September 21, 2010

(Press Release from Governor Bill Ritter's Office)

Gov. Bill Ritter today named 21 Coloradans to a new Venture Capital Investment Advisory Committee to help attract financial support for several targeted and innovative Colorado industries, including aerospace, bioscience, clean energy and information communication technology.

Committee members will serve at the pleasure of the Governor and act as an advisory roundtable at the direction of the Colorado Office of Economic Development. Committee members are:

Travis L. Vallin of Watkins

Burke O. Fort of Golden

Joseph Crimando of Englewood

Richard C. Duke of Denver

Michael Artinger of Boulder

Susan M. Kunz of Boulder

Stephen S. Miller of Denver

Raymond R. Johnson of Denver

John J. LoPorto of Superior

Gregory M. Veltri of Highlands Ranch

Timothy S. Enwall of Boulder

Frank A. Traylor III of Littleton

James C.T. Linfield of Boulder

Dirk W. McDermott of Denver

Timothy H. Connor of Boulder

Victoria K. Hauser of Pueblo

Betty C. Arkell of Denver

David N. Allen of Superior

Timothy R. Reeser of Fort Collins

Paul E. Washington of Boulder

Ronald G. Rossi of Evergreen

Chris Shapard of Denver, Don Marostica of Loveland and Holli Baumunk of Littleton will serve as ex-officio, non-voting members.

“I established this advisory panel to build on our economy’s strengths by assisting the state in attracting venture capital funding for Colorado’s homegrown early-stage companies,” Gov. Ritter said. “Growing the innovative aerospace, bioscience, renewable energy and information communication technology industries will help create jobs today and drive our economy forward for future.”