CBCA works to advance Colorado’s creative economy by connecting business and the arts. We accomplish our mission through year-round advocacy, research, training, and arts engagement efforts.
In 1984, Denver developer John Madden, Jr. brought together a distinguished, forward-thinking group of Colorado business leaders who believed in the importance and value of arts and culture. Inspired by David Rockefeller’s national Business Committee for the Arts, an organization of business leaders committed to demonstrating corporate social responsibility by supporting the arts formed in 1967, CBCA was created in 1985 with the mission to educate, motivate and recognize business support for and participation in the arts in Colorado. CBCA remains a successful membership organization of leading Colorado companies and individuals that have a philanthropic commitment to the arts. CBCA was awarded the Denver “Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts” in 2010. CBCA is an affiliate of Americans for the Arts.
- Collaboration: Arts and business enhance one another. Fostering partnerships between them helps strengthen our communities.
- Creativity: Encouraging new, different and innovative ideas is necessary for our community to grow.
- Education: Civic and business leaders, as well as the people they serve, should understand and advocate for the importance of the arts.
- Inclusiveness: The arts are for all Coloradans. All forms of creative expression are valuable.
- Cultural Vitality: The arts are an indispensable part of our community and economic development, as well as our day-to-day lives.
Mark Davidson, Chair
Partner, Fairfield & Woods
Doug Scheetz, Treasurer
Tax Partner, EY
Vice President & Market Officer, Prologis
Laurence D. Kaptain, DMA and FRSA
Dean, College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado Denver
Of Counsel, Holland & Hart
Chief Financial Officer, Pinnacol Assurance
Cheryl Lerner, DMD
Vice President, Network & Clinical Management, Delta Dental of Colorado
Owner, Lewis Art Consulting and ARTPRO
Director of Marketing & Community Relations, Larimer Associates
Senior Director of Community Benefit & Relations, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Bank of the West
Managing Partner & President, DualDraw
Vice President & Executive Director, City Year Denver
Executive Director, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Vice President, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager, U.S. Bank
Director of Marketing & Human Resources, Sheridan Ross
Allison Hamilton Scheck
Public Engagement & Operations Manager, City of Lakewood
Associate Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Vice President of Partnerships & Programs, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Founder & Principal, Forte Commercial Real Estate
Partner, Snell & Wilmer
Director of Communications & Cultural Affairs, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Christin Crampton Day
Christin joined CBCA in February 2017. She is a past participant of CBCA’s Leadership Arts program and a recipient of CBCA’s Cultural Leadership Award in 2016. Christin is a seasoned professional with 30 years experience in non-profit and for-profit leadership and management. Her expertise includes strategic planning, communications, public relations, marketing, sales, development and fundraising. She has experience working with organizations in many industry sectors spanning consumer, business-to-business and nonprofit.
Most recently, she was senior director of public relations and social media for Barnhart Communications. Prior to that, she was executive director of Ballet Nouveau Colorado (BNC), a $1.3 million non-profit performing arts organization, which served the greater metro Denver area for many years. BNC included a nationally acclaimed contemporary dance company (now Wonderbound); a highly respected school for ballet and dance training (now Colorado Conservatory of Dance); as well as community and education programs. Her professional experience also includes owning and operating a small business in Denver for over 10 years, which was one of Denver’s top PR firms, Schenkein, Inc. There, she led and managed teams that implemented award-winning national, regional, and local PR programs with measurable results.
Other relevant arts experience includes 13 years on the board of trustees for Colorado Ballet, including serving as a past board co-chair, marketing chair and on the executive and long-range planning committees. She is currently active with Denver School of the Arts, where her two daughters are both vocal music majors. Christin has been a resident of Denver since 1994, when she relocated from Chicago. Originally from Bay City, Mich., she received her B.A. in Communications from Michigan State University.
