B:CIVIC Expands Board, Reflecting the Increasing Influence of Business Philanthropy
and Corporate Social Responsibility

At its recent meeting, members of the B:CIVIC Board of Directors named four new board members, a move reflecting the growing force of businesses involved in implementing and shaping corporate citizenship. New board members include D.J. Close, Village Giving Manager, DaVita; Brandy Radey, Senior Advisor, Sustainability & Communications, Suncor; Patrick Riley, Senior Vice President, North Market; FirstBank; and Shanda Vangas, Community Investments and Partnership Manager, QEP Resources.  DaVita, Suncor, FirstBank and QEP Resources are each Founding Member companies.

The four new board members join 12 other directors. Representing healthcare, energy, banking, business services, engineering, finance, insurance, real estate, restaurants, law, and business and philanthropic associations, the board’s expanding reach brings additional influence and voice to business social responsibility. “The expansion of our board deepens our ability to lead and fulfill our mission with exemplary companies, and is a testament to how important business philanthropy and community involvement is for Colorado,” said Lori Call, B:CIVIC Board Chair, and Stakeholder Operations Leader, Kaiser Permanente.

“The expertise of our new board members, alongside our existing board, is significant as we undertake new initiatives and show the positive impact that companies are making in our community,” said Fred Baumann, Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie; B:CIVIC Vice Chair, and Chair, B:CIVIC Nominating Committee.

New Directors:

 D.J. Close, Village Giving Manager, DaVita  Brandy Radey, Senior Advisor, Sustainability & Communications, Suncor
 Patrick Riley, Senior Vice President, North Market; FirstBank  Shanda Vangas, Community Investments and Partnership Manager, QEP Resources


Board Chair: Lori Call, Stakeholder Operations Leader, Kaiser Permanente
Board Vice Chair:  Frederick Baumann, Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Board Treasurer: John Dowling, CPA, President, Audit Labs Ltd.
Board Secretary: Demesha Hill, Community Relations Manager, Janus Henderson Investors, and Managing Director, Janus Henderson Foundation

Directors (excluding the new directors shown above):
Mark Berzins, Founder and Lead Dog, Little Pub Company
Jack Fox, President,  The Fox Company and Founding Board Chair
Joey Ham, Senior Manager, Global Partnerships, Western Union Foundation
Kate Lyda, Philanthropic Services Officer, The Denver Foundation
Alexis Owen, Director of Brand, First Western Trust
Ruth Rohs, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Executive Director of the IMA Foundation
Ellen Sandberg, Executive Director, CH2M  Foundation and Vice President, Community InvestmentCH2M
Kirsten Vermulen, Program Director, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation 

B:CIVIC Board of Directors