Photograph of Heather Velasquez.


Deputy Director of Operations & Cabinet Affairs

Heather Velasquez is the Deputy Director of Operations and Cabinet Affairs in the Colorado Governor’s Office. In this role she works with the chief operating officer of the State to oversee statewide performance management. Previously, Heather worked in various roles at the Colorado Department of Human Services Executive Director’s Office.

Before beginning work within state government in 2017, Heather worked in education and as a contracted financial accountant in the private sector. Heather is an alumna of the University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business where she majored in both finance and marketing.