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
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.
Jeffrey Rudolph, Treasurer
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.
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.
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.
She graduated from The University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010 with a BA in Political Science. She holds a Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation.
- Jim Davis, Supervisory Committee Chairperson
- Ryan Robinson
- Heidi Van Law