Colleen Leppert is Vice President at BLUE HAWK, a purchasing cooperative for HVACR wholesalers. BLUE HAWK (www.bluehawk.coop
) was founded in 2005 to support independent HVACR wholesalers in working together to strengthentheir position in the supply chain. Today BLUE HAWK is the largest Wholesale Distribution Entity in the HVACR Industry with 224 wholesale member-owners, with over 1,300 locations and aggregate sales of over $7 Billion. Prior to launching BLUE HAWK,Colleen spent 12 years as part of a team that launched wholesale purchasing cooperatives in various segments of the building industry. Colleen graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University. After college she joined Arthur Andersen in their Computer Consulting Division and spent ten years developing customized software applications for utility companies and municipal governments. Colleenhas supported Women in HVACR for many years and is active with HARDI and AHR. Colleen lives in Flagstaff, Arizona and is passionate about all outdoor activities.