The Denver Conversation on Board Diversity

Leading the Way to Diverse & Gender-Balanced Boards

Each two-hour City/State Conversation includes a VIP Panel Session followed by a one-hour Strategic Networking Session with a Director Coach.

Denver Chairs
Jo Lynne Whiting

Jo Lynne Whiting

Chair Boardbound by Women's Leadership Foundation

Jo Lynne Whiting

Jo Lynne Whiting

Chair Boardbound by Women's Leadership Foundation
Barbara Bauer

Barbara Bauer

Executive Director Boardbound by Women's Leadership Foundation
Barbara@womensleadershipfoundation.org

Barbara Bauer

Barbara Bauer

Executive Director Boardbound by Women's Leadership Foundation
Barbara@womensleadershipfoundation.org
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists

Paul Szurek

President and CEO — CoreSite

Prior to joining CoreSite as President and CEO, Mr Szurek served as Chief Financial Officer of Biltmore Farms, LLC, a developer and operator of mixed-use master-planned communities. Mr. Szurek has previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Security Capital Group, as a director of the Charlotte, North Carolina branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and as a director of two publicly traded real estate companies, Regency Centers and Security Capital U.S Realty. Mr Szurek received a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Government, magna cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Corporate Boards: CoreSite Four Corners Property Trust

Mary Beth Vitale

CEO — Pellera, LLC

Mary Beth is a former CEO with 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and consumer products industries. Currently, she is Chair of the Board at Pareteum, a global cloud-based technology platform. She serves on the board of GEHA, a health and dental insurance provider where she chairs the Risk and Technology Committee. She was a founding member of former Governor Owen’s Commission on Science and Technology. Mary Beth has earned the NACD Director Certification, the Cyber Security Oversight certificate and is an SEC qualified financial expert. As a member of the NACD faculty she delivers customized in-boardroom training. She chaired Colorado’s successful legislative resolution that encourages increased board representation of women on public boards in Colorado. In 2020 she was recognized as NACD’s top 100 directors. She received a B.A. from Hillsdale College, an M.S. from the University of Colorado and completed the Advanced Management Program from Wharton.
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Corporate Boards: Luna Innovations GEHA

Mario Carrera

Governance Fellow — National Association of Corporate Directors

C-level executive leadership delivering growth and development of television, radio and digital media operations. Over 30 years of P&L, Operations, General Management, Sales, Marketing, Strategy, News, Content, Promotional and Event production responsibilities including direct oversight of over 1000 Division headcount. Took an entrepreneurial approach to an underserved and undervalued market establishing operating procedures and work-flow systems. Dedicated Media, Marketing and Advertising career with strong and pragmatic focus on increasing Latino consumer marketing. As Chief Revenue Officer of Entravision Communications Corporation, Mr. Carrera led for seven years all of Entravision’s sales activities including news, content, promotional and event production, including the execution of revenue strategies and innovative client-centric integrated marketing solutions. Responsible for a $250M+ sales portfolio, Russell 3000 diversified global media and digital publicly traded company. Harvard University, El Colegio de Mexico and pro¬fessional development programs at the University of California Los Angeles and North¬western University, Kellogg School of Business.
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Corporate Boards: SCL Health System Metropolitan State University of Denver

Rhonda Wallen

Chief Strategy Officer and EVP — Caresyntax

R. A. Wallen is currently Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Caresyntax, providers of an end-to-end digital analytics platform for the surgical suite. She oversees growth of the Company’s medical device and new business areas including development and commercialization of data and analytics tools based on real-world evidence, as well as partnering and corporate development activities to support these efforts. She was most recently SVP Marketing & Corporate Development at the SteriLumen division of Applied UV (NASDAQ: AUVI), and prior to this, head of Corporate Development at Terumo BCT, the $1 billion biomedical division of Terumo Corporation (4543.T-JP:TokyoSE), a multinational leader in medical technology. She serves on the Board of Directors for Ekso Bionics (NASDQ: EKSO), Boulder Community Health, a mid-sized hospital and ambulatory health care system, and is a Board Advisor for Aromyx (biotechnology) and DrugViu (healthtech data science).
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Corporate Boards: Ekso Bionics (NASDQ: EKSO), Boulder Community Health

Director Coaches
Corporate Boards:
CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc., Intrepid Potash, Inc.
Corporate Boards:
CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc., Intrepid Potash, Inc.

Mary McBride

Independent Director

Corporate Boards:
Commission on Independent Ethics, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Corporate Boards:
Commission on Independent Ethics, National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Elizabeth Espinosa Krupa

Founder — Law Office of Elizabeth Espinosa Krupa

Corporate Boards:
DSST Public Schools, Boardbound by Women’s Leadership Foundation
Corporate Boards:
DSST Public Schools, Boardbound by Women’s Leadership Foundation

Gloria Zamora

Founder & CEO — Success Innovators, Inc.

Corporate Boards:
Brinkman Construction Inc., TerraCO2 Technologies
Corporate Boards:
Brinkman Construction Inc., TerraCO2 Technologies

Jane Everhart

President — Brinkman Real Estate Investments

Corporate Boards:
Publication Printers Corporation
Corporate Boards:
Publication Printers Corporation

Bill Heck

Principal — Harlon Group

Corporate Boards:
Pacific Gas & Electric, Summit Utilities
Corporate Boards:
Pacific Gas & Electric, Summit Utilities

Cheryl Campbell

Independent Director

Leadership Committee

Ellen Balaguer

Board Director Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado

Ellen Balaguer

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Carolyn Paul

Board Director Zia Consulting

Carolyn Paul

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Deon MacMillan

EVP--Corporate Communications & Chief People Officer Summit Materials

Deon MacMillan

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Polly Buster

SVP--Relationship Banker III First Western Trust

Polly Buster

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Sheila Duffy

Senior Business Development Officer PNC

Sheila Duffy

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Barbara Bauer

Executive Director Boardbound by Women's Leadership Foundation

Barbara Bauer

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Laura Gluhanich

Director of Programs Him for Her

Laura Gluhanich

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Annette Martinez

Senior Vice President/CHRO State Farm Insurance Companies

Annette Martinez

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Marci Fouts

Vice President, Total Rewards & Global HR Operations Advanced Energy

Marci Fouts

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jo Lynne Whiting

Chair Boardbound by Women's Leadership Foundation

Jo Lynne Whiting

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

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