M. Michael Cooke

State Director, Colorado

M. Michael Cooke joined Council for a Strong America in 2017, bringing more than 20 years of public sector and non-profit experience to the position.

Prior to becoming the State Director for Colorado, Michael was elected to two terms on the Board of County Commissioners in Douglas County followed by an appointment by former Governor Bill Owens to his Cabinet. In that role, she served as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies and later as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue.

Michael then joined a public charter school serving at-risk K-12 students throughout Colorado. An advocate for advancing education opportunities for all PK-12 students in Colorado, Michael was a member of the senior leadership team, serving as Executive Vice President.

Michael earned a Bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Denver She is a fourth-generation Colorado native and resides with her husband, Dennis, in Englewood.