Kevin Patterson, MURP, MPA

by Rachad Davis

January 13, 2017

Chief Executive Officer,
Connect for Health Colorado

Kevin Patterson was named permanent Chief Executive Officer of Connect for Health Colorado in November of 2015, after serving five months as the organization’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. Patterson previously served as chief administrative officer and interim chief of staff to Gov. John Hickenlooper and has an extensive history of public service. He has served as the interim executive director of three state agencies during leadership transitions, the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and the Governor’s Energy Office. He brings a strong understanding of state government and stakeholder engagement to this role. Patterson has held leadership roles for the city and county of Denver in the Budget Office, the Planning Department, the Department of Human Services, the Department of General Services and the Department of Parks and Recreation. As the governor’s chief administrative officer, Patterson served as a member of the State Board of Equalization, the Capitol Building Advisory Committee, the State Internet Portal Authority, and supervised 10 gubernatorial appointed public trustees. He was elected to the Denver Board of Education in 2001 and 2005. Patterson graduated with a B.A. in Teaching from Sam Houston State University and holds both a Masters of Public Administration and Masters of Urban Regional Planning from the University of Colorado at Denver.