CSI welcomes two new board members

Armen Khadiwala & Mark Osborn

Common Sense Institute (CSI) welcomed Armen Khadiwala and Mark Osborn to the Board of Directors.

“The heart of CSI has always been our board of directors. Their commitment to free enterprise, diversity of experience, and representation of industries across our economy informs our research and makes us stronger,” said Kelly Caufield, Executive Director.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Mark Osborn and Armen Khadiwala to this group of amazing leaders and we look forward to sharing their perspectives,” continued Caufield.

About Armen Khadiwala

A near native of Colorado, Armen moved to Littleton from Chicago when he was three years old. He attended Columbine High School and The University of Colorado – Boulder. Armen began college studying civil engineering but transferred into the Leeds School of Business after his father passed away. Looking for direction and purpose in life, he joined Northwestern Mutual’s highly accredited internship program in 1998. Conversations about planning for the unforeseen – including protecting loved ones left behind – began to influence how he wanted to build his career.

Armen attained a B.S. in Business with a double degree in finance and marketing. Following graduation, he continued his career with Northwestern Mutual. For the past 11 years, he has served as Managing Director of the Northwestern Mutual DTC Office while maintaining his role as Founder and Principal Wealth Advisor of a private wealth management firm of Northwestern Mutual. Armen lives in Columbine Valley with his wife Jameela and their two sons, Nico & Dominic. His family and foundation in faith guide his every endeavor, and his mission in life is to serve. He travels frequently, learning and speaking at conferences around the country, and is active on several leadership committees at Northwestern Mutual. Armen takes his responsibility of civic engagement seriously and has most recently been involved with Leadership Program of the Rockies in varying capacities. He was recognized as Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year in 2019 for raising over $380K. Armen chooses to live with gratitude as a central tenet to his life; he gives thanks each day for his and his family’s health and to live in our beautiful state of Colorado.

About Mark Osborn

Mark Osborn is a Colorado native with over 20 years of experience in real estate and law. As an attorney, Mark initially worked for a downtown Denver firm and focused on both civil litigation and real estate transactions. Mark shifted to a business role at Village Homes – a Colorado homebuilder and real estate developer. There he managed land acquisitions & sales, community planning, local government approvals, and Metro District / HOA formation & operation.

Following his work at Village, Mark advised and assisted clients as an attorney, a consultant, and a broker in real estate transactions, local government negotiations, and troubled real estate bank loans. More recently, Mark has overseen family investments as well as trusts and estate administration. Mark is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Colorado School of Law, and he is a Colorado licensed attorney and real estate broker. Mark and his wife Melissa have three children (who are sixth generation Coloradans) and they live in Denver.

Common Sense Institute is a non-partisan research organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado’s economy. CSI is at the forefront of important discussions concerning the future of free enterprise in Colorado and aims to have an impact on the issues that matter most to Coloradans. CSI’s mission is to examine the fiscal impacts of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws so that Coloradans are educated and informed on issues impacting their lives.