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Leader Series: Lt. Governor and COO of Colorado, Donna Lynne, DrPH.

Please join us on Wednesday, June 21st from 12:30 to 1:30 PM where we continue our Leader Series with guest speaker Lt. Governor and Chief Operating Officer of Colorado, Donna Lynne, DrPH.

This event has limited seating. Please notify us if your availability changes (womensnetwork@dish.com). We look forward to seeing you there!


About Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne:

The Lieutenant Governor serves as the state’s second highest-ranking elected or appointed official in the executive branch. In her dual role as the Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer, Donna Lynne engages in all aspects of state leadership, including the development and execution of policy, legislation, operations, and the budget. Lieutenant Governor Lynne acts as the chair for multiple commissions and programs, such as the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, Colorado Space Coalition, the Early Childhood Leadership Commission and the Governor’s Commission on Community Service. The Lt. Governor’s Office also oversees the Colorado State Innovation Model and the Office of eHealth Innovation.

Prior to assuming her roles in Colorado state government, Dr. Lynne served as the executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and as group president responsible for its Colorado, Pacific Northwest and Hawaii regions – overseeing an $8 billion budget, 1.4 million members and 16,000 employees. From 1998 to April 2005, Dr. Lynne was the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Group Health Inc., a $2.5 billion managed care organization. In the mid-1990s, she was the executive director of the New York Business Group on Health.

In addition to her role as an International Executive Fellow with the International Federation of Health Plans, Dr. Lynne is the recipient of numerous honors and accolades, including the Denver Business Journal’s 2008 Outstanding Women in Business award; the 2009 Distinguished Coloradan Award from the University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy; the President’s Award from Women in Health Management; and the Health Care Leadership Award from the New York Business Group on Health.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Political Science), a Masters of Public Administration, and Doctor of Public Health from Columbia University. She also holds the designation of Certified Employee Benefits Specialist from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans/University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. In 2014, Dr. Lynne received an honorary doctorate of public service from the University of Denver. Since 2005, she has been an adjunct associate professor of Public Health at Columbia University.

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