Dominic Dezzutti


The Heartland Chapter Board of Governors is pleased to present our chapter’s highest award to Dominic Dezzutti, longtime board member and advocate for our chapter. Dominic joined the board back in the early Oughts and got involved right away: first as the Awards Chair, then as Chapter President and currently as a National Trustee: the trifecta of board work. For over 13 years he’s been a leader for us locally and nationally. He’s known as much for his commitment, dependability and can-do attitude as he is for his tact and objectivity, earning his place on numerous national committees within the NATAS organization.

Under Dominic’s leadership our chapter has resurrected its financial standing in tandem with bringing back the glamor of the awards gala, and he has spearheaded the effort to revise our chapter’s original bylaws to reflect a more current landscape. He is alternately the voice of reason, the historian, and the cheerleader on the board; known for his understated sense of humor and self-deprecating manner. He is the first to say ‘Thank you’ to others yet holds the all-time record in meeting attendance. No matter his official NATAS title, he is adamant in representing our chapter with professionalism and pride on the national front so that our reputation remains highly burnished.

But this is all volunteer work, and Dominic has a day job! He is the Director of Operations at KBDI CPT12 in Denver, and has been with them since 1998. He writes and hosts the weekly topical news program Colorado Inside Out, co-produces and hosts election coverage programs with KCNC, and has for many years written a thought-provoking blog for CBS4. He’s the recipient of 4 Heartland Emmy® awards and numerous CBAs; he was inducted into the Italian American Hall of Fame in 2014 for serving Italian communities in Colorado. Dominic is proud to be a fourth-generation Coloradan.

Thank you, Dominic, for your many years of service to our chapter!