Committees and Leadership

As a member-based organization, none of our work would be possible without the support of our volunteer committees. Our committees are composed of ULI members active in the field of land use and real estate and are chaired by dedicated ULI leaders that have been appointed by staff and our board. Want to get involved? Download our committee descriptions and contact our local committee chairs directly to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

Committees and Leadership

ULI Colorado 2017-2019 Executive Committee Leadership
Chair: Tracy Huggins, Denver Urban Renewal Authority, 303.534.3872,
Vice Chair: Mike Zoellner, ZF Capital, 720.845.2194,
Treasurer: Mark Tompkins, Strae Advisory Services, 303.621.5614,
Governance Chair: Bruce O’Donnell, StarBoard Realty Group, 720.441.3310,
Chair for Mission Advancement: Marilee Utter, Citiventure Associates, 303.534.6620,

Business Development Committee:
Ferdinand Belz III, The Fulenwider Company, 303.295.3071,
Sarah Rockwell, Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell, 303.825.7000,

Young Leaders Group (YLG):
Jenny Jacobs, East West Partners, 303.607.7628,
Tim Welland, Palisade Partners, 734.945.9304,

Building Healthy Places Committee:
Bill Mahar, Norris Design, 303.892.1166,
Katie Blum, East West Partners, 303.607.7639,

Housing Committee:
Richard Taft,
Mark Marshall, Urban Land Conservancy, 312.618.5732,

Real Estate Diversity Initiative Committee:
Ismael Guerrero, Denver Housing Authority, 720.932.3105,
Marianne Eppig, 303.893.1760 ext. 3,

Explorer Committee:
Susan Brown, Valerian LLC, 303.447.1200,
Michele Decker, 4240 Architecture, 303.785.7258,

Impact Awards Committee:
Stacy Stout, Brandiac Strategies, 303.829.9001,
Cyndi Thomas, Etkin Johnson, 303.223.0491,

TOD Best Practices Committee:
Jordan Block, WSP, 303.390.5994,
Terry Willis, KTGY Architecture+Planning, 303-389-6031,

Colorado Product Councils (CPC):
Staff contact:

ULI Colorado Boulder:
Len Segel, Hord Coplan Macht, 303.222.2158,
David Bacon, WW Reynolds, 303.442.8687,

ULI Colorado Springs:
James McMurray, HB&A, 719.473.7063,
Jariah Walker, Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority, 719.385.5714,

Technical Advisory Panels (TAPs):
Alan Colussy, Alan Colussy Architecture, LLC, 303.550.8377,
LaDonna Baertlein, Dig Studio, 720.328.1986,
Andrew Knudtsen, EPS, 720-460-3301,
Anna Jones, Clifton Larson Allen, 303.793.1478,

Women’s Leadership Initiative:
Cindy Harvey, Stantec, 303.295.1717,
Kaia Nesbitt, HDR, 303.323.9851,

ULI Northern Colorado:
Ryan Will, Keystone Real Estate, 970.797.2726,
Jake Hallauer, Chrisland Real Estate Companies, 970.305.8113,

Membership Committee:
Jon Meyers, Calibre Engineering, 303.730.0434
Kurt Schoffstall, PGIM Real Estate Finance, 720.356.6403,

Mountain Community Advisor:
Tyler B. Gibbs, Director, Planning and Community Development, Steamboat Springs, (970) 871.8244,

Past chairs/Ex officio members
Amy Cara, East West Partners; Kirk K. Monroe, Vectra Bank Colorado; Julie Underdahl, Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District; James DeFrancia, Lowe Enterprises Community Development, Inc.; Walter A. “Buz” Koelbel, Jr., Koelbel & Company; Byron Koste, CU Real Estate Center emeritus; V. Michael “Mike” Komppa, Corum Real Estate Group; Marilee A. Utter, EVP for District Councils, Urban Land Institute; Bill Mosher, Senior Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company; Chris Achenbach, Principal, Zocalo Community Development

Executive Director: Michael Leccese, 303.893.1760 ext.4, 303.817.9958 (c),
Director: Sarah Franklin, 303.893.1760 ext. 3, 423.304.1134 (c),
Manager: Marianne Eppig, 303.893.1760 ext. 2, 216.509.1498 (c),
Senior Associate: Jack Tiebout, 303.893.1760 ext. 1,