Board of Directors


Carol perry, chairman

Carol has over 30 years of experience in the corporate and non-profit environments. For 26 years she was the President of The Caper Group, a management training and consulting firm. In this capacity, she had the opportunity to work with organizations ranging from small business owners, to some of the most recognized corporations in the country. As a noted public speaker, she has consistently been in demand by audiences wishing to hear practical, results-oriented advice on how to overcome business and personal obstacles.

Ms. Perry has held positions on various education and corporate boards. Additionally, she has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, both nationally and regionally. She has a particular interest in working with individuals who are interested in pursuing their ambition of starting their own business.

Carol is an honors graduate of SMU, with graduate work at both the University of North Texas, as well as the University of Dallas. Prior to starting her own business, she enjoyed careers at both Warne Lambert, as well as Xerox Corporation, where she was recognized as one of the top five performers in the nation.

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Libby szabo, chair-elect

Born and raised in Colorado, Libby has a deep devotion to its citizens.  She has been involved in grassroots politics since she first registered to vote more than three decades ago.  She, and husband, Denes, have raised their four children in Jefferson County, Colorado and own a 45-year-old family business.

Following her passion, she was elected to three terms in the Colorado General Assembly.   While in the legislature, she served as House Assistant Minority Leader and was the first Latina female to be elected to a House leadership position.  While serving her third term as a state legislator, she was chosen by her party’s vacancy committee to fill a Jefferson County Commissioner’s unexpired term in 2015.

In 2016 she was elected to her first four- year term as County Commissioner and serves as the Chair for the Board as well as the Law Enforcement Authority.  Additionally, she serves on Denver Regional Council of Governments;  Urban Drainage and Flood Control District Board; Rocky Flats Stewardship Council; Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation Administrative Committee and Board of Directors; and serves as Chair of the Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) Legislative Committee.

In June 2017, Commissioner Szabo had the honor of being chosen as one of five County Commisioners from across the country to attend the White House Infrastructure Summit where she offered ideas to streamline the Federal government’s red tape and beauracratic processes.

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john andrews, immediate past chair

John Andrews is chairman of Americans for America and former president of the Colorado Senate.  He founded the Western Conservative Summit, the Independence Institute, Backbone Radio, and the Head On television debates.  He has been a White House speechwriter, an appointee of four US presidents, a media commentator, and the author of several books.  He participated in launching the Colorado Women’s Alliance through his most recent think tank, Centennial Institute.


grant whiteside, treasurer

Bio coming shortly.


nancy sharpe

Bio coming shortly.