Luke Clarke

Luke Clarke

Senior Counselor


TBG:

I believe that solutions begin and end with communication. Putting your business or policy challenge into simple language is the first step toward building a strategic communication plan that will clarify your message to your customers, your staff, your leadership and to the world. My years of experience as a journalist at a half dozen newspapers, and later with non-profit health care organizations, has centered on public policy and how it can help people make their lives better. If that is your mission, you will find me a ready partner.

Background:

I have strived to tell stories of transformation and purpose since I left the University of Colorado with my journalism degree. I worked at newspapers in Colorado and California — ranging from community weeklies to a major metropolitan daily. I moved into the non-profit health care industry in a time of tumult and change after the Affordable Care Act became law, and developed a specialty in health care policy communication. I had the privilege of working as director of communications at Connect for Health Colorado®, helping grow a scrappy start-up into its role as one of the country’s most successful and well-regarded state health insurance exchanges. My years in corporate communications with Kaiser Permanente Colorado gave me a solid grounding in some of the many challenges facing the industry, and a glimpse at the patient-centered advancements that are possible.

After hours:

When I am not at home with my wife exploring new recipes, or video conferencing with family members who are scattered around the globe, I am likely climbing, skiing, biking or hiking with my rescue cattle dog.

Fast facts:

Pets: Zola (the dog) and Otto, a silver tabby cat prince who rules our home

Music: Classic rock, jazz, country and classical

Travel: Japan, Europe, Canada, North Africa, New York City and the American West

Hometown: Born in Bakersfield, CA, raised in Los Angeles and reborn in Denver

Yeah, Luke is pretty cool, but let’s go see more of Team TBG!

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