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Strategic Issues Program

Colorado State Capitol

Each year the University of Denver convenes a non-partisan panel of citizens to examine an issue of particular importance to the people of Colorado. These panels, called Strategic Issues Panels, are "blue ribbon panels" in every sense of the word.

Typically, they are composed of 15-20 accomplished citizens from various walks of life, selected on the basis of their personal experience, judgment, and openness to a variety of ideas and perspectives. Panel members bring a wealth of experience to the process.

The distinguished members of the 2009 Immigration Panel are:

Don Ament - Former Colorado Secretary of Agriculture
Polly Baca - President & CEO, Baca Barragan Perez & Associates
Richard Ballantine - Publisher, The Durango Herald
Barbara Bauer - President, Global Sight Partners
Linda Childears - President & CEO, Daniels Fund
Pete Coors - Chairman & CEO, Coors Brewing Company
Carolyn Daniels - Partner, Holme Roberts & Owen LLP
Jim Griesemer, Chair - Director, Strategic Issues Program
Steve Halstedt - Managing Director, Centennial Ventures
Del Hock - Retired CEO & Chairman of Public Service Company of Colorado
Richard Koeppe - Retired Superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools
Wayne Murdy - Former Chairman, Newmont Mining Corp.
Ved Nanda - Vice Provost for Internationalization, University of Denver
Kay Norton - President, University of Northern Colorado
Kim Patmore - Former Executive Vice President & CFO, First Data Corp
Dick Robinson - CEO, Robinson Dairy
Marguerite Salazar - President and CEO, Valley-Wide Health Systems
David Trickett - President, Iliff School of Theology
Jerry Williams - Associate Research Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Ron Williams - President, Gary-Williams Energy Corporation