Colorado Media Speaker Talent
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Name Area of Expertise Speaker Information Website
David Soucie Aviation: Aviation Expert Airline safety analyst, former FAA crash investigator, has authored 3 books on subject of air safety https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsoucie/
Greg Feith Aviation: Aviation Expert Gregory Allen "Greg" Feith is an American former Senior Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He currently works as a consultant on aviation safety and security matters in the private sector, and as the aviation expert for NBC and MSNBC. http://aircrashdetective.com/
Matt Robinson Aviation: Aviation Expert Official Aircraft Accident Investigator for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Matt holds a B.S. degree in Professional Aviation and a M.S. in Aviation/Aerospace Systems safety from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Matt is also a full member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators and is a frequent lecturer to industry experts on various subjects including Controlled Flight into Terrain and night Vision Devices. https://www.robsonforensic.com/experts/aviation-mishap-robinson/com/experts/aviation-mishap-robinson/-mishap-robinson/com/experts/aviation-mishap-robinson/
Mike Boyd Aviation: Aviation Expert President, Boyd Group International. Aviation expert. Mike is well known as an expert in futurist aviation issues, and is often called upon by the national media to provide input regarding events and trends affecting airlines, airports, and aircraft manufacturers. www.Aviationplanning.com
Darold Killmer Civil Rights: Employment Discrimination, Criminal Defense Civil rights & employment attorney, Partner with Killmer, Lane & Newman LLP, Denver, CO (2002-present).  Founding member and Partner of law firm emphasizing civil rights, employment discrimination litigation, and criminal defense. Killmer has presented conferences and seminars on numerous topics listed at website. https://www.kln-law.com/darold-killmer
Sharon Liko Civil Rights: Family Law, Mens Rights Since establishing her law firm in 1991, Sharon D. Liko has focused exclusively on men’s rights in domestic relations and family law. She is an aggressive litigator and sees herself as a “champion of the underdog.” She has accepted clients that other lawyers have refused and due to her tenacity has prevailed in very difficult cases. Ms. Liko is a well-known advocate for men’s rights and father’s rights as they pertain to family law matters. She has been a guest commentator on national television and radio programs for many years. Her law firm has represented a variety of high-profile clients in their divorce and family law matters. Her representations have included politicians, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, bankers, business owners, CEOs, and senior executives of multimillion dollar corporations in their domestic relations and family law cases. https://www.mensrightslaw.com/
Ather Zia Civil Rights: Human Rights, Gender, Kashmir Ather Zia has a doctorate degree from the Dept of Anthropology at the Univ of California, Irvine. She also has two Masters Degrees; one in Communications from California State University, Fullerton and another in Journalism from Kashmir Univ. Currently she is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department and Gender Studies Program at University of Northern Colorado Greeley.  Research Interests and Speaker Topics: Gender, Human Rights, enforced disappearances, militarization, State terrorism with focus on Indian administered Kashmir; political and cultural anthropology of Kashmir
Regional and Thematic Interests: Kashmir region; India and Pakistan; political & socio-cultural anthropology; ethnographic poetry

Ather has been a journalist with BBC World service.
Dave Mullins & Charlie Craig Civil Rights: LGBT rights David Mullins and Charlie Craig are Denver based, same-sex, married couple who sued Masterpiece Cakeshop (Lakewood, CO) for not baking them a wedding cake because they're gay. The couple filed a complaint against Phillips with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which agreed the baker violated state law. Colorado state courts also ruled in the couple’s favor. In a 7–2 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled on narrow grounds that the Commission did not employ religious neutrality, violating Masterpiece owner Jack Jack Phillips' rights to free exercise, and reversed the Commission's decision.  
Dennis Shepard Civil Rights: LGBT rights Dennis Shepard is the father of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at University of Wyoming who was murdered in October 1998 in what became one of the most high-profiled cases highlighting hate-crimes against LGBT people. He and his wife, Judy Shepard, are co-founders of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and advocates for LGBT rights. He has been an advocate for parental support of LGBT children both during Matthew's life and, very publicly, since Matthew's death. He and Judy continue to live and work in Casper. https://www.matthewshepard.org/people/dennis-shepard/
Leia Pierce Crime: Bullying Leia Pierce's 9 year old son committed suicide as a result of school bullying.  
Mark Geist Crime: Crimes Against Children, Security Mark “Oz” Geist is a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi, Libya, from September 11 to September 12, 2012. After serving 12 years in the United States Maine Corps, Mr. Geist became a Deputy Sheriff in Teller County, Colorado. In that role, he was assigned as liaison with the Vice Narcotics and Intelligence Unit in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as well as an Investigator for Crimes against Children. Certified as a Forensic Interviewer of children, he investigated numerous case of abuse in which he helped to secure convictions of the perpetrators. He then took a job as Chief of Police in Fowler, Colorado. After leaving the Fowler Police Department, Mr. Geist began his own business in private investigations. He is a co-author of the bestselling book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi. https://markgeist.com/
Rita Smith Crime: Domestic Violence, Battered Women, Women's Shelters Executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, since late 1992. Has been interviewed by hundreds of newspaper reporters, appeared on many local and national radio and television news shows https://www.linkedin.com/in/rita-smith-4a184a10/ https://www.womensmediacenter.com/profile/rita-smith
Lisa Calderón Crime: Domestic Violence, Criminal Justice Educator, human rights activist. Well known for her activism and work around domestic violence, criminal justice and anti-gentrification. Calderón was a criminal justice professor at Regis University and the co-chairwoman of the Colorado Latino Forum. Ran unsuccesfully against Michael Hancock for Mayor of Denver. Currently Chief of Staff for Denver City Councilwoman. Candi CdeBaca.  
Jeffrey Cohn Crime: Law Enforcement Jeffrey Cohn is an experienced law enforcement professional who has worked in a variety of areas including patrol operations, investigations and community programs – has been deputy chief of police for the University of Colorado Denver Police Department. He served for more than 25 years with the city of Lakewood Police Department. Cohn is a certified fraud examiner and completed the Colorado Sheriff’s Association Command School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice, an AAS Accounting degree and is pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice through American Public University. https://www.linkedin.com/in/cohnjeffrey/
Stacy Galbraith Crime: Rape, Sex Assault Stacy Galbraith, detective with the Golden Police Department, part of team that solved CO serial rapist case (Netflix film "Unelievable" based on story)  
John Clune Crime: Sexual Abuse Lawyer, Hutchinson, Black & Cook LLC. Recognized as one of the nation’s top sexual abuse attorneys, John Clune, has been successfully litigating on behalf of survivors of assault and harassment in courts and campus proceedings for nearly 25 years. John has been recognized as one of the most experienced and well-known lawyers for survivors of sexual abuse and harassment. Most recently, John was spotlighted in the national news for his representation of Deborah Ramirez during the Senate confirmation hearings involving US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. https://www.hbcboulder.com/john-clune
Sam Zhao Diplomacy: China, US China Relations Professor and Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. A founding editor of the Journal of Contemporary China, he is member of the Board of Governors of the US Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, a member of National Committee on US-China Relations https://korbel.du.edu/about/directory/sam-zhao
Susan Shirley Diplomacy: Kurdish Forces/Syria Colorado mother who struggled to bring her son’s body home from Syria.
Levi “Jack” Shirley of Arvada was killed fighting the Islamic State with Kurdish forces in Syria.
Chris Hill Diplomacy: North Korea, International/Foreign Relations American diplomat, currently the Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global Engagement and Professor of the Practice in Diplomacy at the University of Denver. Former Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University.  Ambassador Hill speaks regularly on cable news on a variety of subjects. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_R._Hill
Michael Brown Disasters: FEMA, Hurricanes Michael DeWayne Brown, served as the first undersecretary of Emergency Preparedness and Response, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. This position is generally referred to as the director or administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He was appointed in January 2003 by President George W. Bush and resigned following his controversial handling of Hurricane Katrina in September 2005. Brown first had been appointed as general counsel at FEMA. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks President Bush nominated Brown to become deputy director of FEMA. Brown currently hosts a radio talk show on 850 KOA in Denver, Colorado. Republican. https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeldbrown/
Rachel Carlson Education:  Education as a Benefit CEO/Founder Guild Education. Pioneering an approach to Education as a Benefit, helping companies transform traditional tuition assistance programs from a cost center into a recruitment and retention tool that drives a positive return on investment. Our network of nonprofit universities along with our team of Guild coaches help each employee find the right program, retain in work, and succeed in higher education. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelrcarlson/
Dan Ritchie Education: Higher Education Ritchie, former Chancellor at Univ of Denver, who worked for DU without pay, was nicknamed the first "cowboy chancellor" because of his philosophy of cowboy ethics and his background in ranching before living on campus. During his tenure, the University pioneered in the teaching of ethics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.   He helped rebuild DU's campus and many different programs, such as their International Programs. International Human Rights Advocacy Center  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_L._Ritchie
Jeremy Haefner Education: Higher Education Haefner is the Chancellor at Univ of Denver. He brings to DU over three decades of leadership experience in higher education.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-haefner-
Joe Blake Education: Higher Education Joe Blake is Chancellor Emeritus of the Colorado State University System. As chancellor, he oversaw Colorado State University, CSU-Pueblo, and CSUGlobal.  https://agsci.colostate.edu/about/agindustry-leadership-council/joe-blake/
David Greenberg Education: Public Affairs David Greenberg was Vice Chancellor of Institutional Partnerships at the Univ of Denver: Development and implementation of strategic relationships with academic institutions, private businesses, non-profit organizations and other entities.  Previously Greenberg was Co-founder and Managing Partner of GBSM, a strategic communications and public affairs consultancy.

