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Former Hickenlooper spokeswoman to speak for Anschutz Medical Campus

Author: Joey Bunch - June 19, 2018 - Updated: June 19, 2018

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Kathy Green CU Anschutz Medical CampusKathy Green (Photo courtesy of CU Anschutz Medical Campus)

The new chief communications officer for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a familiar name in Colorado politics, health care and marketing.

Kathy Green was the spokeswoman for Gov. John Hickenlooper from 2014 to January 2017, when she left to do consulting work. Before joining Hickenlooper, Green had represented the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade since 2011.

“Kathy’s consistent grace, wit and intelligence, which had such a positive effect on everybody at the governor’s office, will undoubtedly serve CU Anschutz well,” Hickenlooper stated. “It’s great to see someone so talented join an institution that’s doing so much to improve health throughout Colorado.”

Green brings 25 years in the public-private arena to the job, including government agencies within the city and county of Denver, after working in advertising and public relations. She started her communications career at University Hospital in Chicago.

Chancellor Don Elliman Jr., a former publishing industry executive vice president at Time Inc., said CU Anschutz has a story it’s eager to tell the world, and Green is the best choice to tell it.

“Kathy is the right person at the right time to help our growing campus continue to build its reputation, brand and visibility as a leading academic medical center, where anyone who needs it can get the finest care in the world, where the science of that care is being pushed to new horizons, and where we train and prepare the health workforce of the future,” he said in a statement.

Green said she was thrilled to join the CU Anschutz team at a time of “dynamic growth” in medicine and philanthropy at the Aurora campus.

“The campus continues to gain momentum, and I will focus on sharing this story locally, national and globally,” she said.

Green will begin part-time work at CU Anschutz on July 16, while she finishes up commitments to her private consulting clients. She plans to go full-time on Sept. 1.

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.