Kathy Green, a seasoned communications professional with over 25 years of experience in politics, health care and marketing, has been appointed chief communications officer at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Kathy Green
Kathy Green is the new chief communications officer at CU Anschutz

“We have a tremendous story to tell: one of groundbreaking research, world-class faculty educating a talented student body, excellent clinical care and a bold vision for the future,” said CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman Jr. “I am delighted to announce that today, with the appointment of Kathy Green as our new chief communications officer, we are one step closer to telling that story to the world.”

Green brings decades of experience in multi-disciplinary marketing and communications along with strategic planning and partnership development to the new job.

As communications director for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, she handled media relations, strategic planning and successfully redesigned and rebuilt the office’s communications division, increasing national rankings on social media, boosting citizen engagement and increasing media exposure.

“Kathy’s consistent grace, wit and intelligence, which had such a positive effect on everybody at the governor’s office, will undoubtedly serve CU Anschutz well,” said Governor Hickenlooper. “It’s great to see someone so talented join an institution that’s doing so much to improve health throughout Colorado.”

Prior to her work in the governor’s office, Green served as strategic marketing and communications director for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Before that, she was communications director for various agencies within the City and County of Denver. She also worked in advertising and public relations and started her career with University Hospital in Chicago. Green is currently a communications consultant.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the CU Anschutz team and the dynamic campus at a time of tremendous growth in everything from medical advancements to philanthropic support,” said Green. “The campus continues to gain momentum, and I will focus on sharing this story locally, national and globally.”

Chancellor Elliman noted that with its ground-breaking research, strong enrollment and increasing innovation, CU Anschutz is making major strides in all the right directions.

“Kathy is the right person at the right time to help our growing campus continue to build its reputation, brand and visibility as a leading academic medical center: where anyone who needs it can get the finest care in the world, where the science of that care is being pushed to new horizons, and where we train and prepare the health workforce of the future,” he said.

Green will join CU Anschutz on July 16 in a part-time role while finishing work with her current clients. She will begin full-time on Sept. 1.