Executive Director, Colorado Office Economic Development and International Trade
Ken Lund serves as the executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade where he oversees the state’s initiatives in business recruitment and retention, small business advocacy and assistance, business finance/lending efforts, and supports the state’s tourism marketing and outreach initiatives through the Colorado Tourism Office. Ken is focused on driving the state’s economic recovery, ensuring that Colorado is the most pro-business state in the country and that it remains competitive in the global marketplace.
Prior to taking the role of executive director, Ken was hired by Gov. Hickenlooper to be his chief legal counsel. He was previously the firmwide managing partner of Holme Roberts & Owen in Denver where he was responsible for the law firm’s client service and engagement strategy. Under Ken’s leadership, ColoradoBiz magazine named Holme Roberts & Owen the 2009 Top Colorado Company in the legal category for sustained financial excellence, community involvement and operational excellence. He also took a lead role in building and supporting the firm’s growth, including opening new offices in Munich, Dublin, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Phoenix.
Ken is active in the community and previously served as a board member for the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. and the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also was a board member and executive committee member for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Denver. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Metro Denver Sports Commission.
Ken earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a juris doctorate from the University of Denver. He and his wife Andrea have two children.