Economic Literacy Colorado honors Colorado entrepreneur

On October 10, Economic Literacy Colorado, an educational nonprofit promoting economic and financial literacy to students across the state, will recognize Terry Considine with the Adam Smith Award at its 2019 Adam Smith Award Dinner.

Terry Considine is a life-long entrepreneur in business and politics. He has served as Chairman/CEO of five public companies, including Aimco. In 1994, Terry led the IPO of Aimco, and has served as its Chairman and CEO for the past 25 years. Terry is also the CEO of The Considine Companies which invest in real estate, venture capital, and distressed assets.

“Terry has changed the landscape of Colorado through his successful business ventures and financial dealings,” says Debbie Piece, CEO of Economic Literacy Colorado. “We are excited and honored to celebrate this respected businessman who has been a force for good in Colorado’s business community as well as a dear friend to so many.”

In addition to business, Terry has been active for decades in politics and philanthropy. He was elected twice to the Colorado Senate and co-founded Club for Growth, a national political organization of Americans committed to advancing economic growth and limited government.

“Free markets have made American prosperity the envy of the world. They have also enabled me to provide for my family and enjoy a satisfying career” said Terry. “I am grateful for the sound understanding of economics that I gained from my parents and learned in school. Every youngster would benefit from understanding how a free economy works. I’m thankful for Economic Literacy Colorado, which works with teachers across the state to help them educate their students with these essential life skills.”

Terry was born and raised on a cattle ranch near San Diego, California, and later graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He and his wife Betsy, who work as a team in their philanthropic endeavors, have three adult children and a ranch in western Colorado.

The Adam Smith Award Dinner honoring Terry and featuring keynote speaker Stephen Moore will take place at the Seawell Ballroom on October 10. Tickets and information are available at

Economic Literacy Colorado is the only Colorado nonprofit offering university-accredited economic and personal financial professional development for K-12 teachers. Dedicated to educating students for successful participation in the economy, EconLitCo offers the Stock Market Experience programs for 3rd-12th grade students, and classes, workshops, online programs, and district trainings for teachers. For more information, visit

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