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The Colorado Trust Names Debra DeMuth as Vice President & CFO


Media Contact: Julian Kesner, Director of Communications
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Debbie DeMuthDENVER, COLO.Debra DeMuth has been named as the new Vice President and CFO for The Colorado Trust. In this role, DeMuth is responsible for The Trust’s overall financial management, including investments, budgets, audit matters, tax matters, risk management, information technology, human resource management and administrative services functions. She joins The Trust following a long tenure as Director and Executive Officer for CollegeInvest in the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

“Since its inception, The Colorado Trust has been fully committed to the careful stewardship of its financial resources in order to best serve the health and well-being of the people of Colorado. Debra not only has considerable financial and leadership experience, she also is well regarded for her dedication to conducting financial affairs according to the highest ethical standards,” said Ned Calonge, MD, MPH, President and CEO of The Colorado Trust. “We have the utmost confidence in Debra’s ability to provide strong financial leadership and are privileged to have her join us.”

“The Colorado Trust is a highly regarded institution for its leadership in improving access to health for all Coloradans,” said DeMuth. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with such an outstanding organization. I hope to use my financial and leadership knowledge and expertise to help The Colorado Trust further its exceptional work and mission.”

DeMuth spent the past 12 years as Director of CollegeInvest where she was responsible for the vision, strategic planning, financial integrity and leadership of the organization. In addition to leading CollegeInvest, she was the Director of College Assist for the past seven years, the federally designated guarantor of federal student loans for Colorado. Prior to CollegeInvest and College Assist, she held positions in the Department of Aviation for the City and County of Denver and with Coopers & Lybrand, an accounting firm in Boston and Denver.

DeMuth serves on the boards for the Denver Rotary Club Foundation, Girl Scouts of Colorado, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and the Public Education and Business Coalition. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Denver.

DeMuth received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University. She has an active CPA license for the State of Colorado and is a member of the AICPA and the Colorado Society of CPA’s.

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Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.