Board of Directors

The Aurora Economic Development Council board of directors consists of CEO-level developers, construction companies, bankers, attorneys, consultants, home builders, engineers, architects and representatives of the aerospace and bioscience industries and educational and hospital institutions.  Political leadership from the City of Aurora, Adams County and Arapahoe County also serve on the board.  Board membership is limited to 100 leaders that are strategically recruited to mutually benefit the Aurora Economic Development Council and its board members.  
 

2017 Officers

 
Chair
Mr. Jerome Davis
Regional Vice President
Xcel Energy
 
Chair-Elect
Mr. Steve Coffin
Managing Principal
GBSM, Inc.
 
Past Chair
Ms. Rita Connerly
Director
Fairfield and Woods, P.C.
 
Vice Chair
Mr. John Moore
Regional Director of Business Development
JE Dunn Construction
 
Secretary
Mr. Wayne Barrett
Vice President, Market Officer
ProLogis
 
Treasurer
David Patterson
Chief Executive Officer
Falck Rocky Mountain
 

Directors

The Honorable Steve Hogan
Mayor
City of Aurora
 
The Honorable Chaz Tedesco
Commissioner, District 2
Adams County
 
Mr. Christian Hageseth
President
American Cannabis Partners
 
Ms. Chantell Taylor
Government Relations Manager
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
 
The Honorable Bill L. Holen
Commissioner, District 5
Arapahoe County
 
Mr. Michael Gifford
President/CEO
Associated General Contractors of Colorado
 
Mr. Kevin Hougen
President/CEO
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
 
Ms. Barbara Cleland
Community Relations Director
Aurora mental Health Center
 
Mr. D. Rico Munn
Superintendent
Aurora Public Schools
 
Mr. Chris Balster
Business Development Manager
Avitus Group
 
Mr. Austin Akers
CEO
Bison Oil & Gas, LLC
 
Mr. Dave Eddy
Site Director Boeing Colorado
Boeing Company, The
 
Mr. Matt Ladd
Vice President, Western Region
Brinkmann Constructors
 
Mr. Mark Mathews
Attorney
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
 
Dr. Harry Bull
Superintendent
Cherry Creek School District
 
Ms. Heidi Baskfield
Director of Public Affairs
Children's Hospital Colorado
 
The Honorable Françoise Bergan
Council Member, Ward VI
City of Aurora
 
The Honorable Marsha Berzins
Council Member, Ward III
City of Aurora
 
The Honorable Angela Lawson
Mayor Pro-Tem/Council Member, At-Large
City of Aurora
 
The Honorable Sally Mounier
Council Member, Ward I
City of Aurora
 
Mr. George Noe
City Manager
City of Aurora
 
The Honorable Bob Roth
Council Member, Ward V
City of Aurora
 
Mr. Kevin Quinn
President & CEO
Citywide Banks
 
Mr. Greg Smith
Executive Director/CEO
Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association
 
Mr. Jon Lehmann
Senior Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs
Comcast
 
Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven
President
Community College of Aurora
 
Mr. Louis Salazar
Director, Stakeholder Relations
ConocoPhillips Company
 
Mr. Chris Winn
Asset Manager
Consolidated Investment Group
 
Mr. Marc Cooper
Principal
Cooper Development, Inc.

Mr. Ken Caskey
Vice President
Corporex Colorado, LLC
 
Mr. Sam Sharp
Managing Director
D.A. Davidson & Co.
 
Mr. Jim Brodie
EGM Residential
Lendlease Communities
 
Ms. Rita Connerly
Partner
Fairfield and Woods, P.C.
 
Mr. David Patterson
Chief Executive Officer
Falck Rocky Mountain
 
Mr. Steve Coffin
Managing Principal
GBSM, Inc.
 
Mr. Hal Lenox
Director Western Region, State Government Relations
General Motors
 
Mr. Mike McGinnis
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
 
Mr. Allan Bliesmer
District Manager/Vice President
Hensel Phelps
 
Ms. Tamara Seaver
Shareholder
Icenogle Seaver Pogue, P.C.
 
Mr. John Moore
Regional Director of Business Development
JE Dunn Construction
 
Mr. Tom Currigan
Senior Director, Stakeholder Relations
Kaiser Permanente
 
Mr. Penfield W. Tate III
Partner
Kutak Rock LLP
 
Mr. Randy Hertel
Executive Vice President, Director of Development
Majestic Realty Co.
 
Mr. Matt Schlageter
Principal, Vice President
Martin/Martin, Inc.
 
Mr. Mark Witkiewicz
Senior Vice President - Commercial Development
McWhinney
 
Mr. Dan Miller
Chief Executive Officer
Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza, The
 
Mr. Dave Huelskamp
CEO/Chairman
Merrick & Company
 
Mr. Kevin Daly
Founder/Owner
MiNDFUL
 
Ms. Melanie Morehart
Senior Project Manager II
Mortenson
 
Mr. Brian Watson
Founder and CEO
Northstar Commercial Partners
 
Mr. Wayne Barrett
Vice President, Market Officer
ProLogis
 
Mr. Greg Schmidt
President
Saunders Construction, Inc.
 
Mr. Craig Campbell
President - West Region
Starwood Land Ventures, LLC
 
Mr. Bill Wichterman
President
The San Juan Company
 
Mr. Alex Topelson
Owner
Topelson & Topelson
 
Mr. Steven Marshall
CEO
Transport Colorado
 
Mr. Arthur Littman
Project Manager
Turner Construction Company
 
Mr. Jeff Thompson
Vice President of Government and Corporate Relations
UCHealth
 
Mr. Andy Klein
Principal
Westside Investment Partners, Inc.
 
Mr. Jerome Davis
Regional Vice President
Xcel Energy
 
Mr. Dave Williams
Honorary
 
Mr. Rod Bockenfeld
Honorary