Barbara Brannen

Vice President, Human Resources, Pinnacol Assurance

Barbara Brannen joined Pinnacol Assurance in 2015 with 35 years of human resources experience. She oversees the company's human resources and learning and organizational development areas.

Brannen's previous roles have included serving as vice president of human resources at Innovative Services of America, Qwest Communications and Rose Medical Center. She also served as the director of human resources for the University of Denver and Thera-Care in Boston. Prior to joining Pinnacol Assurance, she provided human resource consulting, training and coaching for many corporations and organizations through her company, Playmore, LLC. A graduate of Niagara University with a degree in business, Brannen has been honored by the Denver Business Journal with the Outstanding Women in Business Award in Human Resources and received the Human Resource Professional of the Year award from the Colorado Human Resource Association.

She is a licensed Mastermind Executive Coach, is EQi® certified and is the author of three books.

Brannen enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kayaking and snowshoeing. She is also a voracious reader, baseball fan and theatergoer.