Hollie Velasquez Horvath

Director, Community Relations

Xcel Energy

Hollie started her career as a political fundraiser ultimately co-owning a small public
affairs firm, OnSight Public Affairs. She served several clients and led citywide initiatives
focused on government relations and social investments. Her past client list include
Governor John Hickenlooper, US Senator Mark Udall, Congressman John Salazar, the
Democratic Governors Association and Former Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar.
Hollie currently holds the role of Director of Community Relations at Xcel Energy. She
leads a team of area managers who are responsible for both managing the city and
county political, business and community relationships on behalf of the company and the
local economic development activities. She also manages the philanthropic arm of the
company to support Colorado communities with foundation grants, employee
volunteerism and corporate sponsorships.
Hollie has received several community recognitions and awards for her leadership in the
community. They include Denver Business Journal 40 Under 40, Colorado Women’s
Chamber Top 25 Most Powerful Women, Denver Metro Chamber Civic DNA Fellowship,
Urban Peak Urban Nights Celebrity Model, and Cleo Parker Robinson Dancing with the
Denver Stars.
Hollie spends her free time volunteering for non-profits that focus on education, children,
equity and economic development. She is the past Chair of the Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce. In 2015, she was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to serve on Great
Outdoors Colorado. She also sits on the boards of Downtown Denver Partnership and
Colorado Succeeds.
Hollie is happily married to her husband Bryon and is blessed with 10 year-old twins,
Chase and Lillian.

Hollie Velasquez Horvath

Director, Community Relations

Xcel Energy

Hollie started her career as a political fundraiser ultimately co-owning a small public
affairs firm, OnSight Public Affairs. She served several clients and led citywide initiatives
focused on government relations and social investments. Her past client list include
Governor John Hickenlooper, US Senator Mark Udall, Congressman John Salazar, the
Democratic Governors Association and Former Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar.
Hollie currently holds the role of Director of Community Relations at Xcel Energy. She
leads a team of area managers who are responsible for both managing the city and
county political, business and community relationships on behalf of the company and the
local economic development activities. She also manages the philanthropic arm of the
company to support Colorado communities with foundation grants, employee
volunteerism and corporate sponsorships.
Hollie has received several community recognitions and awards for her leadership in the
community. They include Denver Business Journal 40 Under 40, Colorado Women’s
Chamber Top 25 Most Powerful Women, Denver Metro Chamber Civic DNA Fellowship,
Urban Peak Urban Nights Celebrity Model, and Cleo Parker Robinson Dancing with the
Denver Stars.
Hollie spends her free time volunteering for non-profits that focus on education, children,
equity and economic development. She is the past Chair of the Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce. In 2015, she was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to serve on Great
Outdoors Colorado. She also sits on the boards of Downtown Denver Partnership and
Colorado Succeeds.
Hollie is happily married to her husband Bryon and is blessed with 10 year-old twins,
Chase and Lillian.