DENVER — 9NEWS has announced the finalists for this year's Leader of the Year award, and you can help select the winner.
The three finalists answered questions at the Meet the Finalists panel Thursday evening at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. You can watch the full event in the video player above.
Voting will open to determine the 2023 winner will open Feb. 10.
This year's finalists are:
- Helen Young Hayes, Founder & CEO of ActivateWork
- Elsa Holguín, President & CEO of the Denver Preschool Program
- Vanecia Kerr, Chief Impact Officer of Mile High United Way
The winner, chosen by a vote, will be announced at the Leading Colorado luncheon on March 9.
Since 1999, 9NEWS has recognized outstanding leaders in our community, with the 9NEWS Leader of the Year award.
Past winners have included:
2022: Lydia Prado, executive director of Lifespan Local.
2021: Jesse Ogas, CEO and executive director of Firefly Autism.
2020: Jerome Davis, regional vice president of Xcel Energy Colorado.
The Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, an affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, partners with 9NEWS to honor individuals for their leadership and commitment to our state.
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