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Chuck Sullivan

The Wright
Executive Director
Denver, CO
Chuck is founder of and serves as executive director of The Wright, a Colorado-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Wright brings together place-makers and community-builders across the Mountain West in helping to shape the region’s evolving cultural and economic landscape and redefine the future of work. The Wright traces its roots to Something Independent, which was launched in 2010 as a community awareness campaign committed to showcasing Colorado’s independent, entrepreneurial spirit through the lens of the outdoors. Chuck’s early career path wound through Telluride, Colorado, where he landed a dishwashing gig and took up residence with two close friends — in a tent. Following a move to Steamboat Springs and work at a local’s favorite ski shop, Inside Edge Sports, Chuck headed west to San Francisco from where he embarked on a 10-state, 18-month, immersion into the world of presidential politics with California Governor Jerry Brown’s 1992 primary campaign. The campaign led to a five-year stint in Washington, DC, with a grassroots campaign consulting group. Ultimately Chuck found his way back to Colorado where he continued to direct non-partisan, public awareness initiatives prior co-founding Something Independent.