Steve ErkenBrack brings a diverse and extensive 40-year career in law, healthcare, and government to his position as the new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Buell Foundation. He has previously served as President & CEO of Rocky Mountain Health Plans, as Mesa County District Attorney, and as Colorado’s Chief Deputy Attorney General. Additionally, ErkenBrack founded two law firms: one in the 1980s in Grand Junction and another in the 1990s spanning the Front Range and the Western Slope with locations in Denver and Grand Junction, where he specialized in litigation. His most recent position was Of Counsel with Hoskin Farina & Kampf, P.C., in Grand Junction.

ErkenBrack’s legal, healthcare, and government acumen has been a resource for numerous state and federal officials in both political parties. The Colorado legislature repeatedly appointed him as its representative on multiple healthcare commissions and boards. The Colorado Supreme Court appointed ErkenBrack to the Colorado Board of Law Examiners, where he served as Chair.

ErkenBrack has also served in leadership positions for a number of diverse boards, including the Alliance of Community Health Plans, the Colorado District Attorneys Council (President), and the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association. He served more than ten years as a trustee on the Board of Directors here at the Buell Foundation, chairing its Strategy committee.

ErkenBrack received his law degree from the University of Colorado and his undergraduate education at the United States Naval Academy and Washington and Lee University. He has been admitted to practice before all courts in Colorado and before the United States Supreme Court. Steve has been happily married to his spouse Lysa for more than forty years. They have three adult children and four grandchildren, all of whom live in Colorado.

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