September 19, 2019, Englewood, CO – Denver South Economic Development Partnership (EDP) is proud to announce and welcome Christine Shapard as VP of Economic Development. Christine will be responsible for working with an all-star team focused on business growth and retention in the Denver South Region while continuing the organization’s focus on improving and highlighting the Region’s economy and high-quality of life.
Christine joins the Denver South EDP team with over 20 years of experience in Colorado’s economic development, public sector and business communities. Christine brings with her a wealth of knowledge regarding Colorado’s business climate, industry sectors, government programs and the people responsible for them. She recently led the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association as the founding executive director, helping to grow the industry with policy, innovation and partnering initiatives while managing the organization’s operations and staff.  Previous stints included leadership positions in the Colorado BioScience Association and serving Colorado Governor Bill Owens in the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

“The Denver South Economic Development Partnership has it all…great community partners, exciting corporations and innovative staff. I’m eager to help the region attract primary employers while ensuring that existing employers have what they need to grow by facilitating access to workforce, transportation and lifestyle amenities.” said Christine.
Christine has the full support of retiring Sr. VP of Economic Development, Lynn Myers stating, “It’s been a wonderful 12 years with the Denver South EDP.  I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish, and I cherish the lasting relationships I’ve built with local business leaders, elected officials and economic development and workforce champions. I wish Chris all the best.”
As Tom Brook, President and CEO of Denver South EDP states, “We are thrilled to have Chris join our team. Chris’ experience with, and understanding of, economic development is enriched by her work with the business and non-profit sectors. She brings valuable perspective and insight into our organization that will enable us to continue the great work we’ve done, taking it to the next level.”