CWDC Membership Updates

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Oct. 14, 2021 - The month of September marked a changing of the guard for the Council as we said farewell to several Council members who have completed their terms with us, and welcomed Lisanne McNew into the chairperson role. The Governor also appointed new members to the Council who began a three-year term on Oct. 1. We appreciate the dedication and leadership of all our former, existing, and new members. 

Leadership Transition

  • Lisanne McNew, Chair - McNew & Associates, Inc 
  • Tim Fry, Past Chair - Mountain Racing Products

Thank you, Tim, for your leadership as chair these past three years!

New Appointments

  • Angeles Ortega - Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Baird McKevitt - Xcel Energy
  • Chad Orvis - Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
  • Danielle Felder - The Boys and Girls Clubs in Colorado
  • Dedrick Sims - The Sims-Fayola International Academy
  • Kelly Brown - Boomers Leading Change
  • Louis Martin - Round River Resource Management
  • Londell Jackson - Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain
  • Patrick Meyers - Office of Economic Development & International Trade
  • Peter Brissette - DMD Consulting - Digital Marketing Dude


  • Daniel Kraus - Pueblo Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Trust
  • Francis Vigil - Colorado Springs Electrical JATC
  • Jason Wardrip - Colorado Building & Construction Trades Council
  • John Knapp - Agriculture
  • Lawrence Wagner - Spark Mindset
  • Lisa Taylor - Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado
  • Lisanne McNew - McNew & Associates, Inc 
  • Michael Stelling - Northglenn High School
  • Tara Hosick - Climax Molybdenum Company

Terms Expiring September 2021

  • Ashley Valdez
  • Paul Zeckser
  • Nilesh Parikh
  • Michael Hess
  • Joel Buchanan
  • Kelly Causey
  • Liddy Romero
  • Bryan Dear
  • Phil Nash

Thank you for your service to the CWDC and the state of Colorado!