As vice president of community engagement, Jocelyn is responsible for developing and maintaining strategic community partnerships and relationships in Colorado that impacts the agency’s new business development, current clients and external relations. She assists in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders such as business leaders and elected and appointed officials in Colorado. In addition, Jocelyn is the primary community engagement contact for the Burgess Services account and their work on the Denver International Airport’s Hotel and Transit Center Project.
A member of the senior leadership team, Jocelyn brings to the agency more than 25 years of experience in community relations within Denver and its surrounding communities.
Prior to joining the agency, Jocelyn served as the manager for the city and county of Denver’s Division of Small Business Opportunity – Certification Department, in the Office of Economic Development from 2009 until her retirement in 2014. This department certifies small, minority, and disadvantaged businesses that are interested in working on construction projects for the city and county of Denver.
In 2005, Jocelyn worked as the manager of the Denver Business Assistance Center (BAC). The BAC was created to help new and existing businesses navigate through the City’s regulatory system, provide business information and resources connected to local, state and federal requirements and acts as a one-stop shop for businesses needing start-up, financing, planning and permitting assistance.
Jocelyn’s 13-year career with the city and county of Denver began in the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development as the Operations Manager for three of Denver’s largest workforce centers. She was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the centers during the critical times of a waning economy and workforce.
Jocelyn obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Sciences from the National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. Throughout her career, Jocelyn has been an active member of the community where she has served on boards such as the Denver Asset Building Coalition, Advocates of Children, Denver Art Museum and Dress for Success.