Brent C. Anderson, Esq.
International Risk Group
Brent Anderson serves as Chief Executive Officer of International
Risk Group, LLC, and is former President and Corporate Counsel for
Cherokee Environmental Risk Management. With over 25 years of
experience as an engineer, attorney and entrepreneur in the
impaired asset industry, Brent has purchased and sold numerous
properties with complex transactional and environmental
issues involving Superfund, hazardous and solid waste,
underground storage tanks and mining liabilities.
His wide range of knowledge in structuring transactions, obtaining
land use entitlements, obtaining relief from regulatory agencies and
in negotiating complex transactions has earned him a solid
reputation. He has started and managed environmental consulting
and remediation construction companies and has completed over $300 million worth of
emergency response, hazardous waste remediation and mine reclamation projects.
Brent is published in numerous technical and legal journals and is an adjunct professor at
Colorado School of Mines and the University of Denver. He received a JD (Order of St. Ives)
from the University of Denver, an ME in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines
(Cum Laude) and a BS in Geology from Montana State University (Cum Laude). Brent is a
member of ULI and the Denver, Colorado and American Bar Associations.
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Ken Anderson is chief executive officer of Tri-State Generation
and Transmission Association, Inc., leading the $4.2 billion
wholesale electric power supplier’s executive management team
in its strategic and operational initiatives while reporting to the
association’s 44-member board of directors.
Ken joined the association in February 2005 as senior vice
president of transmission, and then served as senior vice
president of generation and power management before
becoming general manager in July 2008. He has more than 25
years of executive managerial experience in areas that include
project origination, utility operations and finance responsibilities
in both the international and domestic energy marketplace.
Prior to beginning his service at Tri-State, Ken was a technical consultant for the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security and before that (1996 to 2004), he served as chief operating
officer for Western Farmers Electric Cooperative headquartered in Anadarko, Okla.
Ken serves as general manager of fuel supplier Western Fuels-Colorado and represents Tri-State
on a number of affiliated organizations’ boards of directors, including the Electric Power
Research Institute, Western Fuels Association and the American Coalition for Clean Coal
Electricity, where he serves as vice chair. He also contributes his time and effort through his
active membership in several professional utility associations, including the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
An author of numerous published technical papers and a recipient of the H.W. Sweatt EngineerScientist Award in 1993, Ken earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas
Tech University and a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the
University of Colorado in Boulder.
Chairman and CEO
Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
Greg Anton is a founding partner of Anton Collins Mitchell LLP, (ACM) a
Denver, Colorado based CPA firm with offices in Boulder, Denver and
Greeley. Greg served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) (2011-2012).
Accounting Today has recognized Greg as one of the Top Most
Influential People in Accounting. He has also been named one of The
Top 25 Thought Leaders in public accounting technology by CPA Practice
Advisor magazine. His career as a CPA began with BDO USA, LLP where
he became an Office Managing Partner in the Assurance Business Line.
ACM has been distinguished for both its rapid growth over the past
decade and the creation of a desirable work environment. The 100+
member firm has been recognized as a Best Accounting Firm to Work
for by Accounting Today, a Best Company to Work for in Colorado and a Fastest Growing Private
During his career Greg has provided accounting and auditing services to private, public and
multinational businesses. He has consulted on debt and equity offerings and various IPO’s. Greg’s
defining characteristics are the long-term relationships he fosters with his clients, and his dedication to
their total business needs which go beyond traditional accounting and auditing services.
Greg served as Chair of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) Board of Directors
during its Centennial year, is past President of the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Alumni
Association and past chair of the UNC School of Accountancy Advisory Board. Greg also co-chaired the
CSCPA Foundation’s Centennial Scholarship Campaign which successfully raised over $1.0 million for
college accounting scholarships. Greg is a recipient of the Honored Alumni Award from UNC for his
contributions to business and has been recognized as a top business news maker by the Denver Business
Journal. He has a BS Accounting, University of Northern Colorado.
Greg and his wife Julie have two children, Cameron and Jacob. He enjoys spending time with his family,
including skiing, mountain biking, boating and fishing.
Western State Colorado University
Chairman and CEO
John has worked in the construction industry in the
Denver area since 1981. He has worked for three
prominent Denver general contracting firms and held
numerous positions during his career. John joined
Saunders in 1995, and assumed the role of President
and CEO in 2001. His current title is Chairman and CEO.
As Chief Executive Officer, John has responsibility for
the overall success of the organization, creating,
communicating, and implementing the organization's
vision, mission, and overall direction. He is responsible
for creating, planning, implementing, and integrating
the strategic direction of Saunders Construction. John
also ensures that the organization's leadership
maintains constant awareness of both the external and
internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, markets, new industry
developments and standards.
In 2012, John served as Chairman of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he
serves as a board member of the Colorado Succeeds Board of Trustees, Exempla Good
Samaritan Medical Center Foundation, the Association of General Contractors (AGC), the
Denver Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, Regis University School of Management Advisory
Board and the Metro State University Community Cabinet. He is past Chair and current board
member for the National Sports Center for the Disabled, is a founding member of the Board of
Directors for the Governor's Residence Preservation Fund and the Citadel Group. John is a Past
Chair of the Metro Denver Economic Development Council's Executive Committee, former
member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a current member of the World
Presidents Organization (WPO).
President and CEO
Mile High United Way
Christine Benero is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mile High
United Way. Mile High United Way harnesses the power of collective
generosity to create long-term solutions in our community, and last year
invested $42 million in the areas of School Readiness, Youth Success and
Christine is the former Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross
Mile High Chapter. Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Christine
was the Director of the Office of Public Liaison for the Corporation for
National Service in Washington, DC. She served in two Presidential
administrations working for both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W.
Christine has served as Vice President of the National Civic League, a national nonprofit
organization committed to civic renewal and community-based democracy and as a Community
Affairs Corporate Program Officer for Target Stores and the Target Foundation in Minneapolis,
MN. In her volunteer life, Christine served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the
Women’s Foundation of Colorado, and she is the Chair of the Governor’s Commission on
National and Community Service. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver
Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Foundation and the National Civic League. Christine
was named the “9News Leader of the Year” for 2007, and in 2009 was named by both the
Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post as one of “Nine to Watch In 2009”.
She is a past President of the Association of Junior Leagues International, a past chairman of the
Coalition for America’s Children and the Kiwanis International’s Young Children: Priority One
Advisory Board. She was a delegate both to the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future in
1997 and to the NGO Forum at the UN Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. Christine
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Boston University, a Masters in
Education from Harvard University, Graduate School of Education and was selected as a 2007
Gates Fellow for the Senior Executive Program at the Kennedy School of Government at
University of Colorado
Bruce D. Benson became president of the University of Colorado in March
2008. Since taking the helm of his alma mater, Bruce has enhanced CU’s
standing as one of the nation’s leading teaching and research universities,
advancing the economy, health and culture of Colorado and beyond.
During Bruce’s tenure, CU’s research funding has reached record levels in
each of the past three years (including a best-ever $884 million in 201011), supporting the university’s research strengths in biotechnology, health
care, renewable and sustainable energy, and aerospace engineering,
among others. He has led efforts to promote cross-campus collaboration
that have resulted in cooperative academic programs and research
initiatives, most notably CU’s Biofrontiers Institute, led by Nobel laureate
CU has seen its five best fundraising years (including a record $228.6
million in 2011-12) under his leadership. Bruce and his wife, Marcy, chair CU’s $1.5 billion Creating Futures
fundraising campaign, which was publicly announced in April 2011. The campaign has raised about $1.4
billion to date to support scholarships, academic enhancements (endowed faculty positions, programs),
research projects and capital improvements across CU’s campuses.
Bruce has guided efforts to successfully institute operational efficiencies, cut bureaucracy and improve
business practices at the university. CU has secured legislation in the Colorado General Assembly that has
allowed it to save millions annually in areas such as procurement, insurance and construction. He has also
established a number of public-private partnerships to make the university more entrepreneurial and meet
the needs of businesses in Colorado and across the country.
He oversees a system with four campuses (Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, and Anschutz Medical Campus
in Aurora) where some 66,000 students pursue courses for credit. During his tenure, CU’s four campuses
have seen record enrollment. The university’s annual budget is $2.9 billion.
Before becoming CU’s president, Bruce had already made his mark in business, politics, philanthropy,
education and civic endeavors. He founded Bruce Mineral Group in 1965, a year after earning his bachelor’s
degree in Geology from CU. He was active in a variety of educational, civic and political endeavors. He was
the Republican nominee for Colorado governor in 1994. Bruce has received many honors recognizing his
leadership in a variety of endeavors, but two are particularly notable: CU in 2004 granted him an Honorary
Doctorate of Humane Letters, and in February 2009 he was named to the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.
Bruce has three children and 10 grandchildren. He was born July 4, 1938, in Chicago.
Colorado State University System
Joe Blake is Chancellor Emeritus of the Colorado State University
System. As chancellor, he oversaw Colorado State University,
CSU-Pueblo and CSU-Global. He was the chief spokesperson for
the CSU System, managed the System’s legislative operations
and worked to help secure more sustainable funding for higher
education in Colorado.
A Colorado native, Joe was President and CEO of the Denver
Metro Chamber of Commerce for nearly a decade. Prior to his
service to the chamber Joe was part of the senior leadership
team that created Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
He has served on the CSU Board of Governors, the Colorado
Baseball Commission, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and the Colorado
His past and present community service includes the Hospice of St. John Foundation, the
Denver Zoological Foundation, The Denver Foundation, the Denver Public Schools Foundation,
the Denver Scholarship Foundation, Denver Judicial Nominating Commission, Colorado Concern
and the Denver Metro Chamber.
Recognition for his past civic and community service includes The El Pomar Foundation
Community Leadership Award, the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and
lifetime achievement recognition from Metro Volunteers and the Denver Metro Chamber.
Joe is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Colorado School of Law. He is the
father of two children, Anne and Joe; and the grandfather of four grandsons.
Senior Vice President
Key Private Bank
Paul M. Brooks is Senior Vice President of the Key PrivateBank
Group, KeyBank National Association. Paul joined KeyBank in
1999, after 15 years with Citicorp, New York, where he was the
head of the Rocky Mountain CitiBank Private Banking and
Paul, who has more than 40 years of experience in the financial
services industry, guides his clients through the wealth
management process, coordinating all of the components in a
simple, accessible way. Working closely with a team of experts,
he helps his clients define their goals and then develops
strategies and solutions for their unique situations. Paul works
with individuals, endowments, foundations, business owners,
executives and families.
Paul graduated from Rider University with a Bachelors Degree. He earned his MBA in Finance
from the University of Connecticut. He is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking
at Rutgers University and is a Certified Wealth Strategist.
Paul served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Symphony Association, the Young
Americans Education Foundation, the American Medical Center, the Mizel Museum of Judaica
and the Bereavement Advisory Council at Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the Colorado
Concern, the Denver Rustlers and the David Brooks Memorial Fund at the Denver Foundation.
Paul initiated legislation so that all Colorado public schools can be equipped with Automated
External Defibrillators. On April 26, 2005, Governor Bill Owens signed Senate Bill 170, known as
David’s Law, after Paul’s son David. In addition, the bill also protects a Good Samaritan who,
acting out of good faith, helps someone by using an AED in an emergency. Paul, his wife, Laurie
and their daughter, Jessica, established The David Brooks Memorial Fund at the Denver
Foundation, to purchase AEDs for the schools.
President and CEO
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Kelly J. Brough is the President and CEO of the Denver Metro
Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber represents over 3,500
businesses with 300,000 employees working for those businesses
Prior to joining the Chamber, Kelly served as Chief of Staff for the
City and County of Denver and Mayor John Hickenlooper
overseeing a general fund of $857 million. She also served as
Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of the Denver Office of
Accountability and Reform, and was the first female director of
human resources for the City of Denver.
Kelly earned a master’s of business administration degree from the University of Colorado at
Denver in 1989 and a bachelor’s degree in sociology, criminal justice from Montana State
University in 1986. She currently serves on the boards of the Denver Metro Chamber
Leadership Foundation, VISIT DENVER, the Denver Public Schools Foundation and the corporate
board of Delta Dental. She also serves as a member of the Women’s Forum and The Chamber
100 with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Kelly was recently named as one of Colorado’s 10 most influential women by The Denver Post,
and one of Denver’s most influential people by 5280 Magazine. In 2012, Kelly received the
University of Colorado Denver Campus Alumni Recognition Award. She has attended a number
of leadership programs including the JFK School of Government’s program at Harvard for state
and local public officials. She was also named an American Marshall Memorial Fellow in 2001.
Kelly’s TEDX talk is titled “I survived by outrunning my brothers”—an apt description of her
early childhood. She was raised in a small town in northern Montana close to the poverty line
and quickly learned that her sense of humor was her best defense against to much larger
brothers. Her family is extremely close and her parents now reside in Denver as does one of her
brothers with his family. She has raised two beautiful daughters, one a sophomore at the
University of Vermont and the other a high school senior.
Senior Vice President
Ted Brown is the Senior Vice President of Noble Energy,
and is responsible for the northern region of the
company’s United States division. He joined Noble in 2005
as Vice President of the United States Division, when the
company acquired Patina Oil & Gas Corporation. At
Patina, he served as Senior Vice President.
Previously, Ted spent more than 10 years serving as
Director of the Piceance Basin, as well as Asset and Engineering Manager for Williams and
Barrett Resources. He also held various positions with Union Pacific Resources and Amoco
Active in industry trade organizations, Ted serves on the Executive Committee of the Colorado
Oil & Gas Association and the Board of the Western Energy Alliance, where he was the
organization's Colorado Vice President for several years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree
in mechanical engineering from the University of Wyoming.
President of Business Development
Professional Occupation and Background
Tim is the President of Business Development of Concord Energy
Holdings, an integrated commodity logistics and oilfield services
company. The commodity logistics business includes energy marketing,
transportation, and terminalling of natural gas and crude oil and the
recycling and disposal of produced water. The oil field services business
consists of aggregate mining, civil contracting, workover and roustabout
services, and rig moving.
Prior to his current role, Tim was the Founder and CEO of Radius Media
Holdings. The companies of Radius Media provide a broad stratum of
marketing platforms, including radio broadcasting (12 facilities in
Colorado), 18 owned and operated events in the Colorado resort
communities, large format graphical printing and signage, venue
sponsorship valuation, branding, partnership activation, sponsorship sales
and the resale of digital billboards.
Tim’s previous experience is in sales management in the high technology/telecommunications industry
(1991-2001), which included time in Denver, Chicago and Sydney, Australia; inclusive of Cisco Systems,
Alteon Web Systems (Nortel Networks), American Power Conversion and Xircom.
Colorado State University, Graduated December 1990, B.A., Political Science
Lead Like Jesus, Board Member
Boy Scouts of America, Denver Council, Executive Board Member
Colorado Concern, Member
YPO International – Rocky Mountain Chapter, Member
Executive Vice President
Opus Development Company, LLC
Responsible for The Opus Group’s Denver operations and the
execution of all development work undertaken within the western
region. The Opus Denver team has developed nearly 8 million
square feet of commercial properties since 1995.
Marshall joined Opus Development Corporation in March 2011,
bringing nearly twenty years of development experience
throughout the Western United States. He has led the
development of nearly 8 million square feet of commercial
development, including such projects as GSA Environmental
Protection Agency in Denver; Sprint/Nextel in Englewood, 1400
Wewatta and Cambium Learning in Frederick, Colorado.
Prior to joining the organization, Marshall was Senior Vice President of McWhinney, where he
was responsible for the implementation of McWhinney’s expansion program into the Denver
market. He also managed the Colorado operations of Opus Northwest, L.L.C, for 14 years,
leading many of his current colleagues. In addition, Marshall was co-founder of Denver Capital
Corporation, a multi-bank community lending organization; Past Chapter President of NAIOP;
and Board Member of Industrial Income Trust.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
University of Denver
Brad Busse is President of Busse Ventures LLC, an entity he formed to
manage his business interests and investments.
Most recently, Brad provided senior industry coverage across all
industry groups for RBC Capital Markets, which is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada. Prior to that he served as CoHead of the U.S. Communications, Media & Entertainment (“CME”)
Group for RBC Capital Markets where he was responsible for the
management and strategic development, which included mergers &
acquisitions, equity and debt capital formation and financial advisory
Brad joined Daniels & Associates in 1985 after receiving broad experience in finance and
accounting. After briefly serving in the Cable Television Group, he took responsibility for building
the Telecommunications Group, which completed more transactions in the wireline, wireless and
telecom infrastructure sectors than any other investment bank during his tenure. Brad was
President and one of two lead principals at Daniels & Associates when it was acquired by RBC
Capital Markets in January 2007.
Brad began his professional career at Arthur Anderson & Co. in 1980 and, subsequently, became a
financial manager for a $1 billion energy concern. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting
from the University of Denver and an MBA from Regis College.
