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DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today announced the election of Rachel Nance as 2020-21 Board Chair. Nance is director of strategic accounts for Xcel Energy.
“The Colorado business community has taken extraordinary steps amid an unprecedented global crisis to adapt and weather the storm for the greater good,” Nance said. “As we prepare for a new state legislative session in 2021, our mission to champion a healthy business climate is more important than ever. I appreciate the opportunity to lead the Colorado Chamber and look forward to serving as the voice of the business community at this critical time.”
In Nance’s role at Xcel Energy, she leads the team in developing and building a long-term strategic plan focused on customer solutions that provide loyalty and value for key commercial and national accounts while driving growth for the company.
“Rachel’s experience and leadership will be invaluable to the Colorado Chamber as we navigate the challenges of the times, help employers and their employees recover from the economic crisis, and continue our important work for businesses across the state,” said Colorado Chamber President Chuck Berry.
Prior to joining Xcel Energy, Nance was the first principal in the Denver office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber (now Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie). She also served as vice president of public policy for the Colorado Association of Realtors, and previously served in former Gov. Bill Owen’s administration.
The election of Nance was held at the chamber’s annual meeting held virtually on October 14. Nance succeeds 2019-20 Board Chair Stacey Campbell of Campbell Litigation, PC. Campbell will continue to serve the organization in his role as Past Board Chair.