Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is tasked with supporting the organization by applying their extensive industry experience and community relationships. Specifically, the three areas of focus for the Advisory Board are:

  • Development
  • Customer Experience
  • Bank/Program Integration


Young Americans Advisory Board:

Mary Anschutz, Luxury Listing Partner Realtor Milehimodern
Chris Becze, Partner in Charge, Denver / National Sales Leader, Tax, Armanino, LLP
Stephanie Bendrick, Asst. Vice President, Customer Experience, Empower
Greg Blanchard, Vice President, Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking, U.S. Bank
Mbiyu Chisholm, Vice President, Branch Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Adam Fiedor, Managing Director, GLC Advisors & CO., LLC
Michael Gersack, Vice President, Innovation and Transformation, Xcel Energy
Christopher Hill, CFO, Bankers Bank of the West

Bud Hollenkamp, Partner, FORVIS
Charles Maguire, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Jacob Payne, Managing Director, City National Bank
Sean Pechan, Risk Management Practice Leader, BOK Financial
Bo Peretto, Senior Vice President, Communications & Ethics, Daniels Fund
Lauren Schwartz, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Erin Simmons, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

David Sterrett, Vice President – Colorado Commercial Banking, KeyBank

Aubrey Thacker, Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, Charles Schwab
Paolo Villasenor, Head of Product Development, North America and Global Pricing, Janus


Emeritus Directors:

Roger Barkin, RMB Consultants
Linda Childears, The Daniels Fund
John Fitzgerald, Cheyenne Capital Group
Thomas Gart, The Gart Companies