Board chair Holly Armstrong is a communications professional with 20 years experience in communications planning, event management, media relations, public relations, internal communications, campaign strategy, writing and editing. She began her career helping with outreach for the ill-fated Equal Rights Amendment campaign in Iowa in 1992 and has held numerous positions for all levels of government, including local campaigns, state legislatures, state administrations and Congressional offices. In her spare time, Holly loves to explore Colorado, most often on her bicycle. A native of Iowa, she has ridden her bicycle across that state most of the past 25 years.
Dan Fletcher is a media consultant who was most recently the general manager of VICE News. He’s a co-founder of Beacon, a crowdfunding platform for funding journalism that was part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2014 class. Previously he was the managing editor of Facebook, and a reporter for Bloomberg and TIME magazine. He graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 2009.
Ann McCabe spent the past 19 years at the intersection of Ecommerce, User Experience, Analytics and Digital Marketing. She is an IT leader with a management track record that has culminated in the strategic guidance of two start ups and a multi-million- dollar portfolio of projects for a vast array of customers. As a digital native, Ann leads teams to discover and capitalize on hidden opportunities for rapid growth and increased profitability. Her 20+ years of working with technology companies enables her to utilize technology to achieve change, growth and efficiency for her clients. Innately curious, she sees opportunity in most any situation.
Durham (Durrie) Monsma
Durham (Durrie) Monsma is a retired attorney and media executive. He was CEO and Publisher of The (Stamford ) Advocate and Greenwich Time from 2000 until his retirement in 2008. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of the Denver-based aviation publisher Jeppesen. Mr. Monsma is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law and holds an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is a retired Captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Since returning to Colorado in 2012, he has been active member of the Colorado Mountain Club, where he leads group hikes and is a member of the Denver Safety and Leadership Committee. He and his wife (Robbie) have three adult children.
Adam Mordecai is the Head of Story at MotiveAI. Prior to that, he was Editor-at-Large and founding writer at http://Upworthy.com. He helps guide the narrative direction in visual stories to help audiences understand complex issues. He gives talks around the country about how to make important ideas reach larger audiences. He advises organizations and brands on how to tell stories that engage folks and create empathy. He is tolerated by his wife, children and tiny rude dogs. No, he probably can’t make that thing you made “go viral.” (Unless it’s really good. Even then, who knows.)
Jane Potts is a creator of successful programs and projects for the arts, nonprofit organizations, community development, business and education. She worked for the city of Denver managing Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) grant funds to 100 arts and cultural organizations in the city. As head of the Colorado Arts Consortium, she re-established the Colorado Cultural Arts Caucus with lawmakers. She also has owned and managed a conference and event planning business and has experience building and running nonprofit and business coalitions. Jane is active in several community groups in Denver.