Accelerate Colorado names Ellie Maguire Executive Director

Ellie Maguire

Accelerate Colorado, a partnership between business and local governments that works with the U.S. Congress and key federal leadership on issues critical to Colorado’s economic development, top industries, and business community, recently announced Ellie Maguire as its new Executive Director.

Maguire brings diverse and relevant experience with her to the position. Prior to joining Accelerate Colorado, she managed investor relations efforts at the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.  Her responsibilities included recruiting new high-dollar investments and retaining existing investment dollars.  As Assistant Director of Investor Relations, Maguire strongly honed her skills in fundraising, strategic relationship management, and executive-level communications.

Prior to her time at the Metro Denver EDC, Maguire was Director of International Engagement at the Dallas Regional Chamber, facilitating the region’s efforts to recruit new and expanded foreign direct investment.  In this role, she planned and executed several international trade and diplomatic missions to Japan, South Korea, China, France, the U. K., and other target markets, meeting directly with multinational corporate executives and promoting the Dallas Region as a choice destination for investment.  

“We are excited for the fresh perspective that Ellie will bring to this growing organization.  She is highly motivated, and we trust her to carry the vision of Accelerate Colorado forward,” stated Wendy Mitchell, co-chair of Accelerate Colorado.  

Maguire’s arrival comes ahead of Accelerate Colorado’s annual business mission in Washington D.C., which is recognized as one of the most effective programs of its kind.  The 2021 trip is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6 through Friday, October 8.  During the three-day event, the organization provides over 100 statewide business executives, leaders, and elected officials a one-of-a-kind opportunity to strongly advocate for Colorado’s economic development and policy interests while engaging directly with Colorado’s Congressional delegation and top federal leaders.