Andrea is a Denver native and has 25 years in public service leadership with a focus on leading large organizations to reform policy, strengthen systems, and improve employee and customer experiences; with 19 of those years serving in a variety of roles as a Denver City and County employee. She currently serves Denver International Airport (DEN) as Deputy Chief of Staff leading a range of programs such as the first-of-its-kind Center of Equity and Excellence in Aviation (CEEA). Prior to her current role, she served as DEN’s Senior Vice President of Culture and Strategy where she led precedent setting work related to strategy, equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, business, and workforce development. Prior to DEN, Andrea was appointed by Mayor Michael B. Hancock as the first Chief of Staff for the Denver Sheriff Department leading policy and operational reform efforts; and spent eleven years with the Denver Department of Human Services in a variety of roles including as Deputy Executive Director leading local, state, and federal programs focused on marginalized communities, generational poverty policy gaps and operational efficiencies. Andrea has been recognized by the USDA as a national Champion of Change, Leader of the Year by Denver Peak Academy, and the 2023 DEI Trailblazer for Airport News Experience, among other recognitions. Andrea is committed to transforming systems that embeds lasting equity work where everyone can thrive.
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Deputy Chief of Staff, Denver International Airport