January 9, 2019

Jacob Pruitt elected Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC board chair

Jacob Pruitt

The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC (Chamber & EDC) welcomes incoming board leadership and new members of the board.

Jacob Pruitt, vice president and general manager for T. Rowe Price’s Colorado Springs site, has been elected the 2019 chair of the Chamber & EDC’s Board of Directors. He is the first African-American to hold this position.

“I’m honored and excited to serve in this leadership role and engage in Colorado Springs’ business and economic development,” says Pruitt. “Our region has earned numerous accolades and experienced great national recognition, while continuing efforts to invest in smart infrastructure and focusing on diversifying our key industries. These initiatives are all critical to achieving economic prosperity and I’m proud to be a part of the planning and execution of the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC’s strategic plan.”

As general manager, Pruitt is responsible for executing the firm’s local strategy that includes brand awareness, growth strategy, corporate sponsorships, grant administration, facilities management, and local government relations for the 1,000 employees in the state of Colorado. Pruitt is a graduate of Tennessee State University and Stanford University Business School Executive Management Program; and is a series 6, 7, 24, 26, and 63 registered representative. He is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp who served during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Incoming Board of Directors members include: 

Board of Directors

  • Andrea Barker, Principal/Business Development, HB&A Architecture and Planning
  • Trinity Bradley-Anderson, Managing Partner, Stockman Kast Ryan + Co., LLP
  • Michael Juran, CEO, Altia
  • Tony Przybyslawki, Vice President, Air Force & Space Programs, Global Sales & Marketing, Defense, Space & Security, The Boeing Company
  • Tim Seibert, Vice President, Nor’Wood Development Group


  • Jenna Bridgewater, DC, Chair, Colorado Springs Rising Professionals
  • Kristen Christy, Chair, Military Affairs Council Chair
  • Phill Emmert, Executive Director, Colorado Springs Auto Dealers Association

For a complete list of the Chamber & EDC Board of Directors, click here.