GOVERNING & ADVISORY BOARDS

Board of Directors

Tom Creighton

Chairman of the Board

Tom is the Chairman of the Board of Visionbox, is an economist, with undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale University. He is a non-executive Chairman of High Plains Bank, a family-owned community bank headquartered in eastern Colorado. His other Volunteer positions include Treasurer of Park Hill Congregational Church, Director of Avalanche Schools for the Colorado Mountain Club, and member of the Finance Committee and a shop lead and mechanic at the Park Hill Bike Depot. He is a native of Denver.

 

Length of Service: 2011-Present

Joe Smith

Board Secretary

Joe Smith is a commercial trial lawyer.  He is a partner in the law firm of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLC.  Joe earned his B.A. from Yale College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.  His professional experience includes service in the leadership of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and public service as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Colorado.  Joe chairs the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and also sits on the governing boards of ACE Scholarships and the Independence Institute.  He co-authored (with Tara Ross) the book “Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State” (Spence Publishing, 2008), and his work has appeared in the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, and other publications.

 

Length of Service: 2014-Present

Amber Fries

Amber is an artist and photographer, exhibited at Studio 15 at the Dry Ice Factory in Denver, and has sat on several boards including Challenge Day Denver.

 

Length of Service: 2011-Present