Greenberg founded The Denver School of Science & Technology, cited by US Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Bill Gates and many others as a national model for the teaching of STEM education in an urban setting. Today, DSST Public Schools has been authorized by Denver Public Schools to operate 14 middle and high schools on seven campuses.
Aaron Cole Employment: Computers/Data: Intelligence Automation Aaron Cole Senior Executive at Kofax focusing on strategic insight in Intelligent Automation | RPA I BPM I BPA | OCR in a single platform. Intelligent Automation software platform helps organizations transform information-intensive business processes, reduce manual work and errors, minimize costs, and improve customer engagement. We combine RPA, cognitive capture, process orchestration, mobility and engagement, and analytics to ease implementations and deliver dramatic results that mitigate compliance risk and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability. https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronscole/
Beth Cobert Employment: Digital Economy, Customer Service, Cyber Security Beth Cobert is the Chief Executive Officer of Skillful, a Markle Foundation initiative to create a skills-based labor market that empowers all Americans to succeed in the digital economy. As CEO of Skillful, Beth Cobert employs her extensive experience in talent management and partnership development, as well as her acumen for harnessing the constructive potential of new technologies. Since her appointment as the organization's CEO in April 2017, Beth has drawn upon her skills as a seasoned and collaborative leader by working in partnership with others to evolve and expand the program and deliver results.

Prior to Skillful, Beth was Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) under President Obama. Under Beth's direction, OPM embraced new technology to improve customer service and cyber security and championed recruiting, development, and advancement practices to support a talented and diverse federal workforce. Before her time at OPM, Beth served as the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
Tasha Eurich Employment: Leadership Coaching Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. With a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Tasha is the principal of The Eurich Group, an executive development firm that helps companies—from start-ups to the Fortune 100—succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams. Her primary areas of expertise are executive coaching, executive team development, and leadership and high potential development programs. Her diverse client list includes organizations like T-Mobile, KPMG, Walmart, IBM, Royal Bank of Canada, Vail Resorts, and the Miami Heat. http://www.tashaeurich.com/
Heather Terenzio Employment: Software Engineers Heather Terenzio is the Founder and CEO of Techtonic, the premier partner for enterprise-level software development, accelerated delivery, and scalable onshore talent. Four years ago, Heather founded Techtonic Apprenticeship to train people with diverse backgrounds on how to code using a unique, Department of Labor (DOL) approved Apprenticeship program. This highly selective Apprenticeship program recruits people who have the desire, ambition and skill set to be a great software developer – regardless of their background or academic training. The Techtonic Apprenticeship program has been featured in the New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, Fast Company and Popular Mechanics. Heather believes that diverse and inclusive talent are the building blocks upon which great companies are built. https://www.linkedin.com/in/terenzio/
Helen Young Hayes Employment: Workforce Solutions Founder/CEO of Activate Workforce Solutions:  Helen is a 20-year veteran of the financial industry.  As the portfolio manager of the Janus Worldwide and Overseas funds, she built and invested a $50 billion franchise in global and international equities. Conducting detailed country, industry, and company analyses, Helen is regarded as a pioneer in bottom-up international investing. In 2016, Helen founded Activate Workforce Solutions to alleviate poverty through creating pathways to employment.   Helen was recipient of the Denver Business Journal's 2018 Outstanding Women in Business Mile High Leader Award and the Girl Scouts of Colorado 2019 Women of Distinction Award.  https://www.activatework.com/about/our-team/
Mike Fries Entertainment: Media, Communications Mike Fries, based in Denver, is Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Liberty Global, the largest international TV and broadband company in the world. Liberty Global is recognized as a global leader in entertainment, media and communications. Fries is also Executive Chairman of Liberty Latin America, and serves on the corporate boards of Grupo Televisa and Lionsgate Entertainment. Additionally, he also serves as the Digital Communications Governor and Steering Committee Member of the World Economic Forum.  Fries and his wife, Michelle Fries, are trustees and lead donors to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and are also involved in organizations including the Denver Film Society, the Colorado Symphony, Biennial of the Americas, ACE Scholarships, and Denver School of Science and Technology. https://www.libertyglobal.com/leadership/mike-fries/
Jeffrey Grubb Entertainment: Video Game Industry Jeff Grubb, is an author of novels, short stories, and comics and a computer and role-playing game designer in the fantasy genre. Grubb is a Michigan-born reporter for VentureBeat's GamesBeat website, which covers the video game industry. Prior to GamesBeat, Jeff worked with Bitmob as a staff writer and Kombo as its senior news editor. Jeff moved to Denver in 2014. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jegrubb/
Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell Environment: American Indian / Alaska Native Affairs, Energy, Natural Resources Nighthorse Campbell is American Cheyenne politician who served as a U.S. Representative from 1987 to 1993, and a U.S. Senator from Colorado from 1993 to 2005. He serves as one of forty-four members of the Council of Chiefs of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Tribe. During his time in office, he was the only Native American serving in the U.S. Congress.

Originally a member of the Democratic Party, Campbell switched to the Republican Party on March 3, 1995.   Nighthorse now has a consulting firm in Pueblo that concentrates on American Indian / Alaska Native Affairs, Appropriations, Energy, Gaming, Natural Resources (including Water and Public Lands), Transportation and Trucking
Laura Krantz Environment: Big Foot, Sasquatch Laura Krantz is a journalist, editor and producer, in both radio and print. She's the host, creator and producer of the new podcast Wild Thing, about Big Foot

Laura has worked in audio for over a decade. She edited and produced for NPR in Washington, DC, as part of multiple shows including Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. She also served as the lead editor for Take Two, a news magazine show from Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) in Los Angeles. She's written for various publications, including Popular Science, Smithsonian Magazine, Outside, TakePart and Newsweek, as well as for npr.org.

In 2014-15, Laura was awarded a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Environmental Journalism and serves as a mentor for the Crown Reporting Project with the University of Montana's School of Journalism. She's currently a partner at Foxtopus Ink, a multimedia company based in Denver.
Christina Simeone Environment: Climate, Energy Issues Christina Simeone is a doctoral student in advanced energy systems at the Colorado School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a joint program. She is also the former director of policy and external affairs at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. While at the Kleinman Center, Christina engaged in applied research—bringing together analytics, academics, and industry insights—to further the center's mission.

Prior to joining the Kleinman Center, Simeone served as the director of the PennFuture Energy Center for Enterprise and the Environment, where she focused on energy and climate issues that impact Pennsylvania. Simeone worked on federal energy and climate legislation as policy director at the Alliance for Climate Protection in Washington, D.C., after spending several years in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP), where she worked on climate and energy issues in the Policy Office and as special assistant to the secretary. Additionally, she has experience in private environmental consulting and in the financial management sector.
Tim Wirth Environment: Climate, Energy Issues, Fracking Timothy E. Wirth is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund. Wirth previously served as the UN Foundation’s President from its founding in 1997 until his transition to Vice Chair in 2013. The UN Foundation and its sister organization, the Better World Fund, were founded in 1998 through a major financial commitment from Ted Turner and are designed to support and strengthen the work of the United Nations.

