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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 2010-2011 Future of State Government Panel are:

Don Ament - Former Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture

Forrest Cason - CFO, Mental Health Center of Denver

Linda Clark - Retired public finance executive

Rob Deline - President, Monaghan Management Corporation

Gary Dudley - Retired Tax Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Judy Giacomini - Vice President of Student Services, Northeastern Junior College

Jim Griesemer - Dean Emeritus Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

Jerry Groswold - Consultant and Retired CEO, Winter Park

Lowell Hare - Managing Partner, H & L Investments

Peggy Kerns - Director of the Center for Ethics in Government, NCSL

Dick Korpan - Retired Chairman, President & CEO of Florida Progress

Hal Logan - Co-Founder and Director of Basic Materials and Services LLC

Donna Lynne - President, Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Mary Lou Makepeace - Vice President, Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado

Ed Mueller - CEO, Qwest Communications

George Simon - Associate Clinical Professor and Academic Director of PMBA Program, University of Denver

Phil Tamminga - Former Executive VP, TriZetto Group

Phil Vaughan - President, Phil Vaughan Construction Management Inc.

Stephanie Villafuerte - Executive Director/President, Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center

Anne Warhover - President, Colorado Health Foundation

Jon Zeschin - President, Essential Advisors, Inc.