Brad served as chairman of the PCIA Foundation (1999 - 2001), a leading wireless industry
foundation, and was appointed by Governor Bill Owens to serve on the Colorado Commission on
Science & Technology (2000-2006). In 2010, he was appointed by Governor Ritter to the Colorado
Commission on Early Childhood Leadership and was reappointed by Governor Hickenlooper in
2012. Brad is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Daniels College of Business at the
University of Denver which he chaired for three years (April 2009 – April 2012) and is on the Board
of Trustees of Mile High United Way which he chaired for two years (July 2008 – June 2010). He
also served as Chairman of the Million Dollar Roundtable Council for United Way Worldwide from
2002 to 2007. Brad also chairs the CEO Roundtable of EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in
Flood and Peterson
Mike Butler is the Chief Executive Officer for Flood and Peterson
and is also a member of their Board of Directors. Founded in
1939, Flood and Peterson is one of the nation's largest and most
respected employee-owned insurance brokerage firms in the
Rocky Mountain Region.
Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance
industry, and has been with Flood and Peterson for more than
seven years. In his role he is responsible for Flood and
Peterson's business development and overall operations. He
directs short- and long-term strategic plans and the
implementation of initiatives that enhance F&P's client
Mike received a Bachelors of Science degree in business from
California State University in Sacramento, CA. He is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
Mike currently serves as the President of the Operations Board of Directors of Arapahoe House
and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Arapahoe House Foundation. Arapahoe
House is the largest provider of alcohol and drug treatment in Colorado. He is also on the Board
of Governors for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.
Colorado Bankers Association
Don serves as President/CEO of the Colorado Bankers
Association, whose members have over 95% of Colorado’s
bank assets, offices and employees. Don has served CBA
since 1975, preceded by legislative and campaign work for a
He completed his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver
College of Law, BSBA from Colorado State University, and
the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado.
Community activities vary, including: Colorado Competitive Council (investor committee chair),
BankPac (national board), Admin Committee of American Bankers Association Government
Relations Council, Friends of Traditional Banking, Regulatory Feedback Initiative (survey com
chair), Civil Justice League (past chairman), American Bankers Association board of directors
(past), the State’s board to fight financial fraud, Housing Council (past chairman), the Dean’s
board for the College of Business at Colorado State University, Referenda C & D Finance
Committee, Kids Voting, board of trustees for two graduate schools of banking, various
business groups, and Republican activities and campaigns. He has served as the national
chairman of state bankers associations, and on the board of the American Bankers Association.
Business activities have included BancInsure (board & reinsurance committee), a publishing
company, a network predating the internet, and a burglar alarm company.
Don frequently presents and teaches about government, political influence, and banking. He
speaks on behalf of banking to media and many groups and has received various awards. He is
from Saguache, a rural Colorado town, and is married to Linda, President of the Daniels Fund.
President and CEO
Linda Childears is passionate about the work of the Daniels Fund and
has served as its President and CEO since 2005. Bill Daniels
appointed her as a trustee of his estate and named her to the
Daniels Fund’s original board of directors. Linda’s leadership reflects
her strong dedication to preserving and honoring the philanthropic
intent of Bill Daniels. The Daniels Fund carries forward Bill Daniels’
legacy by providing grants to nonprofit organizations and college
scholarships to deserving students in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah,
Linda originally met Bill Daniels when he hired her company, The
Financial Consortium, to help overcome the unprecedented
operational, legal, and regulatory challenges of launching Young
Americans Bank, his bank for kids. By the time of the bank’s grand opening in August 1987, Linda had
accepted Bill’s offer to become its President and CEO. Since the organization began in 1987, Young
Americans has reached nearly half a million young people. Prior to Young Americans, Linda spent
several years in “adult” banking. She served as President of Equitable Bank of Littleton and Vice
President of First National Bancorporation. She also served the industry as a board member of Colorado
Bankers Association, Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, Colorado Student Loan Program, and as
Chairman of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation.
Linda is active in the Denver community. She currently serves on the boards of Cheyenne Capital Fund,
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Association of Funders, and Mountain States Employers
Council. She serves on the Public Policy Committees of the Council on Foundations and the Alliance for
Charitable Reform, and is a member of Mayor Hancock’s Denver Education Compact. Linda is past
Chairman of National Assembly, National Camp Fire, and Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Past board positions
include Alliance for Choice in Education, Cherry Creek Business Improvement District, CollegeInvest,
Colorado Meth Project, Daniels College of Business, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation,
Denver Public Schools Foundation, DU Bridge Project, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Johnson &
Wales University, Junior Achievement, Mile High United Way, National Foundation of Dentistry for the
Handicapped, OpenWorld Learning, and Young Americans Bank and Center for Financial Education.
Linda was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration in Financial Services Management
from Johnson & Wales University in July 2010, and was named National Philanthropy Day’s Outstanding
Professional in Philanthropy in 2010. Other honors include Colorado Bankers Association Banker of
Distinction, Girl Scouts of Colorado Woman of Distinction, the Athena Award in 1998, and an Honorary
Lifetime Membership in Camp Fire.
Ted Clarke, MD
Chairman and CEO
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Professional achievements and/or current responsibilities
• Chairman and CEO of COPIC since March 1, 2005
• Member of COPIC's Board of Directors since 2002
• Faculty, University of Colorado School of Medicine
• Staff, Denver Health Medical Center
• Clinical practice in Orthopedics, part-time
• Orthopedic surgeon in private practice 1986-2004,
specializing in adult reconstructive surgery encompassing
knee, hip and shoulder disorders, trauma, and geriatrics
• B.A., Brown University, 1974
• M.A., Brown University, 1975
• M.D., University of Colorado, 1981
• Internship, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital (Denver, CO)
• Residency, North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
Current or recent professional memberships, activities or awards
• Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
• Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• Member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; Colorado Orthopedic Society; Rocky
Mountain Chapter, Western Orthopedic Society; American Medical Association; Colorado
Medical Society; Denver Medical Society; Orthopedics Overseas; and Rovere Sports Medicine
Chairman and CEO
IMA Financial Group
Robert Cohen, Chairman and CEO of The IMA Financial Group, Inc.
is a Kansas native who graduated from the University of Texas at
Austin with two bachelors degrees: one in finance and the other in
Robert's experience includes three years with Chubb and Son
Insurance Company in Dallas, New York/New Jersey, and Denver.
He also worked as an intern as a Lloyd's broker for Lowndes
Lambert Ltd. in London, England. In 1986 he joined IMA in their
Wichita, Kansas office and later relocated to Denver to establish
IMA of Colorado.
Business and community involvement are a priority for Robert. He
serves as a board director for several non-profit organizations
including the I Have a Dream Foundation, Downtown Denver Partnership and the Metro Denver
Sports Commission. He is also the chair of the Metropolitan State University of Denver Board of
University of Denver
Although he was born a fifth-generation Missourian, Robert Coombe
has been a resident of Colorado for the majority of his life. After
growing up in Denver and attending Denver public schools, he earned a
bachelor's degree from Williams College and a doctorate in chemistry
from the University of California at Berkeley. His doctoral studies were
followed by a postdoctoral research appointment at the University
Toronto and then by a seven-year stint as a researcher for Rockwell
International at its Thousand Oaks, California, corporate laboratory. He
returned to Denver in the fall of 1981 to take a faculty position in the
chemistry department at DU, beginning a long and rewarding
association with the University that has now begun its 30th academic
For many of those years at DU, Dr. Coombe's work focused on teaching
students in his classroom (where he taught graduate and
undergraduate courses in physical chemistry, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and advanced
kinetics and molecular dynamics) and in his research laboratory. His work as a scientist has long focused
on the dynamics of interactions among energetic, inorganic molecules, its major applications lying in the
development of new laser systems, and new methods for deposition of nitride semiconductors.
Dr. Coombe has served the University in a number of leadership roles, including chair of the Department
of Chemistry and Biochemistry; dean of the Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering;
and provost of the University. He began his current appointment as 17th chancellor of the University of
Denver on July 1, 2005. Apart from his work at the University, Dr. Coombe serves on the boards of the
Colorado Forum, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Denver Metro
Chamber of Commerce, the Denver School of Science and Technology Advisory, the Denver Education
Compact, and the University of Denver-based Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal
The father of two grown children and grandfather of six, Dr. Coombe's principal avocations are
associated with the arts and the outdoors. A devoted amateur musician, he plays the cello and a number
of brass instruments. He and his wife, Dr. Julanna Gilbert, a chemistry professor at the University as well
as a talented violinist, enjoy playing in informal chamber ensembles.
Cooper Development, Inc.
Peter H. Coors is chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company and
chairman of MillerCoors. Pete is a native of the State of Colorado.
He was born on September 20, 1946, in Golden, Colorado, and
remains a resident today.
Pete graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. in
1965, and attended Cornell University where he received his
Bachelor’s Degree in industrial engineering in 1969. He earned a
Master’s Degree in business administration from the University of
Denver in 1970. He also has received honorary doctorates from
Regis University in 1991, Wilberforce University in 1992, Johnson &
Wales University in 1997, and Colorado State University in 2011.
Pete’s professional career in the brewing business follows a Coors
tradition that has spanned more than a century and five generations of Coors family members.
He has served in a number of positions at the company. In 2002, he was named Chairman,
Coors Brewing Company and Chairman of Adolph Coors Company. As noted above, Pete is
currently the Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company. In addition, in July, 2008, he was
named Chairman of MillerCoors.
Pete’s outside corporate board of director membership includes Energy Corporation of America
and American Enterprise Institute. He is president and a trustee of the Adolph Coors
Foundation. His numerous and diverse civic responsibilities include serving as a trustee and
member of the executive board of the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and a
member of the National Western Stock Show Association executive committee. Pete also is a
member of the Intercontinental Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, and the Denver Art
Pete is an avid outdoorsman and is currently a national trustee, and a former national president
and chairman of Ducks Unlimited. He is the son of Joseph and Holly Coors, and is a greatgrandson of Adolph Coors, who founded the Golden brewery in 1873. He and his wife, Marilyn,
have six children and ten grandchildren.
Manager of Aviation
Denver International Airport
Denver’s Manager of Aviation is Kim Day, who began leading
Denver International Airport (DEN) in April 2008, the fifth-busiest
commercial airport in the United States. DEN boasts a robust
network of more than 180 destinations served and is the primary
economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than
$26 billion for the region annually. It is one of the top 30
businesses in Colorado with more than $800 million in annual
Since her tenure began, Kim has overseen an update to the
airport’s master plan and set in motion the program that would
complete its original vision: the Hotel and Public Transit Center
Program, which will bring a 519-room hotel and transit station for the commuter rail system,
linking the airport and downtown Denver.
Kim also directed development of the first 10-year financial plan for DEN, has initiated a new
strategic plan, and has been instrumental in collaborating with the FAA on implementing
NextGen flight approach and takeoff procedures that benefit the airport’s airline partners with
time and fuel savings. In 2012, Day and her team unveiled a development plan called Airport
City, which optimizes the utilization of the entire 53 square miles of airport property,
supporting development of aviation-related businesses and generating new revenue to reinvest
in airport infrastructure.
With more than 35 years of experience, Kim has served as executive director of Los Angeles
World Airports, the authority that manages Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario
International Airport, Van Nuys Airport, and Palmdale Regional Airport.
Kim has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University.
In September 2011, she was named Director of the Year in the large/medium airports category
by Airport Revenue News. In 2010 and 2013, the Denver Business Journal named her an industry
leader—a designation that honors the top men and women newsmakers in the business
R. Stanton Dodge
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Stanton Dodge serves as Executive Vice President and General
Counsel of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), a
Fortune 200 satellite TV provider with more than 14
million subscribers nationwide. Stanton is responsible for all
legal and government affairs for DISH and its subsidiaries.
Since joining DISH in November 1996, Stanton has
held positions of increasing responsibility in the legal
department, and was responsible for human resources from
January 2010 through July 2011.
In 2013, Stanton was selected for the inaugural The Legal 500 –
Corporate Counsel 100: United States, recognizing the 100 most
influential in-house lawyers in the United States.
Stanton is actively involved in many community and philanthropic causes. He serves as a
member of the board of directors of National Jewish Health, the Denver Scholarship Foundation
and the Bridge Project, and is a member of the E-Discovery Committee of the United States
District Court for the District of Colorado.
Prior to joining DISH, Stanton was a law clerk to the Hon. Jose D.L. Marquez of the Colorado
Court of Appeals. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in
1995 and his B.S. in accounting from the University of Vermont in 1991.
In his spare time, Stanton enjoys cycling, skiing, fly fishing and spending time with his wife and
President and CEO
Downtown Denver Partnership
Tami Door serves as the President and CEO of the
Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP). The Partnership
works to create an economically vital Downtown through
economic development, public policy, large-scale events,
urban planning and development. Key initiatives have
included the creation of a 20-year plan for Downtown
Denver, 16th Street Mall Renovation Plan, the
redevelopment of 14th Street, and the creation of the
Denver Theatre District. The Partnership oversees the Downtown Denver Business
Improvement District, which provides clean and safe services for the Center City.
DDP also produces popular community events that bring more than one million people
Downtown each year, including A Taste of Colorado, the 9News Parade of Lights, and New
Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown.
Tami serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Auraria Higher Education Center and the
Treasurer of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She sits on several key civic
committees and task forces, including the Olympic Exploratory Committee, Metro Mayors
FasTracks Task Force and Denver’s Homeless Commission. She is a Livingston Fellow and a
Certified Chamber Executive (CCE). Previous honors have included the 2012 9News Leader of
the Year Award, the University of Colorado Trustees Leadership Award, 95 Most Powerful
Woman in Michigan, and Forty Under Forty in Detroit and Denver. Tami is a member of the
Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Denver Division President
Al is a Colorado native and has spent much of his 33-year Safeway
career in the Denver market. As a Senior Executive with Safeway,
Al has lead teams in a range of retail and backstage positions in
Arizona, Illinois, and Pleasanton, California, at Safeway’s
corporate office. Al was promoted to President of the Denver
Division in 2011.
Al is married to Amelia (Mea) who is also a Colorado native. They
have three children, Angeleen, Alexandrea and Anthony and one
granddaughter, Francesca Amelia Kerr and a grandson on the
Al has served on various boards throughout his career and
represented the Denver Susan G. Komen Foundation as a 2012
Pink Tie Guy ambassador.
Denver Broncos Football Club
Joe Ellis became President of the Denver Broncos on Jan. 5, 2011,
following 16 years with the club. Joe spent the previous three seasons
as the team’s Chief Operating Officer following 10 years as the
Broncos’ Executive Vice President of Business Operations. He rejoined
the Broncos for his second stint with the team in 1998 from the NFL’s
league office, where he had been Vice President of Club
Administration and Stadium Management.
Joe, who began his career with the Broncos as their Director of
Marketing from 1983-85, operates atop the Broncos’ management
structure and has ultimate responsibility for the organization as team
president. He communicates regularly with Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway on all
matters involving the football team, and his extensive responsibilities with the club’s business operations
include financial management, marketing and sales, media relations, ticket operations, facilities and
administrative efforts. Additionally, Joe speaks on behalf of Broncos Owner and Chief Executive Officer Pat
Bowlen on all matters involving the franchise.
A driving force in helping with the creation of INVESCO Field at Mile High, which opened in 2001, Joe
oversees Stadium Management Company (SMC), which operates and manages the stadium. During his
participation in all aspects of the stadium’s management and development, he has worked very closely with
important members of the political, business and civic communities that comprise the cultural fabric of
Joe came to his present position with comprehensive expertise in the areas of stadium operations, fiscal
planning, personnel management, marketing, media and community relations. During his first stint with the
Broncos as their Director of Marketing, Joe was in charge of all marketing and promotions implemented by
the club during that time. He left the Broncos following the 1985 season to obtain his master’s degree from
the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He graduated in 1988 and joined the NFL
While with the NFL, Joe was involved in several aspects of league operations with a strong focus on new
stadium development. He was especially involved in the league’s oversight of the Cleveland Browns’ re-entry
into the NFL in 1999.
Joe represents the Broncos on numerous boards and civic organizations in the metropolitan area and
received his bachelor’s degree from Colorado College in 1980. Joe and his wife, Ann, have three children:
sons Si and Zander, and daughter Catherine.
President and CEO
Rocky Mountain Health Plan
Steve ErkenBrack currently serves as President and Chief
Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Health Plans, a nonprofit
carrier based in Grand Junction, Colorado. Prior to this position,
he served as vice president of legal and government affairs for
the organization from 2002 to 2008.
For more than 25 years, Steve worked as an attorney with an
emphasis on litigation, government affairs, and health care. He
maintained a private practice with offices in Grand Junction
and Denver. He served six years as Mesa County’s elected
district attorney and four years as Colorado’s chief deputy
His significant legal and health care acumen has been recognized on a regional, statewide, and
national basis. The Colorado legislature appointed Steve as the only health plan representative
to serve on Colorado’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform. He is the former Chair
of Club 20’s Health Care Committee, and is a founding member of the Mesa County Health
Leadership Consortium. In 2011, Steve was appointed to serve on the Colorado Health Benefit
Exchange Board of Directors. In the past he has served as chair of the board of Law Examiners
for the Colorado Supreme Court, president of the Colorado District Attorneys Council, and as a
member of the board of governors of the Colorado Bar Association. He is admitted to practice
before all courts in Colorado and the United States Supreme Court.
