Jerry Healey is Owner, Publisher and CEO of Colorado Community Media. Colorado Community Media builds stronger communities by helping people enjoy a better life through creating relevant and useful connections. It does this by delivering hyper-local content to 16 Denver-metro communities through its 17 print publications, websites, social media and digital offerings. It has more than 300,000 weekly readers and is Colorado’s largest Local Community Media Outlet.
Jerry has been involved in publishing on and off since graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in marketing. His first positions were with The Miami Herald and then The Providence Journal. In 1990, he purchased his first weekly newspaper with his wife, Ann, and through acquisitions built it to three. In 1997, he sold the newspapers and Jerry worked with the new owners helping create Colorado Community Newspapers.
In 2000, Jerry received a Master of Science in Management degree from the University of Denver where he later became an adjunct professor. He owned a Vail-based, high-end glass-and-mirror shop, was a Mergers and Acquisitions advisor and a volunteer with the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open. At the Cleantech Open, he trained startups how to succeed with their solar, wind, biofuels, battery storage, air and water businesses and helped launch more than 50 startups that have raised millions of dollars.
In 2012, he formed Colorado Community Media. During the past four years, the company has integrated operations, launched new websites, redesigned the print products, rolled out many digital advertising offerings and increased Colorado Press Association awards fourfold. A little-known fact is that Colorado Community Media has five newspapers more than 100 years old with the oldest — the Golden Transcript — celebrating its 150th birthday this year.
Jerry and his wife, Ann, have a son who is a freshman at Montana State University and two daughters — one who lives in the area working for corporate at Floyds 99 Barbershops and another working for ESPN in Connecticut. Jerry enjoys his family time, skiing, boating, body surfing, travel, good music and his restored 1972 red MGB.