Katherine Correll, Executive Director
Katherine Correll has experiences spanning the fields of community outreach to advance downtown and community development, not-for-profit administration, project development and management, local government planning, marketing, financial and economic development services, and education. Katherine joined Downtown Colorado, Inc. as the Director of Communications and Operations in 2006; in 2007 she became the Executive Director.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Katherine has worked with development initiatives in Denver, New York, Chicago, and the Former Soviet Union. Her focus on strategic planning and organizational development and management includes building viable and sustainable private, public, and non-for-profit institutions and programs. Prior to her current position, Katherine served as the American Councils for International Education Country Director for the Republic of Moldova, where she managed the national American Councils’ portfolio focusing on building civil society initiatives, education, and public administration reforms. She was also responsible for management and growth of the American Language Center, language and professional training school.
Katherine received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Politics with a Minor in Urban Studies from New York University.
Heather Garbo, Marketing & Events Manager
Heather Garbo has worked in communications since 1996 with experience spanning marketing, public relations, journalism, and website content development. She received her bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University and is currently completing an M.A. in Sociology at the University of Colorado at Denver. Her studies focus on community development and sense of community.
Heather joined Downtown Colorado, Inc. in January 2009 as the Marketing & Communications Manager. Born and raised in Michigan, she has lived in downtown Denver for more than 10 years.
Genevieve Zeman, Preservation & Design Specialist
Genevieve Zeman was an interior design intern at Department of Local Affairs for two years helping local governments set goals, make decisions, and create conceptual designs to meet the needs and vision of the local communities. She received her bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture from Colorado State University in May of 2009. She is very passionate about sustainable design practices and obtained LEED Accreditation in June of last year.
Genevieve joined Downtown Colorado, Inc. in March of 2010 as the Historic Preservation Assistant. She has lived in Colorado for about 10 years, and hopes to continue to work in commercial design assisting the wonderful communities throughout Colorado.
Jamie Carpenter, Marketing & Event Planning Intern
Jamie Carpenter is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Asheville with a bachelor’s degree in Management with a concentration in Business Administration. She developed an interest in community economic development while completing a downtown market analysis during her internship with the Downtown Development Association in her home town of Lincolnton, North Carolina. She has since worked as Research and Communications Assistant for HandMade in America, a community development nonprofit with a focus on growing the craft economy in rural Western North Carolina.
Jamie has moved from North Carolina to Denver and joins Downtown Colorado, Inc as the Marketing Intern. During her internship, she hopes to grow her marketing credentials as well as gain knowledge about the various downtown development initiatives in Colorado.