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Fort Collins heiress-philanthropist focuses on creative hub

As one of the "Gang of Four" with Tim Gill, Jared Polis and Rutt Bridges, she spearheaded a progressive push that helped turn Colorado blue.

Erik Mitisek inspires innovation in academia, industry and government

As chief innovation officer to Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Colorado Technology Association CEO Erik Mitisek works to advance entrepreneurship and innovation in the state, overseeing the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN), which hosts innovation summits and other events.

Kroenke, one of the most notable sports moguls on the planet

Kroenke is one of the most notable sports moguls on the planet. His Denver empire includes the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, the Pepsi Center, the Colorado Rapids, Dick's Sporting Goods Park and the Colorado Mammoth.

Cable industry giant known for his unrelenting negotiations

With a net worth of $7.2 billion, Malone is one of the giants of the cable industry. He served as CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI), the pioneering Denver company for more than 20 years before its 1999 acquisition by AT&T.

Ron Williams puts his energy into Denver philanthropy

He's focused much of his energy on philanthropy since the company's 2011 sale, serving on the boards of Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Public Schools Foundation and University of Colorado Hospital.

Denver-based MDC, now one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S.

The parent of Richmond American Homes, Denver-based MDC is now one of the largest homebuilders in the country.

Colorado chief justice works to make course fair and accessible

Nancy Rice was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court in 1998 and became Chief Justice in 2014, putting her in charge of a judicial branch with 324 judges, 74 magistrates, 4,000 staff members, and has an annual budget of more than $534 million.

Jobs and infrastructure: Top priorities for Colorado Springs mayor

He campaigned on job creation and infrastructure improvements and made some serious inroads in his first year on the job to fulfill both promises.

Denver Public Schools gets high marks thanks to Tom Boasberg

The number of students taking Advanced Placement classes has tripled under his watch as DPS has earned acclaim for its school-choice program, ranked as the best among major cities by the Brookings Institution.

150-year-old Denver Chamber blossoms under first female leader

Formerly John Hickenlooper's chief of staff when he served as the city's mayor, Brough is known as a convener and collaborator, critical for a role that requires balancing the needs of the chamber's disparate membership.

Nancy Philllips continues to advance Colorado technology industry

Phillips is president of Shaw Business Infrastructure Services, a division of Shaw Communications, which acquired ViaWest in 2014

CU alum Bruce Benson became leader of four-campus University of Colorado

During Benson’s tenure, CU’s research funding has reached record levels, including $924 million in 2015-16. The university has seen its six best fundraising years — including a record $384.5 million in 2015-16 — and Benson also helped secure legislation that would enable the university to run more efficiently, saving millions in procurement, insurance and construction.
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