Chief Administrative Officer
Marisol Larez is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and a member of the department's executive management team. As the Chief Administrative Officer, Larez oversees several critical functions that provide strategic counsel, enable business performance for the agency, and support the department’s ten distinct divisions, including the nearly 600 members of Team DORA. She provides departmental oversight to the Operations, Budget, Accounting, Citizen Advocacy and Human Resources functions of the department. As the CAO, Larez has also served as DORA’s interim executive director.
Prior to her role as the Chief Administrative Officer, Larez served as DORA’s Director of Human Resources, where she was responsible for the development, management and delivery of Human Resources services, policies, and programs. In this role, she transformed many of DORA's human resources efforts including hiring, leadership training and development, and employee engagement.
She began her state career in 2006 at the Department of Personnel & Administration as an HR Consultant, providing guidance to state agencies on the State of Colorado's selection processes and procedures, personnel rules interpretation, human resource audits, performance management, and statewide model practices.