Colorado Innovation Network adds four new members to advisor board

By: InnovatioNews Thursday March 20, 2014 0 comments Tags: Brian Burke, COIN, David Thompson, Denver, Ken Lund, Mark Sirangelo, Phil DiStefano, Robin Pringle

COIN logoDENVER - The Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) announced four new "thought leaders" are joining its board of advisors.

COIN's board of advisors includes stakeholders from industry, startups, higher education, research labs and government who meet quarterly to advance COIN's goals.

"Engaging with a diverse group of thought leaders ranging from entrepreneurs, educators, professional service providers, government officials and leading industry people lends itself to dynamic conversations, connections and outcomes," said Ken Lund, executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

"Thanks to active board members, COIN had many great results last year, including Colorado's first-ever Innovation Week, the second annual COIN Summit, the 2013 Colorado Innovation Report and a partnership with Google on a successful Google for Entrepreneurs Day."

The new COIN board members are:

  • Brian Burke, VP of field integrations at Charles Schwab

  • Phil DiStefano, CU chancellor

  • Robin Pringle, VP of corporate development at Liberty Media Corp.

  • David Thompson, Executive VP of global operations and CIO at Western Union


"Colorado is on a tremendous journey to position itself as the most innovative state in the nation," said Mark Sirangelo, COIN chair and Colorado Chief Innovation officer.

"We are working towards that goal by adding board members who represent a myriad of disciplines and bring a broad perspective of innovation in Colorado."

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