Former Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher to Join Keystone Policy Center
Buescher Brings ‘Extensive Experience’ in Public, Private Sectors to Keystone Policy Center

DENVER, May 29, 2015 — Christine Scanlan, president and CEO of the Keystone Policy Center, announced today that former Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher will join Keystone as a Senior Policy Affiliate. Buescher most recently served as one of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers’ deputies and as a member of the recently concluded Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force.

“Bernie has been on the frontlines of public policy at the state and national level for decades. Throughout that time he has crafted collaborative solutions to some of the most vexing public policy challenges, including how to better develop our energy resources,” Scanlan said. “Bernie’s extensive experience will help the Keystone Policy Center continue our mission of helping individuals and companies rise above entrenched positions and reach common higher ground.”

“I am honored to join Christine and her team at the Keystone Policy Center,” Buescher said. “Keystone’s long record of work bridging differences and promoting collaborative public policy solutions is without peer. I look forward to contributing to their mission and vision for progress through collaboration.”

Buescher served as Colorado’s Secretary of State from December 2008 until January 2011 and represented Colorado House District 55 from 2005 until 2008. Buescher 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.

Buescher is a 1974 graduate of University of Colorado Law School and a 1971 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

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Keystone Policy Center brings together crucial teams of stakeholders who have diverse individual perspectives but recognize a common need to address urgent issues with lasting solutions. For more than 40 years, The Center has helped leaders move beyond fixed positions toward collaborative, action-oriented approaches to problem-solving. In this age of polarized debate on nearly every major topic in public policy, The Keystone Center offers a refreshing yet proven blueprint for progress.