B:CIVIC Founding Board
The B:CIVIC Founding Board of Directors is the group of companies and people who formed B:CIVIC. These pioneering companies are committed to being actively engaged in the community in their own right. They also had a vision for strengthening Colorado communities by encouraging more companies to use their business as a force for good. So, they came together and pooled their experience and resources to create B:CIVIC in November, 2014. They got the good going and served as B:CIVIC’s Founding Board.
Each director generously gave of his/her time, talents, and company resources to grow B:CIVIC into the leading Colorado resource for business philanthropy, community involvement, and corporate social responsibility (CSR.)
We now also have additional companies and leaders who have joined our board, combining talents to serve our mission. See our current board.
A brief overview of the Founding Board companies and their representatives are shown below. Clicking on a company logo takes you to the company’s website.
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., is a Fortune 500® company that through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad.
Bill Myers – DaVita
Vice President, Communications, Marketing & CSR
Nancy Walters – DaVita
Community Enrichment Manager
The Denver Broncos professional football team strives to improve the lives of Coloradans through youth, health, hunger and homeless relief initiatives.
Joe Ellis – Denver Broncos
Cindy Kellogg – Denver Broncos
Vice President of Community Development
Kelly Brough – Denver Metro Chamber
President and CEO
Abram Sloss – Denver Metro Chamber
Small Business Development Center
Encana is a leading North American energy producer that is focused on growing its strong portfolio of diverse resource plays producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids.
Joyce Witte – Encana Oil and Gas (USA)
Community Investment Advisor
First Western Trust is a wealth management and private banking institution that connects its clients with integrated financial guidance while at the same time ensuring strength and security during the best and worst of economic times.
Scott Wylie – First Western Trust
Chairman and CEO
Alexis Owen– First Western Financial
Director of Philanthropic Services and Marketing
IMA Financial Group is an independent, employee owned retail insurance broker offering a full range of risk management related products.
Ruth Rohs – IMA
VP Corporate Communications
Executive Director of the IMA Foundation
Janus Capital Group, Inc. is a publicly owned investment firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado. It provides growth and risk-managed investment strategies and manages equity, fixed income, money market, as well as balanced mutual funds.
Karen (Casey) Cortese – Janus Capital Group
VP Experiential Marketing, The Janus Foundation
Demesha Hill – Janus Capital Group
Community Relations Manager, Janus Capital Group and Managing Director, Janus Foundation
Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, working to improve the lives and health of Denver, Boulder and Northern and Southern Colorado area residents for more than 40 years.
Lori Call – Kaiser Permanente
Senior Manager, Community Relations
B:CIVIC Board of Directors Vice Chair (2016) and Chair 2017
Lewis Roca Rothgerber provides clients a range of legal services in litigation, ?real estate, banking, insurance reorganization, corporate and securities, intellectual property, gaming, ?energy and utilities, and labor and employment.
Frederick Baumann – Lewis Roca Rothgerber
The Denver Foundation, Colorado’s oldest and largest community foundation, helps people give back to Metro Denver in ways that are meaningful — to them and to the community.
Barbara Berv – The Denver Foundation
Director, Philanthropic Services
B:CIVIC Board of Directors Secretary
(until her retirement Nov 2016)
Kate Lyda – The Denver Foundation
Philanthropic Services Officer
Luella Chavez D’Angelo – Western Union
Chief Communications Officer
Joey Ham – Western Union
Senior Manager, Global Partnerships, Western Union Foundation