Board of Directors and Staff


Executive Committee

CHAIR:   Julia Richman, State of Colorado

VICE-CHAIR & TREASURER:   Eric Gutknecht, Continental Sausage, CEO

SECRETARY:    Carrie Atiyeh, Visit Denver, Govt. & Community Affairs Director

PREVIOUS BOARD CHAIR:   Chris Piper, Denver Water, Government Relations

City Representatives

Anthony Aragon, City and County of Denver, Senior Advisor Community Affairs & Staff Liaison, Denver LGBTQ Commission

Tim Erickson, City of Aurora, Park & Event Ranger, Parks, Recreation & Open Space

Vanessa Zarate, City of Lakewood, Economic Development


Sam Bailey, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Economic Development

Evelyn Baker, City of Denver, Deputy Director, Community Planning and Development

Mizraim Cordero, United Airlines, Director, State and Local Government Affairs DEN

Eric Greene, Greenehouse Executive Coaching/Facilitation, CEO

Chris Herndon, Denver City Council,  Councilman District 8

Bea Morgan, Greenbriar Partners, Vice President

Patrick Rizzo, VF Corporation, and Professional Runner

Peter Schwartz, Davis Graham Stubbs LLP, Partner

David Thomson, Kairo Residential, VP Private Client Services


Andrea Dowdy, CEO, 2010+

Creigh Kelley, Race Director, 2006+

Melissa Bissett, Sponsorship, 2012+

Pamelah Maragh, Siteline Events, Festival Ops, 2012+

Carol Hiller, Carol Hiller Events, Volunteers, 2006+

Alex Ross, 720x, Social Media, Newsletters, and Ambassadors, 2013+

Wally Zediker, Runner Relations, Entertainment, Athletes with Disabilities, Mile High Stadium Course, 2013+

Kifungua Ma’at, Tribe Inc, Water Stations, 2014+

John Dunbar, Food & Refreshment, 2006+

And More!