Vice-President of Operations, Ports-to-Plains Alliance
After several terms on the Board of Directors of the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor Coalition, Joe Kiely now serves as the Vice President of Operations for the Ports-to-Plains Alliance that supports development of a federal high priority transportation corridor from Mexico through Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado and is very active in statewide and regional transportation planning in Colorado. As Vice President, Joe focuses on transportation, economic development and energy policy affecting the Ports-to-Plains Alliance Corridor including Ports-to-Plains, Heartland Expressway and Theodore Roosevelt Expressway. The Ports-to-Plains Alliance now extends from Canada to Mexico.
Joe Kiely has worked for the Town of Limon, Colorado since 1990 when he was hired as the Recovery Director following a tornado. In 1992 he was hired full-time as the Community Planner and became Town Administrator in 1995. In 2009, as his duties with Ports-to-Plains increased, he moved to Assistant Town Manager with the Town of Limon. Joe serves as Director for Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 293 that was granted in 2015 to the Town of Limon by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The FTZ has a service area that includes the entire counties of Adams and Arapahoe and major portions of Elbert, Lincoln and Morgan.
With a B.S. degree in Agriculture Education from Fresno State University, Joe maintains his interest in showing livestock. He is married to Jennifer since 1972 with three grown children and three grandchildren.