Meredith is thrilled to be at CBCA and making a positive impact through arts & culture and community partnerships. Meredith oversees and coordinates all of CBCA’s programs, including Leadership Arts and alumni activities, Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, monthly cultural events for CBCA members, the annual Business for the Arts Awards and the biennial Economic Activity Study. She also manages CBCA’s social media communications. Formerly, Meredith worked as a nonprofit strategy consultant at Corona Insights and in patron services for Curious Theater Company. In her limited free time, she is President of the Smith College Alumnae Club of Colorado and a regional Alumnae Admissions Coordinator for the mountain states. Meredith serves on the Executive Committee for Cross-Cultured, an multidisciplinary collaboration to increase awareness and participation in the arts for Denver’s young professionals. You can chuckle at her on stage at the Bovine Metropolis Theater and other local venues where she performs long-form improv comedy.
Diane L Stahl
Membership & Development Manager
Diane L Stahl brings an abundance of experience in various arts and business sectors to her role as Membership & Development Manager. With an early career in nonprofit fundraising, Stahl directed the membership development program at the Downtown Denver Partnership for ten years. She then founded and owned a successful urban design-build landscaping company and garden retail shop in the Golden Triangle. Stahl is a cultural arts community volunteer and advocate, master gardener, and watercolorist.
Administrative & Events Coordinator
Rachel joined CBCA in January 2018. She brings a diverse background of experience in both nonprofit and for-profit creative industries to her role as Administrative & Events Coordinator. The majority of her career, Rachel worked in fashion, marketing and philanthropy in New York City. There she worked as an executive assistant at Conde Nast, Cole Haan, and Kate Spade & Company. At Kate Spade, she became the Philanthropy Manager, where she led fundraising event planning, company-wide programs for fiscal and product donations, and volunteer engagement. She also served as Secretary on the Kate Spade & Company Foundation Board. Over the years, Rachel also engaged in marketing analyst freelance work, consulting and helping for-profit organizations activate and grow corporate social responsibility initiatives, as well as provided general marketing and social media development.
Rachel is also passionate about the arts, and is an artist herself. She loves painting, music, and writing, but her primary medium is fiber art. She currently specializes in macramé, shibori dying, and weaving, and started fiber art/lifestyle brand Mermade Studio, where she makes home décor, jewelry and accessories, and wedding, event, and private commissions.
Executive Committee (Board)
Finance Committee (Board)
Doug Scheetz, Chair
Marketing & Communications Committee (Board)
Meg Satrom, Chair
Policy & Governance Committee (Board)
Kathy Kranz, Chair
Events Committee (Board)
Allison Scheck, Chair
Development & Resource Committee (Board)
Maureen McDonald, Co-Chair
Chris Ross, Co-Chair
Colorado Attorneys for the Arts Advisory Committee
Dave Ratner, Chair
Forrest J. Morrison
Leadership Arts Alumni Network Advisory Committee
Meredith Hutson (Leadership Arts 2011-2012), Chair
Hilary Cantor (Leadership Arts 2014-2015)
Bob Keatinge (Leadership Arts 2008-2009)
Theresa Keatinge (Leadership Arts 2010-2011)
Dixie Malone (Leadership Arts 2005-2006)
Jim Neely (Leadership Arts 2011-2012)
Maura O’Neal (Leadership Arts 2013-2014)
Liz Tillotson (Leadership Arts 2015-2016)
Dierdre Wilson (Leadership Arts 2011-2012)
Leadership Arts Alumni Network Events Committee
Meredith Hutson (Leadership Arts 2011-2012)
Hilary Cantor (Leadership Arts 2014-2015)
Christy Costello (Leadership Arts 2015-2016)
Peter Dearth (Leadership Arts 2014-2015)
Nadia Gedeon (Leadership Arts 2015-2016)
Hermine Kallman (Leadership Arts 2014-2015)
LAAN Cultural Leadership Award Committee
Bethany Gorlin (Leadership Arts 2014-2015), Co-Chair
Michael Stratton (Leadership Arts 2016-2017), Co-Chair
Talia Ballinger (Leadership Arts 2005-2006)
Peter Dearth (Leadership Arts 2014-2015)
Sarah Hogan (Leadership Arts 2011-2012)
Chip Mitchell (Leadership Arts 2011-2012)
Jennifer Tansey (Leadership Arts 2016-2017)
Dustin Whistler (Leadership Arts 2012-2013)
Jake Whitted (Leadership Arts 2012-2013)