Colorado Chamber Announces New Leadership for Policy Councils

We are pleased to announce changes in leadership for the Colorado Chamber’s Governmental Affairs and Energy & Environment policy councils.  Policy councils are at the core of the Colorado Chamber’s work, offering a unique opportunity for Chamber members to add their expertise to our policymaking and influence legislation and regulations that impact business.

Melissa Osse, Vice President, Government Relations for HCA Healthcare will be chairing the Governmental Affairs Council.  Melissa is an experienced government relations executive with a proven track record of working across various business industry sectors. In her current role, she oversees the development of all state and local legislative priorities and strategies for HCA’s Continental Division. Before joining HCA, Melissa served as Legislative Director with Axiom Politics, and she served as the legislative liaison for both the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Department of Personnel and Administration.

We greatly appreciate the leadership of Roberta Robinette and her support for the Colorado Chamber as our Governmental Affairs Council Chair.

Doug Benevento, Partner, Holland & Hart will chair the Chamber’s Energy & Environment Council.  Doug brings a sophisticated understanding of environmental policy and compliance from his high-level leadership roles at federal and state agencies, including serving as the EPA Acting Deputy Administrator and the EPA Region 8 Administrator as well as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director.  His role as a senior executive at Xcel Energy gives him valuable insight into the challenges businesses face while navigating complex regulatory regimes and myriad regulations.

The Chamber would like to express our appreciation to John Jacus, Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP for his outstanding contributions as the Chair of the Energy & Environment Council. His leadership has helped to shape the council’s important work. We are pleased to announce that John will continue to serve the council as a co-chair of the Air Quality Subcommittee, bringing with him his wealth of knowledge and expertise in this area.