Board of Directors and Staff


Executive Committee

CHAIR:   Eric Gutknecht, Continental Sausage, CEO

VICE-CHAIR:   David Thomson, Kairoi Residential, VP Private Client Services

TREASURER  Patrick Rizzo, VF Corporation, and Professional Runner

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

PREVIOUS BOARD CHAIR:   Julia Richman, State of Colorado

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


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

Sam Bailey, Amazon, Manager Economic Development Policy

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

Zach Detra, Davis Graham Stubbs LLP

Eric Greene, Greenehouse Executive Coaching/Facilitation, CEO

Michelle Hadwiger, Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Director Global Business Development

Chris Herndon, Denver City Council,  Councilman District 8

Chris Piper, Colorado Energy Office, Office of the Governor



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+

Lindsey Barela, Charity Partners 2019+

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

Richard Kalasky and Carlos Hill, Expo Managers, 2012+

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

John Dunbar, Food & Refreshment, 2006+

And More!