Wirth began his political career as a White House Fellow under President Lyndon Johnson and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education in the Nixon Administration. In 1970, Wirth returned to his home state of Colorado and successfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974. He represented Denver suburbs from 1975-1987. Wirth was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 where he focused on environmental issues, particularly global climate change and population stabilization.

Following these two decades of elected politics, Wirth was national Co-chair of the Clinton-Gore campaign, and from 1993 to 1997 served in the U.S. Department of State as the first Undersecretary for Global Affairs.
Alice Jackson Environment: Energy President, Xcel Energy - Colorado, providing energy to eight Western and Midwestern states. https://www.xcelenergy.com/company/about_us/leadership/alice_k._jackson
Bill Ritter Environment: Energy ill Ritter, Jr. is the founder and director of the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University which launched on February 1, 2011. The Center employs an assistant director, four senior policy advisors and analysts, a research manager, a research associate, and a team of student researchers. Ritter authored a book that was published in 2016 entitled, Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution. Ritter was elected as Colorado’s 41st governor in 2006

Ken Salazar Environment: Energy, Politics, Native Americans Secretary Ken Salazar served as the 50th United States Secretary of the Interior and Colorado United States Senator and Attorney General. Mr. Salazar's law practice, Wilmer Hale,  is focused on energy, environment, natural resources, corporate governance and Native American matters. https://www.wilmerhale.com/en/people/ken-salazar
Bob Henson Environment: Meteorologist, Climate change Meteorologist and Writer at The Weather Company/Weather Underground. A meteorologist and science writer focusing on weather and climate change. He has more than 20 years of experience translating complex science for general and specialized audiences in an accessible, information-rich, people-oriented style. Adept with short- and long-format text, social and broadcast media, project and content management, digital photography, TV/radio appearances, and public speaking. https://weather.com/bios/news/2018-08-21-bob-henson
Lanny Martin Environment: Oil Gas Lanny Martin founded Platte River Equity in 2006 after serving as CEO of publicly-held industrial, chemical and metals companies for 18 years.  a private equity firm focused on investments in established lower middle market operating companies with enterprise values of up to $250 million. The firm invests in target sectors where it has substantial operating and investing experience, including aerospace and transportation, industrial products and services, energy products and services, and agriculture and chemicals. https://platteriverequity.com/our-team/j-landis-martin/
Sherrie Kinard Environment: Policy Provides expert and technical assistance to local, state, and federal agencies, the regulated community, public interest groups and the general public regarding implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) regulations, policies, directives and guidance.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherrie-kinard-31200354/
Senator Mark Udall Environment: Restoring Public Lands Udall served as a United States Senator from Colorado from 2009 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Colorado's 2nd congressional district. Prior to being elected to Congress, he represented parts of Boulder, Colorado in the Colorado House of Representatives. Throughout his career he has proposed legislation to support renewable energy, expand national parks and protect natural resources.

Born in Tucson, Arizona, he is the son of former U.S. Representative Mo Udall. A member of the Udall family, a western American political family, his relatives include New Mexico's Tom Udall and Utah's Mike Lee. Udall ran for reelection in 2014 to a second term in the U.S. Senate, but was narrowly defeated by Republican challenger Cory Gardner.  Udall lives in Eldorado Springs, CO and works for the Grand Canyon Trust.
William Sarni Environment: Water Conservation Will is an internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation. He has been a sustainability and water strategy advisor to multinationals, water technology companies and NGOs for his entire career. Will works with multinationals on corporate water strategies, water technology innovation and water market entry strategies.  https://www.waterfoundry.com/
Angela Bricmont Environment: Water Rights, Water Rates Angela Bricmont is the Chief of Finance for the Denver Water Board.  She speaks around the world about water issues, managing financial resources, creating long-range financial plans, controlling and disbursing funds, and for planning, developing and administrating water rates. https://www.denverwater.org/about-us/board-and-organization/executive-leadership
David Zervos Finance: Dr. David Zervos, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Global Macro Division at Leucadia Asset Management, LLC. Dr. Zervos has been Managing Director and Head of Global Fixed Income Strategy at Jefferies LLC since February 2010 and serves as its Chief Market Strategist. He served at Federal Reserve Board as a Visiting Advisor in the Division of Monetary Affairs. Dr. Zervos was a Staff Economist at The Federal Reserve System. https://www.jefferies.com/
Paul Camp Finance: Paul Camp, Ph.D., is the chair of the Finance Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He also teaches financial planning classes that focus on estate planning and personal financial planning. Budgeting, Investments, Estate planning, Income taxes, Insurance https://red.msudenver.edu/all-experts/camp-paul.html
Tim Quast Finance: Tim Quast is an Investor-Relations veteran and founder and President of Modern IR. ModernIR, launched in 2005, pioneered market-structure analytics that quantify the behavior of money behind stock-trading for investor-relations professionals. Specialties: Expert on market structure, equity markets behavior, trading, and the investor relations function.

Tim is a frequent speaker and commentator on modern equity trading. His quotes on modern trading have appeared in leading media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Financial Times of London, Reuters, Dow Jones, The Denver Post, Traders Magazine, The Securities Technology Monitor, and The New York Times.
Chris Moody Finance: Data, Technology, Social Platforms Considered a pioneer in developing data and platform strategies. Founder of non-profit organization focused on the impact of social platforms and data. View on the importance of data as it relates to global matters of health and safety has been shared across the world,The White House and the United Nations. https://foundrygroup.com/team/chris-moody/
Fritz Meyer Finance: Economics Fritz Meyer is a highly respected independent economist and market analyst and former Invesco primary economic and markets analyst.  He provides weekly and monthly updates for investment professionals and their clients. He has been a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business Network and has often been quoted in business publications. He specializes in speaking, in-person, to financial advisors and their clients. http://fritzmeyerpov.com
Matt Harrigan Finance: Financial Analyst Senior Analyst at Wunderlich Securities, Denver.  
Craig Callahan Finance: Investment Management CRAIG CALLAHAN is the Founder and President of ICON Advisers, Inc., and serves as Chairman of the ICON Investment Committee. Prior to founding ICON, he was a finance professor at the University of Denver. Dr. Callahan has been a television guest on numerous financial networks and has been featured in a number of business and investment publications. https://iconadvisers.com/about-us/
Andy Walden Finance: Mortgages, Financial Analysis Director of Marketing at Black Knight - Leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics solutions across the homeownership life cycle.  Technology, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the mortgage lifecycle.  Provider of analytics for mortgage and home equity lending and servicing. https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-walden-54ba5a39/
Jeff Mason Finance: Oil and Gas Markets and Litigation Jeffrey Mason is an Oil & Gas, (energy and natural resources) attorney with Oram-Houghton. He represents clients in all phases of the acquisition, development, and operation of oil and gas properties. Jeff focuses on preparing comprehensive acquisition, drilling, and division order title opinions covering private, state, and federal lands. Jeff also has experience with oil and gas litigation and appeals.

After graduating from the Univ of Denver Sturm College of Law, Jeff clerked for the Honorable Robert D. Hawthorne of the Colorado Court of Appeals and worked as an associate at a highly regarded natural resources law firm in Denver. He has presented on oil and gas law topics at continuing education events and has written multiple articles about oil and gas law. Jeff is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Wyoming, and North Dakota.
Tom Petrie Finance: Oil Prices Chairman, Petrie Partners - a boutique investment banking firm offering financial advisory services to the oil and gas industry,providing specialized advice on mergers, divestitures and acquisitions and private placements.  https://petrie.com/team/tom-petrie/
Kevin Smith Finance: Stock Market Kevin Smith is the founder and CIO of Crescat Capital. He has 28 years of investment management experience spanning multiple business cycles. Kevin has been the lead portfolio manager of Crescat’s four investment strategies since their inceptions. He is the creator of Crescat’s firmwide global macro investment process and systematic equity valuation model.

