Kara Veitch joins DPA as Deputy Executive Director

Denver ­— Tuesday, July 16, 2013 — Kara Veitch will join the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) as its Deputy Executive Director on Monday, July 29, 2013. Veitch has more than 12 years of legal and executive experience, including extensive work to advance public policy issues.  She has led several community organizations, managed large teams, designed and implemented strategic plans, successfully applied for large grants and managed million dollar budgets.


“Kara has an extensive and impressive background in both the nonprofit and legal sectors that lends itself well to the multi-faceted work we do providing quality services that enhance State government success,” said Kathy Nesbitt, DPA Executive Director. “We are thrilled to have someone with such great energy, enthusiasm and curiosity joining our team as we work together to serve Colorado.”


“I am excited to join DPA because of the opportunity to use my skills and experiences in helping the State provide efficient and effective service to our customers and Coloradans,” Veitch said. “I look forward to working with the great team Kathy Nesbitt assembled to lead the Department.”


Veitch currently serves as an attorney at Children’s Voices in Boulder, where she advocates for high quality education on behalf of school-aged children in Colorado and developed school funding policy and legislation. She was previously associate director at Colorado Forum, where she advised Colorado’s most influential business leaders on constitutional, fiscal and educational challenges confronting Colorado. She also previously worked as an attorney at Isaacson Rosenbaum P.C.; Bloom Murr & Accomazzo P.C.; Toussaint, Nemer & Coaty, P.C.; and Galloway & Associates.


Veitch holds a juris doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree in environmental, population and organismic biology and in environmental conservation from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a Colorado Bar Association fellow (2011-present) and was named the Colorado Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year in 2011 and the Denver Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year in 2010. She was one of the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty in 2010 and a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2010.


She served as president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (2011-2012), is the chair-elect of the Women’s Bean Project and serves as a board member for the BabiesNow! Foundation and Colorado Legal Services,  and a committee member of the Commission on the Legal Profession, Denver Foundation, Colorado Bar Association / Denver Bar Association and Denver Women’s Commission.


The Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration’s mission is to provide quality services to enhance state government success. From human resources to central services, procurement to payment, administrative courts to financial reporting, DPA is working together to serve Colorado.


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For more information, contact:

Sabrina D’Agosta

Director of Policy & Communications


Cell: 303-437-6671