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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.

Lawfirm founder-partners grow a powerhouse in Colorado

Norm Brownstein and Steve Farber founded their law firm right after they graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1968. They grew the firm to more than 250 attorneys and policy professionals in 11 offices across the West and in Washington, D.C., and Atlantic City, N.J. Brownstein and Farber have worked on telecommunications, financial services, tax and health care interests, resulting in the building of the Pepsi Center, the Denver Broncos stadium and funding for Denver International Airport.

Global difference-maker, Jamie Van Leeuwen, strives to empower others

Jamie Van Leeuwen founded the non-governmental organization Global Livingston Institute in 2009 to help students and community leaders form partnerships to find innovative solutions to poverty and unemployment in East Africa.

New Belgium, benchmark for clean air, water, human rights

New Belgium has a progressive set of workplace practices that includes giving employees a piece of the company.
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