Chair’s Roundtable


The Chair’s Roundtable is for senior leaders of eligible member companies who care about how state government policies affect their business and who want to engage with topic experts and other business leaders in substantive dialogue about these policies.

Recently, the group discussed, joined by Karen Gerwitz, President and CEO of the World Trade Center Denver, “Trading with Our Neighbors” featuring from Mexico and Canada:

  • Elie Smilovitz, Consul for Political and Economic Affairs of Mexico (slides).
  • Stéphane Lessard, Consul General of Canada for Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Utah, Wyoming (slides).

This select group meets four times per year with The Colorado Chamber’s Chair, The Colorado Chamber’s President and CEO, Chuck Berry, former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, and key governmental officials. The Chair’s Roundtable will discuss everything from critical issues in the legislature to ideas and questions brought to the meeting by Chair’s Roundtable members.  Past special guests include: House Speaker Dickie Lee Hullinghorst (D) & Polly Lawrence, House Minority Caucus Whip (R); Alison Felix, Denver Branch Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Attorney General John Suthers; political analyst Floyd Ciruli, economist and columnist Dave Maney; “Rising Star” legislators; former Governors Bill Owens and Dick Lamm; Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts.

At least one meeting will be held during the Colorado General Assembly’s session when lawmaking action is at its peak. The Chair’s Roundtable may be strategically called upon to contact legislators or testify regarding proposed legislation and regulation. The Colorado Chamber will look to the Chair’s Council for future Board members.

  • Investment: $5,000 first year, $2,000 renewing years.
  • Chair’s Roundtable participation includes prepaid attendance at CEO events.