This webinar will cover Colorado’s response to the pandemic, from addressing the PPE shortage at the beginning to the state’s current plan for allocation of the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act funds. Join Pat Meyers, the state of Colorado’s Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade and the Chief Economic Recovery Officer, as appointed by Governor Polis, for this presentation and Q&A session.
Learn more about the presenter below!
Patrick Meyers is a graduate of the University of Colorado (Denver) and the University of California (Hastings) School of Law. He served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service from 1978-1984.
In December 2017, Pat was appointed the Chief of Staff to Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper and served in the role until the Governor’s term ended in 2019. Pat was a Senior Advisor to now Sen. Hickenlooper and was a board member of his Senate campaign. Pat was Chief Operating Officer of Gov. Hickenlooper’s U.S. Presidential Campaign.
In March 2020 Pat was appointed the Constrained Medical Supply Team Leader
for the State of Colorado’s Covid Innovation Response Team, where he led the team obtaining PPE and other medical supplies for the State. In 2021, Pat was awarded the Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Award for his work on the Covid Response Team.
In March 2021, Pat was appointed by Governor Polis as the Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade and as the Chief Economic Recovery Officer for the State of Colorado.
Pat has previously served or is serving on the Commissioning Committee for the USS Colorado, Board of Advisors for Quest Hospitality Ventures, as a trustee for the University of California (Hastings) Foundation, the Downtown Denver Partnership Board, the CU Boulder Parent Leadership Society Board and as a Trustee for the University of Colorado Foundation. Pat and his twin daughters are also directors of the Meyers Family Foundation.