As an Affiliate, Bernie bring his extensive experience as a policymaker, attorney, and respected leader to the Keystone Policy Center and its work. Bernie, who has served in numerous roles in the public and private sectors, has worked on some of the most important issues in recent Colorado history, including energy development, natural resource policy, election law, and health care issues.
Bernie served as Colorado’s Secretary of State from December 2008 until January 2011 and represented Colorado House District 55 from 2005 until 2008. Bernie also has served in a series of high-profile executive roles in the public and private sectors, including as president of West Star Aviation, Inc., and executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance under Gov. Roy Romer.
Bernie is a 1974 graduate of University of Colorado Law School and a 1971 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.