Virginia is the retired president of Colorado Business Bank and served on the CPR Board from 2004 through 2012, as Chair for the last two years. She has also served on a number of 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.
Philip E. Johnson is a retired Denver attorney. Most recently, Mr. Johnson served as a co-founder and Partner of Bennington, Johnson, Ruttum & Reeve LP in Denver (formerly known as Bennington, Johnson & Reeve, PC and Mosley, Wells, Johnson & Ruttum PC). In March 2015, firm partners retired and closed the firm after 40 years. Mr. Johnson has practiced law in Denver since 1975 in the areas of environmental law, real estate development, and commercial litigation.
W. Dean Salter is of counsel with Bryan Cave LLP. Before retiring from active practice, he concentrated on corporate law and securities, corporate governance issues, and financing transactions. He has served on the Board of Advisors for the University of Colorado at Denver’s Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Business. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Rocky Mountain Junior Achievement; Goodwill Industries of Denver; and Colorado Public Radio (1992-1998, 2005-2012). Mr. Salter received his LL.B. from University of Virginia and his A.B. from the University of Kansas.
Ann Hinkins is a partner in the audit service area of EKS&H and leads the firm’s nonprofit group. She is a Board member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, past board member of Young Americans Bank, Colorado Nonprofit Association, Colorado Ballet, Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado, and Colorado Council of Camp Fire, Inc. Hinkins earned her B.A. in Accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Denver.
Bob served on the CPR board from 2009-2017 and was Board Chair from 2014-2017. A retired nephrologist, Bob is also on the board of US Soccer, serving as president of their board from 1998-2006. In addition to his extensive experience in soccer, Bob is President of Colorado Kidney Associates in Denver, Colorado. He is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and has published extensively in the area of clinical dialysis. He has also served on the board of America SCORES.
Michael P. Dowling has spent his professional life at the intersection of natural resource conservation, business, policy, and finance. Michael is current board chair of the national Land Trust Alliance, former chair of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission; co-founder and former chair of the Colorado Conservation Trust; former chair of the Colorado Wildlife Federation; former vice chair of the Colorado Symphony; and founder and president of The Dowling Foundation. He was the 2010 recipient of Colorado Open Lands’ George E. Cranmer Award, which honors career achievement in open space preservation. Earlier in his career, Michael worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and as entrepreneur and investment manager in the energy industry. Michael has a BS in Geology and Geophysics from Yale College (with highest honors), an MFS degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and an MPPM degree from the Yale School of Management.
Jack is the President and CEO of the University of Colorado Foundation. Prior to joining CU in 2014, Jack was chief legal counsel to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Jack served as director of Denver’s Theatres and Arenas Division and as deputy chief of staff during Hickenlooper’s term as Denver’s mayor. Before Jack’s public sector career, he worked as deputy general counsel for Comcast Corp. and as corporate and securities counsel for Jones Intercable Inc. Jack has been a member of the boards of the Colorado Symphony Association, Opera Colorado, and the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, and he currently is a members of the boards of Visit Denver and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a juris doctorate from the University of Denver.
Brad Greenwald is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hilltop Venture Partners which invests in and manages early stage technology businesses. Brad has held senior management roles in global companies including Time Warner and Polaroid. He is the founder of Education Funding Partners, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver and an invited speaker at several national venture capital conferences. He has served on the Board of Directors for Oxfam America, Food Bank of the Rockies and Cooking Matters, and currently serves on the Jewish Colorado Investment Committee. He is an Aspen Institute Crown Fellow and a co-founder of the Evergreen National Education Prize. Brad has a B.A. from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Gary B. Lutz is currently the President of Product Groups and Commercial Banking for First Western Trust Bank. Gary has been in leadership and management positions at various financial institutions, including JFG Wealth Management and Wells Fargo, since the mid-1980s. Mr. Lutz graduated with honors from the CU Leeds School of Business with his BS in Business Administration and Finance. He has served on the boards of the Denver Art Museum, ACE Scholarships, and the CU Leeds School of Business Professional Mentorship Program.
Diane is a financial and management consultant with Thompson White, LLC since 2007. Prior to that, she worked in banking & trust management, last serving as the EVP and Senior Trust Officer for Guaranty Bank and Trust Company/AMG Guaranty Trust, N.A. Diane has been on numerous non-profit boards holding positions of Chairman, Treasurer, Development Chair, etc. She is currently serving as the Treasurer/Chairman of Finance and Audit for Goodwill Industries of Denver, and immediate past president of the Arapahoe Tennis Club and Mondays Literary Club.
Mary E. Ricketson is Dean Emerita to the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver as well as a lawyer, mediator, fund-raiser, public speaker, educator and nonprofit consultant. Mary has served as an Assistant Colorado Attorney General, a Deputy District Attorney and as the CEO of an Award winning nonprofit organization. As a University Professor, she has taught nonprofit management, board building, nonprofit ethics, leadership and fundraising.
Joanna retired from her position as Vice President of the Image and Printing Services Business Unit at Hewlett-Packard in 2007, after more than 23 years with the company. Her previous roles include General Manager of HP's Enterprise Finance Division, Vice President of Marketing for HP's Global Computer Support business, and Project Lead in Corporate Development, HP's mergers and acquisition group. She has served on the Boards of the Denver chapter of SCORE, the National Association for Olmsted Parks, the Boulder Public Library Foundation, and the Jaipur Literature Festival. Joanna started volunteering with CPR in 2010, and chaired CPR's Community Advisory Board for two years before joining the Board of Directors. Born and raised in Chicago, Joanna holds a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Karen has owned Secor Consulting since 2007. She was a member of the board for Cherry Creek Academy from 2006-2012, where she also served as board chair. Karen has worked as Chief Operating Officer of Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, VP of Account Management at Broadband Associates, and numerous other roles both professionally and as a volunteer. She holds an MBA from CU-Boulder.
Bob Steele has spent the past 25 years advising journalists and media leaders across the country on ethical standards and practices. He directed the ethics program at the Poynter Institute for many years and also served six years as director of the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University, his undergraduate alma mater. He has consulted on journalism ethics for NPR and dozens of newspapers and television stations. His professional background includes ten years as a local television reporter, executive producer and news director, and he has written many articles, case studies and handbooks on ethics issues. His B.A. from DePauw was in economics, and he earned an M.S. from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. from The University of Iowa writing his dissertation on ethical decision making in journalism.
Stewart came to Colorado Public Radio in July 2018 after 18 years as the director and general manager of KUT and KUTX in Austin. The 15 years prior, he held various roles at Indiana Public Radio, including as general manager. Vanderwilt has a bachelor’s of science degree in business and marketing from Ball State University. He currently serves on the board of Public Radio International and previously served on the board of Greater Public and the Station Resource Group.