Jesus Salazar ’02

Jesus Salazar ’02

Appointed January 1, 2017
Term expires December 31, 2020

Jesus Salazar is a Colorado native and entrepreneur who loves bringing exceptional people together to do exceptional things. He is the co-founder and CEO of Prosono, a company whose mission is to help organizations develop profitable (and thus scalable) solutions to some of our world’s biggest challenges. A discipline otherwise known as “Corporate Social Innovation”. Throughout his professional career, Jesus has developed, architected, managed, and serviced various large projects for over 275 of the largest companies in North America.

In addition to his professional career, Jesus Salazar is heavily involved in education reform and economic development within Colorado. In 2009, at the request of Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien, he co-chaired the “Turning Around Struggling Schools” sub-committee for Colorado’s Race to the Top application in hopes of being awarded 300-500 million dollars to apply towards innovative education reform. Jesus was more recently appointed to the Business Experiential Learning Commission by Governor Hickenlooper, the commission created to develop, evaluate and implement a systemic solution for integrated work-based education and training to meet the needs of Colorado’s economy. Jesus currently serves as the co-chair of A+ Colorado, a non-profit civic organization founded by Federico Pena to help Colorado transform its public-school districts into the best in the country. Jesus sits on the board of directors of Colorado Succeeds, a group of local business leaders, who have joined forces to make sure our education system works better and smarter for all the people of Colorado. Jesus also sits on the board of the Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting System, whose mission is to enrich the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain.

Jesus has a BS in Math and Computer Science and a MS in Engineering and Technology Management from the Colorado School of Mines