Carey Wirtzfeld

  Senior Strategist

Carey Wirtzfeld is a corporate social responsibility professional with more than 15 years of experience leading corporate and nonprofit organizations in the Denver area and nationally. She has served as the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Qwest, the Director of the Qwest Foundation, and the CEO of the Pioneers, the nation’s largest industry-related volunteer organization.

In her work at Qwest, Carey was responsible for developing and executing all community outreach efforts for the company including volunteerism and corporate giving. She also participated in sustainability efforts for the company.

Carey received a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Masters of Public Policy degree, with a focus on education policy, from Georgetown University. Carey started her career at Burson-Marsteller Public Relations in New York City, helping corporate clients develop and execute communications plans. She then joined the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. where she managed its Center for Public Management.

Carey has served on many nonprofit boards including Reach Out and Read Colorado, the  Public Education and Business Coalition, the Colorado Association of Funders, the Hands-On Network Corporate Council and the United Way of America National Corporate Leaders Advisory Council. Carey resides in Littleton, CO with her husband and two sons.