Deborah’s vision and commitment to our arts community has led CBCA since 2004. Deborah is on the National Board of Directors of Americans for the Arts and is a former chair of their national Private Sector Council. She also currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and the Denver Theater District. Formerly, she was co-chair of the Create Denver Advisory Committee and an Executive Board member for the Colorado Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund. Deborah has served as a Commissioner for the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs and as a board member of the Colorado Nonprofit Association and Arts for Colorado. Prior to joining CBCA, Deborah was Executive Director of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and led the Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation. Before that, she served as Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art for the Denver Art Museum. She was recognized by both the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District and the El Pomar Foundation during her tenure at the Arvada Center. In 2014, she was presented with the DAM Contemporaries’ Key Award for her years of service to the Denver Art Museum and the regional arts community. Deborah frequently gives presentations regarding the arts and economic development to local, national and international audiences.
Meredith is thrilled to be at CBCA, combining her passion for arts & culture with her knowledge of the private and nonprofit sectors. 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 and in patron services for Curious Theater Company. Meredith graduated cum laude from Smith College with a BA in Comparative Literature and French Studies. 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