Steve received his law degree from the University of Colorado and undergraduate education at
the United States Naval Academy and Washington and Lee University.
President and CEO, Public Service Company of Colorado
David Eves is president and CEO, Public Service Company of
Colorado (PSCo), an Xcel Energy company.
Prior to that, David was president and CEO of Southwestern
Public Service Company from July 2006 – 2009. He was vice
president of Resource Planning and Acquisition for Xcel Energy
from 2004 – July 2006.
Since 1981 David has held various positions of responsibility for
marketing, purchased power, wholesale marketing, energy
trading and resource planning for PSCo, New Century Energies
and Xcel Energy.
Eves received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State
He currently serves as a board member for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Mile High
United Way, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Downtown Denver Inc. and Mountain States
Employers Council. He represents Xcel Energy at Colorado Concern. Eves has served as a past
executive committee and operating committee member at Western Systems Power Pool.
President and Founding Partner
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
President and founding partner of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck,
Steve Farber's practice encompasses corporate and partnership
business transactions, public and private business transactions,
acquisitions and mergers, real estate, business and contract
Steve's experience includes the representation of the ASCENT
Corporation, former owner of the Denver Nuggets NBA franchise
and the Colorado Avalanche NHL franchise, in connection with the
Pepsi Center. In addition, Steve represented the Denver Broncos on
the new football stadium. Steve currently represents ISC Corporation
on its interest in bringing a NASCAR race to Colorado.
Actively involved in many political, charitable, and community
causes, Steve is the founder and Chairman of the Board of the
American Transplant Foundation. Steve is a member of the board of trustees for the Anti-Defamation League,
Children's Diabetes Foundation, Race to Erase M.S. Foundation, and the Children's Hospital Foundation. Further,
he is a board member for Citywide Banks, Denver Health Foundation, Aurora EDC and Alliance for Choice in
Education (ACE) and is a Capital Campaign Chair for Denver Hospice.
Steve served as co-chair and a member of the executive committee of the Host Committee for the 2008
Democratic National Convention. He was chairman of former Colorado Governor Roy Romer's successful
gubernatorial campaigns and was a member of the Site Advisory Committee for the 2000 Democratic National
Convention. He served as co-chair for former Governor Bill Owens’ College for Colorado.
Steve's past community involvement includes serving as chairman of the board of trustees of The Rose Health Care
Systems, parent company of The Rose Medical Center, and chairman of The Rose Medical Center and the Rose
Community Foundation, as well as serving on the board of directors for the University of Colorado Hospital
Foundation. He was a member of the board of directors of the Allied Jewish Federation, functioning as campaign
chairman in 1984 and 1985 and president in 1986. He served on the board of directors for the Denver Metro
Chamber of Commerce and the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation from 1997 to 2003. He also served on the
board of trustees for the University of Denver and is immediate past chairman of the executive committee of
Colorado Concern. Steve was appointed in 2003 by then Colorado Governor Bill Owens as a member of the
Commission of Civil Service Reform.
In 2004, Steve received the Del Hock Lifetime Achievement Award from the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
In 2007, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice from the University of Colorado School of
Law and the Barbara Davis High Hopes Award in recognition for his many contributions to the community and the
Children’s Diabetes Foundation. In 2008, he was honored as Businessperson of the Year by the Rocky Mountain
John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J.
The Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J. joined Regis University as
President in 2012. Before coming to Colorado he served as
the Associate Provost for Faculty Development at Marquette
University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to that, he was a
member of the University of San Francisco (USF) Board of
Trustees, and was elected to the Gonzaga University Board of
Trustees in July 2008. He also served as Vice President for
Administration and Interim Dean of the College of Professional
Studies at USF from June 2007 to June 2009.
Father Fitzgibbons was appointed Superior and Director of
Novices at the Novitiate of the North American Martyrs in St.
Paul, Minn., from 2001-2006. He taught English at Creighton
University from 1996 to 2001 and at Marquette University
from 1993 to 1996. While at Creighton, he was director of the Jesuit Humanities Program and
served on the executive council of the College of Arts and Sciences.
He holds a Ph.D. in English from Loyola University Chicago; an S.T.M. in Moral Theology from
the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; an M.Div. from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology;
an M.A. in English from the University of Chicago; and a B.A. in philosophy and English from
Saint Louis University.
A native of Omaha, Neb., he entered the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus in 1973 and
was ordained a priest in 1985. He continues to be active in research scholarship, especially in
the relationship of religion and culture.
“Regis University is known for preparing its students to be leaders of positive change.” Father
Fitzgibbons said. “And strong partnerships with local businesses and the community will allow
us to continue delivering on that promise.”
» Professor of English, Creighton University – 1996-2001
» Professor of English, Marquette University – 1993-96
CEO and Founder, Connect13, LLC
COO, Global Technology Resources, Inc.
Steve is currently in multiple executive roles in the Colorado
technology ecosystem. As a respected and experienced
expert, he provides companies leadership in all areas of
business operations; branding, client relationships and
revenue generation regarding product and service offerings.
Following service as a member of Global Technology
Resources, Inc. (GTRI)’s Board of Advisors, he assumed the
role of Chief Operating Officer for the company. He is also
the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Connect13, LLC; an
advisory firm whose main purpose is to drive energy and
passion around strategic business growth for companies
within the technology ecosystem.
Steve previously served as CEO of Convercent (formerly Business Controls, Inc.), a SaaS
GRC/solutions provider. The firm employs a team of trained consultants backed by a global
software system that addresses employee compliance, culture and ethical issues. CEOs and
other C-suite officers hire Convercent to create a system-wide, safe and ethical workplace. The
company incorporates strategies that have saved millions in lawsuits and wasted resources.
These services are valuable in any industry or sector including corporations, schools and
governmental agencies at the federal, state and local levels.
Steve also serves as the incoming Chair of the Colorado Technology Association’s Board of
Norm Franke has been a regional President of Alpine Bank since
1990. He also performs duties as Regional President for the
Bank's Clifton, Downtown Grand Junction, Horizon Drive, Grand
Junction Mall, Fruita and Delta locations. He started with Alpine
Bank in May 1983 as a management trainee and has worked
with the bank's overall operations and computer systems, bank
operational duties, commercial lending, personnel
management, regulatory compliance and bank management.
Norm graduated with a B.A. in business administration from the
Fort Lewis College and graduated from the Graduate School of
Banking at Colorado University in Boulder.
Norm is active in his community and has served as chair of the
Colorado Bankers Association Board of Directors, Grand Junction Economic Partnership, Grand
Junction Chamber of Commerce, Grand Junction Symphony, Community Hospital Foundation
Board, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry board, the Industrial Development, Inc.,
and Western Colorado Hospice and Palliative Care. He has also served as member of the Grand
Junction Rotary, Treasurer of Colorado Children's Campaign and Mesa State College Board of
Trustees as an appointee of the governor.
Norm was honored as the ABC News “Person of the Week” in January 1996; Mesa County
Association of Realtors, Community Service Award in 1988; Colorado Bankers Association
Community Service Award in 2000 and the Del and Doris Scott award for community service in
2002; Grand Junction Rotary Ethical Business Citizen Award in 2000; Colorado Jaycees
Outstanding Young Coloradoan Award in 2000; and the Grand Junction Fire and Police
Departments Commendation for Outstanding Civic Leadership 2008.
The Gill Foundation
An American software entrepreneur and
philanthropist, Tim Gill started the Denver, Coloradobased Gill Foundation in 1994. The foundation is
dedicated to advancing equality by supporting
nonprofit organizations that serve lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and allied individuals, as well as
people with HIV/AIDS. Since its inception, the Gill
Foundation has invested more than $162 million in
nonprofit organizations throughout the country.
Tim has always been an advocate for civil rights. In addition to funding the gay and lesbian
movement for equal rights, he is also a strong supporter of social justice organizations and
educational institutions. Tim was one of the first major contributors to the Colorado AIDS
Project and has long supported local public radio and television through program underwriting.
Through the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a project of the Gill Foundation, Tim has
provided financial support to numerous organizations which serve the general public, including
nearly $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief.
Tim is founder and former chairman of Quark, Incorporated. He is recognized for
revolutionizing the publishing industry with innovative, affordable, page-layout software. Tim
founded Quark, Inc. in 1981 with a $2,000 loan from his parents and worked to build Quark, Inc.
into a leading developer of page-layout software.
Tim and his husband, Scott Miller, live in Denver, Colorado.
Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners
Ryan Good is Vice President and Partner at Etkin Johnson Real
Estate Partners, heading the company’s marketing efforts for
its 5 million square foot commercial real estate portfolio along
the Colorado Front Range. Ryan offers experience and insight
on both tenant and landlord representation having participated
in over 500 transactions - consisting of 7.2 million square feet
and nearly $300 million dollars during his tenure. In addition to
his leadership role with regard to leasing and operations of the
company’s portfolio, Ryan is concurrently involved in longrange planning and strategic management of the company’s
assets and operations.
Ryan graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Public Finance from Indiana University, where he
minored in entrepreneurship and small business management. He is Chair of the Associate
Board for the Food Bank of the Rockies, a board member of DMCAR, and mentor for Big
Brothers Big Sisters.
Chairman & CEO
Mark Goodman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Boyer
Coffee Company. Mark has served as the top executive in leading public
and private equity backed companies. Most recently, he has served as
Chief Executive Officer of MG Capital Group.
Previously, Mark served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating
Officer and CRO for Save-A-Lot. As COO, he was responsible for retail
operations of Save-A-Lot’s network of 1.200 stores, achieving sales,
profitability and growth objectives of the company. He had direct
responsibility for licensing development, merchandising, vendor
management and supply chain efforts.
Prior to leading the turnaround at Save-A-Lot, Mark served as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing
Officer, Strategy, Membership and E-commerce for Wal*Mart/Sam’s Club where he was responsible for
strategy development, marketing and membership enhancement for Sam’s Club. Previously, Mark held
the position of Corporate Vice President, U.S. Strategy and Operations for McDonald’s Corporation, with
responsibility for development and execution of strategies for profitable growth, as well as full
operations management of a 600-store business unit. Prior to this, Mark served as President of Agway
Retail Services and Vice President of ADR International Consultants. He also served on the staff of
Senator Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts.
Mark received his bachelors degree in philosophy of economics and logic from the College of Wooster,
masters degrees in philosophy and economics from Tufts University.
Mark is active in supporting educational institutions on a national basis. He has served on the board of
directors for St. Louis University School of Business, St. Louis, Missouri, Xavier University, New Orleans,
Livingstone College Salisbury, North Carolina, History Makers, Chicago, Illinois, Eton Academy,
Birmingham, Michigan, Cal State Dominquez Hills School of Business.
He was recently was awarded the designation as a National Association of Corporate Boards
(NACD) Board Leadership Fellow, the association’s highest designation.
American Red Cross Colorado & Wyoming Region
Recognized by Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s “Forty
Under 40” business leaders, Gino Greco joined the American Red
Cross as CEO in January, 2011. Prior to that he served as
President & CEO of The Wildlife Experience museum and as Chief
Operating Officer of CollegeInvest’s college savings plans. Under
his leadership, The Wildlife Experience’s attendance and
memberships doubled and tripled respectively, and
CollegeInvest’s assets under management grew to over $2.5
A long history of being actively involved in the community, Gino
serves on the board of directors of the Denver Metro Chamber
Leadership Foundation and the Leadership Advisory Council of
the Colorado Nonprofit Association. He was appointed by both Governors Owens and Ritter to
the CollegeInvest board of directors following his staff tenure, where he served a four-year
term culminating as Chair during the organization’s sale of its billion dollar student loan
program. He was a founding member of the 9Teachers Who Care program with 9News and has
also previously held board or leadership positions for the Denver Commission on Cultural
Affairs, Denver Kids Inc., The Children’s Museum of Denver and Denver Active 20-30 Children’s
Foundation. One who believes wholeheartedly in civic engagements, he is a proud graduate of
the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation’s Leadership Denver program and the
Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Citizens Academy (Denver Division). .
Proud to be a Colorado native, Gino received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of
Colorado at Boulder and received his Master of Business Administration from Regis University
in Denver. He lives in Lakewood with his wife and three children.
Chairman and CEO
Patrick H. Hamill is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of
Oakwood Homes, LLC. In addition to Oakwood Homes his other
business affiliations include: Town and Country Title and
Insurance Services, Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, Precision
Building Systems and PKK Investments. He is a Past Chairman
and emeritus member of the Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs
of Metro Denver, Trustee of the University of Denver, Chairman
of the Colorado Open Golf Foundation, Chair of the Colorado
Concern Board of Directors and serves on the Board of
Directors for HealthOne. He also serves on the Governor’s Early
Childhood Leadership Commission and the Mayor’s Education
Compact. Additionally, Pat co-founded two community development organizations in the
greater Denver area: The Foundation for Educational Excellence and the 21st Century High Tech
He received the “Professional Achievement Award” through the University of Denver Founders’
Day in 1999 and in 2007 was awarded the Boys and Girls Clubs Champion of Youth Award.
Pat received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of
Denver’s School of Real Estate and Construction Management.
CH2M Hill Companies
Jacqueline Hinman (formerly Rast) has 30 years of experience in the
engineering and construction industry. She serves as the Chief
Executive Officer of CH2M HILL. A Fortune 500 company, CH2M HILL
is a recognized global leader in consulting, full-service engineering,
construction, procurement, program management, and operations for
public and private clients. Jacqueline’s goals for the firm are market
leadership, balanced growth, and client stewardship. To achieve these
goals, she has prioritized safety, quality, sustainability, technology,
diversity, positive employee engagement, and the highest standards of
ethical behavior as drivers for CH2M HILL’s success.
From 2012 to 2014, Jacqueline served as the President of CH2M HILL's
International Division, which represented approximately US $2.5
billion annual revenue, and 12,000 employees worldwide. Prior to
taking this role, Jacqueline served as president of CH2M HILL's Facilities and Infrastructure Division, which
included 7,000 employees in the global business groups of Transportation, Industrial & Advanced Technology,
Operations & Maintenance and Urban Programs.
Jacqueline also oversaw the Major Programs group, which included the delivery of large engineering,
construction and operations programs worldwide, including the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
Games, the Rio 2016 Olympics and the MASDAR sustainable city in Abu Dhabi. During this time, Jacqueline
also served as Director of Mergers & Acquisitions, responsible for overseeing the firm’s acquisitive growth
strategies worldwide and for completing the acquisition of Halcrow Group, a UK headquartered engineering
firm with $1 billion in annual revenue. In 2012 she served as Halcrow’s Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer prior to its integration into CH2M HILL.
Prior to these positions, Jacqueline lead the firm's Center for Project Excellence, which ensured the
development of the company's innovative processes, tools and standards for worldwide consulting, design,
construction, operations and management programs. She also served as CH2M HILL's Senior Vice President
for International Development. In that capacity she stewarded the development, capture and mobilization of
strategic opportunities internationally, such as the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Panama Canal
Expansion. Before her current tenure with CH2M HILL, Jacqueline was the Chief Executive Officer of a
management consulting firm that provided financial risk analysis and budgeting services to government,
defense, and industrial infrastructure owners.
Jacqueline has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She is a registered
professional engineer, and is accredited under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) Program.
A. Barry Hirschfeld
President and CEO
A. B. Hirschfeld & Sons
The Hirschfeld legacy in both business and philanthropy spans five generations
with Barry representing the fourth generation and his two sons the fifth. Barry
Hirschfeld’s involvement for over 45 years in the Denver business community
includes owning and working in the areas of commercial printing,
entrepreneurial investments and real estate. In recognition of his outstanding
business career, he was inducted, along with his grandfather and father, into
the Colorado Business Hall of Fame in 2004.
In 1984, Barry assumed the role of President of A.B. Hirschfeld Press, the
commercial printing business founded in 1907 by his grandfather, A.B. He
served in that role until 2004 when he merged the company with National
Printing. Among his many entrepreneurial endeavors was Colorado Carphone
that he founded in 1984, and later sold the Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR)
portion of the business to Nextel in 1986. Colorado Carphone then evolved into
cellular telephones and was the first Colorado Master Agent for the wireline
carrier US West Cellular. He sold this business in1992.
Since he was in college, Barry has developed commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate, and this is where
his focus is today as President and CEO of A.B. Hirschfeld & Sons. In addition, Barry’s business activities include
serving for 22 years on the Board of Xcel Energy. He has served as Board Chair of the Metro Denver Executive Club
and Mountain States Employers Council where he continues on the Board.
