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SPA Alumni at Work in Our Communities


In federal politics and government:

  • U.S. Senate HELP Committee Senior Education Policy Advisor Spiros Protopsaltis (PhD)
  • U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (DCLF)
  • U.S. Senator Mark Udall (DCLF)

In state politics and government: 
  • State legislators John Morse (PhD), Ted Harvey (MPA), and Lois Court (MPA)
  • Colorado Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Mike King (MPA)
  • Governor John Hickenlooper Senior Advisor Jamie Van Leeuwen (PhD)

In local government: 
  • Douglas County Manager Doug DeBoard (MPA)
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (MPA) 
  • Evans City Manager Aden Hogan (MPA)
  • Denver Police Department Division Chief Tracie Keesee (MCJ)
  • Colorado Municipal League Executive Director Sam Mamet (MPA)
  • Owens Public Affairs Founder Monica Owens (MPA)
  • School Board President of Denver Public Schools Mary Seawell (DCLF)
  • Denver Police Department former Chief Gerald Whitman (MCJ)

In higher education: 
  • Aurora Community College President Linda Bowman (PhD)
  • NCAA President Mark Emmert (DCLF)
  • Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for CU Boulder Kelly Fox (MPA)
  • University of Denver Professor and Dean Emeritus Jim Griesemer (PhD, DCLF, RMP)
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver President Steve Jordan (PhD)

In the nonprofit community: 
  • ​Mile High United Way President & CEO Christine Benero (DCLF)
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Kelly Brough (DCLF)
  • The Gathering Place President & CEO Leslie Foster (DCLF)
  • Gates Family Foundation President Thomas Gougeon (DCLF)
  • Think360Arts.Org Executive Director Jane Hansberry (MPA)
  • Poudre Valley Health System President & CEO Rulon Stacey (PhD) | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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