February 23, 2017
Contact: Cinamon Watson

Denver, CO – Earl Wright, Chairman of the Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR) Board of Directors, announced Wednesday that Jack Graham has joined CSPR’s board.

“Jack is well known as a leader and an innovator. His extensive business and public policy experience, and his entrepreneurial spirit, will bring great perspective to CSPR as we address issues impacting Colorado,” Wright said.

Graham attended Colorado State University where he studied history and played quarterback; he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins and went on to have a successful career in the international insurance and reinsurance markets. Following his business career, Graham served as CSU’s Athletic Director from 2011 – 2014.

“Our state is facing a number of serious issues,” said Graham. “Finding common sense solutions that address health care, education and transportation is essential to the well-being of the citizens of Colorado and the protection of jobs and our economy.”

In 1998, Graham founded ICAT Holdings, now Paraline Group, a recognized leader in catastrophic risk insurance and reinsurance products. He sold ICAT, including its Lloyd’s of London business, in 2010.

Prior to ICAT, Mr. Graham spent 21 years with E. W. Blanch Co. (now AON Benfield Group) as a reinsurance intermediary. At E. W. Blanch Co., Mr. Graham was Executive Vice President responsible for the Western Region of the U.S. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of E. W. Blanch Co., Paragon Reinsurance Risk Management Services, Inc., and Blanch Capital Risk Solutions, Inc.

As Athletic Director at CSU, Graham conceived of and led the initiative to build an on-campus football stadium and to raise the funds necessary to finance its construction.  The stadium will open in the Fall of 2017.  Graham also hired a number of highly successful coaches who have delivered excellent results for the University.

Graham was a member of the advisory board of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and was named the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Region, Financial Services division.  He serves on a number of philanthropic boards in Colorado and lives in Ft. Collins.

About Common Sense Policy Roundtable
Common Sense Policy Roundtable is a non-profit, free-enterprise think tank dedicated to the protection and promotion of Colorado’s economy. CSPR actively follows job and economic development legislation and free enterprise public policy initiatives.