Bruce Byington

Chief Impact Officer

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation hired Bruce Byington in 2017 as its first chief impact
officer (CIO). The CIO role, which is new to the Foundation, was designed purposely to
deploy the Foundation’s resources that include financial assets, influence and
relationships to make sustainable impact by increasing healthy opportunities, health
access and health equity for the Coloradans.
This role will oversee the Foundation’s prominent philanthropic tools, including grant
making, evaluation, policy and advocacy, program-related investments and engagement
with the private sector. The CIO will also share responsibility with Karen McNeil-Miller,
president and CEO, in overseeing the Foundation’s communications efforts; ensuring that
messaging and strategy are fully integrated.  
Prior to the Foundation, Byington had been with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
since 1991. He served eight years as the executive vice president (EVP) of the Americas
Region and was responsible for all CCL Global Market operations in North and South
America, which consists of about 200 employees and another 400 adjunct faculty and
coaches. The operating income is in the $75-$80 million range. These operations are
tasked with meeting the needs of all clients within the region and delivering results that
matter and create impact at the individual and organizational level. Over his career, he
has built expertise in strategy creation, alignment and implementation, including strategic
facilitation that focuses on internal capability audits, financial and portfolio analyses,
change leadership and organizational development.
Before becoming the EVP, he served as a senior faculty member working with a diverse
array of clients from around the globe and from a variety of industries. He served as the
Colorado Springs campus director and oversaw the administrative functions. In addition to
his campus-based duties, he served as director of corporate resources for CCL,
addressing such issues as the development of a center-wide faculty capacity planning
model. He also chaired CCL’s Operating Committee for two years. In these roles, Byington
has been responsible for such diverse activities as overseeing the construction of the
campus facilities; developing financial and operating systems; and leading the
development of training tools such as the Peak Selection Simulation used in the
Leadership at the Peak program and the manufacturing and service industry simulations
used in the Leading Strategically program.
Other professional achievements included significant time in the energy industry working
for three Fortune 500 companies in positions ranging from engineering, to leading the
corporate planning and development department in one organization, to general
management of a major strategic business unit.
Byington has been on past boards with a mission focus: The Greenleaf Center for Servant
Leadership, Family Promise of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Leadership Institute
and Kidz2leaders, Inc. He also served as president of the Houston Georgia Tech Alumni
Association and is a fellow at the Georgia Tech Institute of Leadership and
Entrepreneurship.

Bruce Byington

Chief Impact Officer

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation hired Bruce Byington in 2017 as its first chief impact
officer (CIO). The CIO role, which is new to the Foundation, was designed purposely to
deploy the Foundation’s resources that include financial assets, influence and
relationships to make sustainable impact by increasing healthy opportunities, health
access and health equity for the Coloradans.
This role will oversee the Foundation’s prominent philanthropic tools, including grant
making, evaluation, policy and advocacy, program-related investments and engagement
with the private sector. The CIO will also share responsibility with Karen McNeil-Miller,
president and CEO, in overseeing the Foundation’s communications efforts; ensuring that
messaging and strategy are fully integrated.  
Prior to the Foundation, Byington had been with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
since 1991. He served eight years as the executive vice president (EVP) of the Americas
Region and was responsible for all CCL Global Market operations in North and South
America, which consists of about 200 employees and another 400 adjunct faculty and
coaches. The operating income is in the $75-$80 million range. These operations are
tasked with meeting the needs of all clients within the region and delivering results that
matter and create impact at the individual and organizational level. Over his career, he
has built expertise in strategy creation, alignment and implementation, including strategic
facilitation that focuses on internal capability audits, financial and portfolio analyses,
change leadership and organizational development.
Before becoming the EVP, he served as a senior faculty member working with a diverse
array of clients from around the globe and from a variety of industries. He served as the
Colorado Springs campus director and oversaw the administrative functions. In addition to
his campus-based duties, he served as director of corporate resources for CCL,
addressing such issues as the development of a center-wide faculty capacity planning
model. He also chaired CCL’s Operating Committee for two years. In these roles, Byington
has been responsible for such diverse activities as overseeing the construction of the
campus facilities; developing financial and operating systems; and leading the
development of training tools such as the Peak Selection Simulation used in the
Leadership at the Peak program and the manufacturing and service industry simulations
used in the Leading Strategically program.
Other professional achievements included significant time in the energy industry working
for three Fortune 500 companies in positions ranging from engineering, to leading the
corporate planning and development department in one organization, to general
management of a major strategic business unit.
Byington has been on past boards with a mission focus: The Greenleaf Center for Servant
Leadership, Family Promise of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Leadership Institute
and Kidz2leaders, Inc. He also served as president of the Houston Georgia Tech Alumni
Association and is a fellow at the Georgia Tech Institute of Leadership and
Entrepreneurship.