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Eric Lee is the new president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, replacing interim prez and former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, according to the Denver Business Journal, which notes that Webb will stay on as chairman of the chamber’s board. Lee was previously the assistant to the president of Suffolk University and has taught at Sawyer Business School. Meanwhile, with Peter Groff, Colorado’s first African-American state Senate president, leaving to take a post in President Barack Obama’s cabinet, 5280’s Jeremy Pelzer wonders how the void will be filled. Of course, Terrance Carroll, the first African-American House speaker in Colorado, is expected to be in office at least through the end of the next legislative session, fighting to give everyone what he had to fight for: the opportunity to succeed, as 5280’s Patrick Doyle writes in a feature profile from this month’s magazine.

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