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.
Bob Epper, Chairperson
Robert (Bob) 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, Bob served as a program manager for the University of Denver Research Institute and as a systems engineer with Lockheed Martin Astronautics.
He 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, PCC is Principal of NorthWise Group, a leadership growth coaching and facilitating firm that inspires leaders to ignite flourishing. He is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and also serves as a Chair for Convene, a national organization of peer advisory groups for CEOs and Business Owners.
After a 12-year career of systems engineering and management roles at a Fortune 150 technology company, then earning considerable scar tissue from 3 different entrepreneurial ventures including a business brokerage, a software firm, and a retail business, Todd embarked in 2008 on an adventure to coach business and non-profit leaders who wish to grow exceptional organizations and unleash flourishing with their leadership.
A graduate of Stanford University, Todd is married to his college sweetheart, Julianne. They have two children and live near Denver, Colorado where Todd enjoys mountain biking and hiking, investing time with family, and being a lifelong learner.
Tom Hurley, Secretary
Thomas (Tom) Hurley is Senior Vice President, Market Research & Strategic Development at Jackson National Life Distributors (JNLD). 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.
Tom joined JNLD in October 2003 as Vice President of Market Research and was promoted to his current role in 2005. Prior to joining Jackson, he 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.
Jeffrey Rudolph, Treasurer
Jeffrey 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.
During the past 17 years he has held such titles as chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief executive officer; each challenge and responsibility leading to success for the respective companies. He has provided leadership and direction, through business growth and financial restructuring, ensured stability and confidence for employees, customers and shareholders and has experience working with companies in various stages and life cycles from venture-funded start-up to publicly held, SEC & Sarbanes & Oxley reporting companies.
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.
Christy Pearson, Board Member
Christy Pearson is a co-founder of Opus Leadership Group and specializes in executive level assessment and development, which ultimately drives selection decisions, succession planning and facilitates high performance in executives and senior leader teams. Her focus is primarily on aligning leadership around future business requirements and advising organizations regarding their talent makeup, to ensure adequate bench strength and effective deployment of leadership capabilities. Her experience covers a diverse array of industries, including banking, energy and utilities, professional services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech, insurance, manufacturing, restaurant, retail and government.
Prior to Opus Leadership Group, Christy was a consultant with a firm specializing in linking managerial effectiveness, organizational performance, and business strategy. Her previous leadership experience included being a member of a senior leader team at a State of Colorado agency where she developed and managed new programs and interventions, resulting in recognized best practices. She also consulted to large government agencies in the areas of effective programming, change implementation, and employee retention.
Christy earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Jason Kolaczkowski, Board Member
Jason Kolaczkowski is Director of Analytics for Kaiser Permanente Colorado, where he works to coordinate the various analytic functions that span the insurance and care delivery functions of the company. He is a business improvement leader experienced in directing data-driven, positive change in healthcare, finance, and other industries. He excels at maturing analytics and governance in organizations, operating at the nexus of organizational strategy and the specifics of analytics, finance, technology, business processes, and human capital. He has a track record of success providing actionable data, empowering teams to change business practices and behaviors.
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 also holds a Master’s degree in Public Management from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs.
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.
James (Jim) Davis, Chairperson
Jim Davis is a certified public accountant (CPA) with over twenty years of experience in public accounting providing audit, review, compilation and consulting services. He has worked with varied industries including publicly held companies, start-up firms, publishing firms, franchisors and franchisees and service businesses.
For the last fifteen years, as co-owner of a local CPA firm, Davis & Co., CPAs, P.C., he has specialized almost exclusively with not-for-profit organizations, professional service organizations and schools located in Colorado. Besides the normal compliance auditing services, he has also provided Form 990 tax preparation services and consulting to these nonprofit entities. Jim’s expertise in the public accounting field is tempered with very practical knowledge gained in a variety of positions ranging from internal auditor through controller, at various mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and retail franchisor businesses during the first ten years of his career.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio; and his MBA degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Heidi Van Law, Committee Member
Heidi Van Law is Chief Financial Officer for the Caring for Colorado Foundation since 2007.
Heidi began her accounting career in public accounting as an auditor, specializing in the not-for-profit industry. During that time, she served a 17 month international rotation in Dusseldorf, Germany. Currently, she serves on the Finance Committee of the Highlands Ranch Community Association and the Foundation Tax Group.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Denver, is a licensed CPA, and member of both the Colorado Society of CPA’s and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ryan Robinson, Committee Member
Ryan Robinson is National Director of Finance at Kaiser Permanente with FP & A (Financial Planning & Analysis) over the 8 regions Kaiser Permanente is geographically located. His role there includes setting premium pricing, developing forecasts, budgets, and financial outlooks.
Ryan started his career with Wells Fargo & Company in 1997 in Atlanta, GA. Throughout his career with Wells Fargo, he has held various positions including a FP & A position where he conducted forecasting, budgeting, and pricing for the Mountain West. In 2008, a year after his move to Colorado, he was promoted to Vice President and given the opportunity to manage the Denver Main location – the largest Wells Fargo Bank in Colorado. In 2010, he transitioned over Kaiser Permanente.
He graduated from Mercer University in Maco, Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
Red Rocks Credit Union 2016 Annual Report