Mike Cerbo, Executive Director
Before coming to the Colorado AFL-CIO as Executive Director in 2007, Mike served as a Colorado State Representative. He was elected to three two-year terms, from 2003 until October 2007. During this time, he served as the Majority Caucus Chair and sat on many committees. Mike was a member of the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee and served as Vice Chair in 2006.
Mike served as the Secretary-Treasurer and Business Manager for the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Local 14 for 24 years, from 1980 until 2004. During this time, he organized Food and Beverage employees at Pepsi Center and Coors Field into Local 14. He led Citizens Alliance to Stop the Hyatt Handout and coordinated with community groups the grassroots efforts that culminated in a card check/neutrality agreement with the Hyatt Convention Center Hotel. The members of Local 14 at that property recently signed their first union contract with the Hyatt.
Mike has a B.A. in Political Science from University of Colorado at Denver and a J.D. from University of Denver College of Law. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors, a delegate of the National Conference of Commissioners for Uniform State Laws, and a member of the Denver Crime Prevention and Control Commission.
He has a son and a daughter and is a former coach of youth baseball.