We are thrilled to welcome four new members to Energize Colorado’s Board of Directors. These four individuals bring a deep understanding of and passion for underrepresented communities. We are humbled to bring their expertise across higher education, financial services, and social impact to our team. Visit our website to meet our full board team.
Joseph Garcia, Chancellor, Colorado Community College System
Joseph Garcia currently serves as Chancellor of the Colorado Community College System. At Energize Colorado, Joseph serves as the Gap Fund Committee Chair. Formerly, Joe served as Lieutenant Governor (2011-2016). He currently serves on the boards of National Student Clearinghouse, Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, and Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative.
Learn more and connect with Joe here.
Shelley Marquez, Senior Vice President and Community Relations, Wells Fargo
Shelley Marquez currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Community Relations of Wells Fargo. Shelley currently serves on the boards of the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, the City of Denver Affordable Housing Zoning Incentive, Community First Foundation, and Housing Colorado.
Learn more and connect with Shelley here.
Jesus Salazar, Co-founder and CEO, Prosono
Jesus Salazar currently serves as the Co-founder and CEO of Prosono. At Energize Colorado, Jesus serves as the Strategy Committee Chair. Jesus currently serves on the boards of Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado School of Mines, Rocky Mountain PBS, CareerWise, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Learn more and connect with Jesus here.
Patti Shwayder, SVP and Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, AIR Communities
Patti Shwayder currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer of AIR Communities. Formerly, Patti served as CEO of the National Stroke Association and as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Learn more and connect with Patti here.