Commitment. It’s our policy.

Peter A. Culshaw, Chairman

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Denver South Board Chair Peter Culshaw Shea Properties

Peter Culshaw immigrated from London, UK in January of 1984.  He worked as a Partner in the London-based company Gooch and Wagstaff before forming his own business, Winchester Properties in 1985.  In 1989 Winchester Properties was sold and Peter joined DTC/Meridian where he served as President and CEO.

He has been responsible for all of DTC’s operations, land development, vertical development, and the acquisition and disposition of numerous assets through the metro Denver area.  In 2006, DTC/Meridian was merged with the J.F. Shea Company where Peter now serves as Executive Vice President for Shea Properties, overseeing Colorado and Arizona.

Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Land Administration from Portsmouth University in the UK, is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Colorado.

Peter has had numerous philanthropic involvements.  He was a founding member of the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation Board and a board member from 1995-2001, during which time he chaired the annual luncheon for two years.  He was a board member of the MackIntosh Academy School from 1994-2000 and Chair of the Board from 1996 -1999.  He joined The Children’s Hospital Research Institute in 1994, which he chaired from 1996-2006.  He also served as a Children’s Hospital board member from 1997-2006 and is currently a board member of The Children’s Hospital Foundation where he has also served as Vice Chair and Chair.  In 2006, he was awarded the Children’s Hospital “Miracles Award” for philanthropy.  Peter and his wife, Cathy, have chaired the Kempe Center Annual Dinner as well as The Children’s Hospital Gala.  Peter was awarded the Starlight Foundation’s Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year Award in 2001.  He has been a board member of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation since 1996, and the Culshaws chaired the High Hopes Tribune Dinner on behalf of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation in 1997.

Peter is on numerous civic and governmental boards including Chair of Denver South Economic Development Partnership, SPIMD Board, Goldsmith Metro Board, Meridian Metro Board, Greenwood District Board and former member of the Cherry Creek North District Design and District Boards.

Peter is a member of the Urban Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers and has been a Colorado University Real Estate Council Member since 1997.

Buz Koelbel, Jr., Vice Chair

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Denver South EDP Board Vice Chair Buz Koelbel, Jr. Koelbel and Company

WALTER A. (BUZ) KOELBEL, JR. is president of Koelbel and Company, one of the longest continually-operating real estate companies in Colorado. The company’s efforts are focused on the development of office parks, master-planned residential communities, urban in-fill homes, low-income tax-credit apartments, and real estate investments. Projects include The Preserve at Greenwood Village, Pinehurst Country Club, The Breakers, Centennial Valley Business Park, and Rendezvous, a 1,000-acre mixed-use resort development in Winter Park.  New company platforms include Koelbel Urban Homes, niche-oriented in-fill for-sale homebuilding and low-income housing tax-shelter apartments, currently with two projects in Denver at Yale & I-25 and University & I-25 and two in Boulder, and the new evolution of collaboration of office space development with the first project in the RiverNorth district.

Koelbel is a native of Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1974 with a degree in finance. His professional memberships include the Urban Land Institute as a Recreational Development Council member and past trustee, Denver South Economic Development Partnership Board of Governors member and past chair, Colorado Council on Economic Education vice chairman, and Denver Museum of Nature and Science board member.

Timothy R. Padilla

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Denver South EDP Board Treasurer Timothy R. Padilla Wells Fargo Business Banking – Mountain Mid-West

Tim Padilla is the Business Development Division Manager for the 15 state Mountain Mid-West Region. He leads a team of over 40 Business Sales/Development Officers and their managers. They work directly with winning new business opportunities for Well Fargo Business Banking units in the region. Prior to his new role, he was the Community Banking President and Wells Fargo’s Business Banking manager for much of suburban Denver Metro.  He led a team of more than 50 Business Banking professionals who work exclusively with local businesses to meet their financial needs.  He had responsibility for more than $2 billion in loans and deposits. Among the products and services Padilla and his teams provide are depository accounts, loans and lines of credit including complex credits, treasury/cash management, merchant services and business insurance.

Padilla has been in the financial services industry for 32 years, the last 27 with Wells Fargo.  His experience includes the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for five years.  During his time with the FDIC, he traveled extensively throughout the United States reviewing loan portfolios.  Padilla joined United Banks of Colorado (a Wells Fargo predecessor) in 1987.  For eight years he was a Business Banking manager in the central and east metro Denver area with duties that included managing loans and deposits in excess of $350 million.  He also managed a team of Wells Fargo’s team of business sales officers (BSO) in Denver Metro.  Padilla and his BSO team worked hand-in-hand with Community Banking presidents and Business Banking managers to create and implement a strategic sales approach for identifying prospective customers and developing solutions to help them succeed financially.

