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.  
 

2019 Officers

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

Treasurer
Mr. Jeff Thompson
Vice President, Government & Corporate Relations
UCHealth

Directors

The Honorable Bob Legare
Mayor
City of Aurora
 
The Honorable Chaz Tedesco
Commissioner, District 2
Adams County
 
Ms. Kim Mendoza-Cooke
Regulatory Policy 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
 
Mr. D. Rico Munn
Superintendent
Aurora Public Schools
 
Ms. Dawn Holden
Regional HR & Operations Manager
Avitus Group
 
Mr. Austin Akers
CEO
Bison Oil & Gas, LLC
 
Mr. Dave Eddy
Site Director Boeing Colorado
Boeing Company, The
 
Mr. Mark Mathews
Attorney
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Ms. Leah Ramsey
Managing Partner
Chelsea Properties, LLC
 
Dr. Scott Siegfried
Superintendent
Cherry Creek School District
 
Ms. Heidi Baskfield
Director of Public Affairs
Children's Hospital Colorado

Mr. John Roble
Market President, Mountain States
Cigna
 
The Honorable Fran├žoise Bergan
Council Member, Ward VI
City of Aurora
 
The Honorable Marsha Berzins
Council Member, Ward III
City of Aurora

The Honorable Dave Gruber
Council Member, At-Large
City of Aurora

Ms. Crystal Murillo
Council Member, Ward I
City of Aurora
 
Mr. Jim Twombly
City Manager
City of Aurora
 
The Honorable Johnny Watson
Council Member, At-Large
City of Aurora
 
Mr. Kevin Quinn
President & CEO
Citywide Banks
 
Mr. Karl Paulson
Director of Planning, Policy, and Budget
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.

Ms. Karen McShea
Senior Vice President
Corporex Colorado, LLC
 
Mr. Sam Sharp
Managing Director
D.A. Davidson & Co.

Mr. Blake Fulenwider
Vice President
L.C. Fulenwider, Inc.
 
Ms. Karen Voit
Vice President
Lendlease Communities
 
Ms. Rita Connerly
Partner
Fairfield and Woods, P.C.
 
Mr. David Patterson
Chief Executive Officer
Falck Rocky Mountain
 
Mr. Mike McGinnis
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mr. Dan Green
President
J.A. Green Development
 
Mr. John Moore
Regional Director of Business Development
JE Dunn Construction
 
Mr. Dan Lynch
Partner
Kutak Rock LLP
 
Mr. Randy Hertel
Executive Vice President, Director of Development
Majestic Realty Co.
 
Mr. Ryan Simpson
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. Chris Fellows
President
Painted Prairie
 
Mr. Wayne Barrett
Vice President, Market Officer
ProLogis

Mr. Mark Petrovich
Municipal Services Manager
Republic Services
 
Mr. Greg Schmidt
President
Saunders Construction, Inc.

Mr. Michael Dunlap
Vice President of Business Development
Schomp Automotive

Mr. Steve Coffin
Principal
Steve Coffin Strategies
 
Mr. Bill Wichterman
President
The San Juan Company
 
Mr. Steven Marshall
CEO
Transport Colorado
 
Mr. Scott Bustos
Manager of Business Development
Turner Construction Company
 
Mr. Jeff Thompson
Vice President of Government and Corporate Relations
UCHealth

Mr. Bruce Porter
Executive Vice President/General Manager
Weitz
 
Mr. Andy Klein
Principal
Westside Investment Partners, Inc.
 
Mr. Jerome Davis
Regional Vice President
Xcel Energy
 
Mr. Rod Bockenfeld
Honorary

Mr. Brad Pierce
Honorary