Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CCIA Welcomes New Deputy Director

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) is thrilled to announce the addition of Christopher Votoupal as Deputy Director of legislative operations.

Votoupal will be responsible for amplifying CCIA’s voice in state legislation and advocating for policies that CCIA and CCIA member organizations support. Votoupal will also represent Colorado’s best interest on federal policy issues.

Prior to his position with CCIA, Votoupal served as Deputy Press Secretary for Congressman Ed Perlmutter of Colorado’s 7th district. Part of Perlmutter’s team for years, Votoupal served as a communications team member and Economic Recovery Coordinator.
Having Votoupal on the CCIA team equates to having a valuable resource with years of direct congressional experience and a familiarity with the small business owners and residents of Colorado. 

“Chris’ depth of legislative knowledge and experience will be a great asset to CCIA,” says Chris Shapard, Executive Director of CCIA. “So much of economic development —especially in the energy industry — is being driven through legislation that we felt that it was time to expand our voice a the state level.”

Despite the slow economic recovery, Colorado’s cleantech investments and venture funding continue to grow. Votoupal’s addition to CCIA will only help to enhance Colorado’s stake in the cleantech economy.

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