Clinic service president and CEO commits to help small businesses succeed
Andrew Graham, president and CEO of Denver medical billing firm Clinic Service Corporation, has been elected chairman of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. Graham recently completed two terms on the Littleton Planning Commission and presently serves on the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council.
Graham said he will focus on advocating for small businesses in the South Metro area while working to grow the chamber as it heads toward its 100th year in 2021.
“We are fortunate to be business people during a time where business generally is good, especially in Colorado,” Graham said. “And while business is good, smaller companies still have an uphill challenge since the economy generally favors large businesses. I’m committed to ensuring small businesses in the South Metro Area get what help we can give them to compete for contracts and customers.”
In addition to Graham, the SMDC board elected Blue Print Strategies’ founder Jennifer Webster president-elect. Blue Print Strategies is a Denver public affairs agency. Previously, Webster was senior vice president of public affairs and communications at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
New professionals also joining the SMDC Board of Directors include: Rick Bruno, First Bank; Cathlyn DePaiva, Pro Disposal & Recycling; Karl Paulson, Colorado PERA; Krista Simonson, Simonson Team RE/MAX; Bob Stewart, AAA Colorado; Jeff Holwell, City of Lone Tree; Stephanie Beling, Children’s Hospital; and Christie Lee, Lockheed Martin.
Graham said the chamber truly is a place “where all businesses, regardless of size, have a voice” in decision making and strategy.
“My goal is always to surround myself with people who are ridiculously smart, and I am humbled by the team that join me on the SMDC board,” Graham said. “We all share a respect for the long traditions nurtured by this chamber. For 99 years this organization has prioritized community engagements and making the South Metro Denver area a great place to live and work. We look forward to the work ahead and invite all to join us.”
Robert Golden, SMDC president and chief executive officer, said, “Andrew follows in the footsteps of a stellar group of past chairs that have set a wonderful course of direction for us. It’s an exciting time for us with a lot of positive potentials for our organization and our members. We are pleased to have Andrew at the helm to ensure we ‘seize the day.’”