Governor’s Fellows include two from region

DENVER — Twenty three business leaders from around Colorado have been named to the 2020 class of Colorado Governor’s Fellows. The group, which includes two from Northern Colorado and the Boulder Valley, will spend the next year studying issues and preparing to help shape policy and perception of life and public service in Colorado. The group was inducted into the program by Gov. Jared Polis.

The leadership program is in its fourth year, modeled after the White House Fellows Program and Dr. Geoff Smart’s book “Leadocracy,” in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Public Affairs and the Governor’s Office with funding from the Boettcher Foundation. All of Colorado’s living governors are supporters of the program, as well.

“Colorado has a unique opportunity to elevate the brand of Colorado government by supporting emerging leaders who have a desire to serve the public sector,” Polis said in a statement. “The success of our state will be enhanced by the pipeline of talented emerging leaders from the Governors Fellowship Program. We are proud of their commitment and look forward to the incredible work they will achieve for Colorado’s future.”

KJ McCorry, CEO of Officiency Inc. in Boulder; and Chris Otto of Fort Collins, a partner with Plante Moran, are among the 23 participants in the program. 

The other 21 are:

  • Adam Burrows, founder of Lava Walk Ventures in Denver.
  • Jennifer Chang, regional manager for Cisco Systems in Denver.
  • Jeremy Duhon, founder and curator of TEDxMileHigh in Denver.
  • Nic Eliason, group vice president for DaVita in Denver.
  • Nicole Garneau, curator and Health Sciences Department chair of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
  • Shawn Gullixson, vice president of Vectra Bank Colorado in Colorado Springs.
  • Sonia Gutierrez, real estate broker for The Christi Reece Group in Grand Junction.
  • Meghan Herwehe, senior vice president of strategy and analytics for CorePower Yoga in Denver.
  • Heidi Hostetter, vice president of Fauston, an Arvada-based machining and additive manufacturing company.
  • Elizabeth Katkin, co-owner and general counsel of LDK Logistics Inc. in Englewood.
  • Adeeb Khan, director of corporate social responsibility at TIAA in Denver.
  • Patrick Loney, director of patient care services at the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.
  • Michael Mansheim, executive director of marketing at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.
  • Blessing “Yemi” Mobolade, small business development administrator for the city of Colorado Springs.
  • Mia Ramirez, community partner for the Colorado Trust in Colorado Springs.
  • Jake Schroeder, executive director for the Denver Police Activities League Inc.
  • Adam Silver, senior credit analyst for ArrowMark Partners in Denver.
  • Jonathan Steenland, chief operating officer for the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs.
  • Anna Stout, executive director of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society in Grand Junction.
  • Cori Streetman, co-founder and principal of Barefoot PR in Denver.
  • Emily Wattman-Turner, chief operating officer for the Kenzie Academy in Denver.

DENVER — Twenty three business leaders from around Colorado have been named to the 2020 class of Colorado Governor’s Fellows. The group, which includes two from Northern Colorado and the Boulder Valley, will spend the next year studying issues and preparing to help shape policy and perception of life and public service in Colorado. The group was inducted into the program by Gov. Jared Polis.

The leadership program is in its fourth year, modeled after the White House Fellows Program and Dr. Geoff Smart’s book “Leadocracy,” in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Public Affairs and the Governor’s Office with funding from the Boettcher Foundation. All of Colorado’s living governors are supporters of the program, as well.

“Colorado has a unique opportunity to elevate the brand of Colorado government by supporting emerging leaders who have a desire to serve the public sector,” Polis said in a statement. “The success of our state will be enhanced by the pipeline of talented emerging leaders from the Governors Fellowship Program. We are proud of their commitment and look forward to the incredible work they will achieve for Colorado’s future.”

KJ McCorry, CEO of Officiency Inc. in Boulder; and Chris Otto of Fort Collins, a partner with Plante Moran, are among the 23 participants in the program. 

The other 21 are:

  • Adam Burrows, founder of Lava Walk Ventures in Denver.
  • Jennifer Chang, regional manager for Cisco Systems in Denver.
  • Jeremy Duhon, founder and curator of TEDxMileHigh in…