is a recognized civic and business leader in Colorado and a founding partner of NorthStone Group. He works primarily with boards of directors, CEOs and executive teams as not only coach and advisor but also more broadly on leadership development and decision making. Heath teaches "Humanizing the Negotiating Process" through the firm's partnership with the Leeds School of Business. Heath is also Colorado State Senator for District 18, where he is co-chair of the Business, Labor and Technology committee, as well as a member of the Education and Finance committees.
In 2002 he was the state's democratic candidate for governor. He spent 17 years with Johns Manville Corporation where he was president of both its International Corporation and Building Materials Corporation, managing approximately $1 billion in annual revenue. He later became a co-founder, chairman and CEO of Ponderosa Industries, a precision metal parts manufacturing company. Heath was a founder of Denver's World Trade Center and has served on numerous boards and commissions in the Denver area, including the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado's Association of Commerce and Industry, the Public Education & Business Coalition, and the Colorado Forum.
He served on the advisory board of the University of Wisconsin Business School as well as the University of Colorado at Denver's Business School. He was a member of the board and chaired the University of Colorado's Student Leadership Institute. In 2000 he received the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce's Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in marketing Denver International Airport and for his work for Denver's inner city schools. Heath began his career as an officer in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is currently serving as chairman of the Mile High United Way 2006 Annual Campaign.