President & CEO, Colorado Concern

Raylene Decatur

Denver, CO


Committed to a strong and vibrant future, Colorado Concern is an alliance of top executives with a common interest in enhancing and protecting the Centennial State’s business climate.  The organization achieves results by focusing on a few key policy areas and making meaningful change to better Colorado’s economy.  Founded in 1986 by one dozen committed individuals, Colorado Concern’s membership now includes 135 CEOs and business and community leaders from across the state.


The organization is recognized for providing exceptional leadership on significant public policy issues that positively impact the state’s economic well-being. Colorado Concern promotes an environment that maximizes job creation, employee prosperity and business profitability. The organization has a stake in the well-being of the state, and the collective interests of its members are safeguarded by working collaboratively to ensure Colorado’s viability and prosperity. Colorado Concern is a nonpartisan, 501c6 membership organization governed by a 17-member Board of Directors.


The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the results and impact of a dynamic membership organization.  The CEO develops and manages relationships with Colorado Concern’s members to accelerate progress on the organization’s initiatives.  The CEO provides organizational leadership and management while working in partnership with the Board of Directors. Colorado Concern seeks a proven leader whose accomplishments in the public, private or nonprofit sectors demonstrates exceptional ability to successfully engage diverse constituent groups in the support and pursuit of shared objectives. This individual understands policy formation, implementation and impact.


This proven leader is politically astute, deftly navigates ambiguity and consistently seeks to find common ground to advance specific policy outcomes. This nonpartisan leader is a skilled communicator who enthusiastically and clearly articulates Colorado Concern’s mission and goals.  The successful candidate builds effective relationships with critical constituents and enables policy impact. This role requires experience in effectively interacting with the leadership of the business community, elected officials and community leaders, as well as the media.


Highly qualified candidates are actively participating in Colorado’s dynamic civic, business and political environment. This individual is tenacious, able to balance multiple priorities, and is highly focused but adaptable. An understanding of policy development and impact is required.  The ideal candidate has had extensive experience and success leading nonpartisan efforts that deliver results. Experience with convening groups of people who represent different perspectives, addressing common interests in a collegial, transparent and highly participatory manner is essential.


Candidates will demonstrate a career path of progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, corporate and/or government sectors that equips them to excel in an organization where no two days will be the same. This individual has experience building durable relationships with members, partners, stakeholders and constituencies. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate effectively within a nonprofit governing environment. This results-oriented leader will demonstrate success in operating a financially healthy and sustainable organization. As a key spokesperson for Colorado Concern, this individual must have strong verbal and written communication skills.


The base compensation range for this position is between $275,000 and $350,000 and will be commensurate with experience. This position is also eligible for an annual performance bonus. Colorado Concern is proud to offer a robust benefits program to all employees as part of a comprehensive compensation package. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan, 11 paid holidays, extensive PTO accrual, just to name a few.


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Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please send a current resume and letter of interest by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the page.


This role will be filled as soon as possible and the deadline for applications is Friday, November 10, 2023.


All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Colorado Concern is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment against applicants or employees based on age 40 and over, race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and length, protective hairstyles), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, marital status or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.


Colorado Concern strives to maintain a work environment free of unlawful harassment. Unlawful harassment includes any unwelcome physical or verbal conduct or any written, pictorial, or visual communication directed at an individual (or group) because of that individual's (or group's) membership in, or perceived membership in, a protected class, that is subjectively offensive to the individual alleging harassment, and is objectively offensive to a reasonable individual who is a member of the same protected class. Harassment does not need to be in-person and can occur over electronic media such as Zoom or other electronic platforms. Prohibited behavior may include but is not limited to the following:


• Written form, such as cartoons, emails, posters, drawings, or photographs.

• Verbal conduct, such as epithets, derogatory comments, slurs, or jokes.

• Physical conduct such as assault or blocking an individual’s movements.


This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, coworkers, and non-employees, such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.

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