Contact Information

Kathleen Dorram Volunteer Support Technician 12200 E. Briarwood Ave Ste. 160
Centennial CO 80112

Lance Christensen Program Support Specialist 12200 E. Briarwood Ave Ste 160
Centennial CO 80112


Committee Leadership

Mr. Darrell Williamson State Chair Mr. Bert Valencia Area Chair Cortez
Mr. Joseph Ely State Vice Chair Mr. Dick Wilson Area Chair Denver
Mr. Tom Ivory Military Outreach Director Mr. Lou Brackett Area Chair Grand Junction
Mr. John Schutt Deputy Military Outreach Director Mr. Darell Zimbelman Area Chair Larimer/Weld
Mr. Rick White Employer Outreach Director Ms. Emily Smith Area Chair Montrose
Mr. Martin Cobb Ombudsman Director Mr. Rich Parr Deputy Area Chair Montrose
Mr. Aaron Lechner Deputy Ombudsman Director Mr. Harry Vogel Area Chair Pueblo
Mr. Lynn Albi Training Director Mr. Jim Stanko Area Chair Steamboat
Ms. Suzanne Hill Volunteer Coordinator Ms. Anna Berezowska
Public Affairs Director
Mr. Brian Bartony Bosslift Chair
Mr. Mark Lilevjen Awards Commitee Chair
Mr. Rob Brazell Area Chair Boulder
Ms. Julia Belmont Area Chair Colorado Springs
Ms. Shirley Martinez Deputy Area Chair Colorado Springs   

Colorado Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (COESGR) is a Department of Defense office, led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of USERRA, resolving conflicts through mediation and developing initiatives to increase employment opportunities for military service members and veterans. This dedicated field committee numbers a continuing growing cadre of well over 184 volunteers reaching out to employers and military service members in nine different functional areas such as Employer and Military Outreach, Public Affairs, Ombudsmen, Training, and Special Programs throughout the State and for many, serving in more than one functional area.

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August 23, 2019DOD Honors Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

WASHINGTON – Fifteen private-sector and municipal employers received the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award at a Pentagon ceremony for providing exceptional support to their employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserves.

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June 17, 2019Department of Defense Announces 2019 Recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced the 15 recipients of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. Learn More.
March 12, 2019Department of Defense Announces 30 Finalists for the 2019 Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON ­– Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists represent large and small employers, as well as public sector organizations. ESGR received 2,415 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.  Learn More.