Colleen is a strategic consultant and advisor to Health Improvement Solutions and their clients.
As a passionate advocate for positive lifestyle change for nearly 20 years, Colleen has
become a sought-after expert, speaker and consultant to forward thinking leaders, companies,
government agencies and higher education institutions. She has an extensive background
driving thought leadership, providing insights on employee health, productivity,
engagement, efficiency and energy management.
Colleen demonstrates drive and ability to strategically and creatively design, develop and
implement transformational cultural change within organizations, specifically during her tenure
with Nelnet, the leading student loan company. As Director of Benefits and Well-being, she was
able to reduce healthcare costs by 10 percent in the first two years and maintained a flat trend for
the following 7 years. Reilly’s experience also includes time at the world-renowned Mayo
Clinic, where she consulted with more than 60 Fortune 500 clients including but
not limited to, Boeing, Morgan Stanley, Walt Disney Company, Exxon Mobile and Astra
Zeneca. Colleen also spent time leading the Health & Productivity department with Coors
Brewing Company, saving nearly $16M over 5 years as well as being instrumental in earning
Coors the 2002 Gold Well Workplace award, recognizing Coors as one of the healthiest
workplaces in the United States.
Colleen Reilly holds a bachelor’s degree in Combined Science (Chemistry/Biology/Physics) from Santa Clara University and both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science Management with an emphasis in sports and wellness management from the University of Denver. She is also a certified health coach, marathoner, avid cyclist and group fitness instructor and yoga guide. She formerly served on the board of the Colorado Governor's Council for Physical Fitness and was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver, teaching a course titled, “Philosophy of Wellness.” She is a Colorado native and lives in Denver with her husband and 3 children.