About Us

Founded in 2008, CCIA is a statewide, industry-led, industry-focused organization dedicated to promoting Colorado’s cleantech industry. CCIA impacts Colorado’s policies, people, products and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, cheaper, more efficient and secure energy economy. Through advocacy, public policy leadership, development and education, CCIA works to ensure that Colorado is a global cleantech leader.
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We’ve done a lot over the years

Our past accomplishments have all started out with the main goal of helping our members.

Board of Directors

CCIA’s Board of Directors is comprised of industry leaders from across Colorado’s clean technology landscape.


Our Team

Helen El Mallakh

Executive Director

Chris Votoupal


Mary Austin

Deputy Director

Haley Whittaker

Program and Communications Manager

Katherine Fennessey

Marketing and Programs Associate

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Colorado Cleantech Action Plan

In 2010, CCIA commissioned the Cleantech State Plan when the state’s cleantech industry was growing faster than the Colorado economy as a whole. Colorado had established its leadership position from two core strengths: innovation and policy leadership. The plan outlines the areas in which the investment of stakeholder time, funding, and expertise could have the most significant impact on Colorado’s ability to sustain and grow a leadership position in the cleantech industry to drive the state’s economic growth in the coming decades.

In 2018, we updated the plan with streamlined new categories and findings. Read the new executive summary below and contact Helen El Mallakh to receive a copy of the full report.

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