We’ll make the connections, you bring the questions 

Gain insight into how to follow your passion, meet your business goals, and give back to your community by asking Metro area leaders who have done just that during the “Your Conversation With” series. This also serves as a great opportunity to network with fellow business and civic leaders and learn from the top of the town at this complimentary program.


Feb. 28, 2023
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Your Conversation With: April Giles, Vice President of Business Development of Fitzsimons Innovation Community.

April serves as the Vice President of Business Development for the Fitzsimons Innovation Community. The Innovation Community is undergoing a transformation into one of the nation’s largest and most ambitious biotechnology communities of its kind, building on the strong roots the industry is already seeing in Colorado.

Before this role, April served as the President & CEO of the Colorado Bioscience Association. She led the cultivation of community partnerships, provided strategic guidance on local and national initiatives, and led advocacy on behalf of the industry at both the state and federal levels. Additionally, April launched the Colorado Bioscience Institute; a 501c3 focused on workforce strategies related to the bioscience industry in Colorado.

Before joining the CBSA, April held two positions at the University of Colorado for over six years.  She worked in the Board of Regents Office supporting the nine elected officials and was recruited from that office to the University’s Health Sciences (now Anschutz Medical) campus, where she worked with governmental agencies, professional organizations, the business community, state and federal legislators, media, and donors to the University of Colorado.


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