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Paul Lhevine

President and CEO
President and CEO


Paul Lhevine, President and CEO of the Colorado Nonprofit Association, has 25 years of experience in community building, resource development, political affairs, and nonprofit management, succeeding at the intersection of social innovation and civic engagement.

Prior to joining the Colorado Nonprofit Association, Lhevine served as CEO of Swallow Hill Music and before that led the Aurora Public Schools Foundation as Executive Director.  He also served as Chief Operating Officer of the Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee and as Chief Operating Officer for Mile High United Way. He refined his change-management skills in these roles, bringing organizations to a greater level of mission fulfillment and revenue growth, and working to advance cross-sector  partnerships that leverage resources and create outcomes beyond the sum of their parts.

Lhevine has been at the forefront of successful local and federal political and public affairs campaigns - his early career experience included working on campaign finance reform efforts at the National Civic League, managing congressional campaigns in Colorado and Alabama and serving as a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Diana DeGette. Paul also managed Hickenlooper for Mayor in 2003. Later, as a political consultant, he led the Coalition for a Better Colorado and assisted the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter with their legislative objectives.

Lhevine approaches leadership by creating focused organizations and developing teams of staff and volunteers with passion, energy, and vision. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, is an alumnus of Leadership Denver, holds a law degree from Vermont Law School, and is a graduate of The Colorado College.