Priya Burkett
Priya Burkett

PRIYA BURKETT

Family Career Philanthropy Empowerment

Priya Burkett

PRIYA BURKETT

Family Career 

 Philanthropy Empowerment

PRIYA BURKETT

Family 

Career 

Philanthropy

Empowerment

Priya Burkett

01.BIOGRAPHY

Priya Burkett was born in Washington D.C. and spent the first five years of her life in Hyderabad, India. When she was five years old, she left the care of her grandmother in India, and returned to Washington D.C. to join her parents. Upon graduation from The George Washington University, she programmed systems for financial firms in New York City. In 1999 her professional career brought her to Denver, CO, where she completed her Executive MBA. She resides with her husband, and her three children in Denver.

01.

BIOGRAPHY

Priya Burkett was born in Washington D.C. and spent the first five years of her life in Hyderabad, India. When she was five years old, she left the care of her grandmother in India, and returned to Washington D.C. to join her parents. Upon graduation from The George Washington University, she programmed systems for financial organizations in New York City. In 1999 her professional career brought her to Denver, CO, where she completed her executive MBA. She resides with her husband, and her 3 children in Denver.

Priya Burkett

02.PROFESSIONAL

Priya is the Director of Business Development for American Express Global Commercial Services. Priya’s team focuses on business-to-business financial products and services –– specifically working to enable process and cost efficiencies within accounts payable while earning a return –– turning a cost center into a profit center. She has extensive experience leading large and complex, cross-functional projects to profitable solutions.

Employment

  • See Priya’s LinkedIn
  • Director of Business Development – American Express Global Commercial Payments Division
  • Director of Strategy – Xcel Energy
  • Director of Strategic Accounts – Xcel Energy
  • Business/Project Manager – Telseon
  • System Implementation Manager – High Speed Access
  • System Implementation Manager – Ricochet
  • Senior Consultant – Capgemini
  • Business Analyst/Programmer – American Management Systems

Education

  • Executive Master of Business Administration – University of Colorado
  • Double major in Finance and Information Technology – The George Washington University

02.

PROFESSIONAL

Priya is the Director of Business Development for American Express Global Commercial Services. Priya’s team focuses on business-to-business financial products and services—specifically working to enable process and cost efficiencies within accounts payable while earning a return—turning a cost center into a profit center. She has extensive experience leading large and complex, cross-functional projects to profitable solutions.

Employment

  • See Priya’s LinkedIn
  • Director of Business Development –  American Express Global Commercial Payments Division
  • Director of Strategy – Xcel Energy
  • Director of Strategic Accounts – Xcel Energy
  • Business/Project Manager – Telseon
  • System Implementation Manager – High Speed Access
  • System Implementation Manager – Ricochet
  • Senior Consultant – Capgemini
  • Business Analyst/Programmer – American Management Systems

Education

  • Executive Master of Business Administration – University of Colorado
  • Double major in Finance and Information Technology – The George Washington University

Priya Burkett's Community Service

03.COMMUNITY

Priya dedicates much of her time to community service and philanthropic initiatives. Her focus is on K-12 education, women and diversity, financial literacy, health and outdoor recreation.

  • Board Member – Colorado Diversity Council
    2016 to Present
  • Chair Elect – Denver Public Schools Foundation Board
    2015 to Present
  • Trustee – Denver Public Library Friends Foundation
    2015 to Present
  • Community Involvement – Friends of Manual High School – 2015 to Present
  • Tutor – Tutor Reading Partners
    2014 to Present
  • Community Involvement – Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
    2009 to Present
  • Founding Donor – Lincoln Hills Cares
    2008 to Present
  • Parent Involvement – Dora Moore ECE – 8 Denver Public School
    2008 to Present
  • Co-Founder – Burkett Family Foundation
    2000 to Present

Gala Involvement:

  • Event Co-Chair – Taste of Colorado Academy
    2018
  • Gala Co-Chair – Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    2017, 2018
  • Gala Co-Chair – Invest in Kids
    2017
  • Gala Co-Chair – Denver Public Library Booklover’s Ball
    2016
  • Gala Co-Chair – Cleo Parker Robinson Gala
    2012, 2013

Previous Involvement:

  • Board Member – Academy of Urban Learning Charter School
    2012 to 2014
  • Volunteer – Junior Achievement
    2008 to 2014
  • Tutor – Whiz Kids Learning
    2001 to 2003

03.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS

Priya dedicates much of her time to community service and philanthropic initiatives. Her focus is on K-12 education, women and diversity, financial literacy, health and outdoor recreation.

  • Board Member – Colorado Diversity Council – 2016 to Present
  • Chair Elect – Denver Public Schools Foundation Board – 2015 to Present
  • Trustee – Denver Public Library Friends Foundation – 2015 to Present
  • Community Involvement – Friends of Manual High School – 2015 to Present
  • Tutor – Tutor Reading Partners – 2014 to Present
  • Community Involvement – Cleo Parker Robinson Dance – 2009 to Present
  • Founding Donor – Lincoln Hills Cares – 2008 to Present
  • Parent Involvement – Dora Moore ECE – 8 Denver Public School – 2008 to Present
  • Co-founder – Burkett Family Foundation – 2000 to Present

Gala Involvement:

  • Event Co-Chair – Taste of Colorado Academy – 2018
  • Gala Co-Chair – Denver Museum of Nature & Science – 2017, 2018
  • Gala Co-Chair – Invest in Kids – 2017
  • Gala Co-Chair – Denver Public Library Booklover’s Ball – 2016
  • Gala Co-Chair – Cleo Parker Robinson Gala – 2012, 2013

Previous Involvement:

  • Board Member – Academy of Urban Learning Charter School – 2012 to 2014
  • Volunteer – Junior Achievement – 2008 to 2014
  • Tutor – Whiz Kids Tutoring – 2001 to 2003

Priya Burkett

04.ACHIEVEMENTS

Priya is a skilled problem solver who excels at forging positive business relationships which enable value-added partnerships. Her record of achievement in leading, team building, change management, and influencing –– is focused on bottom-line results.

  • Selected to be one of the 2018 Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado
  • Named one of three 2018 9News Leader of the Year finalists
  • Lead Xcel Energy’s United Way Corporate Campaign and surpassed the goal of raising $2.6M within the six-week campaign period
  • Recognized as an energy regulatory process expert, excelling in developing internal and external relationships
  • Identified gaps in company policies, processes and procedures and championed their improvement
  • Recognized for leading problem solving teams
  • Programmed systems for startups and multinational firms

04.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Priya is a skilled problem solver who excels at forging positive business relationships which enable value-added partnerships. Her record of achievement in leading, team building, change management, and influencing – is focused on bottom-line results.

  • 2017 – Selected to be one of the 2018 Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado
  • Named one of three 2018 9News Leader of the Year finalists
  • Lead Xcel Energy’s United Way Corporate Campaign and surpassed the goal of raising $2.6M within the six-week campaign period
  • Recognized as an energy regulatory process expert, excelling in developing internal and external relationships
  • Identified gaps in company policies, processes and procedures and championed their improvement
  • Recognized for leading problem solving teams
  • Programmed systems for startups and multinational firms

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