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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.

Daniel Ritchie reimagines University of Denver for new millennium

He got involved with University of Denver in the 1980s, served as chancellor for 16 years and led a fundraising campaign that invigorated the campus for a new millennium, including the facility that bears his name — the Daniel L. Ritchie Center.

Quark founder, Tim Gill strives to support and advance equality

Quark software founder Tim Gill started the Gill Foundation in 1994 with the goal of advancing equality by supporting nonprofit organizations that serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied individuals, as well as people with HIV/AIDS.

Publicly traded company provides programming and tech to 13 million

Today, the publicly traded company provides programming and technology to more than 13 million pay TV subscribers.

Kent Thiry runs global health care firm from Denver

HealthCare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group, provides integrated care management for about 749,000 patients.

Auden Schendler bets on winter in Aspen

Schendler has even testified before Congress on the impacts of climate change on public lands.
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