Joanna Rosenblum, Chair

Ms. Rosenblum recently retired from Hewlett-Packard after a 24-year career.  She is currently working with several non-profits, including the National Association for Olmsted Parks and the Boulder Library Foundation.

Virginia Berkeley*

Virginia is the retired president of Colorado Business Bank. She has served on a number of for-profit and not-for-profit boards in Denver, including the Denver Metro Chamber, The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Denver Branch, Planned Parenthood, COPIC Companies and Mountain States Employers Council.

Rutt Bridges*

Rutt is a geophysicist, serial entrepreneur, venture capital investor, and former Colorado Public Radio Board Chair.

Fred Brown**

Fred Brown is a semiretired Denver Post reporter, editor and columnist. He teaches media ethics at the University of Denver and is active in the Society of Professional Journalists, where he served as national president (1997-98) and a longtime member of its ethics committee.

Christopher Carrington

Chris is an attorney with Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher, LLP where he maintains a litigation practice representing financial institutions and investors in the secondary mortgage markets. He also handles a variety of other legal issues, including fraud-related claims, real estate disputes, the False Claims Act, and criminal litigation. In his non-legal life, Chris is a songwriter who has recorded music for film, including a recent PBS Documentary about Neal Cassady, and has had songs play on CPR's OpenAir.

Dan Grossman

Dan is the regional director of the Environmental Defense Fund. Dan served six years in the Colorado House, and was the state’s youngest House Minority Leader. Dan also served four years in the Colorado Senate, and chaired the Judiciary Committee and was vice chairman of the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

Ruth Hopfenbeck**

Ruth is a board member of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.  Ruth co-founded Denver Women’s Career Center and was Western Region Chair of the Smith College Resource Development Committee.

Adam Lipsius

Adam is a writer, producer and director with 20 years in the film business. His television and feature work has appeared in movie theaters on Video On Demand, PBS, Tennis Channel, iTunes and Netflix. He has worked in advertising with the Kids Connection Worldwide Division of Saatchi & Saatchi. He founded the Colorado-based Front Range Production Group and Denver-based film studio Uptown 6, and he completed his first Young Adult novel, "Knox Chase on the Case." 

Janet Lopez

Janet is currently senior program officer with the Rose Community Foundation, in charge of their education initiatives focusing on systemic change and educator effectiveness. She was formerly the director of P-20 Education Initiatives at the University of Colorado Denver, Office of the Chancellor; and served as deputy director of Governor Ritter's P-20 Council. Before coming to Colorado, Janet was director of the University of North Carolina Scholars' Latino Initative. 

Kyle R. Miller

Kyle is president of Rock Oil Company, LLC, a company he founded in 2008 after many years in oil and gas exploration.  He is a member of many shooting organizations, including the Bunker Club, NRA, USA Shooting, and National Sporting Clays Association, and is affiliated with the California Indians and Pawling Mountain Club.

Rosemarie Murane*

Rosemarie Murane is a founding member of the Children’s Museum and was active for many years in the Friends of Chamber Music.  She is a trustee of the National Association of Olmsted Parks.

Warren Olsen*

Warren is co-founder and chief investment officer of First Western Financial; member of the board of directors of the Aetos Funds, Brightwood Capital Management and Construction Software Technologies.  He was a member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University and the Board of Advisors of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Tom Stokes*

Tom was president of Gates Capital Management, LLC, and was executive director and trustee of the Gates Family Foundation. His career in commercial banking spanned 36 years. He has long been active on the boards and as an officer of many organizations including Downtown Denver, Inc., the Clayton Foundation, the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, and the Colorado Forum.

Randee Toler

Randee is currently development associate at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, in charge of programs to deepen the engagement of millennials with the museum. She has worked in varied capacities with the museum and other Colorado calleries.

Dennis Trescott*

Dennis’ career was in commercial real estate in Denver. After working for a mid-size commercial firm, he started his own development company specializing in development, leasing and management of office-warehouse properties. Dennis serves on the board of the Auraria Foundation.

Mary Wickersham

Mary is currently director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. Mary served as senior director of policy and innovation at the Piton Foundation. Prior to that, she was a senior fellow at the Children's Campaign; she also served as senior policy advisor for education to Governor Ritter and helped create and oversee the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) program when she was policy director for State Treasurer Cary Kennedy.

*Former chair of the CPR Board of Directors
**Former member of the CPR Board of Directors