Veitch receives prestigious Monte Pascoe award

Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration Deputy Executive Director Kara Veitch was honored as the recipient of the City of Denver’s prestigious Monte Pascoe Award at the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 State of the City event on Friday, Aug. 15.

The award is presented annually to “a person who has worked tirelessly to improve the community around them, promote international understanding, provide encouragement of others who seek to contribute to the community, fight for justice and equal opportunity for all people and show a willingness to assume responsibility for leadership.”

Kara joined DPA as deputy executive director in July 2013. She has more than 14 years experience in leadership, legal and executive experience, having worked as an attorney for Children’s Voices, Inc., of Boulder, as a business and real estate litigation partner at Isaacson Rosenbaum, P.C., of Denver. Kara also served as associate director of Colorado Forum, where she advised Colorado’s top business leaders on constitutional, fiscal and educational challenges facing the state.

Her civic involvement includes serving as a member of the board of directors for the Women’s Bean Project and, currently, is the chair. She is also on the board of directors of Colorado Legal Services, a member of the Denver Women’s Commission and chair-elect of Beyond Our Borders. Kara served as president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association in 2011-2012 and on the executive committee of the Colorado Bar Association in 2009-2011. She demonstrated her passion for education and Denver’s youth when she volunteered to organize and coach George Washington High School’s mock trial team from 2004 through 2009.

Kara earned her juris doctorate from the University of Colorado in 2000, where she served as the president of the Student Bar Association. She also obtained her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Colorado in Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology and Environmental Conservation.

Kara was recognized as one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty, and the Denver Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year – both in 2010.  In 2011, the Colorado Bar Association recognized Kara as the Young Lawyer of the Year. Kara is married, has two children and lives in Denver.


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