New Trustees – Elected Fall 2015
AGNETA ALBINSSON (Friend, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)
Agneta is president of the Albinsson-Wahlstrom Foundation and is a director of the Red Rocks Community College Foundation. She is married to Mats Wahlstrom, the former CEO of Fresenius Medical Care North America. Both Agneta and Mats are originally from Sweden. They reside in Wheat Ridge, CO.
AKRAM ATALLAH (’84 BS Engineering, ’86 MS Electrical Engineering, ‘94 MBA, University of Colorado Denver)
Akram has been in the technology industry throughout his career and is president of the global domains division of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. He has three degrees from CU Denver. He earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, and later added a Master’s degree and an MBA. Akram and his wife Samar Garro-Atallah live in Manhattan Beach, California.
BARRY AMMAN (’94 BS Business, University of Colorado Boulder)
Barry is a partner with KPMG LLP and has been with the accounting firm since 2002. He also serves on the board of the Mile High United Way and the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. In addition to serving as a trustee, Barry is also joining the CU Foundation’s Board of Directors this fall. He is a member of the UCB Leeds School of Business Advisory Board (2010-present). He and his wife Trisha (’90 AS) live in Littleton, CO. Barry is the son of former CUF Board Chair and current honorary trustee John Amman.
JANE DILLON (Friend, University of Colorado Colorado Springs)
Jane lives in Colorado Springs and is an active volunteer for UCCS. She is on the CU Advocate Advisory Board and received the CU Volunteer Advocate of the Year Award last month. She serves on the UCCS Advisory Boards for Theatreworks, Heller Center, The School of Public Affairs (Chair), and the Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment (Mentor Coordinator). Jane is a member of the University Booster Club (proud Mountain Lion). She also serves El Paso County on several commissions and boards. Originally from Texas, Jane moved to Colorado Springs in 1999 from New York City where she was assistant commissioner of Business Services in Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s administration and later was executive director of the American Red Cross in the Borough of Queens. Jane has a BS degree in Accounting from Texas A & M University (Tarleton Campus).
CAROL FRANK (Friend, University of Colorado Boulder)
Carol is a managing director at MHT MidSpan Investment Bank and owner of BirdsEye Consulting. She is an author (Do As I Say, Not As I Did! ) and has been a featured guest/contributor for various media outlets, including Oprah, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today. Carol is a former CPA, has started and sold four pet companies, and currently works as an investment banker and business consultant for the pet industry. She is chair emerita of the Leeds School Women’s Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship. She earned her BBA in accounting at University of Texas at Austin and an MBA at Southern Methodist University. Carol lives in Boulder, CO.
STEVE HANSEN (‘84 BA Business, University of Colorado Boulder)
Steve is managing director of Clarion Partners in Los Angeles, California, a real estate investment firm he joined in 1999. He currently serves on the National Advisory Board for the CU Real Estate Center, as a director of the CU Real Estate Foundation, and as a former member of the Dean’s Fund Executive Committee at the Leeds School of Business. Other professional affiliations include serving on the executive committee of the Lusk Center of Real Estate Board at the University of Southern California and as a leadership fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Steve earned his undergraduate degree at CU-Boulder and his MBA at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He and his wife Michelle reside in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
MIKE HORA (Friend, University of Colorado Boulder)
Mike Hora is currently the CEO of Hora Enterprises and retired as senior vice president and director of A.T. Kearney, Inc. He has been a friend and volunteer at the Leeds School of Business for the last three decades, serving as a guest lecturer, presenter and panelist. Mike earned his BS in engineering at the University of Illinois and an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago. He and his wife Diane have homes in Chicago, Illinois and Lyons, Colorado.
WIN JOHNSON (’70 BS Business, University of Colorado Boulder)
Win retired as a partner at Kingsbery, Johnson & Love LLP in Boulder. He is a lifetime member of the UCB Alumni Association and is a member of CU-Boulder’s Heritage Society. Win is a former president of the Boulder County Hospice board. He has also served on the Community Foundation and Colorado Bar Association boards. He earned his undergraduate degree at CU-Boulder and his JD at George Washington University. He and his wife Cinda (’70 AS) are Boulder residents.
LISA KETTERING (’80 BA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder; ’91 MD, Anschutz Medical Campus)
Dr. Lisa Kettering is a physician, hospitalist, medical director and founding partner of Midtown Inpatient Medicine, LLC since 2005. She also served as vice president and chief medical officer at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital (2009-11) and director of inpatient services (1998-2005). Lisa is married to Charles Kettering (’80 Business, CU-Boulder) and they live in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.
BRYAN McCOLLAM (’88 BA Economics, University of Colorado Boulder)
Bryan is senior vice president at UBS Financial Services in Los Gatos, California. He and his wife Katey, also a CU alum (’89 Communications), live in Monte Sereno, California with their two sons. Bryan and his family are avid CU and Buff fans. Last fall, Bryan hosted a CU-Boulder visit for eight students from his son’s high school.
