Wendell Pryor


Economic Development Commission Board Member

Wendell Pryor is a Colorado native and currently the Director of the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation. He has been an Adjunct Professor/Lecturer with the University Of Colorado School Of Public Affairs, and Senior Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion; he also taught in the California State University System. He retired as the State of Colorado Civil Rights Director, is a former lobbyist, and a social entrepreneur. He served as the Chair of the Foundation Board (now Next 50) and a member of the Board of Directors for Innovage, a senior care organization. He was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper as a Trustee for Adams State Colorado University.

Regarding past employment, Wendell worked in State government for the Department of Labor and Employment, and Personnel, and has served as the Human Resources Director for the following local governments, City and County of San Francisco; City of Oakland, California; City of Riverside, California; Aurora, Colorado; and Acting Director of the Denver Career Service Authority. He was the Executive Director of the Colorado Association of Public Employees when he returned from California. Mr. Pryor Co-Chaired the Administration Transition Team under Governor Elect Ritter. He has a law degree from the University of Denver, Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, and undergraduate degree from Western State Colorado University.