Tatiana Bailey
Tatiana Bailey
Tatiana Bailey

The Southern Colorado Economic Forum confirmed Friday that it has hired a new director to start this summer, relieving current directors Fred Crowley and Tom Zwirlein.

Tatiana Bailey, who now works as an instructor at the University of Michigan and Walsh College, will become the Forum’s new director on June 15, the Forum announced in a news release.

A former University of Michigan Health System administrator, Bailey specializes in health economics, health policy and finance and micro- and macro-economics, the release said. Bailey also works as a private health care and economic development consultant and has assisted in creating programs to promote work readiness and employment.

“Currently, Tatiana is putting both her health care and economics background to use,” Zwirlein said in the release. “With respect to economics and finance, Dr. Bailey is the lead evaluator for a $100 million, philanthropic initiative aimed at improving economic development in the City of Detroit primarily through entrepreneurial training and support.”

The 18-year-old Forum has been led by Crowley — also the assistant director and senior economist for UCCS — and co-director Zwirlein —  also a finance professor at UCCS.

Bailey will take over both roles when she starts in June.

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