Prior to founding Crescat, he worked as a wealth advisor with Kidder Peabody. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a specialization in finance and a concentration in statistics. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics and German studies from Stanford University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Katasha Jones Finance: Tax Tax Professional Assistant, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Analytical, highly organized, and driven professional enhancing performance and increasing efficiency by proactively improving processes and workflow. Known for consistently delivering accurate and timely results, demonstrating excellent follow-through, and maintaining a sense of urgency without sacrificing quality. Communicate and collaborate effectively within teams, with internal and external customers, and at all organizational levels.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/katasha-jones/
Jim Duffy Finance: Wall Street Analyst Jim Duffy is a Wall Street Analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, specializes in the Consumer Goods sector. Managing Director at Stifel Financial Corp. Duffy is a finance professional with a passion for business model analysis, assessment of business attributes and risks, and evaluation/development of strategies to maximize potential and equity value. My appreciation for well-conceived and efficient business models developed with more than 15 years of experience analyzing businesses ranging from start-ups to S&P 500 constituents. In my role as a sell-side equity research analyst I am privileged to interact regularly with C-level executives to hear their management philosophies and strategies to create value for shareholders.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-duffy-3225223/
Amy Nofziger Fraud: Elder Abuse Amy Nofziger of the AARP Fraud Watch Network has been fighting fraud for 18 years. She served a term on the State of Colorado's Elder Abuse Task Force, which resulted in Colorado passing a mandatory Elder Abuse reporting law. Due to her experience and expertise, Amy has received frequent public speaking invitations and has presented across the country to consumers and professionals on consumer fraud. She has a degree in Sociology and Criminology and a Master of Arts in Leadership. Amy is a Certified Fraud Examiner. https://cle.cobar.org/About/Faculty-Authors/Info/CUSTOMERCD/283152
Markus Weaver Guns: Aurora Theater Shooting Aurora theater shooting survivor.  Marcus Weaver is a top, Vocational Specialist in the Denver Metro area receiving various National, State and Local awards in recognition of his outstanding work with marginalized populations and community engagement. https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-weaver-488b2721/
Tom Sullivan Guns: Aurora Theater Shooting Leo Thomas Sullivan III, is an American politician who is a member of the Colorado House of Representatives  in Arapahoe County. Son killed in Aurora theater shooting. After his son's murder, Sullivan entered into politics to fight for tighter gun regulations. In May 2019, a recall effort was launched against Sullivan. The organizers of the recall, lead by Kristi Brown, vice chairwoman of the Colorado Republican Party, were upset with his sponsorship of a successful bill (HB 19-1177) that permits judges to take citizens' guns away from them if the judges receive information that a citizen is dangerous. The recall was unsuccessful. Previously worked for USPS and is an Air Force Veteran. https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators/tom-sullivan
Zachary Cartaya Guns: Columbine School Shooting Survivor of Columbine HS Massacre 1999. Co-Founder and CFO of The Rebels Project - Mass Shooting and Trauma Support. The Rebels Project seeks to embrace, support, and connect survivors of mass tragedy and trauma by creating a safe environment to share unique resources, experiences, and provide education surrounding the varying effects of mass trauma. https://www.therebelsproject.org/zach
Steve Reams Guns: Gun Control Weld County Sheriff (Colorado). Critic of Colorado's "Red Flag Law" which established a process to temporarily seize the guns of individuals deemed a danger to themselves and others. https://www.weldsheriff.com/about/command_staff
David Kopel Guns: Gun Rights Advocate David B. "Dave" Kopel.  is an American author, attorney, gun rights advocate, and contributing editor to several publications. He is currently research director of the Independence Institute in Denver, Colorado, associate policy analyst at the Cato Institute, adjunct professor of advanced constitutional law at Denver University, Sturm College of Law and contributes to the Volokh Conspiracy legal blog. Previously he was adjunct professor of law, New York University, and former assistant attorney general for Colorado.

Kopel writes on constitutional law, criminal justice, civil rights, firearms policy, international affairs, technology, politics, environmental policy, and the media. He is the author of 17 books, hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and over 100 scholarly journal articles. His newspaper articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.
Patrick Neville Guns: Gun Rights Advocate Patrick Neville, is an American politician and a member of the Colorado House of Representatives.  A Republican, Neville currently serves as the Minority Leader of the House, having been elected to this position at the beginning of his second term in January 2017. His father, Tim Neville, is a former Colorado State Senator.  Endorsed by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners PAC (RMGO), the most strident gun rights group in Colorado https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators/patrick-neville
Shannon Watts Guns: Gun Violence, Mass Shootings, Women in office Founder of Moms Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. Also an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. https://momsdemandaction.org/shannon-watts/
Coni Sanders Guns: School Shootings, Columbine Coni's father, Dave Sanders, was a coach, a teacher, and a man who gave his life at Columbine High School April 20, 1999. Coni is a mental health counselor, a therapist with PFA Counseling and assessment. She works with those convicted of violent crimes and those on parole. Her work is to prevent tragedies like Columbine from happening again. She speaks nationally on High Profile Grieving in addition to working at the Colorado State Mental Institute. https://www.pfacounselingandassessment.com/staff.html
Samantha Haviland Guns: School Shootings, Columbine Survivor, Gun Control Samantha Haviland was a student at Columbine High School during the shooting in 1999. She's now director of counseling support services for Denver Public Schools. Experienced Director Of Counseling with a demonstrated history of working in the primary/secondary education industry. Skilled in Supervision and Consultation, Lesson Planning, Educational Technology, Grant Administration, Tutoring, and Classroom Management. Strong support professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Counselor Education and Supervision from Oregon State University. She disagrees with the notion that guns in teachers' hands would deter mass shootings https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-haviland-61579817/
Aaron Stark Guns: School Shootings, Gun Violence Wrote an article "I Was Almost a School Shooter', detailing his mental health problem. This letter earned national/international notoriety. His Ted Talk highlights solutions to gun violence. https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-stark-8481b615a/
John McDonald Guns: School Shootings, School Security Former police officer. In charge of school security at Denver suburban school. https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mcdonald-14a2a910/
Steven Leonard Health: Children, Cardiac Steven Leonard, MD saw a gap in Colorado's pediatric cardiac services in 2009 and became determined to ensure Colorado kids have access to expert heart care. As an extension of services for Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, he formed Rocky Mountain Pediatric Heart Surgery. Here he provides compassionate, patient-centered care and heart surgery to children in need of cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Leonard brings more than 25 years of experience in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery to Rocky Mountain Pediatric Heart Surgery and previously served as a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at Children's Medical Center of Dallas.

Over the course of his distinguished career, Dr. Leonard has received numerous honors and awards, including "America's Top Physicians," "The Best Doctors in America: Central Region" and a "Top Doctor" in 5280 Magazine. He has published articles and lectured frequently on topics related to pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.
Dr. Ken Lyn-Kew Health: Coronavirus Dr. Lyn-Kew is a critical care pulmonologist with National Jewish Health https://www.nationaljewish.org/doctors-departments/providers/physicians/kenneth-e-lyn-kew
Michelle Barron, MD Health: Coronavirus Dr. Barron oversees infectious disease control and prevention at University of Colorado Health https://www.uchealth.org/provider/michelle-barron-md-infectious-disease/
Covid 19 Experts Health: Coronavirus Experts As the CU Boulder community responds to the global COVID-19 pandemic, our researchers are available to discuss various aspects of this disease and its impact on people in Colorado and beyond. https://www.colorado.edu/today/media-covid-19-experts
Barbara Brohl Health: Drug Strategies & Regulation Barbara Brohl is currently a Principal at B J Brohl Strategies, where she consults on drug policy strategies for the 21st century. She believes that successful reform can occur when drug policy and effective regulation intersect.

