Chief Judge and Director of Statewide Programs
Matthew Azer is DPA’s director of the Division of Statewide Programs, a position he was appointed to in November 2012. The newly-created division is responsible for the effective, efficient and elegant leadership of the Office of the State Architect, State Archives, the Colorado State Employees Assistance Program (C-SEAP) and the Office of Administrative Courts – where Matt continues to serve in the role of director and chief judge – a position he has held since November 2007.
Prior to coming to DPA, Matt worked in the Department of Regulatory Agencies as the program director for the Colorado Board of Accountancy, the Office of Barbers & Cosmetology, the Office of Outfitter Registrations and the Office of Boxing.
Matt’s 20-plus years of legal experience includes serving as an attorney with the Office of the Attorney General from 2001 through 2004. He was in private practice from 1997 to 2001, and represented clients for the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office from 1993 through 1997.
Matt graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 with a bachelor of arts degree in English, and obtained his juris doctorate from the University of Denver in 1992. He is married with two children and lives in Denver.