Susan Fries, MBA, Director of Fundraising for History Colorado Community Museums. Over the past two decades in Pueblo, Fries has guided, informed and worked intimately with a variety of local non-profits, for profit business, and local and state government to advance the creative industries as an economic development model. Her work has included creative financing packages for the funding of historic preservation projects. Fries has provided consulting support to Colorado Creative Industries for the Creative District Program and Space to Create Colorado. Fries has served on grant review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts. At History Colorado she works to enhance the important work of connecting communities with their past to inspire their future.