Prior to this, Barb led the varied functions of the Colorado Department of Revenue. Appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to his Cabinet in 2011, she was responsible for Colorado’s Tax Division, the Division of Motor Vehicles, Lottery, and Enforcement for Gaming, Liquor and Tobacco, Racing, and Marijuana.
Randy Owen Health: Emergency response Randy Owen is President and CEO of Global Medical Response.  With more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response teams deliver medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and worldwide. GMR was formed by combining the industry leaders in air, ground, managed medical transportation, and community, industrial/specialty and wildland fire services.  https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/about/leadership/randy-owen
Michael Ramseier Health: Healthcare President Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Colorado.  Ramseier oversees all of Kaiser Permanente’s care delivery and health plan operations in Colorado. The Colorado Region operates 40 medical offices and has 572,997 members. https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/who-we-are/leadership-team/regional-leaders/michael-ramseier
Michael Salem, MD Health: Healthcare President, CEO National Jewish Health,  an academic medical center known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune, and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research.  https://www.nationaljewish.org/about/leadership/president-and-ceo
Kent Thiry Health: Kidney Dialysis Co Kent Thiry became Chairmanand CEO of DaVita® in October 1999.Upon Thiry’s arrival, the company embarked on an ambitious restructuring plan to save it fromthe brink of bankruptcy. Ten years later, the company’s dedication toteammate (employee) engagementand empowerment has helped transform DaVita into a FORTUNE500® company with approximately$6.1 billion in annual revenues, a stock price that has increasedmore than 2,600 percent sinceshortly after he joined, and an 11percent reduction inteammate turnover. https://www1.davita.com/UploadedFiles/About/Media_room/CEO%20Kent%20Thiry%20Bio.pdf?n=7279
Vincent Atchity Health: Mental Health, Opioids Vincent is President/CEO of Mental Health Colorado. He previously served as Executive Director of The Equitas Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to disentangle mental health and criminal justice by activating leaders, influencing policy, and spurring innovation. Vincent is an advocate for public health and health equity, a population health management strategist, and a builder of communications bridges connecting communities and community partners with better health outcomes and more efficiently managed costs.

Vincent has served on the Colorado Governor’s Mental Health Holds Task Force and the Colorado Opioid Epidemic Symposia Steering Committee, and currently serves on the Colorado Public Defender Commission, Governor’s Strategic Planning Task Force to Increase Behavioral Health Access in the state, the Denver District Attorney Advisory Council on Mental Health, the Colorado School of Public Health Behavioral Health Initiative Advisory Board, as well as on the board of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Vincent has held positions with the North Colorado Health Alliance, the Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment, the Univ of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Fordham Univ, and the Univ of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in comparative literature at the Univ of Southern California, and his undergraduate degree in classics at Georgetown Univ.
Hildegard Messenbaugh, MD Health: Mental Health, Teenagers Hildegard is a Psychiatrist at the Thirdway Center for Youth.  This organization strives to successfully break the cycle of intergenerational abuse by empowering traumatized teens to become successful adults and productive members of the community. https://thirdwaycenter.org/staff/hildegard-messenbaugh-md/
Michael Schonbrun Health: Senior Living / Nursing Homes Michael Schonbrun is founder and CEO of Balfour Senior Living, that provides high quality care for independent and assisted living, and memory care programs.  Leading provider of high quality senior housing and serivces in Colorado. https://balfourcare.com/about-balfour/our-team/
Hadley Manning Health:Policy Issues As director of health policy at the Independent Women's Forum, Hadley Heath Manning studies free-market approaches to health care, entitlements, economics, and fiscal policy. She manages IWF's health policy projects, and frequently appears on Fox News, PBS and other media outlets. In 2016, Manning was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Law and Policy. In 2015, the Republican National Committee honored her as a Rising Star, and in 2014, she was named to the Red Alert Politics 30 Under 30 list. https://www.colorado.edu/cwa/hadley-heath-manning
Vicki Cowart Heath: Women's Healthcare, Abortion, Sex Ed, Choice Dir of Planned Parenthood of Rocky Mountains since 2003 is an excellent speaker regarding women's healthcare, choice and women's rights.
Mari Newman Law: Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Criminal Defense Mari Newman is a civil rights and employment law attorney (Partner with Killmer, Lane & Newman LLP - Denver) who has dedicated her entire career to advocating on behalf of the underdog and disenfranchised against the entrenched power of government and corporations. She has received numerous awards for her work. Newman has presented conferences and seminars on numerous topics listed at website. https://www.kln-law.com/mari-newman
Siddartha Rathod Law: Civil rights, employment law Siddhartha is a partner at Rathod, Mohamedbhai LLC, whose practice areas include civil rights, employment law, and criminal defense. Siddhartha has been a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy since 2011 and is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Colorado School of Law. Numerous awards and recognitions. https://rmlawyers.com/attorneys/siddhartha-h-rathod/
Dan Recht  Law: First Amendment and Consitutional Law, Sexual misconduct at colleges. Dan Recht is an experienced trial lawyer who has been successfully defending the criminally accused and Constitutional Rights in Colorado for over 25 years. Dan began his career as a Colorado State Public Defender and is a nationally recognized expert on criminal law, the First Amendment and Constitutional Law in general. https://www.rklawpc.com/dan-recht
Norm Brownstein Law: Real Estate, Telecom, Financial, Tax, Healthcare A founding member and Chairman of the Board of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Norm Brownstein is nationally recognized for his extensive experience in real estate law, commercial transactions and public policy advocacy. His policy practice spans the economic spectrum, extending to telecommunications, financial services, tax and health care interests. https://www.bhfs.com/people/attorneys/a-b/nbrownstein
Dominique Mendiola Marijuana Industry Deputy Director, Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (Colorado Dept of Revenue) Dominique Mendiola, Esq., joined the Colorado Department of Revenue's Marijuana Enforcement Division in 2014, where she serves as the Deputy Director overseeing the Division's Policy, Regulation, and Communications Section. Her responsibilities include management of all Division administrative action, legislative, and rule-making matters. In her role, Dominique conducts legal and policy analyses, makes recommendations regarding initiation and resolution of administrative actions, monitors and advises on legislative proposals and implementation, facilitates stakeholder engagement, and serves as the primary liaison between the Division and Office of the Attorney General.
Dr. Doris Gundersen Marijuana Industry Doris Gundersen, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1989 and specializes in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Gundersen has provided education and consultation across the country pertaining to the legalization of marijuana and the implications for health care professionals. https://cphp.org/medical-directors-and-staff/
Mary Smith Marijuana Industry CEO Greencroft Strategies? Marijuana market trends. She is the former Chairman of Denver County Republicans. https://www.linkedin.com/in/marymoransmith/
Mason Tvert Marijuana Industry Director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and co-author of Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? Mason Tvert is a partner and Vice President, Communications at VS Strategies. He has been working to change public policies and public attitudes surrounding marijuana since 2005, and he has been called "The Don Draper of Pot" by Politico Magazine, "marijuana's top evangelist" by The Boston Globe, and Colorado's "top thinker" in politics and government by The Denver Post. In 2017, he was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Cannabis" by High Times magazine. https://vicentesederberg.com/people/mason-tvert/
Ricardo Baca Marijuana Industry Ricardo Baca is a 20-year veteran journalist, keynote speaker, TEDx veteran and thought leader in modern media and drug-policy circles. He served as The Denver Post’s first marijuana editor and founded news vertical The Cannabist, where he extensively covered the advent of adult-use cannabis and related issues across the country and around the world, as seen in the feature documentary Rolling Papers (Netflix).

In 2016, Ricardo launched Grasslands: A Journalism-Minded Agency to work directly with business leaders in highly regulated industries, including cannabis, energy and traditional healthcare.
Tami Door Misc:  Building a Strong City Door joined the Downtown Denver Partnership in 2005 as President & CEO after serving as Executive Vice President of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest regional chamber, and as Vice President of a five-state division of NBD-First Chicago. She is the Co-founder of Denver Startup Week and The Commons on Champa. Tami is a recognized leader for her innovative approach to convening, collaborating and innovating to build a strong city. She is also the Chairman of the International Downtown Association. https://www.downtowndenver.com/home/about-us/team-and-careers/
Colorado Business Leaders Misc:  Colorado Business Leaders A list of Colorado Business Leaders https://coloradoconcern.com/members/
Peter Coors Misc: Beverage Industry Mr. Coors served as Molson Coors Chairman from May 2017 to May 2019 and Chief Customer Relations Officer from October 2016 to December 2019. He also serves as a trustee and is Co-Chairman of Adolph Coors Company, LLC, the trust holding company of the Adolph Coors Jr. Trust (Coors Trust) and other Coors’ family trusts. He is Chairman of the Trust Committee of the Coors Trust and trustee of various other Coors’ Family Trust Committees. He is also the President of the Adolph Coors Foundation, a family foundation and a manager of Keystone, Inc., the holding company for Coorstek and other Coors’ family owned businesses. He has also been a director of Energy Corporation of America since 1996. Since joining our Company in 1971, he has served in a number of different executive and management positions for Adolph Coors Company, Coors Brewing Company and Molson Coors.  https://www.molsoncoors.com/about/board-of-directors
Phil Anschutz Misc: Business Aschutz is a businessman who owns or controls many companies in a variety of businesses, including energy, railroads, real estate, sports, newspapers, movies, theaters, arenas and music. His name appears on medical and educational institutions to which he has donated millions. Anschutz has been described as a Christian conservative, who has donated to openly antigay, anti-transgender, and anti-abortion causes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Anschutz
Brent Handler Misc: Consumer Trends, Luxury Resorts Brent Handler, is an American entrepreneur and pioneer of the destination club industry. Throughout his career, Handler has been recognized for his success building businesses that capitalize on nascent consumer trends and transform established industries. He is founder/CEO of Inspirato, a private, luxury destination club. In 2002, along with his brother Brad Handler, he founded Exclusive Resorts and served as the company's president from 2002 to 2009, during which time he drove innovation that set the standard for the burgeoning destination club industry. He is based in Denver, Colorado. https://www.inspirato.com/company/about-us/
Levi Tillemann Misc: Electric vehicles Levi Tillemann. Partner at Valence Strategic. Electric Vehicles & Autonomous Vehicles
Dr. Levi Tillemann is responsible for electrification and autonomous vehicles. He has more than a decade of experience in automotive innovation and policy. He was the CEO of IRIS Engines, Inc., is author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future, and is a fellow at New America.

