Joe Blake: a lifetime of remarkable opportunities.


Joe Blake calls his Hall of Fame selection "a singular moment of overwhelming joy." The upbeat business and community leader attributes his journey to "remarkable opportunities."

"Individuals I call my 'angels' have provided opportunities in so many different areas that have made my life a fascinating journey," said the chancellor emeritus of the Colorado State University system, there since 2009.

Blake's career included real estate lawyer, FBI special agent, legislative aide to a Colorado senior U.S. senator in the 1960s, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development administrator in the 1970s, member of the senior executive team that created Highlands Ranch from 1980 to 1999, and president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce for 10 years through 2009.

The passionate community advocate has served on a variety of boards and commissions ranging from Denver Area Boy Scouts to the Colorado Baseball Commission. He currently serves as chair of...

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