Not only has the Hirschfeld family been leaders in the business sector, but they also have dedicated themselves to
working on behalf of the Denver community. Patriarch of the family, A. B. Hirschfeld, sat on over 50 civic boards
and served 6 years in the Colorado General Assembly and four years in the Colorado Senate. Barry’s father, Edward
Hirschfeld, followed in his father, A.B.’s footsteps and was involved in countless organizations where he assumed
many leadership roles.
Barry’s community involvement started as a child when he accompanied his grandfather in his various volunteer
projects. Among his current volunteer efforts are his ongoing commitment to conventions and tourism, serving on
the Board of VISIT DENVER for over 25 years. His endeavors on behalf of Denver and Colorado Tourism were
recognized by his induction in 2002 to the Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame. Barry also currently serves on the Board
of Trustees of the Denver Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, International Legal Studies Program Advisory
Board at the University of Denver College of Law, National Jewish Health, Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis
Center, the American Transplant Foundation and the Hundred Club of Denver. Some of his past volunteer efforts
are Board Chair of the Denver Art Museum, Vice Chair of the Boettcher Foundation, Board Member of the Allied
Jewish Federation of Colorado, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Clyfford Still Museum (founding Board
Member), Cherry Creek Arts Festival (founding Board Member), the Greenway Foundation Steering Committee
and membership in the Colorado Forum. In addition, in 1986 he was appointed by Governor Roy Romer to serve
on the Founding Board of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), another organization he was
instrumental in creating.
Barry enjoys golf, cars, motorcycles, sports, the arts and playing with his grandson.
Vice President of Operations
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Brad Holly was named Vice President of Anadarko’s
Rockies Operations in May 2013. Previously, he served
as Vice President of Southern and Appalachia
Operations beginning July 2012 and also served as
General Manager of the Greater Natural Buttes and
General Manager of Maverick Basin. Earlier in his
career, Brad served as Reserves and Planning Manager
for the Southern and Appalachia region, and was a
reservoir engineer and development supervisor on
Anadarko's Marco Polo and K2 developments in the
Brad has more than 17 years of experience in oil and natural gas exploration and production,
having begun his career with Amoco in 1994. He joined Anadarko in 1997 and has held
positions of increasing responsibility in onshore and offshore engineering and management.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University. Currently,
Brad serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the Texas Tech Petroleum Engineering
Department and also is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
President and CEO
Family owned and operated since 1952, Hutchison Incorporated
operates distribution companies in Colorado, Iowa and
Nebraska, and sales and service offices and depots across the
upper Midwest, Southwest, Northwest and Pacific states,
servicing lumber yards, farm stores, cooperatives, and
implement and hardware dealers across rural America. The
company also is engaged in lumber wholesaling, manufacturing
of steel products, and operates a truck line.
1960 - 1964 Florida State University, School of Business
Board Membership (Past and Present)
North America Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA)
Western Stock Show Association
National Western Livestock Show and Rodeo
J. K. Mullen High School
Denver Botanical Gardens
Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
First Interstate Bank of Denver (now Wells Fargo Bank)
Round Up Riders of the Rockies
Sewall House Rehabilitation Center
L. Roger Hutson
President and CEO
HRM Resources II, LLC
L. Roger Hutson is the President/CEO of HRM Resources
II LLC, a private firm specializing in the acquisition,
operation and development of producing oil and gas
assets. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, HRM’s core
area of operations is the Rocky Mountain and Mid
Continent regions with properties currently located in
Colorado, Wyoming and Kansas. This is the third
company Roger has founded. The previous two, HRM
Resources, LLC and Paladin Energy Partners, were
grown and successfully divested in 2011 and 2006
Roger is a 1982 graduate of Colorado School of Mines with a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering. In
March of 2004, He was appointed by Gov. Bill Owens to the Colorado School of Mines Board of
Trustees and was re-appointed in January 2009 by Gov. Bill Ritter. During his dual terms of
service, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees as well as the Chairman of the
Finance and Audit Committee. Roger is also the past President of the Board of Directors of the
Colorado Oil and Gas Association, and currently serves as an active member of the board. In
2011, Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed him to the Colorado Limited Gaming Commission
which oversees Colorado’s casino operations, and he presently acts as the Chairman of the
Always interested in finding ways to give back to his community, Roger was honored to serve as
a mentor for the Denver Petroleum Club in 2013, guiding a group of young industry
professionals to raise over $70,000 for the Wounded Warriors Project, the largest amount of
charity raised to date through the mentor program. He also makes it a point to remain involved
in numerous philanthropic activities, giving both time and financial support to such worthy
organizations as The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Children’s Hospital and the
Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
Chairman and CEO
El Pomar Foundation
Bill Hybl is Chairman and CEO of El Pomar Foundation. He is
President Emeritus of the United States Olympic Committee
having served during four Olympic Games when he led the
United States Olympic Team Delegations at the 1992 Olympic
Winter Games in Albertville, France, and the 1992 Olympic
Games in Barcelona, Spain. In 1998, he again led the U.S. Team
at the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, and, in 2000, at
the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. In March 2003, he was
elected Chairman of IFES and 2008 became Vice Chairman. He
serves on the board of The Fund for American Studies. Bill also
serves as Chairman and CEO of the U.S. Olympic Endowment
and as President of the Air Force Academy Foundation and The
Hundred Club of Colorado Springs.
He was Special Counsel to President Reagan in Washington DC in 1981. He also served as Vice
Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy from 1990-1997, and Chairman
from 2008 to present having been appointed by Presidents’ George W. Bush and Barak Obama
and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. In 2001, Bill was appointed U.S. Representative to the 56th
General Assembly of the United Nations.
Bill currently serves as Vice Chair of The Broadmoor Hotel and Chair of Garden City Company,
Garden City KS. He serves on the Board of FirstBank Holding Company, Lakewood CO and
Mountain States Employers Council of Denver CO. He is a 1964 graduate of The Colorado
College with a B.A., and the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder with a J.D. in 1967.
Bill and his wife, Kathy, live in Colorado Springs and have two sons and six grandchildren.
President and CEO
FirstBank Holding Company
John Ikard started with FirstBank in 1981 and was elected President
and CEO of FirstBank Holding Company in 1999. FirstBank is the
second largest bank in the State of Colorado with over $13 billion in
assets, 2,200 employees, and locations in Colorado, California, and
Arizona. John is an active community leader, serving as Chair-Elect
of the American Bankers Association and Chairman of the Denver
Area Boys Scouts Council. He also serves on the boards of the
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation and previously on the
boards of The Denver Foundation and Federal Reserve Bank of
FirstBank began its journey in Lakewood, Colorado, in 1963, with a commitment to superior
customer service, convenience and loyalty to its employees. FirstBank has grown through
consumer and commercial lending, superior banking services and a remarkable standard for
FirstBank is now Colorado’s second largest depository institution and Colorado’s largest locally
owned bank. FirstBank expanded into California in 1985 and Arizona in 2007 and plan to add
even more locations. After 50 years, its commitment to providing a high level of service for its
customers and in the community has not changed.
Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Michael Imhoff is a Managing Director of Fixed Income Capital
Markets for Stifel, Nicolaus. He serves on the Board of
Directors, Commitment and Credit Committees. Mike joined
the firm, as part of the merger with Hanifen, Imhoff in January
of 2000. He joined Hanifen, Imhoff as an Institutional Salesman
in October of 1987 and served as a Director, Treasurer and
Head of Trading for that firm. He is a graduate of the
University of Colorado with a BS in Finance and International
Mike currently serves on the FINRA Fixed Income Committee
and the Municipal Executive Committee and the Regional
Advisory Committee of SIFMA. He served on the Municipal
Securities Rulemaking Board From 2006-2009. Mike was
appointed to the State of Colorado Venture Capital Authority
and is a former Chair. He currently serves on the University of Colorado Foundation Board, Boy
Scouts of America Denver Area Council and Colorado Concern. He served on the Colorado
Infrastructure Finance Taskforce, on the Board of the Metro Denver Sports Commission, the
University of Colorado Alumni Association Board, the University of Colorado Business School
Advisory Board and the Children's Hospital Corporate Committee.
President and CEO
Walter Isenberg is co-founder of Sage Hospitality and serves
as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Sage specializes in the
operations, development and capital transactions of
hospitality real estate. Sage owns and operates 60 hotels
and 10 independent restaurants in 22 states, ranging from
large, urban, full-service properties to smaller, select-service
suburban properties. Walter directs all company operations,
including hotel development, asset management, and
Walter and his partner, Zack Neumeyer, were founders of
Sage Hospitality, in 1984. The company’s history of hotel
management includes the turnaround of dozens of distressed properties, asset management of
luxury hotels, program development as a developer and manager, and the restoration of
historically significant buildings located in large urban centers that were converted to hotel use.
Sage has been consistently recognized for its ability to “give back” to the communities it
represents. As an illustration, Sage was the first recipient of Marriott International’s Spirit to
Serve Award, given annually to a franchise partner that lives its vision to be an outstanding
corporate citizen. Sage has also been recognized for its commitment to customer service,
receiving excellence in Service awards at many of its hotels. Sage’s development group has won
numerous awards for excellence in the development of hotels and is nationally recognized as a
leader in historic preservation.
Walter is a member of the American Hotel Lodging Association Government Affairs committee
as well as Marriott International and Starwood Owner Advisory Boards. Active in the
community, Walter currently serves on the boards of Visit Denver, The Downtown Denver
Partnership, The Children’s Hospital Foundation and Colorado Concern.
Walter is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Walter lives in
Colorado with his wife Christie and their daughters Nicole and Tirunesh.
Douglas Jackson, Ph.D., J.D.
President and CEO
Dr. Douglas Jackson joined PROJECT C.U.R.E. in 1997 as
President/CEO. Currently, PROJECT C.U.R.E. is the world’s
largest distributor of donated medical supplies and
equipment to poor people living in third world countries,
delivering medical relief to more than 130 countries. On
average, Project C.U.R.E. distributes approximately 3 fortyfoot cargo containers each week.
Dr. Jackson holds a Juris Doctorate and a Ph.D. in Business
Administration/Finance from the University of Colorado. He administered the legal affairs of
CTB International, a Berkshire Hathaway firm in Indiana. Douglas served as the Director of the
Fermanian Business Center at Point Loma University in San Diego, California and the Provost at
Colorado Christian University.
Dr. Jackson is a member of the Alpha Delta Sigma and Beta Gamma Sigma National Academic
Honor Societies. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and the Past President of The Rotary Club of Denver.
He has received numerous awards including the Red Cross Lifetime Achievement Award in
Healthcare, the Colorado Ethics in Business Award and the Regis University Civis Princeps
Region Vice President, Mile High Region
Rich began his career in Telecommunications as an Assistant General
Manager with Time Warner Cable in 1993 after leaving the retail
industry. He served as an Operations Manager and General Manager for
small cable systems in the Los Angeles market, and in 1996, accepted the
role of Area General Manager for several acquisition properties in
southeastern Wisconsin. In May of 2000, he was named Vice President
of Operations for Time Warner’s division operations in southeastern
In 2005, Rich joined Comcast as the Area Vice President in Denver
Colorado. In 2009 he was named as the Regional Vice President of
Fulfillment for the Freedom Region, Comcast’s largest most competitive
market serving 2.5 million video subscribers across southern
Pennsylvania, northern Delaware and New Jersey. Rich’s team of over
3,500 employees represent seven operating areas across the three
states. He was responsible for the region’s field operations and
delivering on Comcast’s commitment to its customers every day. In 2011, Rich returned to Denver to serve
as Regional Vice President of Comcast's Mile High Region. In this position Rich oversees all operations for
Colorado and New Mexico.
With a strong belief in balancing work, family, and community, Rich has a robust history of community
service. He has served on the board of directors for the Young Americans Bank and Center for Financial
Education, the world’s only state-chartered, FDIC-Insured bank, exclusively for young people (under the age
of 22) reaching more than 52,000 young people in 50 states and a dozen foreign countries. Rich has also
served on the boards of the Urban League, The Downtown Denver Partnership, Boys and Girls Clubs of
America, Junior Achievement, Kiwanis, the Mary Lou Mahone Foundation, and the Wisconsin Cable and
Communications Association (WCCA). He is associated with the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in
Communications (NAMIC), National Cable and Television Association (NCTA), Cable Television Advertising and
Marketing (CTAM), Women In Cable and Telecommunications (WICT), and the Walter Kaitz Foundation.
Rich was named in the “Top 40 under 40” executives in the Telecommunications Industry by MultiChannel
News in 2006. He was recognized as an influential leader by Cable World Magazine and was a NAMIC
Luminary Award recipient. Rich is a Chicago native and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he
received his business degree with a concentration in Marketing. He has completed executive education
programs designed specifically for telecommunications executives through the University of Denver and
Harvard Business School. Rich and his wife Lesley have three daughters.
President and CEO
GE Johnson Construction Company
On January 1, 1997, Jim assumed the role of President and
CEO of GE Johnson Construction Company, a commercial
general contractor with annual sales volumes in excess of
$400 million headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Before becoming President, Jim served as Vice President in
which primary responsibilities included business development
and the formation of the Special Projects Division. Jim was
born in Wichita, Kansas, however, grew up in Colorado
Springs. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in
Construction Science in 1984 from Kansas State University.
Jim is a current board member of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak
Region Foundation Board; Wells Fargo Bank-Colorado Springs Community Board of Directors;
Kansas State University Foundation Board of Trustees; Kansas State University College of
Engineering Advisory Council; Kansas State University Alumni Association Board of Trustees;
Member Young Presidents Organization.
Jim is past board member of the Downtown Partnership Board of Directors; Associated General
Contractors-Colorado board member; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; El Pomar Community
Health; Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs; Penrose Hospital Foundation Board; Past Chair
of the Penrose Foundation Capital Campaign; past member of the Workers Compensation
Coalition; past member of the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation;
Citizen’s Goals Board Member; and a past member of the Southeast Denver Douglas County
Economic Development Council. Jim served as President of Citizen's Goals in 1994 and was a
member of the El Pomar Community Health Center Board of Trustees, serving as President in
Jim married his wife Laura in 2000 and they have four grown children. Jim and Laura enjoy
living in Colorado Springs and also enjoy spending time in their recently completely home
outside of Westcliffe, Colorado and spending times outdoors with the kids, horses, and dogs.
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Stephen M. Jordan became president of Metropolitan State
University of Denver on July 1, 2005. Steve had been president of
Eastern Washington University since 1998. He holds a doctorate and
a master’s degree in public affairs from CU-Denver and a bachelor’s
degree from the University of Northern Colorado.
With an impressive career of three decades in higher-education
administration—the last 14 at the presidential level—Steve was
named one of the nation’s most innovative and entrepreneurial
higher-education leaders in the book The Entrepreneurial College
President, by James L. Fisher and James V. Koch. The authors
describe Steve and 16 others as leaders who “appreciate, but are not
anchored by, the past and who readily question the status quo, generate innovative ideas, and
find ways to prevent organizational structure from discouraging change.”
Steve serves on the board of the Downtown Denver Partnership and was appointed by former
Gov. Bill Owens to the Colorado Education Alignment Council, which is working to align high
school and college preparation with workforce needs. Recently, the National Collegiate Athletic
Association appointed Steve to a four-year term on its Division II Presidents Council and in
November 2007, he was elected president of the council. Steve and his wife Ruthie live in
downtown Denver. They have two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren.
President and CEO
Phil Kalin joined Pinnacol Assurance in 2013 with 35 years of experience
successfully leading complex, high-performing organizations spanning health
care, health policy, health care information technology and education. He’s a
forward-looking executive with a track record of innovation, quality
enhancement and cost containment.
Prior to joining Pinnacol, Phil served as president and CEO of the Center for
Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan
organization created to improve Colorado’s health care quality and contain
costs. Under Phil’s stewardship, CIVHC became nationally recognized as a
leader in health care innovation, including recognition for the development
of Colorado’s All Payer Claims Database to assess the cost, utilization and
quality of health care statewide.
Phil began his career as a hospital system executive with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He then
served as executive vice president and chief operating officer with Mt. Sinai Health Care System in Cleveland
before moving to Colorado to serve as president and CEO of Denver’s Rose Health Care System. At Rose, Phil
implemented system wide initiatives focused on quality improvement, patient satisfaction and clinical
He then served as chairman and CEO of CustomMed Solutions, a software and technology company offering
solutions to reduce costs in the insurance and managed-care industries. Following CustomMed’s sale in 2000,
Phil turned his skills in strategic planning, finance and organizational development to the Denver Jewish Day
School where, as president and CEO, he reversed years of enrollment decline and obtained regional and
national recognition for the school’s achievements.
Phil has served on numerous boards, and most recently served on the board and executive committee of the
Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, the national advisory board of the Health Data Consortium
and as co-chair of the Denver Metro Chamber’s health committee. He’s been recognized in the Denver
Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Denver Health Care” and as one of two “Colorado's Big Thinkers of 2012:
Health” by The Denver Post.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Iowa, as well as a master’s degree in health
care administration from the University of Michigan. Phil lives in Denver and is an avid road and mountain
cyclist; he also enjoys travel and reading. His family includes two siblings, his partner Dr. Lynn Rosdal, a
daughter and her husband, a grandson, and a stepson and his wife.
