Former Governor, State of Colorado
John Hickenlooper is governor of Colorado, serving in his second term. Since taking office in 2011, he has focused on making Colorado the most pro-business state with the highest environmental and ethical standards, and he champions innovation, collaboration, and efficiency. A former geologist and entrepreneur who co-founded Denver’s Wynkoop Brewing Company, he is the first Denver mayor (serving from 2003 to 2011) to be elected governor in 150 years, the nation’s first geologist to become a governor, and the first brewer since Sam Adams in 1794. Hickenlooper is the author of the memoir, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics.