B:CIVIC Newsletter Announcement 8.4.2020

Meet Your 2020-21 B:CIVIC Board of Directors

The mission of B:CIVIC is to elevate business for good and that has never been more important than it is right now. During times of crisis, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) helps companies stay committed to their purpose, engage employees and uplift the communities around them. Our Board of Directors have been helping us navigate the crises, focusing our strategy and inspiring individuals and companies who want to make a difference, so we may inspire others to action in our community.

Two weeks ago, at our annual board retreat, we welcomed leaders who are committed to elevate business for good and advance CSR here in Colorado to the B:CIVIC Board of Directors, including the following officers:

  • Chair: Brandy Radey, Senior Advisor of Community Relations for Suncor Energy
  • Chair-Elect: D.J. Close, Village Giving Manager for DaVita
  • Past Chair: Alexis Owen, Principal of Kennedy West
  • Finance Chair: Patrick Riley, SVP, North Market of FirstBank

We welcomed five board members to our team that embody Colorado’s Civic DNA™. Meet our new board members:

  • Tom Brinegar, Vice President and CFO of PEAK Resources
  • Chris Chavez, Director of Global Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Relations for Ball Corporation & Executive Director of the Ball Foundation
  • Caity Curtis, Head of Social Responsibility for DISH
  • Ben Eisenberg, Chief of Staff, Office of the Denver Managing Partner for KPMG
  • Kayla Garcia, Community Affairs Manager for Molson Coors Beverage Company

These new board members join 14 other directors, demonstrating the growing importance of this work. Please welcome our new board members and thank our Board Chair Alexis Owen and our entire board for their leadership this past year. Thank you to our outgoing board members Mark Berzins of Little Pub Company and Demesha Hill of Janus Henderson Investors for their service and inspiration to B:CIVIC throughout their tenure.

Meet the Board

Colorado Companies Uniting Against Racism

Engage your company in a CEO pledge against racism. Companies pledging to Colorado Companies Uniting Against Racism are committing to develop action steps over the next six months for their companies to combat racism by listening, learning and leading more effectively as companies.

B:CIVIC will hold companies accountable and will have companies report on their actions in six months. We will publish the collective commitments to action and highlight best-in-class strategies.

Join the founding companies:

  • Ball Corporation
  • Bank of America
  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • City Buildher
  • Craig Hospital
  • Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Downtown Denver Partnership
  • Global Security Solutions
  • GroundFloor Media | CenterTable
  • HealthONE
  • HSS
  • IMA Financial Group
  • Rocky Mountain Region of JLL
  • Leadership For Lawyers
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC
  • PNC
  • Prosono
  • RevGen Partners
  • RK
  • Sage Hospitality Group
  • Scream Agency
  • Taloma Partners
  • USA Basketball
  • Workplace Resource
  • Xcel Energy

August Virtual Events

Deadline: Impact Denver Application
Aug. 4, Midnight

Impact Denver puts up-and-coming professionals on the fast track, learning about community issues, discovering their leadership styles and completing a community project with a small team during this six-month program. B:CIVIC members receive $100.00 off program tuition.

The Intersection of HR & CSR
Aug. 5, 4 – 5:30 p.m. MST | Community Event

Extensive research has proven the most productive, high-performing, loyal and even the healthiest employees are those who are connected to the company’s purpose, values and social impact initiatives.

And we know employee engagement drives so many important business success factors.

Join leading B:CIVIC companies for a virtual panel and networking, as they share new ways to engage employees, the importance of aligning HR and CSR goals and strategies to amplify impact and the role of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to achieve those goals.


  • Lisa Ponder, Vice President Human Resources of RK
  • Dave Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of DISH
  • Sondra Smith, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility of CenturyLink


Monica Williams, Executive Producer of The Equity Project LLC

Virtual CSR Roundtable
Aug. 13, 8-9 a.m., MST | For-Profit Members Only

The CSR peer roundtable is a peer-advisory group for professionals with B:CIVIC member companies to engage in CSR-related conversations.

Engaging Your Employees – Registration Open Soon
Aug. 26, 1 -2 p.m., MST | Community Event

To support companies in authentically inspiring CSR champions across their organizations, we developed a toolkit featuring effective strategies modeled by our members. From the hiring and onboarding process to training, wellness and leadership development incentives, to employee assistance and, of course, high-impact community investment strategies, there are relevant ideas for any company to adopt. Join a conversation on how you can leverage best practices to inspire and empower employees to grow as leaders within your organization and the communities you serve.

Deadline: The Civic 50 Colorado Assessment
Aug. 31, Midnight

The Civic 50 Colorado honorees are public and private companies with 15+ employees with Colorado operations and are selected based on four dimensions of their Colorado community engagement program, as determined by the annual survey. Companies that participate in The Civic 50 Colorado have a unique opportunity to gain recognition for their community engagement programs, take a leadership position in corporate community involvement and share their best practices with the broader business community.