Padilla is a Colorado native being born and raised in Pueblo, Colo.  He received his degree in finance and economics from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.

Padilla is actively involved in the community.  He serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Denver South Economic Development Partnership. He is past Chairman of the Board for the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  He is past 2008 Chairman the Board for the Hispanic Chamber Education Foundation. He is a past board member for the Aurora Economic Development Council and a past board member of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. He also is the past president of the South Denver Optimist Club.

Ralph W. Christie, Jr.

RALPH W. CHRISTIE, JR., PE Merrick & Company

RALPH W. CHRISTIE, JR., PE
Merrick & Company

Ralph W. Christie, Jr., PE, Chairman of Merrick & Company’s Board of Directors, has been with Merrick since 1992.  He served as president and CEO from 1997 to 2013.  As Chairman of the Board, Mr. Christie focuses on board leadership, government/industry affairs, strategic growth, and leadership development.

Education:
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Cincinnati
MBA, University of Pittsburgh

Currently, Mr. Christie is Chair-elect of the National American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and member of the ACEC Executive Committee.  Mr. Christie will be Chairman of ACEC from April 2015 to April 2016.  He is also on the executive committee of the national ACEC/Design Professionals Coalition and served as chair of ACEC’s Environment & Energy Committee for three years.  He is a member of the Colorado State Bank and Trust’s Board of Directors.  He actively participates on the boards of the Denver South Economic Development Partnership, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Aurora Economic Development Council.  He is also a member of Metro State University of Denver’s Community Cabinet.

Mr. Christie is a founding board member of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable and was co-chair of the Colorado Space Coalition for eight years. He was chair of the board for the Aurora Economic Development Council. He was also an advisory board member for the University of Cincinnati College of Civil/Environmental Engineering and the University of Colorado at Denver Engineering Leadership Council. He has lectured on leadership topics at the University of Denver Business School for its MBA program, Regis University, and Colorado State University.

Awards/Recognition/Presentations

  • Awarded the President’s Award by ACEC-Colorado, 2014
  • National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, 2011
  • Finalist for ColoradoBiz Magazine’s CEO of the Year, 2011
  • Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Colorado, 2010
  • American Council of Engineering Companies George Washington Award Recipient, 2010
  • Co-Presenter, American College’s Knowledge Summit, Leadership of Employee-Owned Engineering Company, 2009
  • University of Denver Strategic Issues Panel on Immigration of Professionals, 2009
  • Denver Metro Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Exchange Programs, 2003 to present
  • Governor’s Colorado Educational Alignment Council, 2005 – 2007
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Design, The Challenges of Leadership Program Certificate, 2007
  • Commencement Keynote Address, Colorado State University Engineering College, 2005
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Cincinnati, 2002
  • Man of the Year, 2002, Aurora Chamber of Commerce

Mayor Cathy Noon

Mayor Cathy Noon City of Centenial

Mayor Cathy Noon
City of Centenial

Mayor Cathy Noon was elected as Centennial’s second Mayor in 2009 and reelected in 2013 to serve another four-year term. Mayor Noon represents Centennial at everything from regional policy-making bodies and economic development organizations to ribbon-cuttings and school ceremonies. Her dedication to senior issues and citizen engagement, along with her extensive knowledge and understanding of special districts and budgets, are valuable assets to our young city.

Prior to being elected mayor, Cathy Noon chaired the Centennial Home Rule Charter Commission which wrote our City’s ‘constitution’.  She has been lifelong volunteer, including service with the Scouts, public schools, community groups and forming and building Centennial.

Important to Centennial’s economic prosperity, Mayor Noon advances Centennial’s identity with worldwide businesses continuing to locate to the City.  Also important is creating unique places in Centennial which was proven with the opening of the award winning Centennial Center Park. Under Cathy’s leadership the City’s finances and fund balances are strong.  Mayor Noon is a strong proponent of public private partnerships providing taxpayers the best value for their tax dollars.

Cathy and her husband, Jim, have owned and operated Centennial Container, a corrugated box and packaging company, for 29 years. Cathy is also a Senior Manager for Community Resource Services, a special district management firm.  The Noon’s have two children and two granddaughters.

