Co-Founder and Principal, Sewald Hanfling Public Affairs
Hanfling has been active in the Colorado political, business and non-profit communities since 1993. Prior to co-founding Sewald Hanfling, Hanfling served as the founding CEO of an international foundation focused on health, education and culture. Prior to that, he was CEO of Qube Visual, a Denver based sign and Graphics Company, which he founded in 2001 and sold in 2012. He stepped down as CEO to run for the Colorado State House in 2008.
Since moving to Denver from Washington D.C. in 1992, Hanfling has been active with a number of non-profits, political organizations and committees. Hanfling was involved at a high level with John Hickenlooper’s run for Mayor and Governor and Michael Hancock’s race for Mayor. He serves on the boards of the Denver Justice Council, Friends of the Denver Fire Department, The Denver Health Foundation and Democrats for Education Reform. Past boards include The Denver Hospice, National Jewish Health, Concerts for Kids, The American Transplant Foundation and a number of other community organizations.
Hanfling founded his first business, a wood recycling company, while in college and has built or revitalized a number of companies since that time. He is the founder of www.setameeting.com and has been involved in many other companies in Colorado, Washington DC and London.
Named the Honorary Consul General to Colorado for the Kingdom of Morocco and a former member of the Clinton Global Initiative, Hanfling was named one of Denver’s 25th most powerful people by 5280 Magazine, elected to the 40 under 40 by the Denver Business Journal, named one of Colorado’s “Hottest Politicos” by Face the State, voted one of Denver’s ‘Movers & Shakers” by the Colorado Statesman and one of Colorado’s top philanthropists by Colorado Company Magazine.
Hanfling spent 2012 living and working in London to focus on the global work of the foundation while working with a private equity firm based there.
Hanfling grew up in Washington, DC and has a BS in management with a major in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College.