BIZ IN BRIEF: Colorado AFL-CIO names Gilchrist new executive director

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Last week the Colorado AFL-CIO announced that Sam Gilchrist has been named the new executive director.

“I’m looking forward to working with Sam at the helm of the Colorado AFL-CIO,” said President Jason Wardrip. “Sam brings a fresh perspective to the table. He has the experience we need to lead this organization in the right direction, and work alongside the our affiliate members and local labor councils in the fight to improve the lives of working families throughout Colorado.”

Gilchrist has more than 10 years experience in labor and politics, most recently working on labor campaigns in Indiana and Connecticut.