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Claudia Samuel — CEO of the Year Finalist 2022

Colorado is full of devoted entrepreneurs, business leaders and tech-savvy visionaries who are constantly taking the business world to new heights. It’s no secret that here, at ColoradoBiz, we love the Colorado business community. That’s why, every year, we spotlight the most impressive CEOs throughout our Centennial state and give credit where credit is due — to the forward-thinking minds constantly chasing the next great idea and upholding their business practices to the most purposeful ideals. We’re proud to introduce our finalists for CoBiz’s prestigious 2022 CEO of the Year award.

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Claudia Samuel 
CEO, Samuel Engineering 
Greenwood Village

Claudia Samuel has been a problem solver since the outset of her professional career. As a young engineer, she kept applying for jobs, but as a Black woman and immigrant from Grenada, she kept getting rejections. So she founded Samuel Engineering in 1996, initially as an electrical engineering design company, and ran it while raising four kids under the age of 5. 

Today, Samuel Engineering is a multi-discipline engineering and construction management company headquartered in Greenwood Village with an office in Wyoming and two in Texas. 

The 300-employee firm provides engineering services worldwide in various heavy industrial sectors including mining and minerals, oil and gas, utilities, and more. 

Claudia Samuel is the firm’s CEO; her husband, Everod, who also is originally from Grenada and has been with the firm since 2001, is president. Both Samuels have master’s degrees in electrical engineering.