Chairman and CEO
Robert A. Katz was appointed a director of the Company in June
1996 and served as Lead Director from June 2003 until his
appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Company in February
2006. Rob was appointed Chairman of the Board in March 2009.
Prior to his appointment as the Company's Chief Executive Officer
in February 2006, Rob was associated with Apollo Management L.P.
since 1990. Rob is a director of the Vail Valley Foundation.
Don Kortz has been involved in real estate transactions in excess
of $1 billion and has served as a consultant to major corporations
in a variety of real estate matters. A Denver native, he has played
an active role in consulting with law firms and other professional
organizations in their expansion, contraction and relocation needs.
Cassidy Turley is the fourth largest commercial real estate firm in
the country with offices throughout the United States, together
with 72 international offices.
Don received his BA from Tulane University and his Juris Doctor
from the University of Denver. He is a past chair of the Denver
Metro Chamber of Commerce, The Children’s Hospital, Rose
Medical Center and University of Denver for Interfaith Studies.
Don also has served, or serves, as a trustee or Board Member on National Jewish Health,
Denver’s Zoological Foundation, Mizel Museum, Judith Ann Griese Foundation, Jewish
Community Center and Health One. Don was appointed by Governor Ritter to the Blue Ribbon
Commission for Health Care (208 Commission).
Shea Homes Colorado
Chester T. “Chetter” Latcham is President of the Colorado Division of
Shea Homes. In this capacity, he oversees the build-out of the
master-planned communities of Highlands Ranch (22,000-acres),
Reunion (3,000 acres in Commerce City), and Stepping Stone (300
acres in unincorporated Douglas County), as well as other new home
communities throughout the greater Denver metropolitan area.
Before becoming President in 2002, Chetter was VP of Shea
Properties for four years supervising all commercial development for
the Division. Under his tenure, Shea Homes Colorado has built over
4,700 homes and 1.5 million square feet of commercial projects; and
has acquired 3,400 acres of land and over 1 million square feet of
Chetter is a third generation Colorado native, a CU graduate, and
serves on the boards of Hope Communities, Mountain States Employers Council, and the
Downing House. Chetter also maintains active memberships in the Urban Land Institute and
President and CEO
Arc Thrift Stores
Arc Thriftstores - Lloyd Lewis has served as President and CEO for
Arc Thrift Stores since December 2005, a Colorado non-profit
corporation whose primary lines of business include the popular
Arc Thrift stores as well as the Vehicles for Charity program. In
this capacity, Lloyd is responsible for generating funding to
support advocacy for persons with developmental disabilities in
the state of Colorado for 12 Arc chapters, including Down
syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, autism, and other forms of cognitive
deficit. Lloyd’s role includes oversight and management of Arc
Thrift’s 21 retail stores, corporate and support operations and a
staff of over 1,000 employees. Arc Thriftstores is one of the
largest employers of people with developmental disabilities in
Colorado, and since Lloyd’s tenure, has been an employer of other
significantly challenged populations as needs arise, including
refugees, women from safe houses, and people from substance
abuse and homeless programs. Under Lloyd’s leadership and
partnership with Volunteers of America, Arc’s annual food drive to supply meals on wheels and soup
kitchens and food pantries has grown to the second largest in the state, and this year over 170 tons of
food will be collected and distributed. Under Lloyd’s tenure, revenue has grown from $30 million to $60
million annually, and earned income from $2 million to $10 million annually.
Non profit boards of directors - Lloyd currently chairs the boards of the Mile High Down Syndrome
Association and Colorado Cross Disability Coalition. Past committees/boards include the marketing and
resource committee for the Arc of the United States and the Arc of Colorado, among others. He is the
father of five children, including a nine year old with Down syndrome and a seven year old who has a
sensory processing disorder.
Community - At Arc, he is instrumental in forging relationships with communities of color, including
Clinica Tepeyac, the Latina Safehouse, as well as other organizations including Denver’s Road Home.
Education - Lloyd holds a Masters Degree from the University of Chicago Graduate Business School and
has prior corporate experience with companies including IBM and Smith Barney. Prior to Arc, Lloyd had
extensive financial experience, including serving as Director of Finance for a publicly traded company,
and as Controller and CFO for a high tech start-up company.
Awards - Lloyd is the recipient of the following: Outstanding Vision and Leadership Award from the Arc
Thrift Stores Board of Directors; the Arc of Pikes Peak President’s Award; and a Civil Rights Award from
NewsEd Corporation for his work with challenged communities. He is also the recipient of an award as
one of Denver’s “unsung heroes” in celebration of Denver’s 150th anniversary, and Lloyd and Arc were
named as a “Changemaker” for the City of Denver Changemaker program sponsored by Ashoka and the
City of Denver.
President, Lockton Benefit Group - Denver
Lockton Companies, LLC
Bill has an extensive background within the fields of health care and
insurance. This has placed him within the sphere of the national health
care policy and financing debate. The scope and depth of his experience is
reflected in the various roles in which he has been asked to serve.
A student of health care finance, Bill has been a consultant to numerous
health systems, hospitals and national employers.
Highlights of his contributions include the following:
• Chair, Colorado’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform
• Current Chairman and Board member for Craig Hospital
• Current Board member for Children’s Hospital Colorado
• Current Board member of the Rose Community Foundation
• Current member of The Colorado Forum
• Current member of Advisory Board of the Colorado School of Public Health
• Former Board member and former Chair (2010-2011) of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
• Inaugural Board Chair of the Colorado Children’s Basic Health Plan Policy Board
• Past Chair of the oldest small business coalition in the United States, the National Small Business
• Past Grant Review and Award panel member for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
• Past member of the National Advisory Council of the Academy for Health Services Research and
Bill has published and coauthored numerous articles and white papers on insurance, employee benefits,
health care, and health care reform. He frequently serves as a speaker and panelist for the Mountain States
Employers Council, national insurance companies, and national industry associations. He is often invited to
give testimony before the United States Congress. Bill addressed the Senate Finance Committee regarding
state healthcare reform at its “Prepare for Launch Health Reform Summit” on June 16, 2008.
In recognition of his contributions, in 2008, Bill received the National Governors Association Award for
Distinguished Service to State Government, and the John K. Inglehart Award for Leadership in Healthcare by
the Colorado Health Foundation. Bill was awarded the Colorado Business Magazine’s “Ethics in Business”
award and the Colorado Trust’s “Community Service” award. For over a decade, The Denver Business Journal
has named him to the list of “Who’s Who in Health Care in Colorado,” and in 2007, he was named the Power
Book Leader in the Category of Healthcare.
Chairman, President & CEO
Michael J. Long is Chairman, President and Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) of Arrow Electronics, Inc. Prior to his current role,
he served as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), with
responsibility for all of the company’s operations and business
units. Earlier in his career, as Senior Vice President and
President of Global Components, he was responsible for
overseeing semiconductor, passive, electromechanical and
connector products and services businesses worldwide.
Michael has been with Arrow since 1991 when the company
merged with Schweber Electronics, an organization where he
held various leadership roles from 1983 to 1990. As a result of
his success in running and growing this business, Michael was named one of Computer Reseller
News' “Top 25 Executives” in 2002 and 2004.
Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin
and attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He is active in the Young Presidents’
Organization, a global peer networking group. He serves on the Board of Directors of
AmerisourceBergen. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Denver Zoo.
Cheryl D. Lovell, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Rocky Vista University
Cheryl Lovell is president of Rocky Vista University in Parker,
Colorado. Its College of Osteopathic Medicine is a leader in
global, rural/wilderness, and military medicine.
Previously, Cheryl was professor of higher education and
Associate Academic Affairs Dean with the University of Denver’s
Morgridge College of Education. She also served as Chief
Academic Officer for the State of Colorado in its Department of
Higher Education. She was responsible for its academic and
student affairs, research/information/ data policy analyses, and
student access division.
Cheryl has edited the ASHE Reader on Public Policy and Higher Education (2010), and published
book chapters on “Federal Public Policy Issues and Community Colleges” in Community Colleges
for the Future and “Community Colleges in a Global Society: Is There One Best Model?” in
Globalization: Education Research, Change, and Reform.
Cheryl was also Vice President of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’
IV-West region. She helped create NASPA’s Public Policy Division. As its chair, she served on
NASPA’s Board of Directors for four years. Prior to the University of Denver, Cheryl staffed with
the State Higher Education Executive Officers, the National Center for Higher Education
Management Systems, and the Florida Board of Regents. Her Ph.D. is from Florida State
Donna Lynne, DrPH, is the executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
and Health Plan, Inc. and a group president for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and is responsible for its Pacific Northwest
and Georgia regions. In addition, she is the president of Kaiser Foundation Health
Plan of Colorado. There are more than 540,000 Kaiser Permanente members in
Colorado and 710,000 in the other two regions she oversees, with a combined
total revenue base of more than $7 billion. Kaiser Permanente Colorado owns and
operates more than 26 full-service medical offices in Denver, Boulder, Southern
Colorado and Northern Colorado and is the state’s largest group medical practice
organization. Kaiser Permanente Colorado has been a Medicare 5-Star Health
Plan since implementation of the 5-Star Program four years ago, and it has
achieved market-leading rankings by the National Committee for Quality
Assurance and J.D. Power and Associates.
From 1998 to April 2005, Dr. Lynne was the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Group Health
Inc., a $2.5 billion managed care organization. In the mid-1990s, she was the executive director of the New York
Business Group on Health. Dr. Lynne spent 20 years in various positions in New York City government, including
first deputy commissioner, Office of Labor Relations; director, Mayor’s Office of Operations; and senior vice
president, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
Dr. Lynne was an International Executive Fellow with the International Federation of Health Plans. She was
awarded the Denver Business Journal’s 2008 Outstanding Women in Business award. Dr. Lynne received the 2009
Distinguished Coloradan Award from the University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy. She also received the
President’s Award from Women in Health Management and the Health Care Leadership Award from the New York
Business Group on Health.
Dr. Lynne is the current Chair of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the boards of
Colorado Legacy Foundation, Colorado Mountain Club, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, Denver
Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Public Schools Foundation, Teach for America-Colorado and U.S. Bank
Colorado Advisory Board. Dr. Lynne is a member of Colorado Concern and Colorado Forum. She currently co-chairs
the Denver Education Compact Executive Advisory Board for Mayor Michael B. Hancock. Additionally, in 2010 she
was one of 16 statewide transition co-chairs and the Personnel and Administration Committee co-chair for
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Dr. Lynne has a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of New Hampshire, a
master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University, and a doctorate in public health
from Columbia University. She also holds the designation of Certified Employee Benefits Specialist from the
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans/University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. Since 2005, Dr.
Lynne has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at Columbia University.
Dr. Lynne enjoys skiing, mountaineering, cycling, and reading. She resides in Morrison, Colorado and has three
children, Rachel (34), James (32), and Ben (30).
President and CEO
Liberty Media Corporation
Greg Maffei leads the team transforming this diversified company
with interests in media, technology, and telecom into a more
focused operating company to maximize shareholder value and
compete in the digital age. Liberty's assets include some of the
world's most respected media companies including QVC, Starz,
SIRIUS XM, Expedia, Live Nation, Barnes and Noble and the
Atlanta Braves. Greg became CEO of Liberty in February 2006;
since that time Liberty's stock has significantly outperformed the
major stock indices and media comparables.
Previously, Greg has served as president and CFO of Oracle, CEO
of 360networks Corporation (a regional broadband carrier), CFO
of Microsoft, and chairman of Expedia. He has an MBA from
Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and an
AB from Dartmouth College. Greg serves as a director of Barnes
and Noble, Electronic Arts, Liberty Interactive, Liberty Media, Live Nation Entertainment,
Lockerz, SIRIUS XM and zillow.com.
Colorado State University System
Michael V. Martin was named Chancellor of the Colorado State
University System in May 2012. Based in Denver, the Chancellor is the
chief executive officer of the CSU System, responsible for working with
the Board of Governors to lead the system's operations, set legislative
strategy, serve as the primary spokesperson and increase engagement
among alumni, donors and the business community.
Prior to joining the CSU System, Michael served four years as Campus
Chancellor of Louisiana State University and A&M College. Before
serving at LSU, he was President of New Mexico State University.
Before arriving at NMSU in 2004, Michael served for six years as Vice
President for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of
Florida, leading the university's Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences with more than 3,000 employees statewide. He began his
academic career at Oregon State University as a faculty member in the
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
In 2007, Michael received the Justin Smith Morrill Memorial Award, named after the author of the bill
creating land-grant universities, which honors outstanding service on behalf of the land-grant mission.
Only six individuals have been designated to receive this award since it was first given in 1980. For his
leadership in improving the quality of life for New Mexico citizens and future generations, he was
awarded the 2008 Distinguished Leadership Award by Leadership New Mexico.
A native of Crosby, Minn., Michael earned a bachelor's degree in business and economics and a master's
degree in economics at Mankato State College (Minnesota State University). He received his Ph.D. in
applied economics from the University of Minnesota in 1977. His areas of specialization are prices,
international trade, public policy, transportation and business logistics.
Michael and his wife, Jan, have two children, both adopted from South Korea. Amanda, a graduate of
the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, is a graphic artist in Saint Paul, Minn. Sam, who holds a
bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and a master's from Sarah Lawrence College, is a
genetics counselor at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City.
Nancy McCallin, Ph.D.
Colorado Community College System
As President of the Colorado Community College System, Dr. McCallin leads
the state’s largest system of higher education, which serves more than
162,000 students annually. The system has academic programs in the 13
state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than
160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.
Before coming to CCCS, Nancy served for six years as the Executive Director
of the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting, a cabinet level
position. In that role she was responsible for budget policy and resource
allocation for the state’s $13 billion budget.
For a decade prior to her role in the Owens’ Administration Nancy was chief
economist for the Legislative Council of the Colorado General Assembly.
From 1981 to 1989, she was an economist with United Banks of Colorado, Inc. (now Wells Fargo) where
she was responsible for analyzing and forecasting national, state, and mountain region economies.
Currently Nancy serves on the board of the American Council on Education, is a member of The College
Board’s Community College Advisory Panel, the Colorado State Governor’s Education Leadership
Council, the Colorado Workforce Development Council, a board member of the Community Advisory
Board of Wells Fargo Bank of Colorado, a board member of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, a
member of Colorado Concern, and a member of the Women’s Forum. Previously, she served as
commissioner on the Supreme Court Nominating Commission, chair and board member of the Colorado
Housing and Finance Authority, board member of the National Association of State Budget Officers,
board member of the National Association of Business Economists, board member of the Institute of
International Education, president of the Denver Association of Business Economists, and commissioner
on the Information Management Commission of the State of Colorado.
Dr. McCallin earned a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College, and a Master of Arts and a
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Columbine Health Plan
David McReynolds is the founder and President of Columbine
Health Plan. He is a Colorado native.
David began his career in the auto glass industry. He later
worked in professional sports as the Vice President of Sales
and Marketing for the San Jose Diablos of the International
Volleyball Association. He was the host of the radio talk
show “Sportsprobe”. He has owned and operated
companies in the advertising, food service and health care
Columbine Health Plan, founded in 1993, is a specialty health
plan that provides chiropractic, acupuncture and massage
therapy services to over 500,000 Colorado members.
David is the Chairman of the Board of the Denver Health Foundation. He currently serves on
the boards of the American Transplant Foundation, Denver Police Activities League and
National Association of Specialty Health Organizations. His past board memberships include
the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, Denver Press Club,
Denver Metro Chamber Foundation and the Metro Denver Sports Commission.
David was recognized with the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s M. Doak Jacoway
Volunteer of the Year Award in 2003. Governor Bill Owens proclaimed June 16, 2005 as “David
McReynolds Day” in Colorado for his work in passing landmark legislation and making a
difference in the lives of young people in the state.
He has two adult daughters, Krista and Shannon.
Chief Investment Office and Co-Founder
Chairman and CEO
Larry A. Mizel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business
administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1964, and
with a JD from the University of Denver - College of Law in
In 1972, Larry founded M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (MDC), one of the
nation’s top homebuilders and a New York Stock Exchangelisted company. He serves as Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of MDC, parent-corporation of Richmond American
Homes. Under his tenure, MDC realized revenues of nearly $5
billion in 2005 and over the past decade, has consistently
maintained one of the strongest financial positions in the
industry. MDC has the distinction of being one of the few
homebuilding-based companies to receive an investment-grade rating from all three rating
Larry was a founder, and until 1996, Chairman of the Board of Asset Investors Corporation
(AIC), a New York Stock Exchange-listed real estate investment trust, and of Commercial Assets
Inc. (CAX), a real estate investment trust that traded on the American Stock Exchange. In
addition, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Omnibank, a multibank holding
company, until its sale to KeyCorp in 1995.
