Karen Moldovan, Policy Director + Debra Brown, Executive Director of Good Business Colorado will share their expertise on local policies.
Make a difference where it matters most—at the local level. While a contentious national election looms ahead, we’re ready to make a difference in our backyard. Good Business Colorado and TARRA have teamed up to help you understand how policies are developed and passed locally and how you can participate in making your community a place to thrive.
ABOUT GOOD BUSINESS COLORADO:
Good Business Colorado is a grassroots organization of values-driven business owners rejecting partisanship and advocating for a prosperous economy, equitable communities and a sustainable environment. Our members believe that business success cannot be measured by profit alone and that true success means that our planet, communities and bottom lines are all thriving.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Karen Moldovan has been involved in nonprofit advocacy and policy efforts since 2001. As the Director of Policy for Good Business Colorado, she is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating the organization’s policy activities. Previous policy positions include working as the Director of Policy for the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA), the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the State InnovationExchange, and the Director of Policy for LiveWell Colorado. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2009, Karen served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga. Following her service, she was instrumental in coalition efforts to successfully pass federal legislation, the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act.
Debra Brown has played a central role in Good Business Colorado since the inception of the organization. As the Business Campaign Manager for Colorado Business for a Fair Minimum Wage during the 2016 State Minimum Wage Increase Ballot Initiative, Debra was well positioned to recruit and convene the values-driven businesses that founded Good Business Colorado. Debra has extensive experience with both business and nonprofit organizations. She was the Co-Founder and CEO of MobilizeUs, a social enterprise that provides organizations with affordable and effective text messaging and mobile marketing services. Debra also has over twenty years of experience in launching and growing nonprofit organizations. Prior to starting Good Business Colorado and running MobilizeUs, Debra served as the Director of the Colorado Community Organizers Collaborative Grassroots Fundraising Project, the US Outreach Coordinator for DocFactory, and was the Community Relations Liaison for the Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center. Debra is a Colorado native.