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.

Contact: Liz Adams, deputy to the CEO, National Western Center Authority. l.adams@nationalwesterncenter.com

BOARD MEETINGS

The board generally meets on the last Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. Meetings are subject to change. Meeting notices are posted at the Valdez-Perry Branch Library at 4690 Vine Street, Denver.

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

June 15, 2020

  • Finance Committee |  1-2 p.m.  |  Via conference call  |  Executive session. The committee anticipates that discussion regarding negotiation of contracts as the primary items for discussion, along with other matters. The committee intends to conduct certain business at this meeting in executive session pursuant to §§ 24-6-402(4)(e)-(f), C.R.S. for matters subject to negotiation and employee matters. No other action is anticipated to be taken at this meeting.

June 18, 2020

  • Campus Services Committee  |  8-9 a.m.  |  Via video call  |  Executive session.  The committee intends to conduct certain business at this meeting in executive session pursuant to §§ 24-6-402(4)(e)-(f), C.R.S. for matters subject to negotiation. No other action is anticipated to be taken at this meeting.

June 18, 2020

  • Board of Directors  |  9 a.m.  |  Check back for agenda  |  The full board meeting will be held online, in Zoom webinar format. You may register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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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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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CHAIR, WESTERN STOCK SHOW ASSOCIATION BOARD

Doug Jones

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, OAKWOOD HOMES

Kelly Leid

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EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Amy Parsons

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COMMUNITY ACTIVIST

John Zapien

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