BizCARES

The Business Coalition to Advance Reform of the Education System (BizCARES) is a coalition of state’s top business organizations featuring chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, business roundtables, and industry associations. BizCARES is a Colorado Succeeds initiative launched in October 2009 by Pete Coors, Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company, Walter Isenberg, Chief Executive Operating Officer of Sage Hospitality and Jim Hayes, former Publisher of FORTUNE Magazine, for the special purpose of influencing and enhancing the state’s Race to the Top bid and establishing a bold vision for the future of our Colorado’s education system. Click here to join the Coalition

BizCARES Members

  • A+ Denver
  • Van Schoales, Executive Director
  • Action 22
  • Cathy Garcia, President & CEO
  • Adams County Education Consortium
  • Emma Galvin, Executive Director
  • Alliance for Choice in Education
  • Norton Rainey, Executive Director
  • Club 20
  • Bonnie Petersen, Executive Director
  • Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists
  • John Whiteside, Executive Director
  • Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education
  • Darrell Green, Executive Director
  • Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry
  • Chuck Berry, President
  • Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Eric Lee, CEO
  • Colorado Concern
  • Tamra Ward, President & CEO
  • Colorado Forum
  • Gail Klapper, Executive Director
  • Colorado's Future
  • Brenda Morrison, Executive Director
  • Colorado Succeeds
  • Scott Laband, President
  • Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Donna Evans, CEO
  • Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Council
  • Michael J. Kazmierski, President and CEO
  • Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Jeff Campos, President and CEO
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Kelly Brough, President and CEO
  • Denver Metro Leadership Foundation
  • Maureen McDonald, Executive Director
  • Denver Public Schools Foundation
  • Kristin Colon, President and CEO
  • Downtown Denver Business Partnership
  • Tamara Door, President and CEO
  • Economic Development Council of Colorado
  • Danny Tomlinson, Executive Director
  • Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Dave Csintyan, President and CEO
  • Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
  • Tom Clark, Executive Vice President
  • Progressive 15
  • Cathy Shull, Executive Director
  • South Central Council of Governments
  • Priscilla Fraser, Executive Director
  • Southeast Business Partnership John
  • Lay, President and CEO
  • South Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • John Brackney, President
  • Urban League
  • Landri Taylor, President and CEO
  • Visit Denver
  • Richard Scharf, President and CEO
  • West Chamber Serving Jefferson County
  • Amy Sherman, President
  • The Youth Foundation 
  • Susie Davis, Executive Director
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