DENVER — Tuesday, June 13, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Joe Neguse is resigning as executive director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
Neguse accomplished much in his two years as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. He was appointed in June 2015 at the age of 31 - making him one of the youngest state-Cabinet members in the U.S. (and one of the youngest ever in Colorado history). As Executive Director, Neguse applied his energy to the difficult work of reinventing government, guiding the agency through substantial reorganizations and significant regulatory accomplishments.
“Joe may be the youngest member of my Cabinet, but his accomplishments reflect that of a veteran,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “He has been an invaluable asset to DORA as he consistently worked to cut red tape all the while championing consumer protection. We will miss his leadership, but wish him much success.”