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Expert in Regulatory Affairs to Join Colorado Chamber Team

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DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today announced Christy Woodward as its new regulatory affairs advisor. The move is a direct response to growing concerns about Colorado’s burdensome regulatory climate and follows the goals laid out in the Chamber’s 10-year strategic action plan, which recommended that the Chamber expand its team to provide expertise on these issues.

“We’ve heard the business community loud and clear – Colorado’s regulatory climate is the most significant barrier to economic growth across the state,” said President and CEO Loren Furman. “Bringing Christy on our team is a strategic investment by the Chamber to build on this important work. Her extensive background in the regulatory sector and her technical experience in rulemaking, litigation and regulatory compliance will be integral in our mission to spearhead these challenges.”

Woodward brings over 25 years of experience in regulatory policy and advocacy to the role, including past work in civil and environmental engineering design and project management. She comes to the Chamber from the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, where she served as senior director of regulatory affairs. Woodward previously worked in environmental consulting and in the mining sector in four western states.

“A stable and predictable regulatory climate is critical to a thriving economy. Unfortunately, this has become increasingly challenging and inconsistent in Colorado due to the substantial volume of new, complex policies coming from the state,” Woodward said. “The Colorado Chamber’s strategic direction and influence as the statewide voice for business puts the organization in the best position to tackle these challenges. I look forward to playing a lead role in these efforts and making a positive impact on the state’s business climate.”

In this role, Woodward will serve as the Chamber’s expert on regulatory matters and help create a stable regulatory environment for businesses. Woodward will engage directly with state agencies and other stakeholders on statewide rulemakings on behalf of the Chamber, develop coalitions and alliances, and respond to rules and regulations that impact business. The regulatory climate in Colorado has become a mounting issue for the business community, with 48% of business leaders stating regulations their top concern in a 2023 Colorado Chamber business survey.

Woodward holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Science and Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. She obtained her Colorado Professional Engineering License in 2006.

Christy Woodward’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.