Experienced staff for every economic development need.
Chief Executive Officer, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Executive Vice President, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Tom Clark is Chief Executive Officer of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and the Executive Vice President of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. He has more than 30 years of economic development experience at the state, regional, county and city levels. Tom's career spans four decades from Director of Commercial and Industrial Development for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, through positions with the Fort Collins, Colorado Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Denver Corporation, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, the Jefferson Economic Council, and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. He holds bachelors degrees in speech and psychology from Minnesota State University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Illinois. Tom was the founder and first president of the Metro Denver Network, the Metro Denver region's first economic development program, for which he received the Arthur D. Little Award for Excellence in Economic Development. He was chosen as one of the nation's top economic development professionals by the Council on Urban Economic Development.
President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
President, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
Kelly Brough (pronounced "bruff") took the helm of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Metro Denver EDC in October 2009. Previously, she worked as the Chief of Staff for the City and County of Denver, after serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of Accountability and Reform. During her career, Kelly’s work has focused on improving public sector performance and service delivery and developing stronger working relationships between the public, non-profit and private sectors. Kelly has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sociology, Criminal Justice from Montana State University.
Pam joined the Metro Denver EDC in 2011 and works on developing the organization's annual strategic plan and budget; maintaining effective relationships with key constituencies including investors, regional economic development associations, and affiliated groups throughout Colorado; expanding industry development efforts through the Metro Denver EDC's industry-focused affiliates; and coordinating prospect recruitment missions both domestically and internationally. Previously, Pam led international trade efforts at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. She has also worked in finance and foreign policy analysis. Pam holds a Master of Arts in Area Studies from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Director, Marketing and Technology
Janet joined the Metro Denver EDC in April 2003 and directs all marketing and public relations strategies, including coordinating national marketing and advertising, creating promotional materials, social media integration, trade shows and special event coordination, development of new technology products, and strategy creation for the metrodenver.org and metrodenverGIS.org and affiliate websites. Janet currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Council of Colorado and speaks nationally on the topics of economic development marketing and social media. She has 18 years of experience in marketing/public relations/communications management, having previously worked as Marketing Director at Jefferson Economic Council in Golden. Janet is a South Dakota native. She has a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications-Journalism from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D.
Director, Investor Relations
Julie is responsible for investor recruitment and retention, engagement and communications, and investor events. Before joining the Metro Denver EDC in October 2009, she was Senior Account Executive for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. She has 17 years of experience in sales and marketing and corporate investment/membership management. Julie also has a real estate and relocation background, and received her certificate for Basic Economic Development in 2008. A Wyoming native, Julie considers herself a “nearly native” of Colorado, having resided in Denver for over 20 years.
Manager, Economic Development
Laura is the Manager of Economic Development for the Metro Denver EDC. She assists with prospects, research, and business recruitment and retention. Prior to joining the Metro Denver EDC, Laura was an Economic Development Specialist for the City of Lakewood for six years. While at Lakewood, Laura coordinated the creation of two urban renewal districts and the relocation of more than 50 businesses that were displaced by the $750 million Belmar redevelopment. Laura brings more than 23 years experience in economic development, community organization, and marketing to the Metro Denver EDC. As Executive Director of the Rockford Central Area Corporation, Rockford, Ill., Laura was responsible for the economic development and marketing of the city’s downtown. She served three terms as a member of the City Council in Sheboygan, Wis. A Wisconsin native, Laura is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Platteville.
Aviation & Aerospace Industry Manager
Vicky joined the Metro Denver EDC in March 2009. She supports the region’s aviation and aerospace industries, and manages the Colorado Space Coalition and the Metro Denver Aviation Coalition. Vicky was previously Aerospace Industry Coordinator with the Metro Denver WIRED Initiative, a U.S. Department of Labor grant to increase the pipeline of workers to the region’s targeted growth industries. Vicky previously worked for UK Trade and Investment at the British Consulate in Denver, where she helped Colorado companies expand business operations into the United Kingdom, and assisted British companies conducting business in Colorado. Vicky also worked to build education and non-profit partnerships for international social economic development programs. Originally from the UK, Vicky received her Master’s degree in Development Studies from Manchester University.
Energy Industry Manager
Scott joined the Metro Denver EDC in April 2012 as the energy industry manager. In this position, he manages the Colorado Energy Coalition (CEC) and develops and executes the vision, strategy, and goals for the coalition in coordination with the CEC co-chairs. Scott also maintains and develops relationships with key energy and economic development partners and supports economic development activities. Prior to joining the Metro Denver EDC, Scott served as the metro regional director for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall. He also worked for Udall from 2003 to 2008 during his term in Congress. He has significant experience in public policy on issues related to energy, business, science and technology, agriculture, and transportation. Scott is currently completing a Master of Arts in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Colorado Denver and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Tara joined the Metro Denver EDC in November 2012. As marketing specialist, she assists with all marketing initiatives including writing and editing content for the website, publications, and other communications materials as well as assisting with a variety of public relations functions, events, and trade shows. She recently returned to her home state of Colorado after several years in Wyoming. She was most recently the director of marketing and communications for Cheyenne LEADS, the economic development corporation for Cheyenne and Laramie County. Related to economic and community development, Tara also worked for United Way of Weld County, the Wyoming Department of Revenue, and the Wyoming Rural Development Council. She has volunteered for several civic organizations including Girl Scouts, Kiwanis Club, and YWCA and is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Cheyenne. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder prior to completing her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wyoming.
Economic Development Coordinator
Kimberly is responsible for providing departmental support for the Metro Denver EDC, including administrative support for the Vice President and Director of Investor Relations, and meeting coordination for the Metro Denver EDC and its committees, as well as event management. She joined the Metro Denver EDC in November 2010 after six years at The Denver Brass where she was the Director of Marketing, PR and Event Planning. Kimberly also managed accounts payable for Dr.’s Brantigan & Morin Vascular Surgery, PLLC. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design from the University of Northern Colorado. Kimberly has a passion for her hometown (Denver) and the great outdoors. Depending on the season, you will find her either on the slopes, mountain biking, wake boarding, or hanging out with her family and friends.
Paula joined the Metro Denver EDC in September 2007. As Executive Assistant to Tom Clark, she schedules appointments and meetings as well as assisting Metro Denver EDC staff with special projects, research, and events. Prior to joining the Metro Denver EDC, Paula worked in administration for the University of Colorado Denver and National Jewish Health.