Butler Snow is pleased to announce Dawn P. Bookhardt was one of 15 of Denver’s African American civic and business leaders recognized by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock for her contributions to the city’s character, culture and community.
“African American history is American history, and the story of our community is as integral to the telling of our greater American story as any. African American scientists, educators, musicians, civil rights and voting rights advocates and so many others have left their mark on our collective history and have elevated our American experience to new heights,” Mayor Hancock said. “That history is still being written today by countless individuals, including our own Denver trailblazers whose progressive vision and leadership are taking our great city into the future.”
“We applaud Dawn’s commitment to making an impact in the Denver community,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “She is an exceptional leader in our firm, and we are excited to see her continue this in the communities we serve.”
Bookhardt is a member of Butler Snow’s public finance, tax incentive and credit markets group. She has extensive experience in start-up finance and has served as counsel to various developers, underwriters and land owners for mixed use and mixed finance developments.
Bookhardt served as vice-chairman of the board of trustees for the Metropolitan State University of Denver and as a member of the board of directors for the Denver Botanical Gardens and the Urban Land Conservancy. She received her bachelor’s degree from Oakwood University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver.