Club 20 names new executive director

A professional with a varied background has been selected as the new executive director of a Western Colorado advocacy group.

Bonnie Petersen is scheduled to take over on Feb. 23 as the new leader of Club 20.

“We welcome Bonnie to Club 20. Her enthusiasm and passion for Club 20’s mission combined with her skill set will serve Club 20 well,” said Jeff Comstock, chairman of the Club 20 board of directors.

Petersen said she’s looking forward to her new duties. “I am honored to be a part of the effort to move the organization forward and continue the good work that has been done since 1953.”

Based in Grand Junction, Club 20 is a coalition of businesses, organizations, government entities and individuals in 22 counties in Western Colorado. The group promotes the interests of the region at the state and national levels.

Petersen brings to the position experience as a public policy director for Qwest Communications, a role in whch she worked with West Slope communities to access high-speed telecommunications. She’s also worked as a financial advisor, the owner and general contractor of a home construction firm and a certified energy rater.

In addition, Petersen has served chairwoman of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce and Grand Junction Economic Partnership boards as well as treasurer of the Home and Building Association of Northwestern Colorado.

A native of Western Colorado, Petersen holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mesa State College in Grand Junction.