Karen Secor, Director, is the Owner of Secor Consulting, where she develops and streamlines board practices, legal compliance, budgeting, financial management practices, process management, operating policies and human resource management for charter schools. She previously was the Chief Operating Officer for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce; the Vice President – Account Management for Broadband Associates; the Manager – Contact Center Operations for ADT Security Services, Inc.; the Manager – Customer Retention for Citicorp Diners Club; the Account Officer for J&H Office Equipment; and the Operations Manager for Bank of America. She has served on a number of boards. Ms. Secor graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and the University of Colorado with an MBA in Finance.Email
Danielle Tomwing is currently a manager of IT Operations with 15 years of experience in software development and application support. She completed her degree in Computer Science and Management Studies and her love of travelling led her to the opportunity to travel the world on the Queen Elizabeth II Ocean Liner for almost 4 years where she had the opportunity to work with 50 nationalities on board. She has two daughters who attend Vanguard Classical School West.Email
Hanosky Hernandez is an attorney working in the areas of finance and tax in the public sector. Mr. Hernandez has been employed in different positions with the City of Aurora since August 2005. Currently he works in the City of Aurora Attorney’s Office as the attorney representing the Finance and Tax Department. His most important responsibilities include, reviewing different types of financial documents, litigating tax and business licensing matters, providing advice to several pension plans, and working with the bond counsel for the City of Aurora. Mr. Hernandez also advises the City Council of the City of Aurora on special projects as needed. Mr. Hernandez holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Havana School of Law, and Juris Doctor and LL.M. degrees from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.Email
In Dr. Fulton’s three decades of service to PK-20 education, he has been an advocate for learners and the organizations that help them build their lives. Working to expand access to education and improve learning, he has expertise as a public school superintendent and as a higher education administrator in all sectors of postsecondary education—public, nonprofit and private colleges and universities. Dr. Fulton has served as a chief academic officer, school of education dean, continuing education dean, accreditation consultant and evaluator, business owner, board director, grant writer, researcher and teacher. He has a broad frame of reference regarding educational quality, the challenges that face organizations and the range of potential solutions for addressing those challenges.
Dr. Fulton holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin where he was a WK Kellogg doctoral fellow and was awarded honorary lifetime membership into Phi Kappa Phi. He holds an MA in Education from the University of Colorado at Denver and a BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Currently, Dr. Fulton serves as principal for a consulting business that helps PK-20 leaders innovate and grow by providing expert counsel on academic processes and outcomes, including those associated with curriculum, instruction, assessment of student learning, student services, learning resources, technology, accreditation and regulation. He also teaches education courses for the University of Northern Colorado Center for Urban Education, and serves as a member of the UNC-CUE Education Leadership Council.
Harsha Sekar is a Public Finance Attorney at Sherman & Howard L.L.C. Harsha's practice involves the representation of underwriters, issuers and borrowers, banks and other transaction participants in municipal securities offerings. Harsha has been active in the securities industry for a number of years. Prior to joining the firm, Harsha was a Vice President at a major investment bank, where he advised the public finance group on items relating to the federal securities laws, rules and regulations promulgated by self-regulatory organizations, and other business and reputational matters. Harsha began his career with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he worked with a broad range of member firms specializing in both investment banking and retail activities. Harsha supports a number of nonprofits and currently also serves on the Board of Directors of the Denver Family Institute, a leading healthcare-focused 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides low-fee, strength-based counseling services to individuals, couples and families from all walks of life.Email
Jack D. Robinon, is an attorney and co-founder of the law firm Spies, Powers & Robinson, P.C., where his primary practice area is special education law and educational discrimination. Mr. Robinson has been representing the rights of children with disabilities and their parents for over twenty years. Mr. Robinson was the attorney for the parents in Endrew F. v. Douglas County Sch. Dist., a landmark case decided by the United States Supreme Court in 2017 that established a “markedly more demanding” standard for determining the educational rights of children with disabilities. Mr. Robinson is a frequent lecturer on the application and construction of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. He has represented clients in numerous due process hearings, civil actions in the U.S. District Court, and appeals in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Robinson is a member and founder of the Colorado Council of Special Education Lawyers and is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. Mr. Robinson received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law and is licensed to practice law in all Colorado State District Courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.Email
Victoria Suarez-Palomo has served as an executive in both the federal government and private sector. She is currently a Senior Advisor in the Public Policy Group at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP. Prior to Orrick, Victoria was Vice President for Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Renovate America (RA), a start up in the residential energy efficiency financing space.
Victoria joined RA in 2016 after more than ten years in Washington D.C. where she spent her career in public service as a senior policy and strategic communications advisor. In 2009, Victoria joined the Obama Administration’s Treasury Department as part of the transition team working to stem the financial crisis. She started as an Assistant to Gene Sperling, then serving as Counselor to Secretary Geithner, and through a series of promotions became the Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Business Affairs and Public Liaison. In that role, she led the department that managed the Treasury’s engagement with the business community, labor leaders, civil rights organizations, and advocacy groups. She maintained this position for four years under both Secretaries Geithner and Lew. Victoria also spent a year advising Secretary Duncan at the Department of Education. She began her career in Washington D.C. at a variety of think tanks, including: Center for American Progress, Council on Foreign Relations, and Center for Strategic and International Studies.
In 2011, Victoria was named “Top 30 under 30” for law and policy by Forbes Magazine and in 2015 she was named one of the “101 Most Influential Latinos” in policy by Latino Leaders Magazine.
Victoria currently serves as an advisor to Mobilize America, an organization formed after the 2016 election that works to galvanize civic engagement in local communities. She is also an advisor to BeVisible, a social media platform that connects Latinx with networking and professional opportunities.
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