CWCC Associate Board

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Developing the next generation of leaders.

Impact: The CWCC Associate Board (formerly YP Advisory Board) hosts quarterly programs to engage other emerging leaders, provide tools and resources for development, create community, and give back. While programs are designed for emerging leaders, they are open to all (regardless of age). Please check out the CWCC events calendar to view and register for upcoming Associate Board events.

Applications are closed

Applications for the 2024 Associate Board are now closed and will open again for the 2025 Associate Board in the fall of 2024.
Questions? Email Leah Caputo at

Representing Emerging Leaders; Open to All
Designed to support and create programming for CWCC emerging leaders as they navigate their careers and businesses, this unique community of professionals works to develop the next generation of leaders through quarterly professional development and social opportunities.

Our board members represent various industries, organization sizes, positions held within these organizations, and a diversity of perspectives. There is an application process that opens in September each year. Terms go from January to December.

Interested in more information?
Contact Leah Caputo at

About the Associate Board

Made up of emerging leaders ages 25-40 of all genders, representing businesses of all sizes within all industries, the CWCC’s Associate Board (formally the YP Board) is designed to support and create programming for the CWCC community and emerging leaders as they navigate their careers and businesses. This is done through quarterly professional development and social opportunities.

Networking events are planned by the Associate Board and open to anyone from the CWCC community regardless of age or gender.

Members of this board also support the larger chamber with member engagement to the CWCC community, fundraising, and serving on board sub committees.

2023 Executive Committee

Angie Ruddell, Lockheed Martin - Chair

Stephanie Short, America Succeeds - Past Chair

Kate Thomas, VF Corporation - Executive Committee

Alyssa Parker, Institute for Functional Medicine - Executive Committee


Board Members

Daphne Ye, Centura

Elri Schroeder, formally of Occasions Catering

Grace Randazzo, Empower

Hilary McKenna, Chevron

Kimberlee Ward, Eternal Balance Candles

Meg Hanley, Lumen

Samantha Cox, Workplace Elements

Vanessa Ortiz, Bespoke

Victoria James, Slalom

Megan Flanagan, Kaiser Permanente

Angela Rennick, University of Colorado

Jessi Whitten, Levitt Pavilion

Sarah Rice Carlson, UDR, Inc.

Maria Henderson, Leapify

Erica Rutledge, Ibotta

Hillary Chappel, Forvis

Lauren Linzer, Travelers Haven

Andrea Andrews, City and County of Denver

Andrea Chichizola, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Vanessa Pritchett, YMCA


If you would like to get involved with the Associate Board, please email Leah Caputo at