Board of Directors / Supervisory Committee
Red Rocks Board of Directors
Our board members are all volunteers who donate valuable time and personal experience to our organization. Each board member works together to provide strategic direction for Red Rocks and to provide all members with the best products and services available.
Robert Epper, Chairperson
Mr. Epper is a small business owner and President of Highlands Consulting Group (HCG), a consulting firm formed in 2003. HCG provides management, technical and professional support services to government clients at federal, state and local levels. HCG’s specific area of expertise is wireless communications in the public safety first responder community. HCG plays a prominent role at the national level in coordinating the efforts of numerous national associations to develop policies, regulations, and technical requirements affecting the public safety community nationwide.
Prior to founding Highlands Consulting Group, Mr. Epper served as a program manager for the University of Denver Research Institute and as a systems engineer with Lockheed Martin Astronautics. Mr. Epper holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Denver.
Todd Kemp, Vice Chairperson
Todd Kemp serves as Executive Chair for Convene, a peer advisory forum that helps CEOs and business owners collaboratively maximize business performance and leadership success with an eternal perspective. Todd previously was Principal of Sunbelt Business Advisors - Denver, a business brokerage firm; managed a technical sales region at Sun Microsystems; led international IT project deployments and co-founded a software start-up.
A graduate of Stanford University, Todd volunteer teaches Junior Achievement programs and Sunday school classes, coaches youth sports and mentors graduate seminary students.
Todd believes that credit union membership is among the best-kept secrets in the consumer financial services industry, yet a valuable means for people to be good stewards of their resources. Todd was drawn to Red Rocks by its outstanding leadership and focus on helping people.
Tom Hurley, Secretary
Thomas (Tom) Hurley is Senior Vice President, Market Research & Strategic Development at Jackson National Life Distributors. He is responsible for coordinating internal and external research on company and industry issues. Additionally, he coordinates JNLD initiatives that are aimed at optimizing producer relationships, and oversees the company’s Annuity Support Unit, Recruiting and Phonebank departments. Prior to joining Jackson in 2003, Mr. Hurley held various marketing, strategic planning and sales support roles with Citibank and INVESCO Funds. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, earned a master's degree in human resource management from Chapman College and holds FINRA Series 6, 7 and 24 registrations. Mr. Hurley and his family reside in Highlands Ranch.
Mr. Rudolph is a Founder, Partner and Senior Management Executive of CFO Advisory Group. He applies his expertise to companies needing his wealth of CFO and senior-level executive experience.
He began his career as a Manager of the Corporate Finance Group at Coopers & Lybrand, L.L.P and continued on to be the Managing Director of Finance and Operations at Intelligent Electronics, Inc. From there he held multiple positions at SSDS Inc./Knowledge Workers Inc. including VP and CFO while also being on the Board of Directors. While serving on the Board of Directors for SSDS Inc./Knowledge Workers Inc. he became the President and CEO at Entrust Financial Services, Inc. before moving on to Executive VP and CFO at Stonecreek Funding Investment Corporation. He was also President and CEO at American Civil Constructors Holdings, Inc. before founding CFO Advisory Group.
Jeffrey earned his BA in Accounting from Wittenberg University in May of 1983 and his MBA from the University of Denver in November of 1989. He was also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado until 2003.
Christy Pearson, Board Member
Christy Pearson is a management psychologist and co-founder of a consulting firm called Opus Leadership Group. She advises leaders of companies regarding how to link managerial effectiveness, organizational performance, and business strategy. Prior to Opus Leadership Group, Christy worked as a consultant advising leaders from various industries including nuclear, restaurant, banking, manufacturing, insurance, retail, and pharmaceutical, in addition to non-profits and state governments. Christy earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Association for Corporate Growth. Christy has been a lifetime member of credit unions and believes in the trust and value these financial institutions offer to the community.
Patrick K. Shannon, Board Member
Patrick Shannon is a Financial Analyst for Production Operations in the Space Systems Company (SSC) of Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading SSC Production Operations special projects.
Mr. Shannon began his Lockheed Martin career in August 1978, where he began as an Associate Analyst in the Pricing/Cost Estimating department with Martin Marietta’s Denver Division. Previous to his current role, Mr. Shannon was Senior Manager of Resource Management and Rates, as well as Business Manager for the Atlas IIAR program in Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Astronautics Division. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of Finance, Planning and Contracts from August 1995 to October 1997.
Throughout his career, Mr. Shannon has led several critical initiatives for Lockheed Martin Corporation from a Finance perspective, including the Astronautics’ Launch Vehicle Strategic Business Plan development and the Astronautics Financial Planning and Analysis teams.
Prior to re-joining Lockheed Martin in 2006, Mr. Shannon served as the Director of IT Finance at Lockheed Martin IMS/Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. in London, UK and Tarrytown, NY. In this position, he was responsible for all aspects of non-technical operations, including Accounting and Finance, Procurement, IT Asset Management, Facilities and Administration.
He also serves on the Board of Directors for Red Rocks Credit Union, headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Red Rocks serves thousands of current and former Lockheed Martin employees in the greater Denver area.
Mr. Shannon graduated Cum Laude from the University of Colorad in 1978, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He received his MBA from the University of Denver in 1990.
- Member, Board of Directors, Red Rocks Credit Union, Highlands Ranch, CO
- Member, Beta Gamma Sigma honorary Finance Academic Fraternity
- Lifetime Member, American Mensa LTD
Jason Kolaczkowski, Board Member
Jason is a Senior Manager of Customer Insights and Strategic Innovation for Kaiser Permanente. He is responsible for developing the care and service delivery channels to meet the expectations of current and potential customers.
Mr. Kolaczkowski's experience spans over multiple industries including: health care, custom IT implementations, e-commerce, disaster management, publishing, and landscape construction. Throughout his career, Jason has gained a track record of success bringing business processes and projects into alignment with strategic planning and business goal setting.
Jason graduated as magna cum laude and Jacob Van Ek award winner (outstanding student and community servant in the Arts and Sciences College) in 1999 with a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has since went on to obtain Master Project Manager and Project Management certifications from the University of Maryland and Colorado State University.
Mr. Kolaczkowski has served as an influential volunteer of Red Rocks Credit Union since September of 2007, initially as a member of the Supervisory Committee.
Red Rocks Supervisory Committee
Our Supervisory Committee members are also volunteers donating their time and experience. The Committee ensures an annual examination of Red Rocks' books and affairs is made.
Jim Davis, Supervisory Committee Chairperson
Heidi Van Law
Red Rocks Credit Union 2015 Annual Report