Helen Krieble is the founder and president of The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to public policy and America’s Founding principles. She has served on numerous boards and commissions, is the recipient of dozens of awards, and is active in many organizations working to support free enterprise and entrepreneurship nationally and internationally.
She is a noted leader in the national debate on illegal immigration, and the author of “Two Paths to Safety: A Private Sector Initiative to Break the Illegal Immigration Deadlock.” She has become a highly sought-after speaker on the issue, including forums in both Houses of Congress, the prestigious Heritage Lecture, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Institute of the Americas and testimony before a U.S. Senate Committee.
Ms. Krieble’s creative and practical approach to the immigration issue has also been widely covered by the news media, including Fox News (Neil Cavuto) and CNBC (Kudlow and Company). She has been featured on several nationally syndicated radio shows, including the Newt Gingrich program, Dateline Washington, the Kirby Anderson/Carmen Pate program, and the Rusty Humphries Show. She has done interviews with major national newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times, Roll Call, The Hill, National Journal, American Spectator, Human Events and Congressional Quarterly. She has been quoted in articles in major dailies across the nation, including the Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Dallas Morning News, and Detroit Free Press. And she has done local radio talk shows in more than two-dozen cities.
Ms. Krieble holds a B.A. (cum laude) from Harvard-Radcliffe and a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to post-graduate work at John Hopkins. She owns and operates the Colorado Horse Park, an international equestrian and events center in Parker, Colorado. Raised in Connecticut, she is a renowned art historian and has developed nationally recognized art lectures, exhibits and workshops. She was an Assistant Professor of Art History at Hartford College for Women, served as CEO of three major art galleries, and Curator of Education at the Wadsworth Athenaeum. She served as a Regent at the University of Hartford, and on numerous board and commissions, including the Denver Art Museum, the Free Congress Foundation, Radio America, the Colorado Horse Development Authority, the Colorado Horsemen’s Council, and the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. She is also a founding board member of the Leadership Program of the Rockies, one of the most highly acclaimed and successful political leadership training programs in the country.
She also serves as the managing member of Westward Enterprises, and on the boards of several family investment companies and foundations.