The Colorado CEO Forum is the largest gathering of Presidents and CEOs in the Rocky Mountain Region. Year after year, we deliver high-quality educational programs presented by nationally and internationally recognized speakers sharing contemporary insights, trends, and analysis driving business success. This is an invitation-only event exclusively reserved for Presidents, CEOs, and Owners of companies with $3 – $500 million in revenue and/or at least 15 employees. Founded by Mickey Fain, our first event took place in Boulder, Colorado in 2000 with 85 attendees. We moved to downtown Denver in 2004 to accommodate growing attendance, and in 2017, we achieved a record-breaking turnout with over 525 participants. As we enter our 20th year, we are consistently recognized as a premier resource presenting timely topics and ideas that our attendees can apply directly to their businesses. Invited CEOs attend the Colorado CEO forum at no charge thanks to the generous support of our Partners.
Karen Meenan – CEO
As a Vistage Chair since 2000, Karen has helped CEOs, executives and business owners become more effective leaders and maximize their organizations’ potential. In 2015, her passion met the purpose of the Colorado CEO Forum when she created a vision that would lead the event into its next chapter. Karen continues to advance the Colorado CEO Forum while maintaining the excellence of experience that draws hundreds of CEOs each year.
Leslie Townsend – Executive Director
Leslie joined the Colorado CEO Forum in 2018. With an extensive background in project management, she has worked with a diverse array of small and medium-sized businesses including the launch of two start-ups. Leslie coordinates and collaborates with our partners, selected speaker and venue to organize all the details and produce an engaging event for our attendees.