Mr. Dave Suss
Denver Metro Chamber of Leadership Foundation
Dave Suss is the Director of Operations at the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation (Leadership Foundation). He has held this position since April, 2012. The Leadership Foundation is one of the preeminent issues based leadership development organizations in the state. In his role, Suss serves as a key intermediary between the Leadership Foundation and the Chamber affiliates. His duties include oversight of the operational aspects of the Leadership Foundation including financial management and budgeting; database management; program systems support; information technology needs and utilization; and endowment and scholarship oversight.
He also serves and the primary liaison FirstBank Colorado Scholars Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the Leadership Foundation in April 2012, Suss served as the director of programs and technology at the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance, an alumni offshoot of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Before dedicating his career to nonprofit and leadership development, Suss spent eight years working in corporate acquisitions, transitions, centralization and project management with an emphasis on database migrations, workflow management, business processes and stored valued cards. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and German studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master’s degree from the Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (Berlin School of Economics and Law).
Dave has been active in the community as a volunteer. From 2008-2012, Suss volunteered as a legislative aid two State Representatives, working on policy analysis creating websites and crafting communications. He currently serves on the board of directors for Metro Volunteers.