Kristen Blessman is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC). She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Business Administration from Regis University.
Blessman has more than 20 years of leadership experience, including strategic marketing, business development, executive management, working with non-profit and for-profit organizations, and small business ownership experience.
Prior to her service at CWCC, Blessman was the chief marketing and development officer at Goodwill. Under her leadership, Goodwill opened more than 40 new retail locations and grew from $30 million in revenue to more than $70 million.
Blessman has received several awards, including the 2009 Public Relations Society of America’s Gold Award. She is a Titan 100 CEO, and was named a 2021 Woman of Distinction from Girls Scouts of America.
As a guest columnist and Ted Talk speaker, Blessman has inspired many—especially women—in embracing one’s journey and utilizing life’s experiences to shape career success. She is an advocate for women in business by promoting mentorship and addressing barriers to success.