Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Nancy Sharpe is a County Commissioner in Arapahoe County and serves as the Chair of the Board. Ms. Sharpe formerly served as Mayor of the City of Greenwood Village and as President of Colorado Women in Government. She received the Commissioner of the Year award from Colorado Counties Inc. in 2016. Ms. Sharpe co-founded “Not One More Child” to help prevent child abuse and neglect. She has also served on boards and committees with Littleton Hospital, the American Lung Association and Girls Incorporated.
Bobbie Daniel launched a salon at 23, serving clients for over a decade. She authored Solutions from A Nobody, and is the Founder of Moms Empower Moms and Western Slope Liberty Toastmasters. Ms. Daniel graduated from Palisade High School, AmeriCorps NCCC Class VI and the Leadership Program of the Rockies, and was honored with the Steven Wesley Wright Legacy Award. Ms. Daniels is a member of a 6th generation pioneer family in Meeker, Colorado. She and her husband, Nicholas, have four children.
Kenneth Monfort is the owner and director of Monfort Companies, engaging in commercial real estate development in Wyoming, Kansas and Colorado. He graduated from the University of Denver and is co-founder of the Denver Angels investment group and Equity Capital Group. He serves on the board of the University of Denver Advancement Committee, the Colorado Restaurant Association, the Butterfly Pavilion and the Colorado Republican Independent Expenditure Committee. He volunteers for Denver Rescue Mission and other organizations serving children.
Immediate Past Chair
Libby Szabo is is a County Commissioner in Jefferson County, and was recently chosen as one of five Commissioners in the country to participate in the White House Infrastructure Summit in Washington, D.C. Ms. Szabo formerly served three terms as a Colorado State Representative, including as the House Minority leader and the first Latina elected to a leadership position. She is a Colorado native and lives in Jefferson County with her husband, Denes. They have four children and a family-owned business.
Jeff Hunt is the Vice President of Public Policy for Colorado Christian University, Director of the Centennial Institute and Chairman of the Western Conservative Summit. Mr. Hunt earned a BA from Westmont College and master’s degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary and George Washington University. Mr. Hunt has been published in USA Today, Fox News, Washington Times, The Hill and the Denver Post and has appeared as a guest on local and national television news. He and his wife Nicole have four children.
Chris McGowne is the Associate Director for the Colorado Petroleum Council, the world’s largest oil and gas trade association. CPC represents all facets of the oil and natural gas industry. Prior to coming to CPC, Chris was an Associate Attorney at Denver’s oldest oil and gas boutique law firm, practicing in the litigation department. Prior to going to law school, Chris worked as a government affairs professional at two of Colorado’s largest trade associations, and also worked at the Colorado State Senate as a non-partisan staffer for five years.
Kristi Pollard is the Senior Vice President for Catalyst Public Affairs, a full-service public affairs firm specializing in strategic communications, public outreach, stakeholder engagement, policy, and political consulting. Prior to her time with Catalyst, Kristi served as the President and CEO of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, a non-profit consortium of business, community and governmental leaders striving to create greater economic vitality in Jefferson County, Colorado. Kristi currently serves on the board of STRIVE Preparatory Schools and was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Charter School Institute, the statewide public charter school authorizer for the State of Colorado. Kristi and her husband Tim are the parents of four energetic boys who are their life’s passion. She enjoys trail running, hiking, skiing and boating in her free time.
Linde Marshall is the Founder and Principal of Purposeful Colorado, a public relations and community affairs agency specializing in earned media, strategic communication, and project facilitation & management in Grand Junction. She has driven successful project outcomes and shaped public policy with local communities, non-profits, and elected officials for nearly two decades. Linde is the Immediate Past Chair for Hilltop Community Resources, Inc and serves as the At-Large Commissioner for the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority. Linde and her husband John have four children. When they are not adventuring in Colorado’s great outdoors, you can find them working on their 2-acre hobby farm, which their children have lovingly named Bunny Hill Farms.
Matthew Breman is the Vice President of Marketing for ProStar, the developer of PointMan, a software solution that enables capturing precision underground utility data. Matthew specializes in delivering new products and ideas to the market with a very experiential and customer-centric delivery. He has helped a broad range of brands succeed, including MTV / Nickelodeon, Disney Resorts, and Microsoft. Matthew has worked closely with great clients such as John Manville, Enstrom’s Toffee (if you have ever tasted it, you would understand), national franchisors, banks, and hospitals. He earned his BA from the University of South Florida and his MBA from Rollins College. Matthew civic involvement has included a Chairman of the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, President of United Way of Mesa County, Grand Junction Economic Partnership, and Fruita City Council. His wife Catherine and their son moved to western Colorado in 2005. He enjoys the great outdoors, their golden retrievers, and long-distance target shooting.