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Hickenlooper Announces New Colorado State Director

Jan 18, 2022

Monique Lovato brings decades of experience in community leadership & economic empowerment

Denver, Colorado – U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper today announced the hire of Monique Lovato as his State Director. Monique has more than 25 years of experience in Colorado as a community advocate and leader focused on economic empowerment, education, and equitable development.

As State Director, Monique will lead Hickenlooper’s outreach and constituent services teams based in communities across Colorado.

“With her standout experience, Monique will fuse community advocacy and economic development. She will bring every voice to the table to ensure we are serving all Coloradans,” said Hickenlooper. “We’re eager to have her on board.”

“It’s an honor to serve Colorado,” said Lovato. “Senator Hickenlooper and his team are determined to help Coloradans across the state access opportunity and build a brighter, more equitable future.”

Most recently, Monique served in oversight roles for statewide initiatives providing capital to thousands of small businesses hurt by the pandemic. As the immediate past CEO of Mi Casa Resource Center, Monique oversaw the development of innovative pathways for career seekers and entrepreneurs.

Monique’s background also includes work with Xcel Energy, including spearheading an initiative that began under then-Mayor Hickenlooper to develop an energy efficiency program for non-profit groups, yielding more than $200 million in energy savings since 2006. Monique has also served on the boards of numerous Colorado organizations, including the Hispanic Chamber of Metro Denver, Denver Urban Renewal Authority, and The Colorado Nonprofit Association. Lovato is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Denver and completed the Circle of Latina Leadership in 2001.

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