice President - George K. Baum & Company     

Steve White, President, Comcast West Division

Ron Williams, Retired, Gary-Williams Company

H. Jason Winkler, Chief Executive Officer, INDUSTRY / Q Factor 

Albert C. Yates, President Emeritus - Colorado State University     

David Younggren, President and CEO, Gary Community Investments     

Joe Zimlich, Chief Executive Officer, Bohemian Companies

Sidny K. Zink, Owner-FredrickZink & Associates P.C.

DESIGNATED ALTERNATES

Akasha Absher (for Ben Valore-Caplan), Chief Consulting Officer, Syntrinsic Investment Counsel, LLC

Linda Arneson (for Kate Paul), Chief Operating Officer - Delta Dental of Colorado 

Liz Barber (for Lee White), Executive Vice President, George K. Baum & Company

Priya Burkett (for Matthew Burkett), Director of Strategic Accounts, Xcel Energy

Steve Coffin (for John Baron), Managing Principal - GBSM    

Beth Conover (for Tom Gougeon), Senior Vice President, Gates Family Foundation

Charlie Farrell (for Fred Taylor), Chief Executive Officer - Northstar Investment Advisors, LLC    

Patty Fontneau (for Kim Bimestefer), President of Benefit Exchange & Technology Solutions, Cigna 

John M. Fox (for Tom Kaesemeyer), Chairman - Fox Family Foundation

David E. Greenberg (for Rebecca Chopp), Vice Chancellor of Institutional Partnerships, University of Denver

Bruce Hoyt (for Dave Younggren), Senior Vice President, Gary Community Investments

B.J. Hybl (for Buck Blessing), President - Griffis/Blessing, Inc.     

Steven Katich (for Rodd Merchant), Director of Business Development and Government Relations

Peter Lauener (for Chad McWhinney), President, McWhinney

Tim Macdonald (for Harris Sherman), Managing Partner, Arnold & Porter, LLP

Robert Moore (for Jill Tiefenthaler), Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration - Colorado College  

Rachel Nance (for David Eves), Regional Director of Government Affairs and Media Relations, Xcel Energy

Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts (for Caz Matthews), Founder and Principal, Daybreak Health Enterprises

Bruce Ray (for Mary Rhinehart), Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Johns Manville    

Chris Richardson (for Dale Harris), Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Edward Scholz (for George Sparks), VP Finance and Operations, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Austin Smith (for David Powell), Managing Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

Craig Umbaugh (for Cole Finegan), Partner, Hogan Lovells

Ted White (for John Moye), Partner - Moye White LLP     

Dave Wollard (for Bruce Alexander), Founding Chair Emeritus, Exempla Health Care

Charlie Wright (for Shannon Block), Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Denver Zoo