Kristen Blessman Named President & CEO of Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Leadership Foundation



December 13, 2016

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Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, a membership organization that provides support and visibility to leaders in the Colorado business community, has announced its selection of Kristen Blessman as President & CEO of the Chamber and Women’s Leadership Foundation. Blessman will fill the vacancy left by Donna Evans earlier this year and Lauri Brammeier, who served as Interim President & CEO.  The selection was made after a regional search and selection process.

“Kristen is ideally suited to move the CWCC into the future.  We are fortunate to find someone of her caliber and experience,” says Marci Sparkman Chair of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Blessman brings over 20 years of marketing, business development and strategic planning experience to the Women’s Chamber, most recently as Chief Marketing and Development Officer at Goodwill Industries of Denver.  She also has experience in small business start-up and social enterprise, owning her own business and starting alternate business lines for Goodwill.  While at Goodwill, Blessman helped develop several award-winning campaigns; earning the 2009 PRSA Gold Pick Award as well as bronze and platinum awards through the American Marketing Association in 2013 and 2014.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead such an incredible organization.  I have been involved with the Women’s Chamber for many years and more recently with the Women’s Leadership Foundation.  I look forward to working with the staff, board of directors, membership and the community to set a course for a successful future for both organizations,” says Blessman.

Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) organization that provides opportunities and visibility for women in business through relationship development, education, mentorship, partnership and alliances.

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