Kevin Patterson Named One of Denver Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Winners

Denver — Connect for Health Colorado® congratulates our own Kevin Patterson for being named as one of Denver Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs of 2020.

The Denver Business Journal recognized 23 executives for their “strong, visionary leadership” and for “guiding their companies through the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Under Kevin’s leadership this year, Connect for Health Colorado opened an emergency Special Enrollment Period in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which led to more than 14,000 Coloradans enrolling in health coverage in March and April.

Kevin Patterson has served as Chief Executive Officer of Connect for Health Colorado since April of 2015. He previously served as chief administrative officer and interim chief of staff to Gov. John Hickenlooper and has an extensive history of public service. He serves on the Denver Zoological Foundation’s Leadership Council, the Health subcommittee of the Rose Foundation, and serves as a board member on the Keystone Policy Center and Mile High United Way.

Thank you, Kevin, for your dedication to increasing access, affordability and choice for the people of Colorado.

The winners will be recognized at a virtual event on Thursday, Nov. 12. 


About Connect for Health Colorado

Connect for Health Colorado is a public, nonprofit entity established by the Colorado General Assembly in 2011 to create a health insurance marketplace.  Since 2013, we’ve been helping individuals, families, and small employers compare plans, apply for financial help, and buy health insurance. As Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace, we are the only place to apply for financial help to lower the monthly cost of premiums. Customers can shop online; get help by phone or online chat from Customer Service Center representatives; and access expert, in-person help from a statewide network of certified Brokers and community-based Assisters. For more information:

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