Conor Hall
Director, Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry

Conor hails from the mountains of Southwestern Colorado. He attended Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana where he served as the Co-President of the Student Government and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Politics. He set multiple fundraising records working in Texas for the Obama campaign during the 2008 election cycle, and has experience in community outreach and international comparative climate policy.

In 2015, Conor joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s Office of Community Partnerships as the Manager of Special Initiatives, working to support Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens and to manage a diverse portfolio of projects including the Governor’s Clergy Council, the Governor’s Executive Internship Program, and important pieces of the 100 million dollar Colorado Pedals Project. Conor went on to serve as the Director of Advance and Special Advisor to the Governor and finished the Administration as the Director of External Affairs and Senior Advisor to the Governor, staffing him at all external events and meetings, managing relationships around the state and country, and advising on all speeches, political and communications strategy and a multitude of policy decisions. After closing out the Governor’s final term, Conor served as a Senior Advisor on Climate and Conservation on Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign.

From 2019–2022, Conor served as the Director of Conservation Strategies, Policy and Advocacy in the West for the Trust for Public Land (TPL) working to create billions of dollars in public funding for conservation. He still serves as a Vice President on the TPL Action Fund board. In early 2022, Conor was appointed by Governor Polis to lead the Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry which aids and advocates for a $63 billion dollar industry that supports over half a million Colorado jobs.

Conor is an avid outdoorsman and loves to escape to the mountains to snowboard, hike, mountain bike, rock climb, SUP, and Kayak. He is a cancer survivor who proudly serves on the non-profit First Descents Alumni Advisory Board and mentors other young people battling cancer. He also serves as a national board member for the anti-bullying non-profit Stand for Courage and is a 2019 McKinsey Academy Leadership Fellow.