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Karen McNeil-Miller Named “2020 Most Admired CEO” by Denver Business Journal

The Colorado Health Foundation congratulates Karen McNeil-Miller, president and CEO, for her recognition by the Denver Business Journal as one of this year’s “Most Admired CEOs.” 

In an announcement published on Oct. 14, 2020, the Denver Business Journal said the award honors leaders “who are guiding their companies through the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, and whose past success is evident in the enduring strength of the companies they lead. These 23 executives are bold, innovative leaders with the track record to prove it. Our Most Admired CEOs were built for times like these.”

Karen’s unwavering vision to bring health in reach for all Coloradans has guided the Foundation to be a community-informed funder who listens first, acts second and then listens again. At the Foundation since September 2015, Karen describes the mission as a key driving force in her life. She says, “I chose this important field of work to be on the ground in Colorado communities and to get closer to those in need – many through no fault of their own – and assist in every way I could.” 

In addition to her work with Colorado communities and nonprofits, Karen is active in national and regional philanthropic and rural health organizations, including her service as board chair for the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), which leads work nationally around responsive philanthropy in communities of color.

Karen, we thank you for your courageous spirit and tireless commitment to health equity and inclusive leadership.

Honorees will be celebrated at a virtual ceremony on Nov. 12, 2020. 

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