March 10, 2020
Contact: Cinamon Watson

Elizabeth Peetz and Don Childears join the CSPR Board of Directors

“We are pleased to announce Don Childears, CEO of the Colorado Bankers Association and Elizabeth Peetz, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Colorado Association of Realtors as the newest CSPR board members,” said Earl Wright, Chairman of the Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR) Board of Directors.

“At the heart of our mission has always been our Board of Directors,” continued Wright. “They are experts in their fields and bring a depth of knowledge about Colorado and our economy that is simply unmatched.”

A native of Saguache, Colorado, Don Childears has led the Colorado Bankers Association since 1980. He completed his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law in 1981, the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, University of Colorado, in 1978, and a BSBA (Marketing) from Colorado State University in 1973. He has chaired numerous initiatives and campaigns including CCJL, Colorado Competitive Council and charitable fundraisers. He speaks or teaches on government, political influence, and banking, at banking schools, law schools, and associations. TV interviews include Al Jazeera, BBC, NBC, ABC, CNN, CNBC, PBS, Fox News and others as well as publications including American Banker, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, and Washington Post.

Elizabeth “Liz” Peetz grew up in Greeley, Colorado. She is the Vice President of Government Affairs at the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. Prior to her current position, Peetz has more than 14 years of experience in government affairs and legal analysis in Washington D.C. and Colorado with previous roles as a US. Congressional staffer, and work in various organization focusing on healthcare related issues, counterterrorism legal operations, litigation, and democracy promotion and civil society training. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from CU- Boulder, and a J.D. from Creighton University. She currently lives in Denver and is very active in the community as a leader for the Young Lawyers Section of the American Bar Association and she also serves on the Executive boards of the Junior League of Denver and LIFT Colorado that recruits business friendly candidates to run for office.


Common Sense Policy Roundtable is a non-profit, free enterprise think tank dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado’s economy.