Beck Comes to the Chamber with 20 Years of Experience in Municipal and State Government Policy, Research and Strategic Communications
DENVER – The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has named Rachel Beck as its new senior director of government affairs and executive director of the Colorado Competitive Council (C3) starting March 31, 2022. In coordination with the vice president of government affairs, Beck will provide direction on all operations of the Chamber’s government affairs department. Beck will also oversee C3 operations, its various committees and special programs.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rachel to the Chamber team,” said J. J. Ament, Denver Metro Chamber president and CEO. “The Colorado Competitive Council is the premier business organization and advocacy group in Colorado. C3 has statewide reach and a diverse group of investors determined to take a collaborative approach to policy development. With her background and experience, I have no doubt that Rachel will be an asset to our organization and region in her dual role as senior director of government affairs for the Chamber and executive director of C3.”
Beck is currently vice president of government affairs for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
“I’m so excited to join the Denver Metro Chamber and C3 teams,” said Beck. “The opportunity to combine my knowledge of business issues with the dedication and reach of these organizations is an honor, and I cannot wait to see all we accomplish on behalf of Colorado employers.”
During her career, Beck has helped businesses and citizens access their government and influence community outcomes, and she has crafted initiatives to improve the Pikes Peak region’s infrastructure and land use.
Beck helped build the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC’s government affairs program at the local and state levels. Her work has included steering multiple infrastructure campaigns to success at the ballot box, defeating several critical bills at the state legislature that would have annually cost El Paso County employers hundreds of millions of dollars and working with El Paso County Public Health and the Governor’s office during the pandemic to reopen shuttered retail businesses and restaurants.
Beck was named a Rising Star by the Colorado Springs Business Journal in 2017 and one of Colorado Politics’ dozen nonpartisan statewide leaders to watch in 2020. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, the Palmer Land Trust, the Colorado Springs Press Association and the UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art. She holds a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University.
About the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce: For over 150 years, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has been a leading voice for Colorado’s business community. With a membership that spans the state and includes 3,000 businesses and their 400,000 employees, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses. The Chamber’s family of organizations includes the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center, the Colorado Competitive Council, B:CIVIC, Prosper Colorado and the Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative. For more information, go to denverchamber.org.