Denver, CO – November 27, 2012 – The BBB of Denver/Boulder announced today that Su Hawk has been named the President and CEO of the organization and Executive Director of its Foundation, effective December 3, 2012. Hawk more recently was the president of the Colorado Technology Association, where she led the technology industry for nearly nine years.
“We are excited to have Su as our CEO for the Denver/Boulder BBB; her experience and background is an excellent match for the future plans of the BBB,” said chair of the BBB Board of Directors, Mark Renn. “In addition to her quality background, having strong Colorado ties and connections is what we wanted in our CEO/President.”
During her tenure at the Colorado Technology Association (formerly CSIA), Hawk focused efforts on growth strategies that honored the organization’s original mission and founders.
“The BBB has an outstanding reputation for ethical and business standards both regionally and nationally, so it is an honor to be asked to lead the organization for increased growth and community value,” said Hawk. “The Board, staff and industry members are highly regarded, and I look forward to working with each to ensure the BBB here in Denver and Boulder provides the highest and most relevant value for all we serve,” she added.
Hawk is a Colorado native, and has been in the Denver metro area business community for more than 25 years. Her previous positions have included Vice President for the Denver Metro Chamber, Publisher of Front Range TechBiz, Director at Public Service Company, EVP at Clarus Public Relations, and SVP at Southeast Business Partnership.
She has volunteered in the community for more than 30 years, and serves on the Boards of Open World Learning and Colorado MESA, in a variety of STEM-related activities, and has served as Board Chair of Family Tree and the Public Relations Society of America. Other community Boards she has served on include Girls Count, Colorado Enterprise Foundation, YWCA, CSU’s ISTeC Advisory Council, and the Monfort School of Business Advisory Council.
Su has worked with the staffs of and served on advisory or transition committees for Governors Owen, Ritter and Hickenlooper, and also on the national council for the TECNA, the Technology Councils of North America. She graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s of arts, and taught at the University of Denver’s University College. She also is a graduate of Leadership Denver.
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