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 2015 Panel on Legislative Accountability are:
Jim Griesemer, Chair
Dennis Baldwin - Retired, Merrill Lynch
Karen Beye - Former Executive Director, Colorado Department of Human Services
Gary Christie - Retired, Genro Corp.
Sheila Cleworth - Former Program Underwriting Officer, KRMA Denver
Patricia Cooper - Emeritus Director of Pathfinder International and Director of Capital Sisters International
Pat Grant - Former State Representative; Former President/CEO National Western Stock Show
Jerry Groswold - First President and CEO, Winter Park Recreational Association
Tom Kaesemeyer - Retired Executive Director Gates Family Foundation; Executive Director, Fox Family Foundation
Peggy Kerns - Director of the Center for Ethics in Government, located at the National Conference of State Legislatures; Former State Representative
Dorothy Lechowicz-Edwards - Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
Ginger Maloney - Dean Emeritus, Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver
Sam McWilliams - Retired, Aviation leadership and management
David Miller - President and CEO, The Denver Foundation
Jack Trigg - Partner, Wheeler, Trigg, O’Donnell LLP
Phil Vaughan - Founder, Phil Vaughan Construction Management