Mary Lou Chapman, President and CEO

Mrs. Chapman’s previous work included being the food editor for Colorado Country Life Magazine for more than 20 years. For several years she wrote a weekly food column for the Rocky Mountain News and presented a weekly food segment on Denver television. She has also held positions with the Colorado Department of Agriculture as the state’s only Consumer Food Specialist, and also as Home Economist for the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee. She was active in the formation of a number of consumer/industry programs, including the Colorado Farmers’ Market Program, Colorado Farm-City Week, Consumer Food Forum, Colorado Food Bank (now Food Bank of the Rockies), and Denver’s Fixed-Income Consumer Counseling Program. She also helped to form a number of agriculture groups in the state, including the CO FFA Foundation.