During the last 22 years, Joe Miklosi has been bridging goals for the business, government, and nonprofit sectors in Colorado, Washington, D.C. and around the globe. Joe served the people of Colorado for four years as a Colorado State Representative from 2009 – 2013, and in 2012, ran for United States Congress in a competitive, nationally targeted district. He helped start an Internet software company and generated nearly half of the software company’s business. He also was ranked the number one sales representative or in the top third for multiple software companies. As Project C.U.R.E.’s Director of Government Relations, Joe focuses on securing federal government grants and building public-private partnerships with Fortune 500 companies to maximize both their economic and philanthropic impact and to improve health care conditions in the developing world.
Over the last seven years, Joe Miklosi has built the Government Relations department for Project C.U.R.E. Joe is responsible for building public-private partnerships between the United States Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Defense, foreign governments’ international development agencies, Ministers of Health, and Fortune 500 companies to implement health care projects in the developing world. After securing a federal government grant, Joe is responsible for securing private sector, matching support and for creating customized, Corporate Social Responsibility programs to help private sector clients achieve their economic, bottom-line goals while doing social good.
Joe is the Co-Chair of the Saving Mothers, Giving Life Partnership Committee, a $200 million dollar, 30-organization, partnership Hillary Clinton initiated to reduce maternal mortality rates by 50% in east Africa.
Joe has prolific contacts in the United States Congress, the United States Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Defense, foreign governments, and Fortune 500 companies.
From January, 2009 – January, 2013, besides working at Project C.U.R.E., Joe also served as a Colorado State Representative for District 9 in southeast Denver and Arapahoe County. He was a member of the Judiciary Committee, the State, Veterans, and Military Committee, the Economic Development Committee, and the Audit Committee. He also served on the 2009 interim Pinnacol Assurance workers compensation committee to reform Colorado’s worker compensation laws.
As a Colorado Representative, Joe's focus was on creating renewable energy jobs; increasing health care access; passing the Colorado DREAM Act to empower undocumented students to earn a college degree at in-state tuition rates; stimulating Creative Arts jobs by creating Creative Arts Districts; producing B-Corp legislation, and increasing civic engagement through an innovative online voter registration program, which has increased voter registration by over 600,000 Colorado voters.
Besides serving in the Colorado State Legislature for four years, Joe Miklosi has over a decade of public policy, campaign, and political experience in both Washington, D.C. and Colorado, and six years of business development experience in the information technology sector, where he helped start an Internet software company.
Joe’s political experience includes working as the Director of the State House Caucus for Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff, where he helped the Democrats obtain the majority in 2004 for the first time in 30 years, Chief of Staff to former House Minority Leader Jennifer Veiga, and as a legislative aide to former U.S. Senator Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio. Former Representative Miklosi also worked as the Colorado State Director for Progressive Majority, a grassroots organization that trains the next generation of fiscally responsible, progressive leaders. Under his leadership, he helped elect 50 candidates in Colorado and founded the Color Colorado conference, a political workshop to empower Latinos and candidates from communities of color to run for political office or become political staffers.
During his six years of business development experience in the information technology sector, Joe Miklosi was the eighth employee at Cyveillance, a dot.com company that protects intellectual property on the Internet. He helped the company grow to 60 employees and produced 42% of the company’s clients. Joe Miklosi also worked as a business development associate for Computer Associates, Veritas Software, and Aristotle Industries, where he was consistently ranked the number one sales representative or ranked in the top third.
Joe Miklosi earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where he studied both political science and religion, and played on the varsity golf team, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, with a concentration in Nonprofit Executive Management, from the University of Colorado at Denver Graduate School of Public Affairs program. His Master’s thesis – which focused on increasing youth civic engagement participation levels – was published in the National Civic Review in 2007.
Former Representative Miklosi serves on the Rwanda Leadership Foundation, a group of Coloradoans committed to creating the leading technological K-12 school on the continent of Africa. Joe helped raise $650,000 for computers and other services for the school, which was recently ranked the number two best school out of 2,500 schools in the entire country of Rwanda.
Joe also serves on the Colorado Board of Directors for AmeriCorp City Year, an innovative, domestic Peace Corps program which increases high school graduation rates. Joe was active in Rotary for eight years, where he has helped raise $100,000 for polio eradication and at-risk youth programs. Joe resides in southeast Denver. Joe Miklosi can be contacted at 303-919-4748 or at Joe@JoeMiklosi.com.