Colorado Hospital Association Announces New Executive Promotions

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Jan. 12, 2018 – The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) recently announced the promotions of two members of the executive team, effective Jan. 1. Chris Tholen has been promoted to Executive Vice President, and Katherine Mulready has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.

Tholen has been a part of CHA for five years, formerly serving as the Association’s Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining CHA, Tholen was an Executive Director at Kaiser Permanente Health Plan.

Mulready has been with CHA for three years and is transitioning from her position as Vice President of Legislative Policy and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to her position with CHA, Mulready worked as the Senior Policy Advisor for Health in the office of Governor John Hickenlooper.

“We are thrilled to recognize Chris and Katherine with these promotions,” said Steven Summer, CHA President and CEO. “Our organization is fortunate to have their outstanding leadership and strong relationships with our member hospitals and health systems. Their hard work and strategic thinking are true assets to this organization and they were both instrumental in passing Senate Bill 17-267 last year, which has been called Colorado’s most significant piece of legislation in the past 10 years.”


                                                                                                                        Chris Tholen                 Katherine Mulready

About the Colorado Hospital Association

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is the leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community. Representing more than 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout the state, CHA serves as a trusted, credible and reliable resource on health issues, hospital data and trends for its members, media, policymakers and the general public. Through CHA, Colorado’s hospitals and health systems work together in their shared commitment to improve health and health care in Colorado. Learn more at