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Governance

As a credit union, we’re governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee. Members of the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee donate valuable time and personal experience to help our organization be the best it can be.

The Board of Directors works together to provide strategic direction for Red Rocks and to provide all members with the best products and services available.

The Committee ensures an annual examination of Red Rocks’ books and affairs is conducted.

Robert Epper, Chairperson

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.

Bob 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. He 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. He was drawn to Red Rocks by its outstanding leadership and focus on helping people.

Andrea Price Valenzuela, Board Member

Andrea Price Valenzuela is the co-owner of a South Denver based real estate firm, Price & Co. As part of her real estate career, she has handled residential and commercial sales and REO (foreclosure) sales and disposition for over ten of the nation’s largest servicers. Her business expertise also includes tenant management, property rehab and commercial leasing. She trains and mentors agents that are new to the real estate industry and ensures commission and education compliance while helping to build their individual portfolio. She has received accolades for her sales including the South Metro Denver Board of Realtors Diamond Circle Award for multiple years. She is also a Founding Realtor Ambassador for The Animal Welfare Funding Alliance.

Andrea graduated from The University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010 with a BA in Political Science. She holds a Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation.

Cesar Amicarella, Board Member

Cesar Amicarella has over 25 years of international Electrical and Oil & Gas industry experience. He leads the implementation of AI for contract management at DCP Midstream. DCP is one of the largest producers of Natural Gas Liquids in the US. DCP gathers and processes about 12 percent of our nation’s gas supply. Prior to joining DCP in 2012, he held a series of leadership roles in engineering, marketing, sales, operations, and quality at General Electric. These roles included assignments in multiple US and international markets and a 5-yr overseas assignment leading a $800M manufacturing facility in Mexico.

Cesar is a Master Black Belt certified from GE’s Six Sigma program, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Julie Mensing, Board Member

Julie Mensing brings 18 years of experience in accounting and finance. Most recently, she led the operational accounting team at DCP Midstream, LLC, where she focused on organizational changes and process transformation. Prior to this role, Julie worked in several accounting and financial reporting management roles at DCP Midstream and a local software company. Julie began her career at Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she served audit clients in various technology industries.

Julie graduated from the University of Denver in 2001 with her BS in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy. Julie is a certified public accountant in Massachusetts and Colorado.

  • Jim Davis, Supervisory Committee Chairperson
  • Ryan Robinson
  • Heidi Van Law
  • Kathy Henkelman

You are welcome to download and review the following annual reports for Red Rocks Credit Union.

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