Board of Directors

Brent Abrahm
Brooke B
Brooke Borgen
Independent Strategy Consultant and President
Borgen Consulting
Tom Brinegar
Chief Financial Officer & Vice President
PEAK Resources
Dave Eddy
Site Director, Colorado
Dave Espinosa
Project Executive
Kelly Flenniken
Director of Community Relations
Xcel Energy of Colorado
Cory Foreman
Vice President of Sales, Marketing, & Business Development
Kaiser Permanente
Kyle Harris
Senior Vice President of
Community Development
Rich Herbst
Vice President of
Learning & Development
John Heyliger
Vice President of
Talent Acquisition
Lockheed Martin
Demesha Hill
Head of Diversity and Community Relations and Managing Director
Janus Henderson Foundation
Katie Kruger
Market Leader
Joe Kuntner
Managing Director, Public and Social Impact
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Linda Peotter
Metal Trading Corp.
Jesus Salazar
President & Chief Executive Officer
Philipp Stephanus
Senior Vice President
Michele Warren

Board of Trustees

Angela Baier
Chief Executive Officer
Ryan Beiser
Regional President
PNC Bank
Buck Blessing
Chief Executive Officer
Ken Bolser
Colorado Field Vice President
AAA Colorado
Rob Cohen
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
IMA Financial Group
Pete Coors
Molson Coors
Mark Cornetta
President & General Manager
Lori Davis
Managing Partner
Grant Thornton LLP
Bob Deibel
President & CEO
Binh Diep
General Manager
Pat Donovan
Chief Operations Officer
Jean Galloway
Barbara Grogan
Founder & Former CEO
Western Industrial Contractors
Brian Harris
Chief Financial Officer
Summit Materials
David Henry
MPhasis Integrated
Alice Jackson
Chief Planning Officer
Xcel Energy
Charlie Kercheval
Executive Vice President of Business Development
Alpine Bank
Jon Kinning
Co-Owner, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President
Michael Martines
Chief Executive Officer
Martines Palmeiro Construction
Chad McWhinney
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Taylor Merritt
Chief Executive Officer
Merritt Family Enterprise
Zack Neumeyer
Founder & Chairman
Sage Hospitality
Tyler Nottberg
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
US Engineering
Karla Nugent
Chief Development Officer
Weifield Group
Jim Rechtin
President & CEO
Envision Healthcare
Maja Rosenquist
Senior Vice President
Mortenson Construction
Hassan Salem
National Head of Commercial Banking
US Bank
Ryan Schmidt
District Manager
PCL Construction
Alan Timothy
Former Vice President of Government Affairs
Stephen Tindle
Market President
Thomas James Homes
Ken Tuchman
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Ben Valore-Caplan
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Syntrinsic Investment Counsel
Scott Wylie
Chairman & CEO
First Western Trust

Board of Advisors

Akasha Absher

Chief Consulting Officer, Syntrinsic Investment Counsel

Eric Adams

Senior Portfolio Manager, Johnson Financial Group

Bryan Alvarez

Physician, Colorado Occupational Medical Partners

Marcie Ardan

Managing Director, FORVIS 

Gabriel Arebalo

Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking, Citywide Banks 

Andy Arnold

Owner, AWA Ventures

Ashlie Arnold

Rural Empowerment Programs Manager, Pax8

Megan Barney

CIO, Envision Healthcare

Darcy Cantwell

Private Banker, First Western Trust

Jessica Cassarino

Apprenticeship Program Manager, RK

Mirella Chavez

Program Officer, Delta Dental of Colorado 

Lalitha Christian

Manager of Strategic Community Development, Climax Molybdenum

Katie Cloyd

Chief Marketing Officer, Eide Bailly

Linda Crum

Executive Director, OtterCares Foundation

Brett Cunningham

National Head of Business Development, Eide Bailly

Michelle Curry

District HRPD Manager, PCL Construction

Marisa Daspit

Chief People Officer, Ibotta

Jackie Devine

Director of Community Outreach, Alpine Bank

Marisa Famariss

SVP of Treasury, BOK Financial

Craig Finger

Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Simonne Gallaty

Director of Investor Relations, Griffis Blessing

Andrew Garnett

Associate, Davis Graham & Stubbs

Jason Gaulden

Founder & Principal, Gaulden Group LLC 

Theodore Gerbick

Director of Marketing, First Western Trust

Lacey Golonka

Community Affairs Manager, Molson Coors

Shannon Groves

Director Of Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Micah Gurard-Levin

Senior Manager of Community Relations, Liberty Global 

Rob Haynes

Community Investor – Colorado & Utah, The Boeing Company

Megan Heiliger

Director of Purchasing, Thomas James Homes

Ray Johnson

Corporate Citizenship Manager, IBM

Adam Jones

Senior BPM Business Analyst, Janus Henderson Investors

Adeeb Khan

Chief Impact Officer, Delta Dental of Colorado

Stacy Kosis 

Director of Design, Thomas James Homes

Brad Krumwiede

Principal, Credera

Mike Kure

Director of Investment Management, Sage Hospitality

Tony Lajimodiere

CFO, Martines Palmeiro Construction

Jennifer Landers

Principal, Jaybird Group

Andrea Law

Colorado Market Economic Opportunity Lead, Kaiser Permanente

Rachel Leasure

Community Relations Representative, Lockheed Martin

Chris Lopez

Community Relationship Manager, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

Janet Lowe

Senior Vice President, Vectra Bank

Patrick McFarlen

Chief Financial Officer, Haynes Mechanical Systems

Jeremy Morgan

CEO, WellBiz Brands

Blair Nelson

Director of Marketing and Brand, 9NEWS

Shelley O’Hara

Sr. Director of Talent Management, Air Communities

Jon Pagnozzi

Sales Director, CollegeInvest

Wes Perham

Vice President of Public Affairs, Pinnacol Assurance

Joel Pennick

Vice President, JE Dunn Construction

Brandy Radey

Senior Advisor, Sustainability & Communications, Suncor Energy

Jennifer Ray

VP Mobile Cases, Otter Products

Curtis Robbins

Senior Manager AIR, Kaiser Permanente

Ruth Rohs

Vice President of Corporate Communications, IMA Financial Group

George Saponas

Field Insurance Director, AAA of Colorado

Michael Simpson

Co-Founder & CEO PAIRIN

Alejandra Spray

Business Development Manager, Mortenson

Holly Stanton

Manager of Strategic Workforce Planning, Xcel Energy

Jonathan Steenland

Co-Founder Partner, ForceNow

Mark Tapy

Senior Talent Management Manager, Pinnacol Assurance

Bryan Taylor

President, US Engineering

Brooke Tuchman

Manager of Employee Engagement, TTEC

Sean VanBerschot

Foundation Associate Executive Director, Denver Health

Tricia Vincent 

Senior Director of Programs & Grants, OtterCares

Suzanne Weller

Vice President, Senior Banking Advisor, PNC Bank

Alex West

Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Slalom

Julie Wilmes

Apprenticeship Program Manager, Pinnacol Assurance

We’re continually adding business leaders, experts, and companies to the Colorado Succeeds network. Our members have access to member-only events, in-depth briefings, impactful programs, The Succeeds Prize, and other opportunities to network and travel with business leaders from across the state.

Reach out and find out about our next opportunity to engage.