Sean Waters (Chair)
Mr. Waters is the President of Cook Street Consulting. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and was one of the first thirteen individuals in the nation to attain this designation. Prior to working at Cook Street Consulting he was an institutional portfolio manager for Scudder Kemper Investments in San Francisco. In addition to sitting on the Invest in Kids board he is the past Chairman of the IIK Finance Committee. Mr. Waters is also a member of the Board of the Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver, and is the past President of the Alumni Board of Graland Country Day School.
Mr. Bradac is a shareholder with the accounting firm Hanson & Co. CPAs. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Taxation. During his professional career, he has worked at KPMG, Arthur Andersen, and Time Warner Entertainment Company. Prior to joining the Invest in Kids Board, he was the Chair of the Finance Committee and a member at large. Marc is also a Board member at the Colorado Prevention Center where he holds the positions of Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of the Finance Committee. His past board experiences include Denver Active 20/30 Children’s Foundation, Colorado Christian Home, and Washington Park Early Learning Center.
Mr. Hilty is Chief Legal Officer for the National MS Society co-headquartered in Denver. Previously he served as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO), and was a partner with the law firm of Holland & Hart LLP. He also serves on the Trinity University National Alumni Board and is a board member for the Colorado Chapter of the Association for Corporate Counsel. He was also a volunteer with the National Sports Center for the Disabled for fifteen years. He took a one and a half year leave of absence from his practice at Holland & Hart and was the Associate Director of Invest in Kids (1999-2001).
Mr. Kanan is a partner with the law firm of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP. He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver, a mentor in the Minority Mentor Program at the University of Denver School of Law and the University or Colorado School of Law. He chaired the Board of the Colorado Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law from 1991-1993 and received the Lawyers Committee Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award in 2005. He is the recipient of the Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr. Community Betterment Award in 1994.
Ms. Lemon is a judge in Denver District Court. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Owens in 2004. Prior to that, she was a partner at the law firm of Faegre & Benson. She has been on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Lawyers Committee since 1991, and chaired its board in 1995-1996; Steering Committee for the Legal Aid Foundation for several years; Gender & Justice Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court since 1994 and on the Executive Committee since 1999. Awards: CLC Individual of the Year Award in 1993; University of Colorado Alumni Pro Bono Award in 1996; Faegre & Benson’s John C. Benson Pro Bono Award in 1994.
Mr. Macdonald is a partner in Arnold & Porter LLP's litigation practice group. He is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation. He has far-ranging appellate experience, pursuing and defending appeals in the Federal Circuit, the First Circuit, the Second Circuit, the Eighth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, the Tenth Circuit, and various state appellate courts. Mr. MacDonald graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the Michigan Law Review and was awarded the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Mr. Macdonald was awarded a Bates Fellowship to work for a human rights law group in Cape Town, South Africa. He also spent a year as a clerk for The Honorable Emilio M. Garza of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Adele Phelan (Treasurer)
Ms. Phelan was most recently the Interim Executive Director of the Denver Preschool Program and is the President Emeritus of The Clayton Foundation. She is currently working as Consultant to the President of Mile High Montessori Early Childhood Learning Centers. She has worked as a consultant for the Mayor’s Office of Education and Children and was the Interim Coordinator for The Colorado Health Institute. She chairs the Board of Trustees of Metropolitan State College of Denver and serves on the Governor's P-20 Council, co-chairing the P-3 subcommittee thereof. In addition to many previous honors, Ms. Phelan was recently awarded the prestigious Cal Frazier Investing in Education Award from the Public Education and Business Coalition.
Mr. Scarboro is senior counsel with the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP. He was law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White from 1971- 1972. He chaired the board of the Colorado Lawyer’s Committee in 1994-95. He received the Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award in 2000 from the Lawyers Committee, in addition to numerous other prestigious awards from his peers in the legal community.