Levi also recently finished an appointment as an advisor to the Obama administration at the Department of Energy. He holds a BA from Yale, a PhD from Johns Hopkins and speaks Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese.
He was an unsuccessful candidate in the Democratic primary in the 2018 election in Colorado's 6th congressional district. The seat Jason Crowe eventually won.
John Ferrugia Misc: Investigative reporter John Ferrugia is an investigative reporter, News Anchor and Managing Editor for Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver, CO. From 1992 through February 2016, he worked as an investigative reporter at KMGH-TV. He is a former CBS News correspondent. https://www.rmpbs.org/insight/
University of Colorado: Nobel Prize Recipients Misc: Nobel Laureates Nobel laureates, Notable Faculty and Staff, Alumni at the University of Colorado https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_University_of_Colorado_Boulder_alumni
University of Denver Misc: Notable Alumni Notable Alumni from the University of Denver https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_University_of_Denver_alumni
Finn Lanning  Misc: Notable Hero Aurora, Colorado Finn Lanning is a math teacher who fostered his 13 year old student, Damien, so he could be put on a kidney transplant list. https://www.linkedin.com/in/finn-lanning-6b254029/
John Vaught Misc: Rural Internet Infrastructure John Vaught has extensive class action defense and securities litigation experience and served as national trial counsel to USAA. An AAA-trained mediator, John helps litigants resolve complex disputes outside of court. John is immediate past-President of the Colorado Bar Association, and served as President of the Denver Bar Association 2014-2015. AS head of the CBA, John fought to bring broadband to rural communities. https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-vaught-87669533/
Wellington Web Misc: Urban Economic Development and Revitalization Webb Group International has more than 50 years experience of working with and solving problems for city government, county government and state government, and a wide variety of clients. The firm was founded in 2003 by former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb following his 12 years as the leader of the Mile High City. Under his administration, Denver International Airport was completed and opened; downtown Denver was revitalized with vibrant residential and commercial foundations; he added more park and open space than any mayor in history; and oversaw the passage of numerous bond issues, which expanded the arts, culture and professional sports venues in the heart of the city. Mayor Webb opened up airport concessions for women and minority-owned businesses and helped pass laws to promote small businesses while also protecting smart growth citywide.  http://webbgroupintl.com/
Ed Perlmutter Politics: In 1994, Ed was elected to the Colorado State Senate as the first Democrat to hold the seat in nearly 30 years. He served two terms and garnered the reputation as a bipartisan bridge-builder and a champion of renewable energy and smart growth policies. In 2006, Ed was first elected to represent the 7th Congressional District in Congress and is currently serving in his seventh term. Committees in the House: Financial Services; Science, Space and Technology; and Rules. Ed is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition which is focused on harnessing American ingenuity and innovation to create new jobs, greater economic prosperity and a safer and more secure future for our county. https://perlmutter.house.gov/
Jason Crow Politics: Jason Crow, Democrat, is an American lawyer, veteran, and politician who is a member of the US House of Representatives for Colorado's 6th congressional district. Crow is a former U.S. Army Ranger. He served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. After service, Crow became partner with the Holland and Hart Law Firm. Impeachment Manager prosecuting House Democrats’ case against President Trump in the Senate trial. https://crow.house.gov/
Joe Neguse Politics: Joseph D. Neguse is an American politician serving as Congressman representing Colorado’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously was a Regent of the University of Colorado from 2008 to 2015. Neguse is the first Eritrean-American elected to the United States Congress and Colorado's first congressman of African descent. He was elected to his first term in November 2018, becoming the first African-American member of Congress in Colorado history. He serves as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, House Natural Resources Committee and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. https://neguse.house.gov/
Mark McKinnon Politics: Political Media Expert. Political advisor, reform advocate, media columnist and television producer. Was the chief media advisor to five successful presidential primary and general election campaigns, and is a co-founder of No Labels, an organization dedicated to bipartisanship and political problem solving. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_McKinnon       https://www.caa.com/caaspeakers/mark-mckinnon
Morgan Carroll Politics: Morgan Lenore Carroll  is an American politician from Colorado and is currently the Chairwoman of the Colorado Democratic Party. A Democrat, Carroll represented Colorado House District 36 in the city of Aurora from 2004 to 2008, and she represented the state's 29th Senate district from 2009 to 2017.Carroll served as President of the Colorado State Senate from 2013 to 2014 and as minority leader in 2015 Carroll stepped down as minority leader in July 2015 to unsuccessfully run against incumbent Republican Mike Coffman for Colorado's 6th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. http://www.morgancarroll.org/
Senator Cory Gardner Politics: Senator Cory Gardner is a fifth-generation Coloradan who was born and raised in Yuma, a small town on the Eastern Plains of Colorado where his family has owned a farm implement dealership for over a century. He lives in the same house his great-grandparents lived in. Cory graduated from CSU and received his law degree from CU, Boulder. After working at his family implement business and the National Corn Growers Association, Cory took a position as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO) and quickly advanced to his Legislative Director.

He began serving in the Colorado House of Representatives in 2005 where he spent time as the Minority Whip and became known for his expertise in natural resource and agriculture policy. Cory was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Cory championed a true all-of-the-above energy strategy that promoted traditional resources as well as renewable energy. In addition, Cory is a national leader on energy efficiency initiatives and founded a bipartisan energy efficiency caucus in the House.
Ted Harvey Politics: Ted Harvey is a former conservative Republican state legislator from Colorado. In 2001, Harvey was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Republican. Harvey serves as Chairman of the Committee to Defend the President, a pro-Trump super PAC.  Ted speaks regularly on Russia Today. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedharveyco/
Michael Hancock Politics:  City of Denver, Guns Michael B. Hancock (born 1969) is a Democratic American businessman, author and politician, serving as the 45th mayor of Denver, Colorado. He was sworn in on July 18, 2011. Hancock was born in Fort Hood, Texas. He holds a B.A. in political science from Hastings College and an M.P.A. from the University of Colorado Denver. His professional experience includes working at the Denver Housing Authority and National Civic League and the Metro Denver’s Urban League. https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/mayors-office.html
Senator Michael Bennet Politics:  Education Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat, is an American politician, businessman, and lawyer. He was appointed to the seat when Senator Ken Salazar became Secretary of the Interior. Bennet previously worked as a managing director for the Anschutz Investment Company, chief of staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, and Superintendent of Denver Public Schools.  www.bennet.senate.gov
Mike Coffman Politics:  Guns, Syria, Republican Michael Harold Coffman, is an American politician, businessman, and retired member of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps currently Mayor of Aurora, Colorado. A Republican, Coffman has spent 30 years in public office in Colorado. He was the U.S. representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district for five terms, as well as the Secretary of State of Colorado and Colorado State Treasurer. Served in the Gulf War and War in Iraq.

