Board of Directors

The National Western Center Authority is a Colorado nonprofit that will program, operate and maintain the campus. The actions of the Authority are guided by a 13-person board of directors.

Voting board members include six mayoral appointees, two Colorado State University appointees, two National Western Stock Show appointees, and one Globeville, Elyria, or Swansea resident mayoral appointee. A second Globeville, Elyria, or Swansea resident is appointed by the mayor as a non-voting director. The city’s chief financial officer also serves as a non-voting director and treasurer of the board. Inquire about becoming a mayor-appointed board member by visiting Denver’s boards and commissions page.

Meeting notices are posted on this website and at the Valdez-Perry Branch Library at 4690 Vine Street, Denver.

With questions or to request board materials, contact Liz Adams, deputy to the CEO: l.adams@nationalwesterncenter.com

MEETINGS

The full board generally meets on the third Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. Meetings are subject to change.

Visit our calendar to view all upcoming meetings of the board and its committees.

BOARD MEMBERS

CEO, FIRSTBANK (RETIRED)

John Ikard, Chair

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CHAIRMAN AND CEO, ALÉM INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Steven McCarthy, Vice Chair

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Coordinator, Northeast Transportation Connections

Gabriela Acevedo

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PRESIDENT AND CEO, NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW AND COMPLEX

Paul Andrews

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PRESIDENT, THE DENVER RETAIL GROUP

Robb Brown

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PRESIDENT, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Dr. Tony Frank

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STATE SENATOR (RETIRED)

Lucia Guzman

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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER

Brendan Hanlon

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Senior policy director, Keystone Policy Center

Ernest House, Jr.

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CHAIR, WESTERN STOCK SHOW ASSOCIATION BOARD

Doug Jones

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EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, OAKWOOD HOMES

Kelly Leid

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Senior managing director, Trammell Crow

Bill Mosher

COMMUNITY ACTIVIST

John Zapien

BOARD RECORDS and COMMITTEES

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NATIONAL WESTERN CENTER AUTHORITY BOARD

See description and board leadership above.

Check back for board records here. To request board records in the meantime, contact Liz Adams, deputy to the CEO: l.adams@nationalwesterncenter.com

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CAMPUS SERVICES AND PARTNERSHIPS COMMITTEE

Generally meets the third Thursday of the month at 8 a.m. Meetings are subject to change.

Evaluates potential campus partnerships and services, and advises campus partners and the Authority CEO of such opportunities. 

Chair: Robb Brown
Members: Kelly Leid, Paul Andrews, Steve McCarthy, Brendan Hanlon, Bill Mosher

Check back for board records here. To request board records in the meantime, contact Liz Adams, deputy to the CEO: l.adams@nationalwesterncenter.com

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COMMUNITY BENEFITS COMMITTEE

Generally meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Meetings are subject to change.

Leads discussion and exploration of community investment opportunities and potential community prospects and may work toward a community benefits agreement. 

Chair: Lucia Guzman
Members: Ernest House, Gabriela Acevedo

Check back for board records here. To request board records in the meantime, contact Liz Adams, deputy to the CEO: l.adams@nationalwesterncenter.com

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FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

Generally meets the third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. Meetings are subject to change.

Follows the requirements of the National Western Center’s Framework Agreement with respect to budgeting, audit, and financial matters, and performs related duties.

Chair: Brendan Hanlon
Members: John Ikard, Tony Frank, Doug Jones

Check back for board records here. To request board records in the meantime, contact Liz Adams, deputy to the CEO: l.adams@nationalwesterncenter.com

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