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.

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. 

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.

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 member of the CPR Board of Directors