Keith D. Simon

Keith D. Simon Coventry Development Corporation

Keith D. Simon
Coventry Development Corporation

Keith D. Simon is the Executive Vice President and Director of Development for Coventry Development Corp.  Coventry manages and develops the real estate assets—large land tracts in Colorado, Texas and Florida as well as mixed-use buildings in New York City—for a private European family that purchased them in the 1960’s and 70’s. Coventry is focused on transformative real estate development with mixed-use, compact planned communities that begin with major new employment uses and then adds amenities and enhanced value to the surrounding community.

In Colorado, Coventry launched the 3,500 RidgeGate Mixed-Use Master Planned Community in Lone Tree in 2001 with the Sky Ridge Medical Center.  Today the project is home to over 3,500 residents and over 2,500 new jobs to the area.  In the next two years those figures will grow to over 6,000 residents and 7,500 jobs.

Kendra Black

Councilmember Kendra Black City and County of Denver, District 4

I was born and raised in southeast Denver, and my husband and I have raised our three children in the District.  I am a graduate of Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, and have a BA in history and political science–and an MA in history–from the University of Colorado.  I have been actively involved in the Denver community for more than two decades.  My experience includes work in non-profits, education and community outreach.  I recently left my job at the University of Colorado Denver where I ran a statewide academic program.

As the District 4 Council member representing southeast Denver, I will work to connect our neighborhoods and activate our community by improving our transportation options, making it more bike-able and walkable.  I plan to work with residents to create a 21st century vision for the district, and create area plans to guide future development.  Strengthening community connections among neighbors, schools, seniors, businesses and more is also a top priority.

I serve on the following Council committees:  Finance, Infrastructure and Culture, and Neighborhoods and Planning.  Other boards and committees I serve on include:  SCFD, Denver South Economic Development Partnership, Denver South Transportation Management Association, Transportation Solutions, State Legislative Group, Governors’ Residence Preservation Fund, CU Denver-National History Day in Colorado,

I look forward to meeting–and working with–my constituents and our city leaders.  Together we will keep Denver strong and moving in the right direction for everyone.

Roger Partridge

District II Commissioner Roger Partridge Douglas County

Roger Partridge was elected Douglas County Commissioner in November 2012.  Partridge’s top priorities as County Commissioner include working toward a viable and renewable water supply, finding solutions for traffic and transportation challenges in many areas of the county, added support for and the advancement of economic and job growth opportunities, and protecting the balance and quality of life in Douglas County.

He is no stranger to public service, having previously served as a Douglas County Planning Commissioner and three years as Beef Superintendent for the Douglas County 4-H Program.  Partridge credits both his Planning Commission experience and owning his own physical therapy clinic for 26 years prior to his election, in preparing him for the job of County Commissioner.

In addition to his responsibilities as a County Commissioner, Mr. Partridge will assume responsibilities as an appointee to the following organizations, as a representative of Douglas County: C-470 Corridor Coalition, serving as Vice Chair, as well as serving on the Coalition’s  Executive Procurement Oversight Committee; Castle Rock Economic Development Council; Cherry Creek Basin Working Group; Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG); Douglas County Fair Association; E-470 Public Highway Authority; Rural Water Authority of Douglas County; South I-25 Urban Corridor Transportation Management Authority; Colorado Counties, Inc. Public Lands Steering Committee, Land Use and Natural Resources Steering Committee, Agriculture, Wildlife & Rural Affairs Steering Committee, Transportation & Telecommunications Steering Committee; and the National Association of Counties Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee; Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Forfeiture Board and 18th Judicial District Seizure Board.  He serves as Vice-Chair of the Colorado Clean Water Coalition.  He has also been appointed to the State’s Broadband Deployment Board.  Roger has also been appointed by the CCI Board of Directors to serve as the county representative on the Public Safety Communications Subcommittee, which is under the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee.

Partridge holds an undergraduate degree in Health and Safety Education from Purdue University and double Masters Degrees in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy from West Virginia University and Arcadia University, respectively.

He was raised in a small town in Indiana.  Prior to settling in Colorado he worked as an Athletic Trainer for the New York Jets and at three universities.  He started his physical therapy practice in Castle Rock in 1987, while living in Littleton, Colorado, and moved to Douglas County in 1994 to be closer to his practice.

Roger and his wife, Nadine, like to relax by spending time at their ranch in Sedalia, working with their horses and cattle, and enjoying the beauty of Colorado.  He has two sons who both graduated from Douglas County schools and now has two grandchildren.

