Erin Yoshimura became Executive Director of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in 2010. The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is a highly recognized organization celebrating and promoting the culture, contributions and accomplishments of Colorado’s Asian Pacific-Islander American communities. The Festival builds bridges of understanding, cultural awareness, and knowledge between Asian-American communities and the general public. Erin is also the founder of a leadership, coaching and consulting firm established in 2001. Her prior experience includes work in IT Change Management at Lockheed Martin Corporation, and as a Project Manager at Quark, Inc. In 2013 she accepted the Impact Arts Award as part of the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture.