Author: ColoradoBiz Staff

2023 Legislative Preview With 76 Group

The dust is settling, and the consequences of 2022's mid-year elections will make 2023 an interesting year for Colorado businesses — hopefully for the better.

Claudia Samuel — CEO of the Year Finalist 2022

Claudia Samuel has been a problem solver since the outset of her professional career. As a young engineer, she kept applying for jobs, but as a Black woman and immigrant from Grenada, she kept getting rejections. So she founded Samuel Engineering in 1996,

Elycia Cook — CEO of the Year 2022 Finalist

With a vision of every child in Colorado having access to a mentor, Elycia Cook, 55, in March 2021 became CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, one of the largest youth mentoring organizations in the state.

Gerry Agnes — CEO of the Year 2022 Finalist

When Agnes initially interviewed for the CEO position in 2008, Elevations had $776 million in assets. Upon being hired, he boldly set a goal for Elevations to win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Bill Henricks — CEO of the Year Finalist

With a Ph.D. in psychology and a master’s in business administration, Henricks has dedicated his professional life to behavioral health care, driving new business development, operations management, and innovation at top national organizations.