Executive appointed to oversee economic development office

Pat Meyers

Pat Meyers has been named the new chief economic recovery officer and executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and  International Trade.

“As Colorado continues driving towards a bold and revitalized economy in the aftermath of the pandemic, Pat’s wealth of expertise and dedication to our state will be invaluable,” said Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, who appointed Meyers to the positions.

Meyers said he was honored by the appointment. “I share Gov. Polis’ optimistic view of the bright economic opportunities ahead for Colorado and, along with the OEDIT team, I am committed to building back a strong and dynamic economy that serves all of Colorado.”

 Meyers was leader of a team that obtained personal protective equipment and other medical supplies for Colorado at the onset of the pandemic. He also served as chief of staff to former Gov. John Hickenlooper. He previously owned the Quiznos sandwich chain and served in roles with Consumer Capital Partners.

He graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver and University of California Hastings College of Law. He served six years in the Navy.