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Executive Staff



 Joe Neguse

Joe Neguse
Executive Director



Executive Director's Office

The EDO provides leadership and support to DORA’s nine divisions. Functions include Accounting and Purchasing, Budgeting, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, and the Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform.

 Chris Myklebust's Photo

 Chris Myklebust


Division of Banking

DORA’s Division of Banking protects consumers by conducting examinations of all state-chartered or licensed financial institutions under its supervision, to preserve public trust in the Colorado banking industry.


 Rufina A. Hern├índez

Rufina A. Hernández


Civil Rights Division

DORA’s Colorado Civil Rights Division is charged with the enforcement of the state’s civil rights statutes in order to protect businesses and consumers from the damages of discrimination.







Division of Financial Services

DORA’s Division of Financial Services protects consumers by acting like the state-chartered credit union, savings and loan association, and life care institution police. We ensure that the people entrusted with your money follow the laws, regulations, and industry standards.



Marguerite Salazar Commissioner


Division of Insurance

DORA’s Division of Insurance protects consumer rights and educates consumers to make informed decisions about insurance. DOI regulates insurance industry fairly to promote a competitive business environment.


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Marcia Waters


Division of Real Estate

DORA’s Division of Real Estate protects real estate consumers by licensing and enforcing laws for real estate brokers, mortgage brokers and appraisers.


Laura Larson

Lauren Larson


Division of Professions and Occupations

DORA’s Division of Professions and Occupations is dedicated to consumer protection through the licensure and enforcement of over 40 professions, occupations and businesses in the state totaling over 300,000 people.


 Gerald Rome

Gerald Rome


Division of Securities

DORA’s Division of Securities protects investors by investigating cases of potential investment fraud, examining licensed investment advisers and stockbrokers, and conducting outreach and educational presentations.


Cindy Schonhaut 

Cindy Schonhaut


Office of Consumer Counsel

DORA’s Office of Consumer Counsel is the consumer advocate before the PUC for regulated utilities involving electricity and natural gas bills, telephone bills (Qwest and other companies) and other matters.


Bruce Harrelson's Photo

Bruce Harrelson


Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform

OPRRR enhances consumer protection through reviews of regulation and policy throughout state government to ensure that regulation is necessary, effective, consistent, flexible and fair.


Doug Dean's Photo

Doug Dean


Public Utilities Commission

As a division within DORA, the PUC strives to protect Colorado ratepayers and preserve healthy utilities. It regulates investor-owned telecommunications, electric, gas and water utilities, and motor vehicle carriers for hire.





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