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Elaine D. Torres is the Community Affairs Director at CBS4, KCNC–TV. She oversees the station’s community partnerships which include the Denver Art Museum, the National MS Society, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and numerous others. Elaine manages CBS4’s strategic community partnerships, special events and station initiatives such as the Together 4 Colorado Toy Drive, A Day for Wednesday’s Child and several others.
Elaine serves on a number of community boards and committees including the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Board of Trustees, the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado Board of Directors, The American Red Cross Mile High Chapter Board of Directors, the Colorado Non-Profit Association’s Leadership Advisory Committee, and the Denver Art Museum’s Marketing & Strategic Alliance Committee.
Elaine was one of 20 women selected from across the country to participate in the National Hispana Leadership Institute’s 1999 leadership program. This program included intensive training in San Juan Bautista, California; the JFK School of Government at Harvard University; the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina; and the Hispanic Congressional Caucus in Washington, D.C.
Elaine is a graduate of the 2001 Leadership Denver Program and in 2009 was named a “Woman of Distinction” through the Girl Scouts of Colorado. In 2018, Elaine received the inaugural Latinas LEAD Influencer Award from the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado.
In 1999, Elaine completed her Master’s Degree in Applied Communications, with an emphasis in Marketing and Public Relations, from the University of Denver. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993.