Michael Gifford,
AGC Colorado
2013 Biography
Michael Gifford has been the President & CEO of the AGC of Colorado since 2008. As
the chief staff member of the organization, Michael leads a non-profit trade association
with 400 members and a $1.7 million operating budget. AGC focuses on being the
voice of the industry, legislative and political influence, member services (including
group health and work comp insurance programs); education programs (including safety
and environmental; workforce development, Future Leaders Forum, CITC apprentiship
training center, and construction career days) and networking and collaboration
opportunities for members.
Michael serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the Metro
Denver Economic Development Council, the Water Infrastructure Network Executive
Committee, State Energy Sector Partnership Grant Steering Committee, and the
Executive Committee of the FasTracks Yes Campaign.
Before coming to the AGC, Michael served as Executive Director of the Idaho AGC from
1999 to 2007. He served as Vice President of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
and Executive Director of the Downtown Boise Association and from 1993-1999. Prior
to that Michael worked for the City of Huntington Beach, CA Redevelopment Agency
and Economic Development Department.
Michael has also been an instructor at the University of Phoenix for the MBA program
(strategic planning) and Political Science (state & local government) courses.
Michael received his BS in Business Administration & Finance from the University of
Southern California and his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Boise State
University. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management, a sixyear continuing education course for non-profit association executives operated by the
US Chamber of Commerce.
Michael lives with his wife Jenay in Lakewood, CO and has 3 daughters attending
Colorado Universities (CU Boulder, CSU in Ft, Collins, and CMU in Grand Junction).