Boards

Boards

Colorado Succeeds’ board members support the vision and guide strategic priorities for our organization

Colorado Succeeds is led by three boards comprised of business leaders from across the state, representing all different sizes and sectors. Together, they apply their business expertise, influence, and capital to improve outcomes for learners and employers.

Board of Directors

Experienced members governing strategy and operations.

Brent Abrahm

CEO

Accruit

Brooke Borgen

Independent Strategy Consultant & President

Borgen Consulting

Tom Brinegar

Chief Financial Officer & Vice President

PEAK Resources

Lalitha Christian

Manager of Strategic Community Development

Climax Molybdenum

Dave Espinosa

Project Executive

Mortensen

Cory Foreman

Vice President of Sales, Marketing, & Business Development

Kaiser Permanente

Kyle Harris

Sr. Vice President of Community Development

McWhinney

John Heyliger

Vice President of Talent Acquisition

Lockheed Martin

Demesha Hill

Head of Diversity & Community Relations | President

Janus Henderson Foundation

Joe Kuntner

Managing Director, Public & Social Impact

Slalom

Katie Kruger

Business Executive

Wes Parham

Vice President of Public Affairs

Pinnacol Assurance

Linda Peotter

President (Ret.)

Metal Trading Corp.

Philipp Stephanus

Sr. Vice President

DaVita

Every business leader is thinking about ways to improve the state’s education and workforce development system. Colorado Succeeds provides a conduit to tackle these ideas together, in partnership with policymakers and leading educators.

Jesus Salazar, CEO, Prosono

Board of Trustees

High-ranking business executives lending their leadership and credibility.

Angela Baier

Chief Executive Officer

CollegeInvest

Ryan Beiser

Regional President

PNC Bank

Buck Blessing

Chief Executive Officer

Griffis/Blessing

Ken Bolser

Colorado Field Vice President

AAA Colorado

Rob Cohen

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

IMA Financial

Pete Coors

Chairman

Molson Coors

Mark Cornetta

President & General Manager

9NEWS/KUSA-TV

Lori Davis

Managing Partner

Grant Thornton LLP

Bob Deibel

President & CEO

OfficeScapes

Binh Diep

General Manager

Slalom

Pat Donovan

Managing Partner

RootED

Jean Galloway

Partner

Prosono

Barbara Grogan

Founder & Former CEO

Western Industrial Contractors

Brian Harris

Chief Financial Officer

Summit Materials

David Henry

CEO

MPhasis Integrated

Alice Jackson

Chief Planning Officer

Xcel Energy

Charlie Kercheval

President

Alpine Bank

Jon Kinning

Co-Owner, Chief Operating Officer, & Executive Vice President

RK

Michael Martines

Chief Executive Officer

Martines Palmeiro Construction

Chad McWhinney

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

McWhinney

Taylor Merritt

Chief Executive Officer

Merritt Aluminum Products Company

Zack Neumeyer

Founder & Chairman

Sage Hospitality

Tyler Nottberg

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

US Engineering

Karla Nugent

Chief Revenue Officer

Weifield Group

Jim Rechtin

President & Chief Operating Officer

Humana

Maja Rosenquist

Sr. Vice President

Mortenson Construction

Ryan Schmidt

District Manager

PCL Construction

Jesus Salazar

President & Chief Executive Officer

Prosono

Hassan Salem

National Head of Commercial Banking

US Bank

Alan Timothy

Former Vice President of Government Affairs

Molson Coors

Ken Tuchman

Chairman & CEO

TTEC

Scott Wylie

Chairman & CEO

First Western Trust

Ben Valore-Caplan

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Syntrinsic Investment Counsel

Board of Advisors

Business leaders aiding in strategy and execution.

Stacy Abel

Chief People Officer

Delta Dental of Colorado

Eric Adams

Partner, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Johnson Financial Group

Bryan Alvarez

Physician

Colorado Occupational Medical Partners

Marcie Ardan

Managing Director

FORVIS

Andy Arnold

Owner

AWA Ventures

Ashlie Arnold

Information System Analytics Manager

Pax8

Megan Barney

CIO

Envision Healthcare

Darcy Cantwell

VP, Banking Manager

First Western Trust

Katie Cloyd

Chief Marketing Officer

Eide Bailly

Linda Crum

Executive Director

OtterCares Foundation

Brett Cunningham

National Head of Business Development

Eide Bailly

Michelle Curry

HRPD Manager

PCL Construction

Marisa Daspit

Chief People Officer

Ibotta

Marisa Famariss

Sr. Vice President of Treasury

BOK Financial

Craig Finger

Shareholder

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Simonne Gallaty

Director of Investor Relations

Griffis Blessing

Jason Gaulden

Founder & Principal

Gaulden Group LLC

Lacey Golonka

Community Affairs Manager

Molson Coors

Shannon Groves

Director of Government Relations

Kaiser Permanente

Micah Gurard-Levin

Director of Community Impact

Liberty Global

Ray Johnson

Corporate Citizenship Manager

IBM

Adam Jones

Business Process Transformation Product Owner

Janus Henderson Investors

Brad Krumwiede

Principal

Credera

Mike Kure

Vice President of Feasibility

Sage Hospitality

Tony Lajimodiere

CFO

Martines Palmeiro Construction

Jennifer Landers

Executive Director

Colorado Young Leaders

Andrea Law

Colorado Market Economic Opportunity Lead

Kaiser Permanente

Rachel Leasure

Community Relations Representative

Lockheed Martin

Chris Lopez

Community Relationship Manager

Colorado Housing & Finance Authority

Janet Lowe

Executive Vice President

Vectra Bank

Patrick McFarlen

Chief Financial Officer

Haynes Mechanical Systems

Jeremy Morgan

CEO

WellBiz Brands

Blair Nelson

Vice President of Consumer Marketing and Brand

Tegna

Shelley O’Hara

Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development

Air Communities

Jon Pagnozzi

Sales Director

CollegeInvest

Joel Pennick

Vice President

JE Dunn Construction

Brandy Radey

Sr. Advisor, Sustainability & Communications

Suncor Energy

Curtis Robbins

Sr. Manager AIR

Kaiser Permanante

Ruth Rohs

Sr. Vice President of Corporate Communications

IMA Financial Group

George Saponas

Field Insurance Director

AAA of Colorado

Michael Simpson

Co-Founder & CEO

PAIRIN

Alejandra Spray

CEO & President

Hispanic Contractors of Colorado

Holly Stanton

Sr. Manager of Strategic Workforce Planning

Xcel Energy

Jonathan Steenland

Co-CEO & Co-Founder

ForceNow

Mark Tapy

Sr. Talent Management Manager

Pinnacol Assurance

Bryan Taylor

President

US Engineering

Sean VanBerschot

Associate Executive Director

Denver Health Foundation

Michele Warren

Retired

KeyBank

Suzanne Weller

Vice President, Sr. Banking Advisor

PNC Bank

Alex West

Community Impact Lead

Slalom

Julie Wilmes

Apprenticeship Program Manager

Pinnacol Assurance

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