Jesus Salazar ’02

Jesus Salazar ’02, Chairman

Appointed January 1, 2017
Term expires December 31, 2020
Reappointed January 1, 2021
Term expires December 31, 2024

Jesus Salazar is a Colorado native and entrepreneur who loves bringing exceptional people together to do exceptional things. After spending 16 years leading and developing software for some of the largest companies in North America including Microsoft, Amgen, Yamaha and others, Jesus shifted his career toward entrepreneurship. He is the co-founder and CEO of Prosono, a company whose mission is to accelerate the achievement of the World 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. They do this by unlocking the social impact potential of organizations throughout North America. Prosono was awarded 2019 Startup of the Year through the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and was recently named one of the top 50 most civic-minded companies of Colorado. Since its inception in 2016, Prosono has experience an average Year over Year growth of more than 70% and has worked with both the largest companies and private foundations on the planet.

In addition to entrepreneurship, Jesus Salazar has extensive board experience. He is the past Chairman of Rocky Mountain Public Media, which includes Rocky Mountain PBS and two nationally acclaimed radio stations: KUVO JAZZ and the nation’s first public media R&B/Hip-Hop radio station “The Drop”. Jesus is also the past Chairman of Colorado Succeeds, an education policy and advocacy nonprofit organization representing the voice of the Colorado business community with members such as DaVita, Molson Coors, Xcel Energy, TTEC, OfficeScapes and others. He currently sits on the board of Pinnacol Assurance, a $3B workmans’ compensation insurance provider. He has had multiple Gubernatorial appointments including the 鶹 Board of Trustees and the Business Experiential Learning Commission. Other board service includes the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Energize Colorado, Careerwise USA.