District II Commissioner – Roger Partridge

Roger Partridge – Commissioner – District 2

Roger Partridge – Commissioner – District 2

Roger Partridge was elected Douglas County Commissioner in November 2012.  Partridge’s top priorities as County Commissioner include working toward a viable and renewable water supply, finding solutions for traffic and transportation challenges in many areas of the county, added support for and the advancement of economic and job growth opportunities, and protecting the balance and quality of life in Douglas County.

He is no stranger to public service, having previously served as a Douglas County Planning Commissioner and three years as Beef Superintendent for the Douglas County 4-H Program.  Partridge credits both his Planning Commission experience and owning his own physical therapy clinic for 26 years prior to his election, in preparing him for the job of County Commissioner.

In addition to his responsibilities as a County Commissioner, Mr. Partridge will assume responsibilities as an appointee to the following organizations, as a representative of Douglas County: C-470 Corridor Coalition, serving as Vice Chair, as well as serving on the Coalition’s  Executive Procurement Oversight Committee; Castle Rock Economic Development Council; Cherry Creek Basin Working Group; Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG); Douglas County Fair Association; E-470 Public Highway Authority; Rural Water Authority of Douglas County; South I-25 Urban Corridor Transportation Management Authority; Colorado Counties, Inc. Public Lands Steering Committee, Land Use and Natural Resources Steering Committee, Agriculture, Wildlife & Rural Affairs Steering Committee, Transportation & Telecommunications Steering Committee; and the National Association of Counties Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee; Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Forfeiture Board and 18th Judicial District Seizure Board.  He serves as Vice-Chair of the Colorado Clean Water Coalition.  He has also been appointed to the State’s Broadband Deployment Board.  Roger has also been appointed by the CCI Board of Directors to serve as the county representative on the Public Safety Communications Subcommittee, which is under the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee.

Partridge holds an undergraduate degree in Health and Safety Education from Purdue University and double Masters Degrees in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy from West Virginia University and Arcadia University, respectively.

He was raised in a small town in Indiana.  Prior to settling in Colorado he worked as an Athletic Trainer for the New York Jets and at three universities.  He started his physical therapy practice in Castle Rock in 1987, while living in Littleton, Colorado, and moved to Douglas County in 1994 to be closer to his practice.

Roger and his wife, Nadine, like to relax by spending time at their ranch in Sedalia, working with their horses and cattle, and enjoying the beauty of Colorado.  He has two sons who both graduated from Douglas County schools and now has two grandchildren.

Nancy Sharpe

Nancy Sharpe Arapahoe County Commissioner District 2

As a 30-year resident of Arapahoe County, Nancy is committed to enhancing the quality of life for residents.  She works to budget responsibly and keep taxes low so Arapahoe County will live within its means and thrive.  She is known as a strong, fiscally responsible leader who developed highly effective working relationships with other cities, counties and public entities.

Nancy is focusing on economic development in cooperation with cites, economic development organizations and chambers of commerce.  In addition, she works to reduce traffic congestion through roadway improvements with effective public/private partnerships and to mitigate noise impacts at Centennial Airport by working with citizens, the Airport’s Noise Reduction Roundtable and Centennial Airport’s management.

As Commissioner, Nancy oversees the Human Services, Open Spaces and Intergovernmental Relations departments.  She currently chairs the Metro Area County Commissioners and the Colorado Counties, Inc. Health and Human Services Committee.  She also chairs the National Association of Human Services and Education Steering Committee, and is a member of the Colorado Child Welfare Executive Leadership Council.

She represents the County’s interest on a variety of boards and committees including the C-470 Policy Committee, the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority, the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority, Denver South Economic Development Partnership, Denver South Transportation Management Association and the Highline Canal Trail and Cherry Creek Basin Working Groups.

Commissioner Sharpe service on the Arapahoe County Housing Authority, Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District.

