Leadership

Board of Directors

Jamie Cowan

Jamie is a finance and strategy professional with a focus on growth-oriented and entrepreneurial entities. Jamie has over 15 years of experience working in the areas of investor relations, deal sourcing/execution, due diligence, communications, management consulting, strategic planning and operational improvement across multiple sectors. Jamie is currently a Partner with Hydro Venture Partners, a firm focused on investing private capital and providing strategic resources for early-stage technology companies in the water space.

Bradford Kott
Brad Kott is a Managing Director in research sales at Evercore ISI.  Brad has over 15 years experience working in sales and trading.  Prior to joining Evercore ISI he was at Heartland Securities as a trader and had a small stint at UBS Private Client in Sydney Australia.  Mr. Kott holds a B.A. from Lafayette College and is a CFA charterholder.

 

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An accomplished senior executive and market leader, Stew Lawrence brings over 18 years of successful experience in sales, marketing, business development, and enterprise management in the consumer packaged goods and energy related fields.  Stew is currently CEO of CleanWell, LLC a Denver based manufacturer of botanically personal care and homecare cleaning products.

 

Alex Loucks

Alex Loucks is the founder and managing principal of Heritage Oaks Holdings in Denver, a private investment firm focused on the lower middle market.  Before Heritage Oaks, he led an entrepreneurial career in operations and investments in a global enterprise with activities in North and South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

 

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Marc Musyl

Marc Musyl is a partner at Greenburg Traurig, LLP and has over 30 years of experience representing public and private business clientsin a wide variety of matters including capitalization, financings, corporate governance, mergers, acquisitions and the like.  In addition to serving on the board of the Economic Club of Colorado, Marc has served on the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Ballet.

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Brian is a financial planner at Robert W. Baird. Before joining Baird, Brian worked in New York City as an Internal Investment Specialist for Allianz Global Investors. His responsibilities included marketing, service and sales of mutual funds and separately managed accounts for Allianz’s premier group of investment managers, which include PIMCO, NFJ Investment Group and RCM Capital Management.

 

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Jack Robinson

Jack Robinson is our Chairman of the Board of The Economic Club of Colorado.  Jack began his career in the financial services industry in 1983. As an investment professional for over 30 years, Jack focuses on investment policy and comprehensive financial consulting.  In addition to serving on the Board of the Economic Club of Colorado, Jack is the past Chairman of the Endowment Advisory Committee at Colorado Academy.

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Minyoung Sohn

Minyoung Sohn serves as the President of the Economic Club of Coloraodo.  Minyoung is a Partner at ArrowMark Partners and Portfolio Manager of Meridian Equity Income Fund.  Minyoung previously served as Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Janus Capital, managing $10 billion for the Janus Growth & Income Fund (2004-2007) and the Janus Fundamental Equity Fund (2005-2007). Minyoung joined Janus Capital in 1998 as an equity analyst covering a broad range of sectors and was appointed Assistant Portfolio Manager in 2004. Minyoung graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in Government and Economics, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

 

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Gib Watson

Gib Watson, CIMA® is Chief Strategy Officer at Swan Global Investments, LLC, a leading provider of hedged global equity solutions, separately managed accounts, and mutual funds.  Previously, he was Managing Partner of Trident Wealth Management Consulting, LLC, a strategy consulting firm for wealth management businesses.  Prior to that,  Gib served as Vice Chairman of Envestnet Asset Management, Inc. (NYSE: ENV) following the successful acquisition of Prima Capital, a firm he founded and served as CEO.  Gib also serves on the Board of Visitors for the Wake Forest University School of Business (his alma mater) and the Advisory Board for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Executive Director

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Courtney Kanouff is the Executive Director for the Economic Club of Colorado (ECC).  Before joining ECC, Courtney practiced corporate and securities law at two large, national firms: Squire Patton Boggs and Holme Roberts and Owen.