Testimonials

Members and Partners in Their Own Words

“When I left the Denver Public Schools Board, I looked for ways to continue advancing education. My business colleagues and education advisors repeatedly pointed me towards Colorado Succeeds. Three years later, I am proud to be a member, and I’m continually amazed by the enduring impact of our coalition on the state’s students and economy.”
Bruce Hoyt, Managing Director, KPMG
What’s impressed me most about Colorado Succeeds is their deep understanding of our workforce needs and priorities. They bring actionable solutions to the table and have delivered tangible results that have advanced our shared goals and translated our civic engagement initiatives into positive outcomes for Colorado’s students, educators, and employers.”
Ray Johnson, IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager
“Being a member of Colorado Succeeds has provided our company an avenue to voice our concerns about Colorado’s education system and engage in efforts to improve it.”
Pat Donovan, Vice President, Revolution Foods
“As a business, we measure ROI and focus on continuous improvement in managing change. Colorado Succeeds advocates for that kind of discipline in our school system.”
Zack Neumeyer, Chairman & Co-Founder, Sage Hospitality
“The only reason we were able to pass the Great Teachers & Leaders law [SB 10-191] was because we put together a coalition broader and deeper than any other on a single piece of education legislation – that effort was led by our partners at Colorado Succeeds.”
Senator Mike Johnston, (D-Denver)
“By providing the most up-to-date education research and policy analyses, Colorado Succeeds is an invaluable resource for policymakers.”
Representative Kevin Priola, (R-Henderson)
“Colorado Succeeds provides an important connection between the business community and the work we do at the Colorado Department of Education. As a critical partner, Colorado Succeeds engages in our rulemaking process, serves on our taskforces to monitor statewide implementation of key policy reforms, and supports our efforts to secure top talent and add capacity in our offices.”
Robert Hammond, Colorado Commissioner of Education (2011-2015)