Caruso Group Sells Colorado Assets To Civica Management Affiliate

CENTENNIAL, CO – Monday, April 1, 2013 – Three statewide nonprofit organizations have new headquarters today with the sale by Caruso Group International (CGI) of its Colorado assets to an affiliate of Civica Management.

The newly created Civica/Caruso will assume management of the Home Care Association of Colorado, the Colorado Center for Hospice & Palliative Care and the Colorado Nurses Foundation. Civica/Caruso also will provide services to the Institute for Participatory Management & Planning as well as the Trusted Family Advisors Private Trust.

CGI, which was formed in 1980, will continue to manage the Oregon Association for Home Care, said CGI’s president and chief executive, Sarah A. Myers, CAE. Myers, an Oregon native, served as government relations consultant for Legislative Advocates Inc., a private Oregon-based consulting and lobbying firm, from 1996 through 2009, before she acquired the association-management company from its founder, Ellen Caruso.

Civica Management, formed in 2011 by former Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News Business Editor Don Knox, operates from offices at The Innovation Pavilion, 9200 E. Mineral Ave., Suite 1140, Centennial, CO 80112. The company’s website is Civica manages statewide organizations including the American Physical Therapy Association Colorado Chapter, the Colorado Association of Professional Lobbyists and the Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners Association.

David M. Rich, attorney with Denver law firm Minor & Brown, counseled CGI on the asset sale. Civica was represented by its in-house managing attorney, Josh Keltner, and by its outside counsel, Mary Maikoetter of Maikoetter Law PLLC. Gregory J. Smith of Hamilton, Faatz and Waller, P.C., represented several of the association clients.

ABOUT CGI: Caruso Group International has provided cost-effective conference, administrative, and executive management services to corporations, trade associations, professional societies and other organizations since 1980.

ABOUT CIVICA: Civica Management, Colorado’s fastest-growing and most innovative association management company, offers sophisticated administrative services for associations, organizations and personalities.