Coffman generally supports pro-life legislation, opposes an income tax increase, opposes federal spending and supports lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth, opposes requiring states to adopt federal education standards, supports building the Keystone Pipeline, supports government funding for the development of renewable energy, opposes the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, opposes gun-control legislation, supports repealing the Affordable Care Act, opposes same-sex marriage, and supports requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship.
John Hickenlooper Politics:  guns, violence, law enformcement, government John Wright Hickenlooper Jr. is an American politician, businessman, and petroleum geologist who was the 42nd governor of Colorado from 2011 to 2019. Democratic Party.  https://hickenlooper.com/
Polly Baca Politics:  Immigration, National Popular Vote, Multicultural Relations, Diversity Training Polly Baca is an American politician who served as Chair of the Democratic Caucus of the Colorado House of Representatives (1976–79), being the first woman to hold that office and the first Hispanic woman elected to the Colorado State Senate and in the House and Senate of a state Legislature.

She also was the first to co-chair a National Democratic Convention. She was a member of the Colorado State Legislature for 12 years and was elected to the Colorado Senate in 1978. She was also the founder and director of the Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA), as well as its president and CEO. She founded the LARASA nonprofit organization in 1964 "to lead and influence change to improve the quality of life for Latinos through advocacy, capacity building, and education."

Polly is currently the president and CEO of "Baca Barragan & Perez Associates," a consulting firm specializing in political campaigns, multicultural leadership development, diversity training, motivational presentations, policy analysis and development, and government relations. Baca still remains active in her community working on behalf of local and national issues important to low income Americans. She also continues to help with issues on civil rights, political campaigns and consulting with companies and organizations on developing multicultural relations programs.
Andrew Romanoff Politics:  Mental Health As president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, Andrew led the fight for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Among the results: pathbreaking programs for children and families and $68 million per year in life-saving services for Coloradans in need.

Andrew won four terms in the Colorado House of Representatives —including two terms as speaker of the House— and led the Democrats to their first majority in 30 years. He earned recognition from more than 50 state and national organizations as one of the most effective legislative leaders in America.

Andrew authored laws to protect the environment, expand the supply of affordable housing, and support the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. He crafted an economic recovery plan to put Coloradans back to work, built a bipartisan coalition to pass it, and secured the largest investment in school construction in state history.
Christian Whiton Politics: Campaign Advisor, Public Diplomacy Christian Whiton is Senior Vice President at Banner Public Affairs, and a senior fellow for strategy and trade at the Center for the National Interest.  He was a senior advisor in the George W. Bush and Donald J. Trump administrations.  A long list of articles and videos are available on his website.

In the Trump administration, Whiton was a senior advisor for strategic communications at the State Department.  He advised the new administration on public diplomacy, media, and East Asia issues.  On the presidential transition, he served as an advisor to the Secretary of State, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and ambassadors to Israel and Japan for their Senate confirmations.  Whiton appears regularly on Fox News.
Senator Wayne Allard Politics: Chronic Wasting Disease, Motorcycle Lifestyle  Senator Wayne Allard, Republican, is an American veterinarian who served as a US Senator and US Representative from Colorado, as well as a member of the Colorado Senate. He did not seek re-election in 2008. He worked at The Livingston Group, a Washington D.C. lobbying firm. His US Senate committees are listed at this LinkedIn url.

Allard founded the Prion Research Institute to raise funds to research Chronic Wasting Disease in a herd of elk in Rocky Mountain National Park, develop improved testing procedures, expand research interest in prion diseases and expand the basic knowledge of infectious prion diseases.

Allard is currently the VP of Government Relations for the American Motorcyclist Association, managing government relations at International, federal, state and local level where he promotes the motorcycle lifestyle and fights to protect the right to ride.
Jared Polis Politics: Colorado Issues, Coronavirus Jared Schutz Polis is an American politician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist serving as governor of Colorado since Jan 2019. Governor Polis, Democratic, and former Congressman,  started his first business, American Information Systems, while in college out of his dorm room. By the time he was 30, he’d launched three successful companies, including ProFlowers, one of the world’s leading online flower retailers. Jared’s pioneering role in the internet economy earned him an “Entrepreneur of the Year” distinction from Ernst and Young.

Polis then  co-founded Techstars, a startup accelerator that mentors entrepreneurs from all walks of life, and Patriot Boot Camp, which helps veterans start their own small businesses after coming home from their service.
Larry Ryckman Politics: Commentator  Editor, journalist for The Colorado Sun. Larry Ryckman is a former senior editor of news for The Denver Post, which he joined in 2013. He left The Post in 2018. He spent about 22 years at The Associated Press as assistant managing editor, national editor and Moscow correspondent, among other duties. He has also served as managing editor at The Gazette in Colorado Springs and city editor at the Greeley Tribune. https://coloradosun.com/author/larry-ryckman/
Craig Silverman Politics: Commentator, Conservative  Attorney & Conservative radio host, The Craig Silverman Show airing on 710 KNUS. He was fired from Fox 31 and Channel 2 for being critical of  Trump on his radio programme. Craig Silverman is a partner in the downtown Denver law firm of Springer & Steinberg, PC. The law firm specializes in personal injury law, criminal matters, and problem solving. https://www.springersteinberg.com/firm-overview/attorneys/craig-silverman/
Jenna Ellis Politics: Conservative Commentator Jenna Ellis, Senior Legal Adviser at Trump 2020 Campaign. She is also a contributor to the Beltway Confidential Blog. She is a constitutional law attorney, radio host, and the author of The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennaellisjdfi/
Jimmy Sengenberberger Politics: Conservative Commentator Jimmy Sengenberger is a Denver-based, constitutional conservative public speaker, writer, political commentator, and radio host. At 29 years of age, Jimmy Sengenberger has been nationally recognized by Western Journal, twice by Newsmax, and by Red Alert Politics as being a leading conservative under 30. He already has nearly a decade of experience as a talk radio host, has spoken on numerous occasions to many groups and written for several national and Colorado state publications, and serves as president and CEO of a national nonprofit organization, the Liberty Day Institute. jimmysengenberger.com
Jason Crow Politics: Dark Money, Gun violence, immigration A former Army Ranger and lawyer, Congressman Jason Crow represents Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District The House passed his first bill, the End Dark Money Act, which would close a loophole that allows mega-donors to hide their political contributions, in HR 1: For the People Act. Beyond increasing government transparency, Jason is focused on preventing gun violence, protecting DREAMers and passing comprehensive immigration reform, and combating the effects of climate change. https://crow.house.gov/
Cary Kennedy Politics: Finance s an American politician from Colorado. She is a former Colorado State Treasurer, as well as a former Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer of Denver, Colorado. She was also a candidate for Governor of Colorado in the 2018 election. She is currently a Senior Advisor of Fiscal Policy, is responsible for long-term creative fiscal policy solutions in the administration of Governor Polis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cary_Kennedy
Dianna Degette Politics: Healthcare, Immigration Diana Louise DeGette is an American politician who is currently the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district, serving since 1997, and a Chief Deputy Whip. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Her district is based in Denver. She is currently the dean of the Colorado congressional delegation. Now in her twelfth term, DeGette is recognized as a leading voice in the nation’s ongoing health care debate.

And as the newly-appointed chair of a key oversight panel, DeGette is responsible for overseeing some of our nation’s most important federal agencies – including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to chairing the Energy and Commerce Oversight panel, DeGette also serves as a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, where she’s working to enact policies that will further protect Colorado’s public lands and combat climate change, as well as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Telecommunications Subcommittee.

Daniel Baer Politics: Human Rights, Education Daniel Brooks Baer, is an American politician and former diplomat from Colorado. Baer served in the Obama administration's State Department, first as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (2009-2013) and then as United States Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (2013-2017). In 2018, Gov Hickenlooper appointed Baer as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Baer
John Samson Politics: Immigration Mr. Sampson is a 27+ year veteran of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and its successor, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security. Assist attorneys and their US citizen clients in matters involving immigration fraud, immigration marriage fraud, VAWA Fraud, Visa Fraud, and Forensic Document Analysis

Specialties: Conduct comprehensive and strategic immigration based investigations aimed at uncovering fraud perpetrated against US citizens by foreign nationals who fraudulently induce US citizens to marry them in order to obtain permanent residence in the United States.Testify in both civil and criminal judicial proceedings as an expert witness on the subject of immigration fraud and domestic violence fraud. John Sampson was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 25 of the Colorado State Senate.
Tom Tancredo Politics: Immigration Former Republican US Congressman, Thomas Gerard Tancredo, is an American politician from Colorado, who represented the state's sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009 as a Republican. He ran for President of the United States during the 2008 election, and was the Constitution Party's unsuccessful nominee for Governor of Colorado in 2010.  Immigration opponent. https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomastancredo/
Scott Barker Politics: Impeachment Military Intelligence Officer Turned Attorney, Scott S. Barker is senior counsel at Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell in Colorado.  Barker wrote a critically acclaimed book, “The Impeachment Quagmire,” which draws on historical analysis of impeachment, and provides an objective analysis of the Mueller Report. 

