Simone D. Ross, a visionary leader and community builder, hails from Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood in
Colorado. Her passion for fostering human thriving through effective change management and community engagement has been the driving force behind her career and life.

As CEO of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Colorado Women’s Chamber Foundation, Simone is dedicated to advancing women in business and making Colorado #1 for women entrepreneurs. Additionally, she founded Simone D. Ross, LLC, a change management consulting firm, and serves as the CEO of SDR Events and Youth United University, an inclusive leadership program for middle school students.

Simone’s corporate background includes leadership roles at The Riveter, SCL Health, Delta Dental of Colorado, and Kaiser Permanente, where she played a pivotal role in business development and market expansion.
Her academic achievements include an M.A. and M.B.A. from Colorado State University. Simone has earned numerous accolades, including recognition as an “Outstanding Women in Business” and “40 Under 40” honoree by the Denver Business Journal, Top 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and COBiz Gen XYZ Most Influential. Additionally, Simone has participated in Leadership Denver and the Colorado State Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership Program.

Simone serves on the Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, Colorado Enterprise Fund, and Centura Health Board of
Directors. Above all, she takes great pride in her role as a mother to her two children, Gavin and Zoe, whose inspiration fuels her.