As a Community Engagement Representative at Chevron Corporation – Piceance Basin, Ms. Baird directs the company’s stakeholder engagement program across the Western Slope of Colorado where Chevron holds significant reserves in natural gas. She designs and manages a program to keep key audiences informed about company operations and to support community social and economic wellbeing. While at Barnhart Communications, she managed a team that served clients such as Craig Hospital, Colorado Preservation, The Nature Conservancy, and Wyoming Community Colleges. At CH2M HILL, Ms. Baird directed the restructuring of the marketing department to be a full-service, team-based organization that served the entire enterprise. In 2003, she gladly accepted a short-term assignment to create a specialized communication program for USAID in the Palestinian West Bank territories. While at Coors Brewing Company, Ms. Baird worked in the full complement of public affairs functions, including corporate communications, environmental outreach and government relations. She also co-led the company’s public relations campaign for successful expansion into New York and New Jersey. As a private consultant, she co-managed the communication campaign to launch Denver Public Schools’ new teacher compensation system, ProComp.
With long-time passions of sustainability, public education and international relations, Ms. Baird is a past president of the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education and a board member of the Sustainable Futures Society. She is a graduate and past board member of Leadership America, a national development program for women executives.
He brought these abilities to transform organizational goals to various public sector organizations. As Education Coordinator at the Community College of Denver, he was able to enhance student enrollment processing and improve course programming while assisting student requests for financial aid. He implemented the use of a web-based listening/speaking application for Spring Institute’s ESL program for the General Department of Taxation in Ulaan Baatar Mongolia. He funded the development of a similar interactive voice response package for Mission College in Santa Clara, California. He has taught ESL for Spring Institute and the Asian Pacific Development Center.
Ms. Kirkpatrick is the Assistant Director for NEDP, the National External Diploma Program and a CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) National Trainer for their national assessment system. She also was vice president of the California Council for Adult Education (2006-09) as well as president-elect in 2010, and she served as principal writer of the 2000 adult education state plan for the California Department of Education. Ms. Kirkpatrick received the 2006 Award of Merit from the California Council for Adult Education and the 2010 Life Achievement Award from the California Adult Education Association of Administrators. In addition, she served as principal for Berkeley Adult School from 1996-2010.
Ms. Muniz is also the founder of FitSnack, a fitness nutrition subscription service aimed at promoting health-conscious brands while encouraging subscribers’ efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle.
In 2010, Ms. Muniz co-founded Hope Connects International, an international development foundation focused on creating project-based partnerships with reputable organizations in developing countries.
Administrator for the mental health element of Denver’s Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative grant as well as the Sheridan Family Strengthening Project (SAMHSA grant), housed at the Sheridan Early Childhood Education Center. Consultant to the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (Washington D.C.), The Rape Assistance and Awareness Program (Denver), the Denver Victim’s Service Center, and the Latin American Research and Service Agency.
Rob lived in Australia and led a portion of Accenture’s business in Asia Pacific business for five years. This involved working with Accenture teams and clients in Japan, China, Korea and parts of Asian. During this time Rob built and led Accenture’s Pricing and Profit Optimization practice across all of Asia Pacific. This team grew by over 40% annually under Rob’s leadership. Finally, while in Asia, Rob led Accenture’s Management Consulting work for Accenture’s largest client in Asia Pacific.
Rob was raised in Denver and earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Metropolitan State College of Denver and then earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before working at Accenture, he started and ran a successful systems integration company for small to medium sized businesses mostly in the Denver area, and taught network engineering across the United States. Rob is married, has three children, and lives in Park Hill.
From 2006-2011, Ms. Schriefer was Director of Advocacy for Freedom House, overseeing all of its outreach and communications activities, including foreign policy advocacy, press relations, and coordination with international organizations. From 2001 to 2006 she served as its Director of Programs, overseeing nearly two dozen major program initiatives and thirteen overseas offices established to support independent media, open and transparent governance, civil society development, justice sector reform, and the defense of human rights.
In addition to Freedom House, Ms. Schriefer has worked at the National Forum Foundation and the National Endowment for Democracy. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. degree in Russian Area Studies from the University of Denver and completed coursework for an M.A. in Russian and Eastern European Studies at George Washington University.
Mr. So was previously the President of Premier Bank from 2005 to 2015 and President of PB Financial Group, Inc. (the parent company of Premier Bank) since April, 2006.
Mr. So is a member of the Colorado Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs, Tax Study Group – Colorado Society of CPAs (1995-1996), Taxation Committee of IBAA in Washington, D.C. (1984-1986), and Task force member – State of Colorado, Division of Banking on S corporations (1998). He has a B. S. in Accounting, University of Denver, 1976 and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – State of Colorado, since March, 1978.
Kenneth So is a Board Member of PB Financial Group Inc., Premier Bank, St. Anthony Hospital Central (nonprofit organization), Independent Bankers of Colorado Education Foundation (nonprofit organization) and Treasurer of Spring Institute (nonprofit organization).