Scott is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is consistently listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers (including as Lawyer of the Year) and Colorado Super Lawyers (including multiple appearances in the Top 10 and Top 50 Lawyers in Colorado lists).

As an AAA-trained mediator and arbitrator, Scott brings his extensive litigation experience and case assessment skills to help litigants resolve disputes outside of court.
Chuck Plunkett Politics: Journalism: Newspaper editorials in politics Director of CU News Corp (CU Boulder). Chuck Plunkett, a professional journalist for more than 22 years, is the director of CU News Corps, serving as the main coordinator for the university's investigative news outlet, which produces long-form journalism for professional media organizations in the state of Colorado as part of a for-credit class.. Prior to joining the university, he served as the editorial page editor for The Denver Post, where he also served previously as politics editor.

Plunkett joined The Post as a reporter in 2003, led coverage of the city's hosting of the Democratic National Convention in 2008, and had a front-row seat to the destruction of the once fine Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire at the hands of its hedge fund owners, Alden Global Capital. After Plunkett made international headlines for leading a team of writers who called out Alden for its business practices, he was forced to resign. Since then he has been recognized by many in the industry.
Gary Grappo Politics: Middle East  Gary Grappo is a former US ambassador and a distinguished fellow at the Center for Middle East Studies at the Korbel School for International Studies, University of Denver. He possesses nearly 40 years of diplomatic and public policy experience in a variety of public, private and nonprofit endeavors. As a career member of the Senior Foreign Service of the US Department of State, he served as Envoy and Head of Mission of the Office of the Quartet Representative, the Honorable Mr. Tony Blair, in Jerusalem.

Grappo held a number of senior positions in the US State Department, including Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the US Embassy in Baghdad; US Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman; and Charge d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. From 2011-13, he was President and CEO of The Keystone Center. He currently serves as CEO of Equilibrium International Consulting, providing analysis and policy guidance on foreign affairs to businesses, institutions and the media. Grappo is chairman of the Board of Directors at Fair Observer.
Nader Hashemi Politics: Middle East & Islamic
Nader Hashemi is the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies University of Colorado, and an Assistant Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. https://www.colorado.edu/cas/nader-hashemi
Senator Gary Hart Politics: National Security Consultant, Internation Law & Business,  Expert on Russia Gary Hart is an American politician, diplomat, and lawyer. He was the front-runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. He represented Colorado in the United States Senate from 1975 to 1987. After his retirement from the U.S. Senate and abrupt departure from national politics in 1988, Hart turned his attention to teaching and to national security issues. He served as co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century and was a visiting lecturer at such universities as Oxford, Yale, and the University of Colorado at Denver. Since retiring from the United States Senate, Gary Hart has been extensively involved in international law and business, as a strategic advisor to major U.S. corporations, and as a teacher, author and lecturer.

Since retiring from the Senate, he has emerged as a consultant on national security, and continues to speak on a wide range of issues, including the environment and homeland security. In 2006, Hart accepted an endowed professorship at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has been a visiting lecturer at Oxford University, Yale University, and the University of California. He is Chair of the U.S. State Department's International Security Advisory Council, Chair of the U.S. Defense Department's Threat Advisory Council, and Chair of the American Security Project. He was Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council for the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Co-Chair of the U.S.-Russia Commission, Chairman of the Council for a Livable World, and President of Global Green, the U.S. affiliate of Mikhail Gorbachev's environmental foundation. Most notably, he was Co-Chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century, known as the Hart-Rudman Commission, which predicted terrorist attacks on America before 9/11

He is president of Hart International, Ltd., a business advisory group. He is chair of the International Security Advisory Board of the US Department of State and is chair of the Threat Reduction Advisory Council at the Department of Defense. He was vice-chair of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, is now chair of the American Security Project, and co-chair of the US-Russia Commission.
Walker Stapleton Politics: Republican Walker Stapleton is an American politician who served two terms as Colorado's State Treasurer from 2011 to 2019. Stapleton was the Republican nominee for Governor of Colorado in the 2018 election, which he lost to Democrat Jared Polis. Member of the Bush family.  
Linda Chavez Politics: Republican Commentator Linda Lou Chavez, is an American author, commentator, and radio talk show host. She is also a Fox News analyst, Chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, has a syndicated column that appears in newspapers nationwide each week, and sits on the board of directors of two Fortune 1000 companies: Pilgrim's Pride and ABM Industries. Chavez was the highest-ranking woman in President Ronald Reagan's White House, and was the first Latina ever nominated to the United States Cabinet, when President George W. Bush nominated her Secretary of Labor. She withdrew from consideration for the position when the media published allegations that she had employed an illegal immigrant a decade earlier. In 2000, Chavez was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. Resides in Boulder. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Chavez
Jena Griswold Politics: Voting Rights, Laws Secretary of State, Colorado, Jena Marie Griswold, Democrat, is an American attorney and politician.   Griswold has practiced international anti-corruption law and worked as a voter protection attorney. Before her election to Colorado Secretary of State, Griswold ran her own legal practice in Louisville. https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/info_center/biography.html
Jonah Keri Sports: Baseball Canadian journalist, sportswriter and editor. Keri is mostly known for writing about baseball, though he has also covered other sports as well as business and entertainment. His writing has appeared in many national news publications. He's written numerous books, including, NY Times Bestseller, "The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First", about the Tampa Bay Rays. Also hosts a podcast including interviews with famous personalities (Justin Trudeau, Shaquille O'Neal)  https://www.jonahkeri.com/about/
Greg Feasel Sports: Baseball, Football Greg Feasel is in his 24th year with the Colorado Rockies and ninth as chief operating officer. In this role, Feasel manages all aspects of the organization's business operations, including all revenue areas, customer service, ticket sales and operations, corporate partnerships, communications, marketing, broadcasting, community affairs, merchandising, promotions, special events, private suites and party facilities, information systems, human resources, ballpark operations and capital improvements. https://www.mlb.com/rockies/team/front-office/executive-bio/gregory-feasel
Dan Issel Sports: Basketball Dan Issel is a retired Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame professional basketball player and coach. An outstanding collegian at the University of Kentucky, he was twice named an All-American en route to a still school record 25.7 points per game. The American Basketball Association Rookie of the Year in 1971, he was a six-time ABA All-Star and one-time NBA All-Star.

A prolific scorer, Issel remains the all-time leading scorer at the University of Kentucky and second all-time for the NBA's Denver Nuggets and the American Basketball Association itself. Upon his retirement from the NBA in 1985, only Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Julius Erving had scored more professional points
John Elway Sports: Football John Elway is a former American football quarterback who is currently the general manager and president of football operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL).

After his retirement as a player, he served as general manager and executive vice president of football operations of the Broncos, which won four division titles, two AFC Championships, and Super Bowl 50 during his tenure. Elway has been a member of the Broncos organization for all three of their Super Bowl victories, two as a player and one as an executive.
Elway was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 in his first year of eligibility and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
Elway is the owner of four steakhouse restaurants, each named "Elway's" and some car dealerships and is involved with The Elway Foundation.
Mike Shanahan Sports: Football Shanahan is best known as the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL) from 1995 to 2008. During his 14 seasons with the Broncos, he led the team to consecutive Super Bowl victories in XXXII and XXXIII, including the franchise's first NFL title in the former. His head coaching career spanned a total of 20 seasons and also included stints with the Los Angeles Raiders and Washington Redskins. He is the father of San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Shannon Sharpe Sports: Football Shannon Sharpe is a former American football tight end who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL), as well as a former analyst for CBS Sports on its NFL telecasts. He is a TV presenter who co-hosts Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with Skip Bayless.

Sharpe was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6, 2011. He played 12 seasons for the Broncos (1990–1999, 2002–2003) and two with the Ravens (2000–2001), winning three Super Bowls.
David Duval Sports: Golf David Robert Duval is a American professional golfer and former World No. 1 Golfer who competed on the PGA Tour. Duval won 13 PGA Tour tournaments between 1997 and 2001; including one major title, The Open Championship in 2001. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Duval