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.
Jeffrey Rudolph, Treasurer
Jeff 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.
Jeff 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 Kolaczkowski is a Senior Director of Healthcare Analytics at NextHealth Technologies (NHT), where he works with client business executives analytics personnel to make the evaluation of health, wellness, and cost savings programs a reality, bringing scientifically rigorous and statistically valid methods to scale quickly so that healthcare leaders can better resource the program that work and understand which programs are not working and why. At NHT, Jason sits at the center of the analytical intellectual property in the platform, the client/business needs, and the engineering that makes it all possible.
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 of Public Affairs where he was a Public Policy Fellow.
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.
Laura Coburn, Board Member
Laura is the Leader of Human Resources at Denver International Airport. She is responsible for developing the employee experience at DEN at all leadership levels. Her experience includes work with large and small organizations in a variety of industries including telecommunications, financial services and manufacturing. She has served as a Member of the Board for both the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Rocky Mountain Human Resources People and Strategy.
Laura graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a B.A. in Psychology and earned a Masters and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. She has lived in Colorado for almost 30 years and while not a native, she certainly considers Colorado “home”.
- Jim Davis, Supervisory Committee Chairperson
- Ryan Robinson
- Heidi Van Law