As the Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Ken Lund oversees the State’s initiatives in business recruitment and retention, small business advocacy and assistance, and business finance/lending efforts. Lund 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.
Under Lund’s leadership, OEDIT has brought five corporate headquarters to the state including Arrow Electronics, Blockbuster and the TriZetto Group. He led the Colorado Blueprint, the state’s economic development strategy designed to increase global competitiveness by focusing on 14 key industries. His work has also helped to retain and bring thousands of jobs to Colorado in all of the state’s advanced industries.
Prior to OEDIT, Lund was the Chief Legal Counsel for Gov. John Hickenlooper. Also, he earlier worked as Managing Partner of Holme Roberts & Owen in Denver, responsible for the law firm’s client service and engagement strategy. Under his leadership, the firm was named ColoradoBiz Magazine 2009 Top Colorado Company in the legal category for sustained financial excellence, community involvement and operational excellence.
Lund has served as a board member for the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation; the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.; the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross; and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Denver. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Metro Denver Sports Commission.
Lund and his wife Andrea have two children. Lund earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a J.D. from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.