Larry has been actively involved in many charitable, religious and community causes, to include:
The Council on Foreign Relations, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance,
the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Colorado Concern, the Mizel Museum, the
Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (The CELL), the Mizel Arts and Culture Center (The
MACC), the Denver Rustlers, National Jewish Health, the Allied Jewish Federation, the National
Homeland Defense Foundation, the El Pomar Foundation, the Milken Institute and the Colorado
Larry Mizel and his wife Carol reside in Denver and have two grown children and six
Intermountain Rural Electric Association
Patrick Mooney has served as General Manager of Intermountain
Rural Electric Association since May of 2011. He joined the
Association in January 2010 as Deputy General Manager and
General Counsel. Prior to joining IREA, Patrick practiced law for 30
years, most recently with the law firm of Semple, Mooney and
Farrington, P.C. Beginning in 1989, Patrick represented IREA in labor
relations and employment matters. He represented the Association
as General Counsel beginning in 1998. As General Counsel, he
worked directly with the Board of Directors, upper management, the
Association's major contractors, wholesale power suppliers, project
partners and regulatory bodies.
Patrick graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1977 with a Bachelor's Degree in
Economics and from the University of Denver College of Law in 1980. He is married and has two
John C. Moore III
Vice President/Director of Civil Engineering
Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers
John has devoted his career to Martin/Martin. A Colorado
native, he joined the firm in 1988 and beginning August of 2011
leads a division of the organization as the Director of Civil
Engineering. John was recently elected to the firm’s Board of
Directors and also oversees Martin/Martin’s Vail Valley office in
John specializes in civil design of large-scale retail facilities,
shopping centers and residential developments. He also has
extensive experience with public works and roadway projects.
During the approval phase of a project, his strong business
capabilities and knowledge of jurisdictional entities help to
expedite the process. Clients benefit from both John’s skillful
approach to project challenges and his technical ability. Key projects he has overseen include
Southshore at Aurora—a former Parade of Homes and National Association of Home Builders
National Master Planned Community of the Year award recipient, and the Lone Tree
Registration: Professional Engineer - Colorado
Colorado State University, BSCE, 1985
Arvada Chamber of Commerce
Aurora Economic Development Council – Executive Board member
Jefferson County EDC– Executive Board member
Northwest Douglas County EDC – Executive Board member
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Glendale Chamber of Commerce
The West Chamber
National Society of Professional Engineers
Ferrari Club of America
Mr. Brent Morse graduated from the University of Oklahoma
with honors in 1979 with a BBA in Petroleum Land
In 1979, Brent moved to Denver to begin his career as a
petroleum landman with Amoco Production Company. In
1986, he formed his own independent oil company to pursue
drilling and exploration projects and acquire oil and gas
In 1993, he co-founded Saga Petroleum Corp., a private
independent exploration and production company focused on
acquiring operated properties with developmental potential in
the Rocky Mountain Region, Texas, Alabama, and New Mexico.
Brent is actively involved in many charitable and community causes including The Bridge
Project, ACE, Jewish Family Service, Colorado Uplift and The Denver Scholarship Foundation.
Brent lives in Englewood with his wife Julie. They have two children.
Dr. David Neumann
Founder, CEO and Chairman
Neumann Systems Group
Dr. Neumann is the founder, majority shareholder and CEO of
Neumann Systems Group. Under his leadership the company
has been awarded over $140mm worth of Research and
Development funding and twice made the Inc. 500 list for
fastest growing privately held companies. NSG was recently
awarded a $73mm contract from Colorado Springs Utilities to
build and install its first commercial, clean coal, emissions
Dr. Neumann has managed and directed billion dollar
government space and weapons projects and managed groups
of over 700 people. Dr. Neumann holds a Ph.D. in Engineering
Physics, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Physics
from the Air Force Academy. He has over 30 publications and 45
University of Northern Colorado
Kay Norton became the 12th president of the University of
Northern Colorado in July 2002.
During her tenure, the university has seen record enrollment,
earned re-accreditation by the North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools (NCA), and engaged in a successful longrange comprehensive planning initiative lauded by the State of
Colorado and the NCA. UNC also continued its five-year transition
to Division I intercollegiate athletics and gained entrance into the
Big Sky Conference. UNC’s Monfort College of Business earned the
prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from the U.S.
Department of Commerce, the nation’s highest honor for quality
and performance excellence.
Kay joined the university’s staff in 1998 as vice president for university affairs, general counsel
and secretary to the Board of Trustees. As vice president, she oversaw the university’s external
relations activities, including alumni affairs, fund-raising, media relations, government relations,
communications, university marketing and publications.
Her association with the university began in 1995, when former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer
appointed her to the UNC Board of Trustees. She served on the board, where she was vice
chair, from 1995-98.
Her public service has also included service on the Greeley Philharmonic Board of Directors,
Colorado Legal Aid Foundation Board, Greeley Rotary Club Board of Directors, United Way of
Weld County Board of Directors, President of the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, and a
member of the Greeley Planning Commission.
Before her work at UNC, Kay practiced law for 22 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in
English in 1973 from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and a juris doctorate from the
University of Denver College of Law in 1976.
Denver Office Managing Partner
Gregory Osborn is managing partner of the Denver office. He joined the
firm in 1981 and has served as a partner since 1989. He serves clients
primarily in the medical, manufacturing and distribution, real estate,
not-for-profit and agricultural industries.
SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE / EXPERTISE
• Corporate and individual taxation
• Income Tax Consulting
• Wealth Management
• Estate and gift tax planning strategies
• Retirement plan consulting and
• Financial auditing
• Healthcare Professionals Consultant
• Entrepreneurial Services
• Mergers and Acquisitions
Business Advisory Services
Family Office Services
• B.S., Accountancy, University of Northern Iowa
• Harvard Business School Executive Education, Leading Professional Service Firms
• Member, Denver Rotary Club
• Member, The Medical Study Group of
• Member, Pax Cristi Catholic Church
Member, Highlands Ranch Hot Rodders
Member, Colorado Concern
Member, Denver Metro Chamber of
Commerce Board of Governors
• Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Member, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants
David G. Palmer has more than 30 years of trial and appellate
experience throughout the Rocky Mountain region, Texas and
California, including numerous multi-week jury trials involving
claims under federal and state antitrust laws, securities and
commodities laws, allegations of civil or criminal fraud,
conspiracy, RICO, class actions, and claims under federal
environmental statutes. These representations and trials have
involved parties engaged in the energy, food and beverage,
financial and securities, software development sales, and a
multitude of other businesses.
David has been included in every edition of The Best Lawyers
in America since 1982 and listed by Chambers and Partners
USA Guide, an annual listing of the leading business lawyers
and law firms in the world, since 2008. He has defended corporations and their officers in
federal and state criminal grand jury investigations throughout the United States. David has
been involved in numerous commercial and securities arbitrations serving as an advocate, as an
arbitrator, and as a mediator in complex business disputes.
President and CEO
Delta Dental of Colorado
Kathryn A. Paul currently serves as the President and CEO of Delta Dental of
Colorado, a dental benefit service corporation that serves over 1 million
enrollees in Colorado. Revenues exceed $270,000,000 per year with a staff of
100. Delta Dental of Colorado is a member of Delta Dental Plans Association,
the largest dental carrier in the United States. Kate also serves on the Board
of the Delta Dental Plans Association as its vice-chair beginning January 2013.
Prior to this position, Kate served as President, Group Operations West, for
Kaiser Permanente. She was responsible for KP’s operations in Colorado,
Kansas City, Portland and Hawaii. Her area of responsibility included
organizations with combined revenues of $2.5 billion and 11,000 employees.
She assumed the role of President of Kaiser Permanente's Rocky Mountain
Division in 1994, having held several management positions of increasing responsibility with in Kaiser
Permanente in Northern California, the Northeast and Ohio beginning in 1970.
Kate received her B.A. degree in sociology from the University of California and her Master’s of Public Health
from the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in Hospital Administration. She completed the
Advanced Management Program in 1984 at Harvard University School of Business Administration and has also
been a Fellow at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Kate is a past chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver branch. She
currently serves on the boards of the Denver Art Museum, Mile High United Way, Colorado Concern, Sisters of
Charity of Leavenworth Health System, and The COPIC Companies. She has been a director of two publiclytraded companies, chairing governance and compensation committees. She has also served on the board of
trustees of a number of other non-profit organizations including the Denver Zoological Foundation, the
Economic Club of Colorado and The Colorado Trust including service as its chair. She is a governance fellow of
the National Association of Corporate Directors.
She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Colorado
Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
The Pauls Corporation
Mr. Pauls is a Canadian educated Chartered Accountant, who
practiced accounting under both his own name and as partner in
the firm that is now Deloitte & Touche in Canada.
Bill is chairman of The Pauls Corporation and has been in the real
estate business with headquarters in Colorado since 1978.
Manager of State & Government Affairs, Rocky Mountain Region
Perry Pearce is Manager, State Government Affairs, Rocky
Mountain Region for ConocoPhillips. He is responsible for
supervising the company’s state government relations program
in the Rocky Mountain States of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming,
Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Idaho.
Prior to joining ConocoPhillips in his current position, Perry was
responsible for state government affairs in the Rocky Mountain
States for Burlington Resources, Inc. Perry began his career as
an attorney in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he worked in the
field of energy law in private practice and as the attorney for the New Mexico Oil Conservation
Commission. He left private practice in 1992 to join Burlington Resources.
Born in Durham, NC, he received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration –
Accounting, from the University of San Francisco and his Juris Doctorate from Hastings College
of the Law, University of California. Perry and his wife, Bradley, moved to Denver in 2006.
Their 3 grown children, Alex, Jackie and Peter, reside in Raleigh, NC, Denver and Pasadena, CA
President and CEO
Westerra Credit Union
Alan Peppers joined Westerra Credit Union in 1992 and currently
serves as Chief Executive Officer. He brings over 30 years of credit
union experience to his role as President/CEO. Alan is a progressive
thinker and is well respected within the credit union industry - having
a reputation for facilitating positive change at the local, state and
At Westerra, Alan has focused on achieving excellent financial
performance, providing outstanding service quality and increasing
product usage by the membership. Following his management
strategy of "Whatever you do...do it for the members!" the credit
union's assets have grown from $165 million in 1992 to over $1.2
Currently, Alan serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CUNA Mutual Group, a
multi-billion dollar financial services and insurance provider serving credit unions. He has a
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.
Jordon Perlmutter & Co.
Jay spent four years with Perl-Mack after graduating from the
Arizona State University School of Business in 1980. From there he
became a partner in Jordon Perlmutter & Co. in 1984. The
company is a full-service multi-faceted commercial real estate
development and management company.
The company has developed several million square feet of indoor
malls, regional and community shopping centers, multi-single
family apartments and office projects.
Jay is a Denver native and is married with three children. He is also
a graduate of George Washington High School. His hobbies
include skiing, tennis, golf and road biking.
Jay formerly served on the board of directors of Ramah of the Rockies, the Downtown Denver
Partnership and the Hillel Counsel of Colorado.
Senior Managing Director
CB Richard Ellis
Before serving as Senior Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis, Ray C.
Pittman founded Pittman Development Group, a leading land and
commercial property development company in Denver. His
background includes more than 20 years of experience in commercial
real estate brokerage, services and development. During this time he
has managed some of Colorado’s largest and most prominent
commercial and mixed-use developments. Ray led the team that
created the vision for High Point, an 1,800-acre mixed-use community
near Denver International Airport. He oversaw all aspects of the
project’s initial development prior to its sale to LNR Property
Corporation in 2006. Other significant projects include the 295-acre
Stapleton Business Center, the 1.1 million square foot Circle Point
Corporate Center, the 1,789-acre Village at Avon mixed-use
community, the 295-acre EastGate Commerce Center, and the
proposed re-development of the 440-acre StorageTek site.
Prior to founding Pittman Development Group, Ray served as Colorado’s senior vice president and
regional manager for Catellus Development Corp. In this role, he initiated some of the company’s most
exciting projects and was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development business, including
acquisitions and dispositions, marketing, sales and leasing, project design, construction management,
project financing and community and government relations.
From 1985 through 1999, Ray served in a variety of brokerage and senior management roles with CB
Richard Ellis. He was named President of Corporate Services and Global Account Management in 1998.
In this position, he oversaw the development and servicing of major corporate accounts and
assignments and also led the global account management team responsible for relationship
management and worldwide service delivery for many of the firm’s largest corporate and institutional
clients. Prior to this role, Ray held a number of management and leadership positions for CB Richard
Ellis, including Executive Managing Director for the company’s Midwest Region, and Executive Managing
Officer for the Denver area.
Ray graduated with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has completed
additional course work in real estate and finance at the University of California, Los Angeles and
Stanford University. He resides in Greenwood Village, Colorado with his wife, Kristin and their three
Chad R. Preiss
President, Engine Systems
Chad R. Preiss was named Woodward Engine Systems President in
August 2008. He joined the company a decade earlier, and served in
a variety of roles in engineering and marketing/sales management.
Prior to his current role, he was Vice President and Director of
Business Development focusing on Woodward's merger and
acquisition activities, strategic planning and sales channels.
Chad has a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa
State University and a master's degree in business administration
from Rockford College.
President and CEO
La Plata Communities
B. Douglas Quimby is the President, Chief Executive Officer and
principal owner of La Plata Communities, Inc., a master
planned community development company in Colorado
Springs, Colorado. La Plata's communities include Cordera,
North Fork at Briargate, Briargate Crossing and The Farm.
From 2002 through 2007, Doug served as the Chief Operating
Officer of La Plata Investments, LLC, the developer of the
Briargate and Pine Creek master planned communities.
Briargate, Pine Creek, Cordera and North Fork together
comprise nearly 9,000 acres of residential, office, commercial
and other property.
Prior to joining La Plata Investments, Doug practiced law for
many years. As an associate and partner in Holme Roberts and Owen from 1978 to 1991, and
later with his own firm, he served as legal counsel for the developers of master planned
communities in Colorado Springs, including Cheyenne Mountain Ranch, Mountain Shadows,
Peregrine, Northgate and the Broadmoor Resort Community. Doug was also General Counsel,
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Professional Bull Riders, Inc. from January,
1994 through October, 2001. He is currently a trustee for Colorado Mesa University in Grand
Junction, President of UCCS Development Corp. (an affiliate of the University of Colorado,
Colorado Springs), and the President of the Pikes Peak Real Estate Community Foundation.
Doug is a past chairman of both the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development
Corporation and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and has served as a director of
several other non-profit organizations. He graduated from Harvard College in 1975 and earned
a law degree from Stanford Law School in 1978.
Kevin G. Quinn
President and CEO
Kevin G. Quinn is President and CEO of Citywide Banks. Founded in 1963
in Denver, Citywide Banks is locally owned with 12 branch locations in
the region and over $1 billion in assets and more than 250 employees.
Previously, Kevin was President and Chief Operating Officer of Arizona
Business Bank, (CoBiz Financial) a position he held from 2001 to 2009.
Arizona Business Bank served the business banking community in the
Phoenix Metro Area and grew to approximately $1 billion in assets with
eight banking locations. Quinn was responsible for the initial transition
by CoBiz Financial into the Arizona market. Prior to that he served as
president of Colorado Business Bank- DTC (CoBiz Financial).
From 1988 to 1998 he was with Norwest Banks-Denver (Wells Fargo) as a
Senior Vice President and part of the senior management team of the
Denver Community Bank.
A Denver native, Kevin is and a 1983 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in
business administration/general business. He also received a graduate degree in banking from Stonier
Graduate School of Banking, University of Delaware in 1992.
Upon his return to Colorado in April of 2009, he has been active in business organizations and local charities
throughout the Denver Metro area, including:
Board member/Secretary of The Denver Health Foundation, which is the foundation arm of Denver
Health. Denver Health is Colorado’s primary level one “safety net” hospital for health care services
Executive Board member of the Boy Scouts’ of America and currently chairing the 2012 Investment
in Character campaign.
Board member of the Aurora Economic Development Council, which provides a partnership between
business and government in economic development.
Member of the Finance Committee for Cherry Creek Academy a charter school within Cherry Creek
Member of Colorado Concern, an alliance of top executives with a common interest in enhancing
and protecting the Centennial State's business climate.
Kevin is married and enjoys most of his free time with their six children.
Senior Shareholder and Director
Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti
J.D., Harvard Law School (1977); Cum Laude
M.R.P., Cornell University (1973); National Science
B.A., Cornell University (1971); Summa Cum Laude; Phi
ADMISSIONS and AFFILIATIONS
State of Colorado
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Tom Ragonetti is one of the top land use attorneys in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. His
practice is focused on land use, government regulation, public-private transactions and related matters.
He is a recognized specialist in land use planning and regulation, public finance for private development,
annexation, urban development, zoning and historic preservation. Beyond his unparalleled expertise in
land use and governmental regulation, Tom has comprehensive and diverse experience in real estate,
construction and eminent domain matters.