Government Experience:

Arapahoe County Commissioner, District 2 (2011-2015)

  • Chair Pro Tem (2011) Chair (2012)
  • City of Greenwood Village, Mayor (2003-2011)
  • City of Greenwood Village, City Council Member (1997-2003)
  • Metro Mayors Caucus Chair (2009)
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments, Chair (2006)
  • South I-25 Urban Corridor Steering Committee, Chair (2003-2008)
  • Southeast Transportation Authority, Board President (2000-2006)
  • Southeast Business Partnership, Board of Trustees (2000-2015)
  • Southeast Business Partnership, Executive Committee
  • Arapahoe County Housing Authority Boundary Control
  • Colorado Women in Government, Past President

Community Involvement:

  • Littleton Hospital Board of Trustees
  • American Lung Association, Executive Advisory Committee
  • Cherry Creek Republican Women member
  • Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver, former Board member
  • St. Anne’s Episcopal School Development Committee, former member

Education/Professional Experience:

  • Louisiana State University, BS Psychology and Mathematics
  • Management Consultant
  • Great West Life, AVP, Compensation and Customer Service
  • Control Data, Account Manager

Mayor Ron Rakowsky

Mayor Ron Rakowsky City of Greenwood Village

Ron became mayor November 21, 2011, after an uncontested election. Previously, Ron had been appointed mayor by the City Council as a result of the resignation of Mayor Nancy Sharpe, who was elected as an Arapahoe County Commissioner in November 2010. Ron had served as mayor pro tem of the Village since November 2005 and as a council member of District 4 since November 2003.

Previous Work

Ron’s previous work for the Village includes membership on the Board of Adjustments and Appeals, and the Greenwood Village Building Authority. Ron also served as a panel member for the Greenwood Village Police Department promotion assessment centers for lieutenant and sergeant. Ron also serves as the Village’s representative on the Board of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Additionally he represents Greenwood Village at the Metro Mayors Caucus.

Current Service

Ron’s current service to the community includes serving as chair, since September 2004, of the Arapahoe County Justice Coordinating Committee, which includes the District Attorney, Sheriff, Chief Judge of the 18th Judicial District, and the Board of County Commissioners. Ron also sits on the board of the 18th Judicial District Juvenile Assessment Center. Currently he also serves as a Trustee of the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School Foundation located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Ron also served as a board member of the Castlewood Water and Sanitation District and the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board where he was selected by his fellow board members as Chairman. A former Chairman of the Board of Space Age Federal Credit Union located in Aurora, his other previous board memberships include the Pentagon and MacDill Federal Credit Unions.

Volunteer Service

Past volunteer service also includes National Chair for Denison University’s Annual Support Fund Raising Campaign and President of the professional association of all uniformed attorneys active, reserve and retired of the U.S. Armed forces. He was elected as one of 10 Texas Delegates to the White House Conference on Libraries and Information Technology. Ron was recognized by the San Antonio Express News as the critical player in the implementation of San Antonio’s 9-1-1 system.

While stationed in Tampa Florida, he was an Instructor in Business Law for the University of Tampa. During his tenure at March Air Force Base in Riverside California, he drafted legislation to amend the California Civil Code, testified on its behalf before the Judiciary Committees of the California Senate and Assembly. The bill passed unaltered, despite stiff opposition from Willie Brown Assembly Speaker.

Education

Ron graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio where he was active in his fraternity, student government, and Air Force ROTC. In 2002 Ron was awarded a Denison University Alumni Citation for service to the College and the Nation. During the past 129 years during which there were approximately 40,000 graduates only 460 such awards have been bestowed.

Ron received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. During his last year in law school he held both administrative and teaching positions with the Law Medicine Center of the University which resulted in his designation of a Certified Peace Officer Training Instructor.

Military Experience

Subsequently he served as a judge advocate in the United States Air Force for 24 years in Florida, the Republic of the Philippines, Texas, California, Virginia, and Colorado retiring in the grade of Colonel. Ron’s awards from the Air Force include the Legion of Merit, Air Force Meritorious Service Medals and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Ron and his wife Margaret moved to Greenwood Village in 1988 as a result of his reassignment to the Air Reserve Personnel Center as its Staff Judge Advocate. He came from the Pentagon where he served as Associate Director of Civil Law of the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Department at the Pentagon.

An attorney; a retired trade association executive, and former lobbyist for the Credit Union Associations of Colorado and Wyoming, he is presently an active member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Colorado Supreme Court. Additionally he holds inactive status from the bars of the Ohio and Florida Supreme Courts.

Margaret, who was awarded a PhD from the University of California Riverside, is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Air Force Academy. She served as a board member of the South Metro Fire Rescue District for 14 years from 1990 to 2004.

Their two children and two grandchildren live out-of-state. He enjoys rooting for Air Force Academy Falcons, Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos.

Robert Olislagers

Robert Olislagers Centennial Airport

Robert Olislagers is Executive Director of Centennial Airport, which is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the US and among the 30 busiest of all US airports. Prior to his current appointment in 2000, he managed airports in California and New York.

