Jeff Wasden plans to pull up his stakes at the Colorado Business Roundtable and move to Washington, D.C., at the end of the year, the organization said Tuesday.

The president of the venerable business organization will be "exploring new opportunities" there, the roundtable said in the announcement.

“Jeff has brought such a strategic focus, coupled with a tireless work ethic to Colorado Business Roundtable," Roberta Robinette, the roundtable's board president and the president of AT&T Colorado, said in a statement.

"His ability to work on complex policy issues in a bipartisan fashion has been a model for all. Colorado Business Roundtable is a powerful, leading business voice in Colorado thanks to Jeff’s passion, drive, and abilities. The Colorado business community owes Jeff a big debt of gratitude for all he has done for the business community and COBRT.” 

In almost six years with COBRT, Wasden made the organization a nonprofit and built partnerships to promote events and policies around the value of tax cuts, Export Import Bank reauthorization, Trade Promotion Authority, immigration reform and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

“Serving the business community in Colorado as president of COBRT has been one of the greatest professional experiences of my career,” Wasden stated. “I have thoroughly enjoyed representing the business community these past years and am so proud of all that we have accomplished. Colorado is blessed with so many incredible leaders, and it has been a privilege to have been able to work with not only such great individuals, but also some amazing organizations, associations, and chambers. Our board and staff are incredible assets for not only COBRT, but the broader business community and I am so honored to have worked alongside them these past years to make COBRT the leading organization it is today.

"I am thankful for the opportunity to lead COBRT and know that our collective efforts have made a significant and positive difference.”

Those interested in succeeded Wasden can submit a resume and a work summary by Oct. 11 to

Colorado Politics senior political reporter

Joey Bunch is the senior correspondent and deputy managing editor of Colorado Politics. His 32-year career includes the last 16 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and he is a two-time finalist.

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