Industry Affiliates

To advance leadership opportunities and business advocacy in four of the region's largest growth industries, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation leads four industry-focused affiliates.


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Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne

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Donna Lynne, DrPH, was sworn in as Colorado’s 49th Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer on May 12, 2016. She is widely respected as both a leader in the private sector and an expert in the health field. 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. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Political Science), a Masters of Public Administration, and Doctor of Public Health from Columbia University. 

G. Thomas Marsh

Tom Marsh

G. Thomas (Tom) Marsh, retired executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems, joined the Colorado Space Coalition in 2010. Marsh brings an extensive background in executive management and deep experience with the space and defense industries to the CSC. Marsh is a fellow of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico, an MBA from the University of Colorado, and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.

Michael Gass

Michael Gass

Michael Gass, retired president and chief executive officer of United Launch Alliance (ULA), will serve a two-year term as co-chair of the CSC. Gass was the principal that created ULA, the joint venture company between Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space and Security, and provided the leadership during the first eight years of outstanding company performance. Before joining ULA, Gass served as vice president and general manager of Space Transportation for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, where he was responsible for the Atlas, Titan, missile defense, advanced space transportation product lines, and all space launch activity. Gass attended the Sloan Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a Master’s Degree in Management. He also graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering.