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Hank Brown's practice focuses in industry areas such as banking, water, natural resources and public affairs and includes oil and gas law and water law. Throughout his 40-year career, Hank has held several positions in public service. Most recently, Hank served as the 21st President of the University of Colorado (CU). His tenure at CU is marked by successes with record enrollment numbers, donations, diversity growth and the largest increase in state funding seen in the university’s 131-year history. His leadership was instrumental in increasing the university’s federal research funding to $640 million and reforming its governance process.
Prior to his time at CU, Hank was president and CEO of the Daniels Fund where he is credited with reducing the organization’s overhead by 35 percent and shifting $2 million per year to increase grants and scholarships. From 1998 to 2002, Hank served as the 11th president of the University of Northern Colorado.
Hank spent six years serving Colorado in the U.S. Senate, five consecutive terms in the U.S. House representing Colorado’s 4th Congressional District and four years in the Colorado Senate. From 1969 to 1980, Hank served as vice president of Monfort of Colorado.
From 1962 to 1966 he served in the U.S. Navy, where he volunteered his service in Vietnam and was decorated for his combat service as a forward air controller.
Hank Brown Receives 2016 Legacy Award From Leadership Program Of The Rockies
Hank Brown Appointed to Guaranty Bancorp Board of Directors
Face to face with Hank Brown
Hank Brown Joins Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
The Daniels Fund
National Western Stock Show
Board of Directors, Guaranty Bancorp
University of Colorado, numerous activities on behalf of the university
2015 Washington OutlookBrownstein Client Alert, Feb. 2, 2015
Existing Standards are Worth Studying
Co-Author, The Pueblo Chieftain, November 21, 2014
Republicans Won Control of the U.S. Senate—Now What?Brownstein Client Alert, November 6, 2014
Strong Economy Depends on Our Engagement AbroadPanelist, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Event, Denver, CO, December 16, 2013
Congress Should Reform College Accreditation to Save Students, TaxpayersUniversity Business, October 2, 2013
Protecting Students and Taxpayers: The Federal government's Failed Regulatory Approach and Steps for Reform
Author, American Enterprise Institute, September 30, 2013
The SEC's New Whistleblower Rules – How Has the Landscape Changed? How Should My Company Respond?Brownstein Panel and Roundtable Discussion, June 29, 2011
2016 Leadership Program of the Rockies Legacy Award Winner
2008 Citizen of the West Award, National Western Stock Show
Former Quigg and Virginia S. Newton Endowed Chair, University of Colorado
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association