The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) introduced a new board recruitment and nominations process in December 2022 with the goal of making the selection of board members more equitable and transparent. The board recently elected seven new board members at its November 2023 board meeting.
In addition to the implementation of the newer board recruitment and nominations process, CBCA established a goal that a majority of CBCA board members be from historically marginalized communities, such as Black, Indigenous, Latinx and People of Color (BILPOC) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual (or allies, aromantic, or agender) (LGBTQIA). With the addition of the seven newly elected board members, CBCA now has 28 board members from which 32% self-identify as some ethnicity or race other than or in addition to White and 18% self-identify as LGBTQIA, which combined represents 50% of the board’s composition that identifies as representing these historically marginalized communities.
As an organization with a statewide mission, other board recruitment goals include attracting board members from beyond the Denver metro area representing geographic diversity from other rural and urban areas in the state.
Please join CBCA in welcoming our seven new Board of Directors members!
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COLORADO LAWYERS COMMITTEE
Kristin M. Bronson is a civic leader, community advocate and civil litigator with over 25 years of experience. She joined the Colorado Lawyers Committee in May 2023 after serving as Denver’s City Attorney for six years. As the City’s Chief Legal Officer, she provided legal and policy advice to elected officials, appointees, and senior managers while managing a large legal department. Ms. Bronson also led a number of key initiatives including the formation of the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund, the development of a comprehensive citywide youth violence prevention plan, and two national non-partisan convenings of legal experts on voting rights and election integrity. Ms. Bronson practiced law at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP for nearly 20 years and was a graduate of CBCA's 2002 Leadership Arts Program.
She has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation’s Raising the Bar award, Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Women of Distinction award, Law Week’s Woman Lawyer of the Year, Law Week’s Young Lawyer of the Year, the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s 25 Most Powerful Women award, the University of Colorado Law School Dean’s Choice Making a Difference award, the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, the Denver Bar Association and Davis Family Foundation’s Richard Marden Davis award, among others. Ms. Bronson has served dozens of community and civic organizations as a board member or volunteer.
Director Marketing & Events, Boulder Chamber of Commerce
Maye is a results-driven leader with over 18 years of experience in marketing, communication, and the entertainment industry. Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, she's a seasoned Marketing and Communication Specialist, graphic designer, and professional photographer.
Maye holds a Media Design Master of Fine Arts from Full Sail University, and most recently, she was recognized in 2023 with the BizWest 40 Under 40 Award for her impactful contributions as a business leader.
Shifting from professional dancing and photography, Maye now serves as the Director of Marketing and Events at the Boulder Chamber. In this role, she leads initiatives to drive sales, foster membership growth, secure sponsorships, and enhance brand awareness. Her strategic planning, seamless event production, and impactful campaigns contribute to the Chamber's relevance and impact. Maye also manages the Boulder County Leadership Fellows Program in partnership with the Community Foundation – Boulder County. This leadership program provides emerging leaders with a comprehensive understanding of Boulder County's economic, civic, and cultural drivers, focusing on transformational, inclusive leadership practices.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Maye enjoys the company of her puppy, Lola, reading, outdoor activities, plant care, and meditation.
Partner, Moye White
Rebecca has more than 30 years of experience practicing law both in private practice and as in-house counsel in the Denver metropolitan area. Her areas of concentration include real estate, finance and general corporate law. Rebecca is currently a partner at Moye White LLP, which is a patron member of Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA), and she currently volunteers with CBCA’s Colorado Attorneys for the Arts program on their vetting committee. Rebecca also serves on the Board of the Performing Arts Academy. Rebecca holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a J.D. from Creighton University.
Rebecca is passionate about the arts and seeks to strengthen collaboration between the arts and business to enhance the vibrancy of the Denver community.
Associate, Semple Brown
Nathan is an Associate with Semple Brown Design in Denver. He is an experienced and capable architect and manager with 15 years’ experience across a broad range of projects—from challenging renovations of historic structures to highly detailed custom homes. He is equally adept at architecture and interior design, and his experience with construction enables him to work effectively with contractors to realize buildable design solutions. He has worked on complex Net Zero Energy government facilities as well as restaurants, retail environments and art galleries.
He is a Past President of the American Institute of Architects Denver and developed and led their highly successful ARE ASAP licensure program for six years. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Undergraduate Design Studio at CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning and is a Trustee on the Board of the Colorado Historical Foundation. For the last three years, he served as Board Member and Treasurer at the Colorado Photographic Art Center where he was instrumental in the design and construction of the organization’s new home. In addition to his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, Nathan holds a BFA in Music Performance from Michigan State University.
Principal, Belmar School of Integrated Arts in Jeffco Public Schools, and Mayor of Northglenn
Meredith Leighty is the Mayor of Northglenn and the principal of Belmar School for Integrated Arts. She is a Colorado native that is dedicated to public service and believes that the arts are vital for our communities. She has two children: Maddie, age 21, and Logan, age 17; and has three dogs, including one that she trained as a therapy dog working at her elementary school.
Vice President Exhibition Operations Development, Quality & Standards, Meow Wolf
Brian Loo is the Vice President of Operations Development, Quality & Standards at Meow Wolf. He has over 14 years of experience driving on the importance of guest centric design and storytelling in theme parks, hotels, cruise ships, and immersive experiences.
Brian has held leadership roles in design development for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts along with Walt Disney Imagineering. As a former Imagineer, he has been able to develop immersive storytelling worlds with both Disney IP, non-Disney IP, and original stories. In his last role with Disney, he was a Creative Producer for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge where he focused on the Millennium Falcon attraction, corporate alliances and partnerships, retail spaces, food and beverage, cast costuming, and the overall immersive land as the largest single site expansion in Disney Parks’ history at 14 acres. Brian was named one of the Top Theme Park Influencers of 2022 on the Blooloop 50.
Managing Director, People Advisory Services, EY
Rashel has 28+ years of global mobility advisory, program transformation, taxation, and compliance experience.
She has proven ability to produce dramatic results through dedication and leadership and is highly adept at identifying, investigating, and servicing client needs. She works daily across multi-disciplined landscape of relocation, tax, finance, legal, immigration, and mobility-related consultation to support business, HR and Talent leaders. Rashel has been recognized for outstanding performance and proven ability to build and maintain exceptional stakeholder relationships.
Rashel’s key areas of experience include advising extensively on global mobility program transformation, which she currently focuses on in her work at EY. She serves as a technical advisory and compliance for remote work, flexible work arrangements and assignment services . This includes overseas tax planning, compensation reporting, global employment tax, payroll reporting, expatriate policy development and implementation, global equity, trailing tax liabilities and tax minimization strategy, change management implementation, tax reimbursement methodology, and immigration. Rashel has leadership experience roles in People, DEI, Culture, Learning and Operations to manage and develop a diverse global team.