Tom is keenly interested—both personally and professionally—in Colorado and Denver development
issues. He has been working in the area for over 35 years. He has authored, and served as lead advocate
for, comprehensive growth management legislation in the State of Colorado. Additionally, Tom is an
adjunct professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado at Denver,
where he teaches in the urban and regional Planning program and is a lecturer in the University of
Colorado Leeds School of Business where he teaches in the real estate program. He is also an adjunct
professor at the University of Denver College of Law, where he teaches Land Use Planning and related
topics. He is also the Chairman and past President of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute. Tom has
served on numerous civic boards and commissions devoted to city planning and community
development, and he is a frequent speaker at and chair of local and national continuing legal education
programs concerning land use topics.
Prior to his career in law, Tom received a design degree in city and regional planning and worked in
urban planning and public financing capacities for the City of Boston, the Economic Consultants
Organization, Inc., the State of New York and the United Nations. A founding member of the firm, Tom
serves as the Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Michael S. Ramseier
President and General Manager, Colorado
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Mike Ramseier was named president of our Colorado plan,
effective Sept. 1, 2011. Anthem is one of Colorado’s largest
carriers, with a membership of about 950,000.
Mike brings more than 20 years of experience in the health
care industry to his role. He joined WellPoint in 1998 as a
senior contractor responsible for negotiating provider
contracts with Northern California hospitals and physician
organizations, and over the years Mike has been promoted
to a series of positions within Provider and Engagement
Contracting. Mike previously served as Vice President of
Provider Engagement and Contracting for WellPoint’s
western states. In this role, Mike led all contracting and
network strategies for WellPoint’s Commercial, Senior,
State Sponsored and Workers Compensation lines of
business for California, Colorado and Nevada. Most recently, Mike assumed the sole Network
Development and Strategy role for the California market as well as enterprise responsibilities
for State Sponsored Business and Senior. In his current position, Mike and his team have
focused on transforming Anthem’s delivery model in Colorado by pioneering innovative
network and benefit designs to encourage partnerships with physicians to reward quality of
care and reduce overall medical costs.
Mike is a committed corporate and community leader, husband and the father of two young
children. In 2012, he oversaw and directed the distribution of $1.4 million in charitable
contributions to Colorado nonprofit organizations. As an avid cyclist and health enthusiast,
Mike enjoys recreating in the mountains. Mike earned his Master’s Degree in Health Care
Administration from Saint Mary’s College in California.
Bow River Capital Partners
Blair Richardson is Managing Partner of Bow River Capital
Partners. He held executive positions in international sales and
trading of public equity and debt securities for nearly 25 years
(Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley & Co.).
Prior to forming Bow River Capital Partners, Blair was
Managing Partner of B.E. Richardson Investments, which
invested in a variety of industries throughout North America.
Between 1996 and 2002 his company made over 20 private
Previously, Blair was with Morgan Stanley & Company from
1987 to 1995. During his time at Morgan Stanley, Blair served
as President of Morgan Stanley Japan in Tokyo, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia in Hong
Kong, and Managing Director of the Equity and Fixed Income Department in New York.
He was born in Canada and has traveled extensively throughout the world. Blair is a member of
the boards of AUC Group L.P., Colorado Concern, Colorado UpLift, Focus Group Holding, Inc.,
Holman Boiler Works, Inc., Mizel Museum, National Jewish Health, and is Chairman of the
Pinnacol Assurance Board.
In 2011, Blair was named one of the most influential people in Denver by 5280 magazine ("The
Chairman and CEO
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Daniel L. Ritchie has served as Chairman/CEO of The Denver
Center for the Performing Arts since January 2007, succeeding
Donald R. Seawell, who founded The Denver Center in 1972.
He was Chancellor of the University of Denver from 1989 to
2005 and served as the University’s Chairman of the Board
from 2005 to 2007.
In addition to serving as The Denver Center’s Chairman, Dan
serves as President of the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation. He
also serves on the Boards of the Daniels Fund and the Denver
Art Museum Foundation, and is Chairman Emeritus and
Honorary Member of the Board of the Central City Opera
Dan’s awards include: The Citizen of the West Award, given by the National Western Stock
Show to an individual who exemplifies the spirit and determination of the Western pioneer; the
National Samaritan Institute Award; Outstanding Philanthropist at National Philanthropy Day;
the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee; the Community
Cultural Enrichment Award from the Mizel Museum of Judaica, the Woodrow Wilson Award for
Public Service and the Ethical Leadership Award from the University of Denver. He is a Laureate
member of the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.
Dan has held several corporate executive positions, including Executive Vice President of MCA
Universal and CEO of Westinghouse Broadcasting, and holds undergraduate and MBA degrees
from Harvard University.
Robinson Management, LLC
Richard L. “Dick” Robinson is a fourth generation native of Denver.
He attended schools in Denver, graduating from East High School, and
then attended Colorado State University, graduating with a B. S.
degree in Agriculture.
Dick was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Army after
completing his college ROTC. He served on active duty for two years
in the Field Artillery. He spent a majority of his time in Korea, where
he was decorated with the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
He then began his career in the dairy business, working in the milk
plant operated by his family. He has spent his entire working career
in the dairy business.
He has been active in a multitude of community and charitable organizations. He presently serves
as a member of Consolidated Containers LLC. He serves on the boards of the Denver Art Museum,
HCA-HealthONE and Regis University. He is past Chairman of the Rose Community Foundation, past
Director of US Bancorp in Minneapolis, past Chairman of the Denver Area Council Boy Scouts of
America, past Chairman of the Greater Denver Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman of Mountain
States Employers Council and past Chairman of the State Board of Agriculture. Dick is also the past
Chairman of the Milk Processors’ Education Program that presents the milk moustache ads.
Dick, an avid golfer, is a member of the Castle Pines Golf Club and Denver Country Club. He has
been married to Marcia for 54 years and has two children, John and Ellen, and two grandchildren.
Dick and his brother Eddie formed Robinson Dairy in 1975, by purchasing the assets of Roberts
Dairy for their operations in Denver. They sold the Company to Dean Foods in 1999 and presently
serve as Co-Chief Executive Officers of the Denver operation.
As market president, Hassan Salem leads all U.S. Bank lines of
business in Colorado as well as its local advisory board which
is comprised of Denver business and community group
leaders. Additionally, he steers U.S. Bank’s cross- functional
Denver market leadership committee. Hassan’s core focus is
to continue growing the business while building client
Hassan’s 19 year career began with Colorado National Bank (a
U.S. Bank predecessor company) after graduating from
college. He held a number of increasing positions within U.S.
Bank’s Consumer and Commercial Banking divisions, including
senior vice president and division manager of commercial
banking. Hassan’s group specialized in structuring and
delivering comprehensive financial solutions to middle market clients with annual revenue
between $5 million and $250 million and he is well known and respected as one of the ski
industry’s leading lenders.
An active member of the community, Hassan currently serves as chairman of the board for the
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and board member for National Jewish Health. He serves
on the trustee board of the Denver Area Council-Boy Scouts of America and the executive
committee of Colorado Succeeds. Additionally, he is a member of YPO, Colorado Concern, and
Colorado Forum. Hassan serves on the Leadership Council of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro
Denver, is a graduate of the 2004 Leadership Denver program for influential business area
leaders and served as co-chair of the Transition Committee for Department of Regulatory
Agencies (DORA), under Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s leadership.
Hassan earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Economics from the University
of Arizona with minors in communications and political science. He resides in the Denver area
with his wife and their two children. He enjoys skiing and golfing.
Michael Salem, M.D.
President and CEO
National Jewish Health
Michael Salem, M.D., FACS, has served as President and CEO of
National Jewish Health since January 2006. He also holds an
appointment as Professor of Surgery at the University of
A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Salem received his
undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and
his medical degree from George Washington University School of
Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his surgical
residency training at Boston University Hospital and George
Washington University Hospital. He also completed research
and clinical fellowships in Critical Care Medicine at
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
After the completion of his medical training, Dr. Salem practiced and taught general surgery
and critical care at George Washington University Hospital, where he later served as Vice
Chairman of the Department of Surgery. Later in his career, Dr. Salem served as the Executive
Vice President of a healthcare company that develops and commercializes biotechnology and
medical technology products from academic medical centers.
Dr. Salem and the National Jewish team are implementing the Decade of Innovation: Strategic
Plan 2017, which will allow National Jewish Health to continue to lead in medicine and science.
The ten year vision and plan is a compelling set of ideas and solutions that will result in the
integration of research and clinical efforts at the point of the patient. National Jewish Health
will be in the forefront of efforts to implement preventive and personalized medicine that will
improve peoples’ lives worldwide.
Richard M. Sapkin
Mr. Sapkin is a founder and Managing Principal of Edgemark
Development. Since 1999, Edgemark has been one of Denver’s
most significant commercial development firms, with a strong
presence throughout the Midwest, Rocky Mountains and western
With more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience,
Rick has been involved in more than a billion dollars of real estate
transactions, several million square feet of retail development and
has established a proven track record for entrepreneurial business development specializing in
retail development, brokerage, tenant representation and retail expansion.
Rick received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver
in 1983, where he remains involved in the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction
Management. He currently serves on the University of Denver Board of Trustees, and is a
member of the Franklin L. Burns Society. Rick served as Chairman of Colorado Concern, and
continues to be part of the Board of Directors. He is a board member of the Denver Center for
Performing Arts, a member of Realty Resources and International Council of Shopping Centers
and, is involved with a number of charitable organizations throughout the community,
especially those focused on cancer research. Rick is married and has three children.
Richard W. Scharf
President and CEO
Richard W. Scharf Jr. was named president and CEO of the VISIT DENVER,
the Convention and Visitors Bureau in March 2004. Richard has worked
for VISIT DENVER since 1993, most recently as the executive vice president
of sales and marketing. From 1988-1993, he owned a publishing and
consulting company representing more than 400 colleges and universities
as conference sites. His career in the hospitality industry began with Hilton
Hotels in 1983.
As president of VISIT DENVER, Richard is responsible for managing a staff
of 63 people, which includes regional sales offices in Chicago and
Washington, DC. VISIT DENVER acts as Denver’s official sales and
marketing arm and annually produces more than $500 million of direct
economic impact to the Denver metro area. VISIT DENVER is a nonprofit
501(C)6 with more than 1,200 private business members and a $16 million
annual budget. In 2005, Richard led a successful campaign to increase the
lodging tax in Denver in order to competitively market Denver as a convention and leisure destination. Voters
approved the measure by a margin of two to one, resulting in a marketing budget increase of nearly 50 percent.
Under his supervision, VISIT DENVER has won all five of the meeting industry’s top convention service awards for
the past 17 years. In 1999, Richard was the second person to be awarded the Colorado Hotel Sales and Marketing
Association’s Hall of Fame Award. In 2000, he won the Executive Excellence Award given by the Association of
Convention Operations and Management, in 2002 he won the Governor’s Tourism Award and in 2007 he was
named Business Person of the Year by the Rocky Mountain News. In 2007, he was awarded the Meetings Industry
Council of Colorado’s Leadership Award. And most recently in 2009, he was awarded the Hall of Fame Lifetime
Achievement Award by the Readers of Colorado Meetings and Events Magazine. In 2009, he received and
honorary degree, Doctor of Business Administration in Travel-Tourism-Hospitality Management from Johnson and
Richard has been selected annually by the Denver Business Journal as Who’s Who in Travel and Tourism and Power
Book winner for Travel and Tourism. Richard is an active member in all of the travel industry associations. Richard
currently serves on the board of the Governor’s Colorado Tourism Office, where he is Chairman of the Board and
past chair of the International Promotional Committee. He was past president of the Tourism Industry Association
of Colorado (TIAC), where he played a significant role in the effort to restore state tourism marketing funding.
Richard currently serves on the board of directors for the, Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)
Foundation, US Travel Association, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, the Metro Denver Sports Commission, and a past
board member of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. He was also campaign co-chair for the Justice
Center, served on the steering committee for the 2007 Downtown Area Plan, and for three years served as the
fundraising co-chair for the Mayor’s Task Force to End Homelessness. Richard is also a member of Colorado
Concern, which is a nonpartisan association of CEO’s who work towards solutions to mutual statewide business
challenges. In addition, he is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Richard is a graduate of Purdue
University and lives in Littleton, Colorado, with his wife Cindy and their two daughters.
CBS Outdoor Denver
Daniel M. Scherer is the General Manager for CBS Outdoor,
overseeing the Colorado, Utah and Nevada outdoor
advertising markets. Dan has more than 15 years of leadership
experience in the outdoor advertising industry. He began his
career in San Francisco, and has worked in Detroit, Chicago,
and Las Vegas, before returning home to his native Denver, in
2005. Dan sits on the Board of Directors for the Volunteers of
America, and enjoys giving back to the Denver community.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from
the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dan and his wife Sally,
have two boys, William and John. He enjoys spending time
with his family, coaching little league, skiing, traveling and playing golf.
Dr. Bill Scoggins
Colorado School of Mines
Dr. M. W. “Bill” Scoggins was appointed Mines’ 16th president in
June 2006. Prior to coming to Mines, Dr. Scoggins had more than 34
years of experience in the global oil and gas business with Mobil and
ExxonMobil. He was president of International E & P and Global
Exploration and a member of the executive committee of Mobil Oil
prior to its merger with Exxon in late 1999. Following the merger,
he served as executive vice president of ExxonMobil Production
Company until he retired in 2004.
Dr. Scoggins serves on the Board of Directors for QEP Resources, a
natural gas and oil exploration and production company; Cobalt
International Energy, an independent oil exploration and production
company focusing on deep water Gulf of Mexico and offshore west
Africa; and Laredo Petroleum, an independent energy company
focused on the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties in the
Permian and Mid-Continent regions of the U.S.
Dr. Scoggins holds a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.
Mountain States Employers Council
Mike Severns was elected President and CEO of Mountain States
Employers Council effective July 1, 2002. Only the fifth president in
MSEC’s 73-year history, Mike joined the company in 1979 out of law
Previously, Mike was Vice President of MSEC having responsibility for the
labor and employment law attorneys on the staff, information technology,
facilities management and the Council’s Southern Colorado office. Mike
began his career with the Council as an attorney in the Labor Relations
Department, then moved on to become Director of that department in
1989, before taking on the position of Vice President in 1996.
Employed by the Council for over 30 years, Mike’ legal career focused on
representing employers in labor and employment matters; more
specifically, unionized employers in union contract negotiations, election campaigns, and arbitrations. He also
assisted employers in administrative proceedings that arise before the EEOC, Colorado Civil Rights Division,
OSHA, Department of Labor and other administrative agencies. In addition, he counseled and assisted
employers with day-to-day employee relations problems.
Mike contributes time and energy to the community through various organizations. He currently serves
on the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council, Christian Living
Communities, Samaritan Institute, and Workers Compensation Coalition, as well as serving as an exofficio Board member of the Colorado Judicial Institute. He is also a member of the Colorado Ethics in
Business Alliance Leadership Council. He is serving now as the Chair of the Samaritan Institute and the
Vice President of Membership for the Denver Area Concil, BSA. Mike is also active in the Rotary Club of
Denver, serving on the Branch Rickey Award Executive Committee. He is past board member and chair
of the Employers Associations of America, the national trade association for employer councils around
the country, and Denver Kids, Inc. He is also a past member of the Health Policy Committee of the
Denver Foundation. Nationally, Mike is a past member of the Board of Directors of The National
Association of Manufacturers. He is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and
Mountain States Employers Council, Inc. provides over 3,500 member employers of all different industries
and sizes with the employment law, human resource, training and survey services needed to build and
maintain effective, successful organizations.
President and CEO
David N. Siegel is President and CEO of Frontier Airlines, a Denverbased airline with more than 5,000 employees, serving more than 75
destinations across the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica
and the Dominican Republic.
David most recently co-invested in, and served as Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of, XOJET, Inc., a TPG Growth backed private
aviation company. He also served for five years as Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of gategroup, A.G., a Zurich based global
company with 27,000 employees in 140 locations covering 36
countries, across six continents. David stepped down as Chairman in
April 2009, but remains on the company’s board.
Prior to gategroup, David was President, Chief Executive and board member of US Airways Group, Inc.
(NYSE: U), a $9 billion company with 45,000 employees, serving over 200 destinations in 30 countries.
Before his departure, he orchestrated the final restructuring initiatives for US Airways, including its
merger with America West Airlines.
Prior to joining US Airways in 2002, David was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avis Budget
Group, Inc., a $5 billion company, with 12,000 employees serving over 2,000 locations in 180 countries
across three continents.
David’s extensive experience in the airline industry includes seven years at Continental Airlines (NYSE:
CAI) in various senior management roles, including president of its Continental Express subsidiary. Prior
to Continental, he served as Director of Corporate Planning at Northwest Airlines.
David also held executive positions at Budget Rent A Car Group (NYSE: BD) and eVolution Global
Partners, a corporate venture capital firm. He began his career as a consultant at Bain & Co.
In addition to board positions at XOJET and gategroup, David is a board member of Republic Airways
Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) and serves on the Advisory Board of Trilantic Capital Partners, formerly
Lehman Brothers Private Equity.
David earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, with first-year
honors, and a Bachelors of Science degree, magna cum laude, in applied mathematics-economics from
Chairman of the Board
The Denver Post
William Dean Singleton, 61, is Chairman of MediaNews Group,
publisher of 57 daily newspapers and over 120 non-daily publications
in twelve states. He founded the company in 1983 and in its 27th
year, MediaNews is the Nation's 2nd largest newspaper company
and the largest privately held newspaper concern. Singleton is also
Chairman and Publisher of The Denver Post, the company's largest
newspaper, and he is Chairman and Publisher of The Salt Lake
Dean began his newspaper career at the age of 15 as a part-time
reporter in his hometown of Graham, Texas, and bought his first
newspaper at age 21. He served on the board of the Newspaper
Association of America from 1993 until 2004, and was NAA Chairman in 2002 and 2003. He
served as Chairman of the Associated Press Board of Directors from 2007 to 2011. He is on the
Board of Trustees for the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center, the National Sports Center
for the Disabled Board, The Helen G. Bonfils Foundation, and The Denver Center for the
Performing Arts and the Winter Park Recreational Association Board.
Dean is married to the former Adrienne Casale of Fairfield, New Jersey and has three
children...William, 26, Paige, 24; and Adam, 20.
President and CEO
UnitedHealthcare of Colorado
Elizabeth Soberg is Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare of
Arizona and Colorado. Elizabeth brings more than 25 years of
industry experience, including 15 years with UnitedHealth Group,
to this significant leadership role. She is responsible for the health
plan’s business development, operations, community and
regulatory relationships. She directs the development of near and
long-term strategic plans, staff development and the
implementation of tactical initiatives that drive business and
company objectives for Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and New
During her tenure with UnitedHealth Group, Elizabeth has served
in several key leadership roles within Uniprise, Specialized Care
Services and UnitedHealthcare. She played a key role in the development of the
UnitedHealthcare product portfolio in the Northwest and was responsible for launching the
ancillary suite of products nationwide through the UnitedHealthcare distribution model. Most
recently, Elizabeth served as Regional Vice President of key accounts for the Southwest Region
where she was successful in driving key strategic growth initiatives with the region’s market
leaders and was a key player in the integration of legacy-PacifiCare.
Elizabeth is an active board member with Mile High United Way (MHUW)/Colorado Chapter,
Colorado Associations of Health Plans (CAHP) and University of Colorado Denver Executive
Advisory Board (EAB). She is also a member of the University of Colorado Denver’s Risk
Management and Insurance (RMI) Program Advisory Council, Colorado Concern, Colorado
Forum, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI) and was appointed to the
Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Board of Directors (COHBE) for the State of Colorado by
Governor John Hickenlooper and chairs the COHBE Implementation and Technology
Elizabeth graduated of the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
President and CEO
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
George Sparks has been the President/CEO of the
Denver Museum of Nature and Science since November
2004. Prior to that, he was a management consultant
with NorthStone Group in Louisville, CO. He spent 24
years in the electronics measurement business at
Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. He was
General Manager for several HP divisions from 19871999, eventually leading a division of 1,800 people
worldwide. His career included marketing, sales, and
general management of global businesses in software, systems, and services.
Before joining Hewlett-Packard, George spent nine years in the Air Force as a pilot and as an Assistant
Professor of Aeronautics at the USAF Academy. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the USAF Academy
with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering, and also holds an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.
George's passion is educational public policy, particularly around science and math. He is a member of
Colorado Concern and the Colorado Forum, and is on the Boards of the Denver Foundation, Colorado
Legacy Foundation, Visit Denver, Mountain States Employers Council, Rose Community Foundation’s
Education Committee, Colorado Bright Beginnings (Emeritus) and the Public Education and Business
Coalition (Emeritus) and also serves on the Advisory Council for Denver School of Science & Technology.
He is also on the United States Committee of the International Council of Museums and a member of
National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program. He was recently chosen as one of five members of
National Arts Strategies Willard L. Boyd Fellowship as extraordinary contributor in his field.
Director of External Affairs
As the AT&T Director of External Affairs for Colorado, Amber
Tafoya currently leads AT&T’s government affairs, community
relations and corporate activities supporting AT&T’s new
technology and infrastructure investment. With over 10 years
legislative, regulatory and legal experience, she works closely
with internal AT&T teams including Construction and
Engineering, Legal, Public Affairs, Retail, Mobility, Call Centers,
and others to create a seamless "One AT&T.” Amber proudly
works for AT&T because of the company’s strong corporate
values, mission and commitment to serving Colorado.
AT&T is one of Colorado's largest infrastructure investors,
investing more than $90 million dollars in Colorado in the first half of 2013 alone.
Chief Executive Officer, Americas
Dylan Taylor is chief executive officer of Colliers
International’s Americas region, which encompasses
operations in more than 200 offices in 10 countries, with
more than 7,000 employees and revenues of nearly $1 billion.
Throughout his career Dylan has worked extensively in
international markets, having managed or launched
operations in the Middle East, Europe, China and Latin
America. He also has significant experience in business
turnarounds and operational integration.
Under Dylan’s leadership, Colliers was ranked the number-one
brokerage firm in the United States (2011–2012) by
Commercial Property Executive, and The Lipsey Company’s
annual survey listed Colliers as the second-most recognized
commercial real estate brand in the world. The World Economic Forum named Dylan one of the top
Young Global Leaders in the World for 2011 in recognition of his professional accomplishments, his
commitment to society, and his potential to impact the world through inspiring leadership. He was
recently selected as a commercial real estate thought leader as a Delphi Fellow for Big Think, a digital
knowledge forum that has assembled the top thinkers from around the globe. Dylan is the only real
estate industry professional to receive this distinction.
Before joining Colliers International, Dylan was president of Global Client Services for a competing real
estate services firm where he oversaw 15 separate business units that included 4,000 employees and
revenues of nearly $300 million. Previous to this firm, Dylan spent more than five years as senior vice
president of Corporate Solutions for Jones Lang LaSalle and nearly seven years at SAIA Burgess, a global
supplier of electronics based in Switzerland.
Dylan’s community service passions include health and children: He has been an avid supporter and
Board member for both the March of Dimes and the Kempe Foundation for the Prevention of Child
Abuse and Neglect.
Dylan regularly speaks on issues related to global business strategy, organizational change, outsourcing,
commercial real estate, capital markets, and economic trends. Recent appearances include the
Bloomberg Global Real Estate Conference and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Real Estate
Chairman and CEO
Kent Thiry is Co-Chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare
Partners Inc, a Fortune 400® health care provider. The company
has approximately $11.5 billion in annual revenue and 55,000
teammates across 45 states and 11 countries. DaVita
HealthCare Partners has two primary businesses and is a clinical
leader in both:
a. Kidney Care. DaVita takes care of approximately one out
of every three dialysis patients in America (about
150,000) in over 2000 locations across the U.S., as well as
locations overseas (including China, India, and Saudi
b. Population Health Management. HealthCare Partners takes comprehensive care of
approximately 800,000 individuals in five States.
DaVita considers itself a community first, a company second. Teammates strive to improve the
quality of life for patients, each other and communities around the world. DaVita’s
management philosophy has been shared in various forums including Harvard and Stanford
business school case studies, national periodicals and speeches at many companies and
DaVita has been recognized by national and local organizations as a top workplace and honored
for its dedication to hiring military veterans and their family members.
Kent currently serves on the Harvard Business School Advisory Board and is a member of The
Colorado Forum. Prior Board seats include Varian Medical Systems, the (non-executive)
Chairmanship of Oxford Health Plans and the board of directors of The Trust for Public Land
(TPL). Prior to his position with Oxford, Kent served as a Partner at Bain & Company.
Kent is an alumnus of Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political
Science and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a master’s degree in business
administration with honors from Harvard Business School.
The Colorado Health Foundation
As president and CEO of The Colorado Health Foundation, Anne
Warhover guides the organization’s strategic direction and
oversees more than 100 employees in their efforts to make
Colorado the nation’s healthiest state. The Foundation has assets
of $2.2 billion, making it one of the largest foundations in the
Since 2004, Anne has been instrumental in working with the
Foundation’s Board to focus the organization’s efforts on three
outcomes: encouraging healthy living; increasing the number of
Coloradans with health insurance; and ensuring they have access
to affordable, integrated primary care.
Prior to joining The Colorado Health Foundation, Anne served as the president and CEO of the
Downtown Denver Partnership, a business membership and civic organization. Before moving
to the Partnership, Anne was a vice president of First Interstate Bank of Denver, where she was
a vice president in Commercial Banking. She received her bachelor of science degree from the
University of Colorado.
Anne serves on the boards of Visit Denver, the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Grantmakers
in Health, Rocky Mountain Health Plans and LiveWell Colorado.
City of Denver Office of Economic Development
Paul Washington is the Executive Director of the Denver Office of
Economic Development. Prior to that, Paul was the president of LJS
Holdings LLC, a leading finance advisory firm that specializes in
international mergers, acquisitions and investment banking. LJS
Holdings represents a select group of clients, including companies in
Kuwait, India and Germany. Paul is also an adjunct professor at the
University of Colorado in Boulder, where he teaches a graduate
course in Business Planning.
Paul began his professional career as an attorney at the law firm of
Hogan Lovells, specializing in large merger and acquisition
transactions. Paul holds a Series 7, 24 and 28 securities license and
is a member of the California and Colorado Bar Associations. He
was appointed by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to the State Securities Board in 2009 and by
Governor John Hickenlooper to the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees in 2012.
In 1991 Paul earned his B.S. in business (finance) from the University of California at Berkeley
and in 1996 received his JD from that institution’s Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was
president of the graduate student body. He also earned his Master’s in Taxation from the
University of Denver in 2012. Paul currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Nadia.
Managing Partner, Colorado
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Travis brings more than 19 years of experience to BKD and its clients. As
managing partner of BKD’s Colorado Springs and Denver offices, he is
responsible for the operations and support of more than 100 partners,
client service staff and administrative personnel, who serve thousands
of business and individual clients. In addition, he serves a client base of
commercial, not-for-profit and governmental organizations.
BKD, LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm, helps people and businesses
realize their goals. Our dedicated professionals offer solutions for clients
in all 50 states and internationally. BKD and its subsidiaries offer clients
a variety of services in accounting, audit and assurance, tax, risk
management, technology, corporate finance, forensic and valuation services and wealth
Travis serves BKD as one of six elected members of the firm’s governing board. As an instructor, he
leads the national orientation program for new managers and is a certified instructor for the 7
Habits of Highly Effective People programs within BKD. Travis also serves on the firm’s Technology
Advisory Committee and Practice Management Evaluation Committee and is an advisor on the
firm’s efforts around new lease accounting standards.
Within the broader community, his leadership is felt among a variety of organizations, currently
Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (Treasurer)
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation
Downtown Denver Partnership
Mile High United Way (Tocqueville Society Chair)
Young Americans Center for Financial Education (Chair)
Young American’s Bank
Missouri State University (Colorado alumni coordinator / Presidential Selection Committee)
Travis is a graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with an M.B.A. degree and B.S. degree
First Western Financial
Chairman and CEO
In 2002, recognizing the need for an integrated approach for
delivering financial services to the growing affluent market, Scott
Wylie founded First Western. As chairman and CEO of First
Western, Scott provides leadership for the holding company, as
well as management of the bank and trust services.
Most recently, he served as chairman and CEO of Northern Trust
Bank of Colorado after having sold his prior institution, Trust
Bank of Colorado, to Northern in 1998. Prior to that, he led the
acquisition of Equitable Bankshares of Colorado, a Denver-based
bank holding company with two subsidiary banks, now known as
Colorado Business Bank. In 1987, he started his first bank as a
subsidiary of the First Boston Corporation. He later led a
management buyout and renamed it the Bank and Trust of Puerto Rico, successfully introducing
the private bank and trust niche to the banking industry there.
Scott earned his Master's of Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business
and his Master’s of Arts in economic development from the School of International Service at
American University. He also holds a BA from the College of Literature, Science and Arts at the
University of Michigan. Scott plays an active role in the greater Denver community, having
served on several nonprofit boards including Central City Opera House Association, Denver
Botanic Gardens, Colorado Succeeds, and Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver. He is a founder
and past Chairman of the Colorado chapter, and a past member of the Rocky Mountain
chapter, of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Shaun P. Yancey
President & COO, US Operations
PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc.
In his role as President and COO, Shaun oversees PCL
Construction’s commercial building, civil infrastructure and
industrial operations throughout the United States. Shaun has
been a member of PCL’s Board of Directors since 2009.
Shaun joined PCL in 1982 as a project engineer and has held
numerous roles in project, operations, and executive
management. He has worked on several notable local projects
including the Denver International Airport Terminal, Disney’s
Animal Kingdom and the Ritz Carlton in Aspen. As a passionate
advocate for adopting new and innovative construction
processes and policies, Shaun was instrumental in developing
PCL’s virtual construction program, sustainability and diversity
Shaun received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Colorado
State University and completed an executive program from the Darden School of Business at
the University of Virginia. Currently, he serves on the board for the Mile High United Way and
The Tennyson Center for Children, and has previously served on the boards of Parent Pathways,
House of Hope, Design Build Institute of America, Associated General Contractors, and
Associated Builders and Contractors.
President and CEO
Sylvia Young became President and CEO of HealthONE in June of
2012. This appointment marks a return to Denver for Young, who
served in various hospital leadership roles there from 1985 to
The HCA Continental Division, which Sylvia oversees, comprises
seven Denver-area hospitals in the HealthONE system and Wesley
Medical Center and Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. It
also includes 15 surgery centers and dozens of other outpatient
centers in Colorado and Wichita.
Young began her career in hospital administration in 1985. From
1995 to 1998, she served as COO of HealthONE’s The Medical
Center of Aurora, a two-campus hospital. From 1998 until 2007, Sylvia served as Chief
Executive Officer of The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza, a threecampus hospital that included a Level II trauma center, two emergency departments, four
outpatient imaging centers and 20 operating suites. In 2007 she became President of the 1,071
bed Sunrise Health System in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she stayed until 2012.
Sylvia received her Master’s of Science degree in Health Care Administration from the
University of Alabama in Birmingham, and her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public
Administration from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She and her husband, David,
have two daughters.
David J. Younggren is the president of The Piton Foundation and
senior vice president of Gary Community Investment Company
(GCIC). GCIC is an impact investing firm founded in 2012 by Denver
oilman Sam Gary to use for-profit investment strategies to support
Piton’s philanthropic efforts. Piton, which Gary founded in 1976, is
dedicated to improving conditions and opportunities for low-income
children. Dave was named president in July of 2013.
Prior to these roles, Dave was the senior vice president of the GaryWilliams Company. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing
the finance, accounting, tax, legal and risk management functions, as
well as serving on the board of directors. He was also responsible for managing the company’s
real estate portfolio.
Dave’s 37 years of energy and real estate industry experience includes three years as a CPA in
accounting and taxation with Peat Marwick; four years with Cairn Investment Company, a
diversified private holding company; and 30 years with Gary-Williams.
Dave has served as a board member of The Piton Foundation for more than 15 years. He also
serves on the boards of Urban Land Conservancy (past chairman), Colorado Children’s
Healthcare Access Program (chairman), Belle Creek Metropolitan District and Empower.com.
He previously served on the board of directors of Urban Peak, The Spot, Colorado Nonprofit
Development Center, Mackintosh Academy and Denver Academy. He also is a member of The
A graduate of Augustana College and Stanford Graduate School of Business, Dave served as a
lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.
Senior Vice President
Starwood CPG Operations, LLC
During his career, Ed Zebrowski has been involved in the
acquisition, entitlement, development and sales of over 30,400
residential lots, over 1,000 acres of mixed-use assets, construction
of 1,000 homes as well as the design and construction of three
country club communities, totaling over $2.4 billion in value. He
has overseen the establishment and sale of over $120 million in
public financing, managed 9 joint venture projects, and facilitated
over 4,700 lots in off-balance sheet transactions for public
In addition, Ed has been responsible for managing the actual
design and development of all public and private infrastructure
requirements for LNR, totaling over $500 million of land
development improvements installed, with another $1.3 billion to be complete at a future date.
Before coming to Colorado, Ed worked for a regional developer in Southern California
overseeing the processing of all acquisition/disposition and entitlement and development
activities. He also assisted in the capital generation for the firm and oversaw the product
development of a housing operation.
Ed received Masters in Business Administration from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of
Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a licensed broker in
both Colorado and California.
Black Creek Capital
Evan H. Zucker is a co-founder and principal of Black Creek
Group, an institutional real estate investment management and
private equity firm that has acquired and developed
approximately $9 billion in assets since 1991. Evan currently
serves as the Chairman of Industrial Income Trust, an institutional
REIT focused on building a leading owner of industrial real estate
assets across the U.S. He also served as the CEO of DCT Industrial
Trust (NYSE: DCT), a national industrial REIT, from its inception in
2002 through October 2006. Evan has been active in real estate
acquisition, development and redevelopment activities since
1989. Evan graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s
degree in Economics.