Department Executive Leadership

Ginny Brown, Deputy Executive Director

Ginny Brown was appointed Deputy Executive Director for the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) on February 19, 2019. As the Deputy Executive Director, Brown supervises and maintains oversight over the agency’s collective legislative efforts, regulatory reform initiatives, and external affairs -- this includes the Offices of Legislative Affairs, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement, and the Colorado Office of Policy, Research, & Regulatory Reform (COPRRR).

Brown has extensive experience leading public policy agendas for the government and private sectors. In 2014, she was appointed as DORA’s Director of Legislative Affairs, where she developed, managed and lead a government relations strategy to promote the department’s agenda -- this included initiating the sunset and sunrise report process for the general assembly as well as initiating a variety of public policy initiatives representing the various regulatory segments of the department. 

Previously, Brown spent a decade serving as a legislative liaison for other state executive agencies. At the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, she advocated for Governor Ritter’s administration on its health care policy agenda. At the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, she represented Governor Owens’ administration on several key environmental issues.

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Marisol Larez, Chief Administrative Officer

Marisol Larez is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and a member of the department's executive management team. As the Chief Administrative Officer, Larez oversees several critical functions that provide strategic counsel, enable business performance for the agency, and support the department’s ten distinct divisions, including the nearly 600 members of Team DORA. She provides departmental oversight to the Operations, Budget, Accounting, and Human Resources functions of the department. As the CAO, Larez has also served as DORA’s interim executive director.

Prior to her role as the Chief Administrative Officer, Larez served as DORA’s Director of Human Resources, where she was responsible for the development, management and delivery of Human Resources services, policies, and programs. In this role, she transformed many of DORA's human resources efforts including hiring, leadership training and development, and employee engagement.

She began her State career in 2006 at the Department of Personnel & Administration as an HR Consultant, providing guidance to state agencies on the State of Colorado's selection processes and procedures, personnel rules interpretation, human resource audits, performance management, and statewide model practices.

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Learn more about the Executive Leadership within DORA's Divisions by visiting our Divisions and Programs page and view DORA's organizational structure here