Pub. 12 2022-2023 Issue 5

Bankers in Action

CBA Hosts Events Highlighting the Importance of Connecting with Public Officials

February 2: Dinner with Democratic Elected Officials
CBA hosted a dinner with Colorado Democratic Officials and enjoyed an evening of great conversations, laughter, and delicious food.

Brett Wyss, Senate Majority Leader Dominick Moreno, Jenifer Waller, Matthew Propst (from left)

Melanie Layton, Rep. Shannon Bird (from left)

Rep. Mary Young, Rep. Brianna Titone, Jenifer Waller (from left)

Sen. Dylan Roberts, Heidi Wagner Morgan (from left)

Jack Kozlowski, Garin Vorthmann, Rep. Mary Young (from left)

February 6–7: Freshman Fly-In
Colorado bankers visited our nation’s capital to welcome newly elected Colorado Congresswomen Brittany Pettersen and Yadira Caraveo. Bankers also met with Congressman Ken Buck and Congresswoman Lauren Boebert. We enjoyed the opportunity to have these face-to-face meetings to get to know the new Colorado delegates and to catch up with familiar faces in D.C.

Jenifer Waller, Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen, Mark Hall, Matthew Propst (from left)

Angela Petrucci, Jenifer Waller, Mark Hall, Matthew Propst (from left)

Jenifer Waller, Matthew Propst, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, Mark Hall (from left)

Jenifer Waller, Congressman Ken Buck (from left)

Jenifer Waller, Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo, Matthew Propst, Mark Hall (from left)

Matthew Propst, Mark Hall (from left)

February 9: Dinner with Republican Elected Officials
CBA hosted a dinner with Republican elected officials and had a wonderful evening filled with great food, lively conversation, and fun for all.

Alison Morgan, Zach Bunney, Rep. Matt Soper (from left)

Karrie Fletcher, Brendan Zahl, Sen. Paul Lundeen, Dave Howell (from left)

Heidi Wagner Morgan, Zach Bunney, Rep. Don Wilson (from left)

Rep. Richard Holtorf, Jenifer Waller (from left)

February 21: CBA Center for Bank Advocacy Class at the Capitol
The Colorado Bankers Association Center for Bank Advocacy Program participants visited the State Capitol and were welcomed on the floor of the Colorado General Assembly. The Colorado Bankers Association Center for Bank Advocacy prepares bankers to engage in the legislative and advocacy process on behalf of their banks and bank customers.

Speaker of the House Julie McCluskie with Center for Bank Advocacy Class

Minority Leader Mike Lynch with Center for Bank Advocacy Class

March 1: Legislative Briefing
Colorado bankers and legislators gathered to forge and solidify relationships to ensure a more successful tomorrow for Colorado and its economy. We were proud to honor the 2023 Bankers of Distinction as well as the 2023 Legislators of Distinction.

The 2023 Legislator of Distinction Award Recipients: Rep. Marc Snyder, Rep. Shannon Bird, CBA’s Alison Morgan, Rep. Mike Lynch, Sen. Dylan Roberts, Sen. Robert Rodriquez, Sen. Paul Lundeen, Rep. Naquetta Ricks (from left)

2023 Legislator of Distinction — President of the Senate Stephen Fenberg, CBA officers: Kevin Erickson, Shawn Osthoff, Mark Hall (from left)

The 2023 Banker of Distinction Award Recipients: Jeff Benson — Bankers’ Bank of the West, Elizabeth Stanley — Vectra Bank, Greg Shields — FirstBank, Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera — presented the awards, Sue Wagner — Bank of Colorado, Shawn Cole — BMO/Bank of the West, CBA Chairman Mark Hall (from left)