Deputy Executive Director
Kara Veitch began her role as deputy executive director of the Department of Personnel & Administration in July 2013. Kara has more than 12 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.
Kara’s extensive experience includes litigation, advising businesses and governments, and analyzing policy implications for Colorado’s top business and organization leaders.
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. 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. Kara 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, Colorado.