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Helga Grunerud

Helga Grunerud

Helga Grunerud

Owner, HelgaG Consulting LLC

Helga started HelgaG Consulting LLC in late 2017 after retiring as Executive Director of HCC Colorado’s Diversity Leader (formerly Hispanic Contractors of Colorado) in December 2017. She currently has a consulting contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to help launch their new state-wide Mentor-Protégé Program.

During her 17 year tenure with HCC, that started in 2000, membership more than tripled, and included some of the largest contractors/ professional services companies in the U.S. plus some of the smallest in Colorado. The association focused on public construction and was a key advocate for the economic benefits that public projects provide for Small/ Minority/ Woman-Owned companies in the construction industry. To that end, she was involved with a variety of committees that interface with public entities to develop programs geared towards opportunities for diverse companies and diverse workforce development.

Small business education was a key HCC initiative since its inception. Helga was instrumental in securing grants from the TREX Project, which launched the HCC Contractor Academy education program. That evolved into a monthly series of workshops and offered a certificate program and scholarships for small businesses. In 2017 she partnered with the Community College of Denver’s Workforce Development Center and secured a contract with the Regional Transportation District (RTD) to offer a WINPreneurs Program. This unique program combined classroom work, networking training and opportunities to interact with construction industry professionals at HCC dinner meetings. Putting learning into action!



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