BEL Commission


The Business Experiential-Learning Commission will develop, evaluate and implement a systemic solution for integrated work-based education and training to meet the needs of Colorado’s economy. The Commission focuses on three main areas: engaging business involvement in educating and training students and workers in partnership with the State’s K-16 education system, workforce system and related civic agencies; creating electronic access for students, interns, apprentices and workers to document skills they have obtained in the workplace, and to share that information with the K-16 system to support curriculum development; and leveraging existing resources to create a portal of information to connect students, job seekers, schools, employers, and civic agencies with experiential learning, training opportunities, and careers.

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BEL Commission Members

Noel David Ginsburg, Chair
CEO, Intertech Plastics, Inc
Kristin Corash     
Interim Executive Director, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)
Thomas Bosshard
CEO, Pilatus Business Aircraft
Stephanie Copeland
Executive Director, CO Office of Economic Development & International Trade
Navin C. Dimond
CEO, Stonebridge Companies
John Fleck Colorado Labor Unions
Robert (Bob) Hottman
CEO, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman (EKSH)
Kim Hunter Reed, Ph.D.
Exec. Director, CO Dept. of Higher Education
Phillip B. Kalin
CEO, Pinnacol Assurance
Jon Kinning
Richard Lewis, Jr.
CEO, RTL Networks
R. Roland Lyon
President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
Todd D. Munson
Director of Commercial Banking, Vectra Bank
H. John Oechsle
CEO, Swiftpage
Catherine “Katy” Quigley Anthes, Ph.D. 
Commissioner of Education, CO Dept. of Education
Jesus Salazar
CEO, Prosono
Kyle Sickman
Sr. Vice President, First Bank; Chair-Elect of the CWDC
Chris Terrill
CEO, Home Advisor
Stephanie Veck
Director, Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC)