Metro Denver EDC makes new industry affiliate leadership appointments

February 16, 2017

DENVER – Feb. 16, 2017 – The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) has named new co-chairs to two of its industry affiliates, the Colorado Energy Coalition (CEC) and the Colorado Investment Services Coalition (CISC).

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Tom Dougherty, a partner in the law firm of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, will serve a two-year term as co-chair of the CEC, joining current co-chair Heidi Morgan, Manager of Government Affairs for Black Hills Energy.

Dougherty’s work at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP focuses on energy-related and other utility infrastructure projects including fossil-fueled and renewable-resource power generation, electrical, oil and gas transmission infrastructure, and water and sanitation systems. He represents and advises a wide range of commercial, utility, energy, government, and private entities and individuals in public policy, legislative, regulatory, litigation, and land use matters. 

“Over the years, I have seen the Colorado Energy Coalition grow into a vibrant forum in which all participants in Colorado’s energy sector can come together to share views and information,” says Dougherty. “The CEC has proven itself to be a ‘big tent’ in which different energy interests can unify in the common goal of creating a supportive public policy and business environment to grow Colorado’s balanced energy economy. I look forward to working with CEC members and Metro Denver EDC staff to build on the progress we have made so far.”

Dougherty holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear and Materials Engineering from the University of Maryland, and obtained his law degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

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Stacy Roode, Senior Vice President, Head of Transfer Agent for OppenheimerFunds, will serve a two-year term as co-chair of the CISC, joining current co-chair Brian McDonald, Senior Vice President and leader of the Client Service & Support teams at Charles Schwab. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Roode oversees the entire Transfer Agent including client services, intermediary operations, processing, oversight, output, and monetary control. In 2013, she was named President, Shareholder Services, Inc., which is the entity providing Transfer Agent Services for OppenheimerFunds.

Roode is actively involved in the industry representing OppenheimerFunds on the ICI Operations Committee, the DTCC Wealth Management Services Senior Advisory Board, and currently serves on the board for the National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA).

“After serving as a member of the Colorado Investment Services Coalition for the past two years, I am thrilled to be joining Brian McDonald as a co-chair, dedicated to advancing initiatives for the benefit of Colorado’s expanding financial services presence,” says Roode. “OppenheimerFunds has been a large employer in Colorado for more than 50 years, and we are committed to promoting awareness of the tremendous opportunities our industry offers in Colorado.”

Stacy holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Denver and a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law. She currently resides in Denver with her husband Tom and two sons, Jack and Joe.  

About the Colorado Energy Coalition
Formed in 2006, the Colorado Energy Coalition (CEC) is an industry affiliate of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC). The CEC is a diverse organization dedicated to strengthening the business climate in Colorado that supports all sectors within the energy industry—fossil fuels, cleantech, energy efficiency, and conservation. CEC members represent the industry, finance, law, government, education, and economic development organizations. The CEC is housed at and staffed by the Metro Denver EDC. To learn more, see

About the Colorado Investment Services Coalition
The Colorado Investment Services Coalition (CISC) is an industry affiliate of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation that works collaboratively to advocate for and promote the state's robust investment services and management industry. Consisting of Colorado's largest investment services firms, the Coalition is leading initiatives focused on talent attraction and development within the industry through concerted partnerships with area colleges and universities. Coalition members also advocate for legislative policy at the state and federal level conducive to industry growth and job creation in Colorado. To learn more, see

Media contactJanet Fritz - Senior Director, Marketing and Technology, Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., 303.475.4194