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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 2007 Colorado Constitution Panel are:

Chris Diamond - President & COO, Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation
Cathey Finlon - Chairman & CEO, McClain Finlon Advertising
Jim Griesemer, Chair - Professor and Dean Emeritus, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
Jerry Groswold - Consultant/Retired
Steve Halstedt - Managing Director, Centennial Ventures
Del Hock - Retired CEO & Chairman, Public Service Company of Colorado
Hal Logan - Private Investments
Donna Lynne - CEO, Kaiser Colorado
Kim Patmore - Executive Vice President & CFO, First Data Corporation
Richard Robinson - CEO, Robinson Dairy
Marguerite Salazar - President & CEO, Valley-Wide Health Systems
Thomas Williams - President & CEO, The Williams Group
Jon Zeschin - President & CEO, Essential Advisers, Inc.