Connect for Health Colorado, CO State Exchange
Patty Fontneau is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Connect for Health Colorado, a new health insurance marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses in Colorado. Connect for Health Colorado is a public, nonprofit entity established by a 2011 state law. The Marketplace offers new federal financial assistance, based on income, to reduce costs and a support network of Customer Service Center Representatives, Health Coverage Guides and licensed agents and brokers to assist Coloradans with choosing and enrolling in health coverage.
Prior to her current role, Patty most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, an international law firm. She previously served as Chief Administrative Officer for The IMA Financial Group Inc. and as Vice President and General Manager of the Western Service Center of TIAA-CREF, managing the operation of a 1,300-employee office in Denver.
Active in the community, Patty serves on the boards of the Downtown Denver Partnership, the University of Denver Business School Advisory Board and the Auraria Foundation. She was named the 2013 Denver Business Journal Power Book Winner for Healthcare and the 2012 Top Health Thinker in Colorado by the Denver Post. She won the 2007 Outstanding Women in Business Award (banking and finance category) from the Denver Business Journal, the Leadership Award from the Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Denver Business School, and the 2003 Athena award from the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, among other honors.
More information is available at www.ConnectforHealthCO.com.