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.
Bobbie Daniel is a Colorado native born in Meeker Colorado to a 6th generation pioneer family. She is a wife to Nicholas Daniel and a mother to their four children. They have made their home in Furita Colorado, where they love the outdoors, the farm life, and the tight community.
Bobbie is a graduate from Palisade High School, AmeriCorps NCCC Class VI, and The Leadership Program of the Rockies where she was honored with the Steve Wesley Wright Legacy Award.
Bobbie Daniel started her own small business at the age of 23 as a salon owner, after over a decade of service to her clients she realized that most people felt they were losing options and choices in their own life. This lead her to sit at her kitchen table and write 'real life' policy solutions in her book Solutions From A Nobody: Using Founding Principles to Solve Modern Day Problems.
Bobbie is the President and Founder of Moms Empower Moms, an organization committed to civic education of moms as well as the Founding President of Western Slope Liberty Toastmasters.
"Empowering individuals to be the architect of their own lives, whether that is through public policy, our community, motherhood, or just being a friend, that is my mission in life."- Bobbie Daniel
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.
Tamra Farah is a communications and public relations professional and community leader. Tamra served as Communications Director and Deputy State Director for Americans for Prosperity in Colorado, and through her firm tFPR, as a consultant, communications director and PR expert for candidates, public figures and policy initiatives. As a member of the board of directors for the Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado for six years, Tamra founded and chaired the Human Trafficking Legislative Day at the Colorado State Capitol, and saw critical legislation passed to aid in prosecuting pimps and perpetrators and protecting victims of trafficking. She is a 2013 Leadership Program of the Rockies grad, and serves on the LPR Advisory Board, and on the Political Action Committee for the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Serving in women’s ministry leadership for over twenty years in the 90’s and early 2000’s, Tamra’s passion for serving her community included organizing numerous outreaches to families on Medicaid in partnership with the El Paso County Department of Human Services. Tamra and her husband Barry have been married since 1983 and have lived in Colorado Springs since 1994. They have two adult children and one grand-dog.
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.
Kenneth Monfort is a fifth-generation Colorado business owner committed to enriching the lives of all Coloradans. As owner and director of Monfort Companies, Kenneth invests in ventures and develops commercial properties that serve as economic drivers and growth engines for both rural and urban communities.
Born in Greeley, Kenneth has deep roots in Colorado and is committed to building a next-generation company that honors his family’s legacy in agriculture, real estate and energy.
Kenneth began his career developing commercial real estate in rural communities throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Kansas with the goal of creating local gathering places that would spur economic growth to create jobs and sales tax revenue. In 2017, he expanded the company’s portfolio to include prime commercial real estate in the heart of Denver’s LoDo neighborhood, a stone’s throw from Coors Field. The goal of the West Lot development is to create a catalyst for growth in downtown Denver’s ‘final frontier’.
Kenneth graduated from the University of Denver with degrees in finance and real estate. Passionate about helping other entrepreneurs, Kenneth is co-founder of the Denver Angels investment group and Equity Capital Groupe (a YPO-like organization). He is also partner at local venture capital firm, Blake Street Partners.
As a business and civic leader, Kenneth believes in creating strong public/private partnerships to catalyze sustainable economic growth in Colorado. He currently serves as a board member of the University of Denver Advancement Committee, the Colorado Restaurant Association, the Colorado Republicans Independent Expenditure Committee and the Butterfly Pavilion.
Kenneth is also deeply involved with the National Western Stock Show, the Denver Energy Network, Colorado Concern, the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Denver Ballpark Neighborhood Association and the Denver Athletic Club.
In addition to his efforts to drive economic growth, Kenneth is passionate about addressing. Homelessness and supporting youth in Colorado. He volunteers for the Stronger Cord program at the Denver Rescue Mission and the YESS Children’s Institute within Denver Public Schools. He is also a proud member of the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation, which annually raises and grants over $1.5 million to local children’s charities.