Audra Palakodety

Operations Manager

Audra Palakodety - Boettcher Foundation

As the Boettcher Foundation’s operations manager, Audra Palakodety handles human resources, events and special projects while also helping to support our board of trustees. She returned to the foundation after serving as vice president of development for a technology professional services company. In that role she managed client accounts, developed new business lines and strategic partnerships while leading a geographic expansion for the company.

Audra began her career as a travel agent and an aviation scheduler. She also worked as executive assistant, supporting executives at Xcel Energy, Madison Capital Management and the Boettcher Foundation.

Audra has lived in Denver for most of her life, but loves to travel. She says her “list of where I won’t go is much shorter than where I want to go.” She loves action and adventure and exploring different cultures. Audra maintains a printed list, with pictures of course, of the top 10 places she just has to see in her lifetime.

Community Involvement:

  • Home Owners’ Association; social committee member
  • Denver chapter of Executive Women International Board; past president, vice president, sergeant at arms and adviser

Favorite Colorado Experience:

Hiking and picnicking in our beautiful Colorado mountains with my husband, Barry.

Favorite Quote:

“In life, it’s better to have more I-shouldn’t-haves than more I-should-haves, because then you know.”

This quote was from a high school teacher, and when I’m at a crossroads with a major decision, I often consider this advice.