Bill Ritter, Jr.
Director, Center for the New Energy Economy,
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Bill Ritter, Jr., was named director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, after serving as Governor of Colorado from 2007 to 2011. During his four-year term as governor, Bill enacted an aggressive business-development and job-creation agenda. By establishing a new energy economy, Colorado became a national and international leader in clean energy. Prior to his time as governor, Bill was Denver's district attorney from 1993 to January 2005. From 1987 to 1990, he and his wife, Jeannie Ritter, operated a food distribution and nutrition center in Zambia, Africa.
Bill earned a B.A. in political science from Colorado State University and his law degree from the University of Colorado.