In June, 2014, Josh Rael was honored and excited to accept the position of Executive Director at Alliance Colorado. Josh is looking forward to the opportunity to lead this outstanding membership organization and continue his advocacy work for the most vulnerable populations while strengthening community services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Josh was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Colorado State University-Pueblo, a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and is completing his Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management at the University of Colorado-Denver.
After law school, Josh worked as a lobbyist for the Capitol Success Group for almost 8 years. The Capitol Success Group specializes in the appropriations process and human services issues related to nonprofits and statewide membership organizations. In 2011, Josh was selected to attend President Obama’s White House Hispanic Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. And in 2007, Colorado's Governor Bill Ritter appointed Josh to the Colorado Creative Industry Board (formerly the Council of the Arts) for two terms.