Chris Cipoletti holds a B.A. in the General Program of Liberal Studies from the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from Notre Dame Law School.
From 1986-2002, Chris was an attorney in private practice representing educational institutions, healthcare systems, amateur sports organizations, small to mid-sized businesses, and public entities regarding their varying legal needs - including general business, governance, ethics, employment and policy development. His background as an attorney has provided an unparalleled perspective around business operations and objectives that help outline the in depth needs and understanding as it relates to his consulting services. Chris combines his legal training with his leadership and planning skills to directly benefiting the organizations with which he works.
Chris developed operational skills during his five years as the Executive Director and General Counsel for the American Numismatic Association, directing a staff of more than 35 employees and more than 200 active volunteers in all areas of the business operations. He was responsible for a $6.5 million operating budget including museum and library operations, publications and membership. Chris implemented the first strategic and business plans for the Association and raised millions of dollars for a capital campaign.
Chris' professional growth has since led him down an entrepreneurial path, where he has worked with both for profit and nonprofit organizations, focusing on developing their mission and values with the planning and execution required to properly achieve their goals and objectives. He has led a number of leadership and management trainings to improve individual and organizational skills and efficiencies; including participating as an affiliate faculty member for Regis University teaching in the Global LEadership Masters program. In advanced initiatives, Chris works with his clients to develop partnerships that will benefit all involved through the power of combined resources.
Chris has provided countless volunteer hours in his community through his service on numerous nonprofit Boards. He currently serves as the President of Pikes Peak Public Market, and as Vice Chair of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute. In addition, he has served as Board Chair for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Board Chair for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and Founding Board Co-Chair for Atlas Preparatory Charter School. Among many other boards, Chris has served on the Pikes Peak Library District Board, the Colorado State Quarter Commission, the Boards of Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado and the Better Business Bureau of the Pikes Peak Region.