Mike Kopp is the Executive Director of Colorado Concern, an alliance of top business executives with a mission of enhancing the Centennial State’s business climate. Mike Kopp’s leadership experiences include service as a hotshot firefighter who battled wildfires in the west, an Army paratrooper who earned the Ranger tab and served in the Gulf War, a leader in ministry and as a member of the Colorado state senate. Mike owned his own consulting practice and served as Corporate Affairs Manager in the state’s largest electric cooperative. He has served on several nonprofit boards in the community. Mike is a runner and endurance athlete. So far his favorite races have been the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race, the St. George half – Ironman and the Phoenix marathon. He plans to compete in the full ironman in Cozumel. He and his wife Shannon and their kids Meghan, Allie and Soren live in Golden. Their son Ethan serves in the Army infantry.