Board of Directors
Libby szabo, chair
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 bureaucratic processes.
nancy Sharpe, chair-Elect
Nancy Sharpe is the Chair of the Board of the Arapahoe County Commissioners. She is serving her second term as County Commissioner. Many may remember her as Mayor of the City of Greenwood Village from 2003 - 2011.
As a 34-year resident of Arapahoe County, Nancy is committed to enhancing the quality of life for residents. She works to budget responsibly and keep taxes low so that Arapahoe County will live within its means and thrive. She is known as a strong, fiscally responsible leader who fosters highly effective working relationships. She brings that same commitment to the role and mission of the Colorado Women’s Alliance. She is known for her mentorship role in the lives of female leaders and, in fact, served as President of the Colorado Women in Government organization from 2003 – 2007.
In 2016, Colorado Counties Inc. honored Nancy with the organization’s Commissioner of the Year Award for going above and beyond the call of duty. Nancy’s love of community has extended to her involvement as co-founder of “Not One More Child,” a coalition of community partners who work together to prevent child abuse and neglect; involvement with the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative; and having served on boards and committees for Littleton Hospital, the American Lung Association, Cherry Creek Republican Women, Girls Incorporated, and St. Anne’s Episcopal School.
Carol Perry, Immediate past chair
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.
Shari Williams is the president of the Leadership Program of the Rockies, and has held a leadership role in the organization and its predecessor since 1989.
Ms. Williams has more than thirty years of experience as a professional in public policy, strategic planning, and state and federal political campaigns. Her expertise and passion is educating and training emerging free market public policy leaders to advance individual rights and the proper role of government. Her history is one of inspiring others to be in charge of their government and play meaningful roles.
Ms. Williams is nationally renowned as a consultant for a variety of high-profile public policy projects. A skilled campaign architect, she has a stellar record of election wins at the federal, state and legislative levels. She promotes national and international public policy as executive director for two charitable foundations. As a public policy entrepreneur she strives to develop new methods for engagement and persuasion.
Shari Williams Political and Public Affairs Consulting work translates ideas into action -- which result in sound public policy, election victories and strong, informed leaders.
Jeff Hunt is the Vice President of Public Policy for Colorado Christian University and Director of the University’s think tank, the Centennial Institute. He also serves as the Chairman of the Western Conservative Summit.
Jeff earned his BA degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Westmont College, Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and Master of Political Management from George Washington University. He has served as Media Coordinator for the Senate Republican Conference, Director of Operations of the Clapham Group, Special Assistant to Senator Rick Santorum in his 2012 White House bid, and Director of Colorado Coalitions for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. He was the founder of Avinova Media Group, a digital media marketing firm based in Colorado.
Jeff’s writings have appeared in USA Today, Fox News, Washington Times, The Hill, Denver Post, and the Colorado Springs Gazette. He has been a guest on cable news, local news, and radio stations across the country.
Jeff is a former river and mountain guide and loves to be outdoors. He and his wife, Nicole, have four children.