Jesus Salazar is a Colorado native and entrepreneur who loves bringing exceptional people together to do exceptional things. He is the co-founder, President, and CEO of Prosono, a company that accelerates progress toward the United Nations SDGs by helping organizations integrate their business and community objectives, a discipline otherwise known as “Corporate Social Innovation.” Throughout his professional career, Jesus has worked with over 275 of the largest companies in North America.
In addition to his professional career, Jesus Salazar is heavily involved in education reform and economic development within Colorado. In 2009, at the request of Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien, he co-chaired the “Turning Around Struggling Schools” sub-committee for Colorado’s Race to the Top application in hopes of being awarded 300-500 million dollars to apply towards innovative education reform. Jesus holds two Governor appointments, for the Business Experiential Learning Commission by Governor Hickenlooper and the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees. Jesus also sits on the board of the Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting System, whose mission is to enrich the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain. Jesus also sits on the Board of Directors of Colorado Succeeds, whose mission is to use the influence, leadership skills, and expertise of Colorado businesses to continuously improve Colorado’s schools. Jesus is the former co-chair of A+ Colorado, an organization that sharpens public education by building public will and advocating for the changes necessary to dramatically increase student achievement in schools and districts in Colorado. Jesus has a BS in Math and Computer Science and a MS in Engineering and Technology Management from the Colorado School of Mines.