Robert serves on several corporate, professional and community boards, including the American Association of Airport Directors, the International Association of Airport Executives, the Northwest Association of Airport Executives and the National Air Transportation Association.  He is a Terrorism Liaison Officer with Colorado’s intelligence fusion center and serves as Sector Chief, Transportation Security for the FBI’s InfraGard program in Denver.  He chairs several research projects for the National Academies of Science, Transportation Research Board, and is a published author, including one book and numerous articles on aviation, aviation history and security.

Mr. Olislagers is a nationally recognized expert on general aviation security, having testified before Congress on the subject. He has advised numerous agencies such the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), NORAD- NORTHCOM, the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration and the Colorado Information Analysis Center on Air Domain and Critical Infrastructure Protection issues.

Robert holds a doctorate in business administration from the University of Santa Barbara and a bachelor and master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Buffalo. He also completed programs in national and international security at the USAF Air War College and Harvard University.

Mayor Jackie Millet

Jackie Millet Mayor of Lone Tree

Jackie Millet
Mayor of Lone Tree

Jackie Millet has lived in Lone Tree with her husband, Dave Johnson, and two children, Kyle and Devon, for over fifteen years and has treasured every minute of it. Her initial involvement in our City governance began when she was appointed to the City’s Planning Commission in 2004.

Her passion and advocacy for the community led to a successful election to the Lone Tree City Council eight years ago. Jackie’s effective leadership on Council was recognized when she was unanimously elected to serve as the Mayor Pro-Tem in 2012, and again re-elected unanimously to that post in 2014. She was elected as Mayor of Lone Tree in May of 2016.

Prior to moving to Lone Tree, Jackie and Dave both graduated from California State Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo, where they began their careers in civil and aeronautical engineering, respectively. Jackie is a registered Professional Engineer, with proven success in long range planning and infrastructure development for growing communities. Her professional background coupled with her collaborative leadership style allows Jackie to be a highly effective representative for the City of Lone Tree.

Susan Hicks

Susan Hicks President & CEO, Sky Ridge Medical Center

Susan Hicks was named President and CEO of Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree in August 2014. She was promoted from her previous role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Sky Ridge. 

Susan has been an integral member of the Executive Team at Sky Ridge since the hospital opened in 2003. She has been a major contributor to its success as well as its superior results in patient safety and satisfaction. As COO, Susan was instrumental in developing comprehensive programs in neurosurgery, orthopedics, cardiology, stroke and surgery, to name a few.  The Sky Ridge team and its medical staff gave her leadership, clinical depth and business acumen a resounding vote of confidence when she was named to her present post.

Prior to joining Sky Ridge Medical Center, Susan was the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and VP of Patient Care Services at Rose Medical Center for six years, where she was responsible for the operations of all patient care services.  She previously held a number of key leadership posts, including Director of Surgical Services at Rose.  She has been a nurse for more than 30 years and looks forward to bringing this perspective to her position.

Susan has a Masters in Nursing Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix.  She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

She is currently on the boards of the HCA Hope Fund, Denver South Economic Development Partnership and Colorado Hospital Association.  She is a past board member of First Commercial Bank and a graduate of Leadership Douglas County.

An avid adventurer, Susan and her husband Don reside in Lone Tree. They have two children.

Greg Kelly

Greg Kelly

SPIMD, Kelly Services

Pamela Schenck- Kelly

Pamela Schenck- Kelly Senior General Manager – Park Meadows

Pam is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

As shopping center professional she holds the certifications by the International Shopping Center Association as a Certified Shopping Center Manager  and Certified Marketing Director  with over 30 years of experience in the retail shopping center industry, working in the multiple markets of Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina, California,

Opening Park Meadows in 1996, Pam brought diversified experience in shopping center marketing, leasing, development, and operations to the unique “Retail Resort” concept for Colorado’s largest enclosed super-regional shopping center, changing the face of the shopping center industry. The recent addition of “The Vista’s” combines entertainment and a lifestyle component to Park Meadows.  Park Meadows seeks the very best retailers and restaurants canvassing the entire country and abroad to bring the very best to Colorado. Many retail concepts have one of their first stores in Park Meadows and in many cases one of the best stores in a given chain of stores is the Park Meadows location.

Denver South EDP Board of Directors


The Denver South Economic Development partnership’s Board of Directors is committed to building upon the organization’s legacy through visionary economic development leadership, civic involvement and positive business advocacy in a non-partisan and collaborative manner to continuously improve the regions economy and high quality living standard.