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Henry Sobanet

Board Member

Henry Sobanet is a Colorado native, educated at Regis Jesuit High School, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado.


He began his professional career as an economist at the Colorado Legislative Council, the nonpartisan research office for the state legislature. In September 2004, Governor Bill Owens appointed him to be Director of the office where he served through the end of the term.

From 2007 to 2011, he was President of Colorado Strategies LLC, a firm that specialized in economics, public affairs, and strategic management, notably in the areas of state tax policy, ballot issues, health care, and advising members of the business community. In 2011, Governor John Hickenlooper asked Henry to return as Director of the Office of State Planning and Budgeting.

Henry currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the CSU System where he covers system-wide financial issues and long-term planning, annual budgeting, treasury functions, and government affairs.


In 2020, he added the role of Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration and government Relations. Henry has served on a number of boards and commissions, including the Colorado Transportation Commission and the Second Judicial District Nominating Commission.

Henry Sobanet
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