Matt D. Cook
President, Cook Consulting LLC.
(B.S Business Administration, Regis College)
Matt D. Cook started his career in regulatory law enforcement in 1982 with the City of Colorado Springs. In 1991, Matt moved to the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division where he managed licensing, complex investigations and retail enforcement in the Denver metro area and was also responsible for all legislation, rule making and local authority training for the Division. Matt was Vice President of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) and an active Joint Committee of the States member for more than 14 years, representing the interests of the 32 license states in matters of national beverage alcohol public policy. Matt is a strong advocate of standardizing background investigations and has worked extensively in this area with the Congressional Compact Council and the Department of Justice. He was appointed Director of the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division in 2003 where he remained until retiring in February, 2007. Matt returned to State Government in July, 2007, when he was appointed as the Senior Director of Enforcement and provided oversight for the Department of Revenue’s enforcement line of business which is comprised of Gaming, Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement, Racing Events, Safety and Security, Administrative Hearings, the Automobile Dealers Investigation Division and the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division. Matt is the architect of Colorado’s medical marijuana laws which are the most comprehensive in the Nation. Matt was also the Chairman of the Colorado Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA) located in the Department of Public Safety until his retirement from state government in 2011. Matt now owns and operates a national regulatory consulting business - Cook Consulting LLC. Matt graduated from Regis College in Colorado Springs with a degree in Business Administration. Matt has written numerous publications pertaining to Colorado liquor law and Medical Marijuana regulation and he has given hundreds of training classes to law enforcement and government officials throughout the United States