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.

2024 Executive Committee

Alyssa ParkerInstitute of Functional Medicine -  Chair

Angie RuddellLockheed Martin - Past Chair

Vanessa Pritchett, YMCA - Executive Committee

Vanessa OrtizBespoke - Executive Committee


Board Members

Alisha Harris, Original Account Strategies

Allison Fleming, Swallow Hill Music

Alyssa Parker, Institute of Functional Medicine

Andrea Andrews, Mayor's Office of the National Western Center

Angela Rennick, University of Colorado

Angie Ruddell, Lockheed Martin

Daphne Ye, Common Spirit Health

Deena Duwaik, City and County of Denver

Erica Owens, ibotta

Hillary Chappel, FORVIS

Jessi Whitten, Levitt Pavilion

Lauren Linzer, Tonic

Leah Caputo, CWCC

Maria Henderson, Leapify

Megan Flanagan, Upstream USA

Sarah Rice Carlson, Davis Graham & Stubbs

Sydney Byer, NextFifty Initiative

Tegan Stanback, Endeavor Colorado

Vanessa Ortiz, Bespoke 

Vanessa Pritchett, YMCA

Victoria James, Slolam

Yazmin Castillo, Girls, Inc. of Metro Denver


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