Prosper CO is led by a diverse group of stakeholders – a team from across the metro Denver region representing different sectors, different industries, and different perspectives – all working to identify and understand disparities in our economic prosperity data and develop a range of solutions to close those gaps.

We’re taking a comprehensive approach that guarantees Colorado’s range of voices and viewpoints are represented and that our strategies are sound.

Our Leadership Council:


Laura Radueg


Andrew Wykstra

Black Business Initiative

Jice Johnson

Boettcher Foundation

Curtis Esquibel


Kari Curtis

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP

Kristin McDonald

Centura Health

Oswaldo Grenardo


Naeem Ishaq

Colorado Health Foundation

Amy Latham


Jeff Dolan


John Berger


DJ Close

Delta Dental Foundation

Adeeb Khan

Denver International Airport

Cristal DeHerrera

Denver Water

Julie Anderson

First Bank

Shannon Jones

Gary Community Investments

Damion LeeNatali

Habitat for Humanity

Heather Lafferty

Health One

Maureen Tarrant

Hogan Lovells

Ana Tenzer

Husch Blackwell

Andrea Austin

JP Morgan Chase

James Doe

Kaiser Permanente

Jessica Bidlingmaier

Land Title Guarantee Company

Erica McClure

Latino Leadership Institute

Joelle Martinez

Metro Mayors Caucus & Mayor of Lonetree

Jackie Millet


Michael Nuss


Jessica Ostoyich


Kimberly Mendoza-Cooke


Marci Auston

Pinnacol Assurance

Edie Sonn

Plante Moran

Joe Bertsch

Rose Community Foundation

Lindy Eichenbaum-Lent

RTL Networks

Rich Lewis

SCL Health

Megan Mahncke

Sky Blue Builders, LLC

Mowa Haile

Southwest Airlines

Lexi Muller


Brandy Radey

UC Health

David Mafe

United Airlines

Mizraim Cordero

US Bank

Troy Stalter

VF Corp

Lauren Guthrie

Wells Fargo

Grace Gonzalez

Xcel Energy

Hollie Velasquez