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DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce has named Meghan Dollar as its new Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Political Operations, effective November 1, 2022. Dollar comes to the Chamber from the Colorado Municipal League, where she began as a legislative and policy advocate in 2011 and became the lead lobbyist in 2020.
“Meghan has a rare skillset that is necessary for this role and representing the business community at the state capitol,” said Colorado Chamber President/CEO Loren Furman. “She has experience in building and balancing large coalitions with diverse interests statewide, and a thorough understanding of many policy issues. These are skills needed for the major legislative priorities and initiatives the Chamber leads on every legislative session. It is rare to find an individual that possesses this experience and Meghan will be an invaluable addition to the Chamber’s team as we continue to build on our vision to secure Colorado’s economic future.”
“I’m thrilled and honored to join the incredible and effective team at the Colorado Chamber to advance policies that will improve our state’s business climate,” Dollar said. “With the complex economic challenges facing the business community right now, Colorado’s economy is at a pivotal point – the right policies are needed to ensure we continue on a path of growth and prosperity. I look forward to leading the Chamber’s legislative efforts as a fierce advocate for our state’s job creators at the capitol.”
Dollar brings over fifteen years of governmental affairs and advocacy experience to the role. Her background includes an extensive level of expertise in a wide variety of policy issues and strong bipartisan relationships with local leaders and representatives in all regions across the state. She has also cultivated strong relationships with members of the General Assembly, the Office of the Governor and state agencies and has implemented strategies and tactics to accomplish various policy goals.
In her role at the Chamber, Dollar will oversee the organization’s five policy councils, governmental affairs staff and contract lobbyists. She will serve as lead lobbyist and manage the Chamber’s extensive political program and fundraising. Her understanding of statewide interests and bipartisan relationships in all four corners of the state aligns with the Colorado Chamber’s mission of ensuring that the voice of the business community is heard at the capitol.
Prior to her time with the Colorado Municipal League, Dollar worked for the Colorado Apartment Association, where she lobbied on behalf of the housing industry. In addition, she helped manage the Association’s PAC and Small Donor Committee fundraising efforts. Dollar previously served as a staffer in the Florida House of Representatives.
Dollar holds a Master of Science in international affairs and a Bachelor of Science in political science from Florida State University.
Meghan Dollar’s headshot can be found here.
The Colorado Chamber of Commerce champions free enterprise, a healthy business environment and economic prosperity for all Coloradans. It is the only business association that works to improve the business climate for all sizes of business from a statewide, multi-industry perspective. What the Colorado Chamber accomplishes is good for all businesses, and that’s good for the state’s economy. It was created in 1965 based on the merger with the Colorado Manufacturers’ Association.