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
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 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 President 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.
Todd earned two undergraduate degrees from Stanford University where he played on two NCAA Championship water polo teams and was a four-time All-American and member of the U.S. National Team. He 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. He 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. He also oversees the Competitive Intelligence Unit, Annuity Support Unit and Event Planning Team, as well as the Recruiting, Sales Assistant and Phonebank departments. Additionally, he oversees company initiatives aimed at optimizing JNLD’s producer relationships.
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, holds a Master's of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Chapman College, and holds NASD. He is a Certified Fund Specialist® professional and holds FINRA Series 6, 7 and 24 registrations.
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.
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 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 holds a Master’s degree in Public Management from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs, Jason comes from both an econometric and change management background; he learned to use data to answer ambiguous public policy problems and worked inside "the Beltway" for a change management consulting firm specializing in structured facilitation of business change. Jason has a unique perspective on "blurring the silos," focused on asking questions that no individual team can answer, forcing data and teams to work across departments, which both builds new habits of collaboration and challenges operating assumptions.
Jason has served as an influential volunteer of Red Rocks Credit Union since September of 2007, initially as a member of the Supervisory Committee and is proud to foster community through our collective and mutually beneficial financial support.
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 2016 Annual Report