JON MEDVED (Friend, University of Colorado Colorado Springs)
Jon is the retired president, CEO and director of Chef’s Catalog. He is a strong supporter of UCCS, serving as a member of the CU Advocates Group, the Capital Campaign Cabinet for both the Visual and Performing Arts Center and the Lane Health Center. He is also active in fundraising and programs for THEATREWORKS at UCCS. He and his wife Becky, also a trustee, were awarded the UCCS Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award in 2015. They reside in Colorado Springs. Jon earned his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University and an MBA at Northwestern University.
CHUCK MORRIS (’68 ASG Political Science, University of Colorado Boulder)
Chuck Morris started his career as a 20-year-old PhD student at CU-Boulder when he dropped out to start a music career managing the Sink and then booking bands as part owner of Tulagi’s night club. Chuck also owned and operated Ebbets Field night club in Denver. He went on to work for Feyline Presents as senior vice president, and then ran his own company Chuck Morris Entertainment. Chuck is now President and CEO of AEG Live Rocky Mountains and Northwest Region, a subsidiary of the Anschutz Entertainment Group. He serves on the boards of the American Transplant Foundation, Colorado Music Hall of Fame and is very involved in Judi’s House and St. Anthony Health Foundation. Chuck earned his undergraduate degree in political science at Queen’s College in New York. He and his wife Becky live in Denver.
BOB RIGG, JR (’82 MD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)
Dr. Bob Rigg is the medical director and owner of West Oaks Urgent Care Center in Canoga Park, California. Bob earned his MD degree at CU, following in his father’s footsteps (’58 MD) and now has a son at the School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Bob lives in Calabasas, CA.
AL SANDERS, JR. (’65 BS Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder)
Al is the founder and president of Valued Retirements, Inc., a financial planning firm. Prior to that, he spent 30 plus years with Exxon Corporation serving in a variety of financial executive positions. Al is a Lifetime Member of the UCB Alumni Association, and served as treasurer and a member of its Board of Directors and Board of Advisors. He represented the Alumni Association on the CU Foundation’s Board from 2000-2002. Al has served as a member of the Resource Development Committee and Engineering Advisory Council at CU-Boulder and today serves as a mentor to an Engineering Leadership Student for the College of Engineering and Applied Science. He earned his Master’s degree in industrial administration from Purdue University. Al and his wife Mickey Sanders live in Houston, Texas.
SARAH SCHUPP (’04 BS, Business, University of Colorado Boulder)
Sarah is the CEO & Founder of UniversityParent, the place that more than 10 million parents find connection, information and support. She is a frequent guest lecturer in entrepreneurship classes at universities, including CU. Sarah has been recognized by numerous publications and organizations, including Inc. Magazine (Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30) and BusinessWeek (Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25), and the Gates Foundation (Postsecondary Education Player to Watch). She also serves on the University of Colorado at Boulder Chancellor’s Strategic Advisory Committee. Sarah lives in Boulder with her husband, Josh Fiester, and two daughters.
GIBSON SMITH (’91 BA Arts & Sciences/Economics, University of Colorado Boulder)
Gibson is the chief investment officer at Janus Capital Group in Denver. He has been with the firm since 2001 and in his current position since 2006. Gibson is a member of the advisory board of the Burridge Center for Finance at the CU-Boulder Leeds School of Business. He is from a multi-generational CU family, with both of his grandparents, his father, and his wife all being CU alumni. Gibson and his wife Laura (’93 AS) live in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
AL STECKLEIN (’79 MBA, University of Colorado Denver)
Al is a consultant with Strategic Decisions Consulting, LLC. Prior to this, Al had a long career in senior management with Gates Corporation. He earned his degree in engineering from Kansas State University, and later earned his MBA from CU Denver in 1979. He was a member of the Faculty Curriculum Committee and is an emeritus member of the CU Denver Business School Board of Advisors and co-chair of the Development Committee for the Business School. Al received the Alumni Recognition Award from CU Denver in 2005. He and his wife Mary live in Golden and have two children who are also CU Denver graduates.
LESLIE STRATTON (’96 JD Law, University of Colorado Boulder)
Leslie is a trial lawyer by training, having spent 13 years practicing civil litigation. She is now a partner in Artemis Limited, LLC which focuses on renovating properties in the Denver Metro area. She is a current member of the Denver Film Society and a former board member of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and the endowment committee of the Stanley British Primary School. Leslie earned her BA degree from Colorado College. She and her husband Paul live in Denver.
HEIDI WAGNER (’86 BS Journalism, University of Colorado Boulder)
Heidi is senior vice president of global government affairs at Alexion Pharmaceuticals and has been with the firm since 2009. She has more than 20 years of experience in health care legislative and regulatory policy issues. Heidi is a member of the CU-Boulder advisory board of the College of Media, Communication and Information. She received her JD degree from George Mason University School of Law. Heidi’s home is in McLean, Virginia and she has a son currently attending CU-Boulder.