Jim Chavez serves as executive director of the Latin American Educational Foundation, which provides access to higher education for Hispanics in Colorado through scholarships and other assistance programs.

Previously, Chavez held key financial and information technology positions with Systems & Computer Technology Corporation, the Colorado Student Obligation Bond Authority, Waste Management Technologies and Ernst & Young. He graduated with a degree in business administration from Colorado State University.

Chavez currently is a member of the boards of directors for a variety of community organizations including the Denver Housing Authority, Rocky Mountain PBS and Clayton Early Learning.  Previously, he has served as a member of the City and County of Denver's Latino Advisory Council.