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:

September 9, 2020

September 14, 2020

September 16, 2020

  • Authority Board New Member Orientation Session 2.  |  10 a.m. – noon  |  National Western Center Authority: Imagine. Cultivate. Discover. Using the National Western Center Strategic Implementation Plan as a guide, provides an overview of the functions of the Authority and provides an opportunity meet the staff working on programming, marketing, operations and real estate. To receive a link to this Zoom webinar, contact l.adams@nationalwesterncenter.com.

September 17, 2020

  • Board of Directors meeting  |  9 a.m. – noon  |  Via Zoom webinar  |  Agenda (PDF)

September 22, 2020

  • Authority Board New Member Orientation Session 3.  |  11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  |  Bringing the National Western Center to Life. Focuses on the role of CSU and the Western Stock Show Association both in construction and programming, and other partners including DMNS and History Colorado. To receive a link to this Zoom webinar, contact l.adams@nationalwesterncenter.com.

September 23, 2020

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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EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Amy Parsons

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COMMUNITY ACTIVIST

John Zapien

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