About the Board of Governors

Comprised of all Metro Denver EDC investors, members of the Board of Governors help design Metro Denver EDC's annual work plan to guide strategic goals in improving and expanding the region's businesses. The Board of Governors' list of accomplishments includes influencing legislation beneficial to the business community, and keeping the pulse on trends affecting the regions industries. Members of the Board meet regularly every two months and many assist on additional committees and special task forces.

Leadership - Liane George and John Roble, Co-Chairs

Liane George
Vice President, Human Resources
United Launch Alliance

Liane George

Liane J. George, vice president of Human Resources for United Launch Alliance (ULA), was appointed to a two-year term in September 2018 as a co-chair of the Metro Denver EDC’s Board of Governors. 

George is responsible for directing all human resources functions including
talent management, labor relations, security and emergency services, compensation and benefits, learning management, organizational development and HR operations.

George brings more than 25 years of experience leading human resources operations to ULA. She began her career with the General Motors Corporation in 1985 and has held numerous positions in both privately-held and publicly-traded, multibillion-dollar manufacturing, technology and service/solutions corporations.

Before joining ULA, George served as the corporate people officer for Sierra Nevada
Corporation, directing the enterprise HR and corporate administration functions. She was also the lead member of the ethics committee, the HR lead for acquisitions and a key member of the corporate crisis management team.

George also served as the director of Human Resources for Lockheed Martin Corporation. She held multiple roles in both operating businesses and corporate headquarters. In one of her last roles, she led the HR function for more than 1,000 employees located in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from State University of New York at Oswego and her master’s degree in human resources from the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed several leadership development programs including HR Leadership Programs at Lockheed Martin and the Corporate Executive Board.


John Roble
President, Mountain States Market
Cigna, a global health service company

John Roble

John Roble is the President of the Mountain States region, which includes the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Roble was appointed to a two-year term in September 2019 as a co-chair of the Metro Denver EDC’s Board of Governors. 

His responsibilities include ensuring that Cigna's overall market strategy, product and network offerings meet the evolving needs of Cigna's customers and clients. John’s role also includes partnering with area health care professionals and health systems to improve health, working to continuously improve the experience that Cigna customers have, and leading Cigna's efforts to serve the community.

Prior to joining Cigna, John held leadership roles at Great-West Healthcare, which was later acquired by Cigna, and at Franklin Templeton Investments. He earned an MBA from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a concentration in finance and a bachelor’s degree in business information systems from Florida State University.

Prior to assuming the Chairman role on the Metro Denver Economic Development Committee Board of Governors, John served on the Executive Committee. He also currently serves on the Aurora Economic Development Council, the American Cancer Society of Denver board, CEOs Against Cancer board and Children’s Hospital Leadership Council.