Welcoming Four New Board Members to IIK!

Invest in Kids was pleased to welcome four new members to the Board of Directors in December 2018! We are so excited by the depth and diversity of expertise and experience that these new members bring to our team. Please join us in welcoming the following board members:

Chad Hollingsworth is Senior Vice President in Liberty Media's Corporate Development department (M&A, corporate finance). Chad spends his time working on corporate governance issues at subsidiary companies, financial modeling and M&A valuation work for new and existing investments and generating new ideas for growth. Chad worked for five years as a health care research analyst for Janus Mutual Funds and garnered experience in not only the fundamentals of equity research, but also in dealing with extreme market trends (1999-2001) and an understanding of the mentalities which both follow and exploit these trends. Previously, Chad worked for two years as an investment banking associate in the telecom/cable group of RBC Daniels, one of the most active investment banks in the world, where the main tenents of his job were management, financial analysis, pitchbook construction and company due diligence. His personal interests include playing jazz saxophone with various groups in Denver, as well as snowboarding. Chad's specializations include financial modeling, mergers and acquisition/corporate finance deal management, international experience, equity analysis.

Craig Jones is a Managing Director of The Colony Group’s Rocky Mountain Region office and serves as Co-President of Colony Sports and Entertainment. He brings deep and tenured expertise managing the wealth of active and retired professional athletes. In his work with athletes, particularly in the NFL and NBA, Craig demonstrates a thorough understanding of the complex financial issues and challenges that the players face. He counsels his clients in developing wealth accumulation and preservation strategies appropriate to their unique circumstances. He also works extensively with entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals. Craig served as one of three co-founding partners of the Denver-based wealth management firm, Jones Barclay Boston, in 1994, which merged with The Colony Group at the start of 2017. Craig comes to Colony with a broad and dynamic background in finance, tax, and strategic planning developed from years of experience working at Mellon Bank, PepsiCo, Price Waterhouse, and EW Scripps.  He provides strategic wealth management advice and helps clients develop sophisticated strategies to enhance and preserve individual and family net worth. Craig is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® and earned a Juris Doctor and MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He earned his BS degree from Allegheny College where he doubled majored in Economics and Political Science. He is a Vice President of the Denver Board of Water Commissioners, a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, and the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (The Boule). In his spare time, Craig enjoys spending time with his son, road cycling, golf, and international travel and has a passion for jazz and classical music, major team sports, as well as film.

Gloria Sanchez is an Incredible Years® (IY) program graduate in Adams County from seven years ago and has been a program facilitator for the last six years overseeing 12 Spanish speaking groups being delivered during that period of time. Gloria is a first generation Mexican-American woman born of immigrant parents. She grew up being the minority within a minority, in a gang infested neighborhood that targeted the Hispanic immigrant population. In spite of that, at a very young age she was taught to live without fear, prejudice or resentment.  At the age of 15, her family left the Golden State and relocated to a small rural town situated on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas. Once in Texas, her entire family - from the youngest to the oldest - helped to build their family home, where her parents currently still reside. Gloria graduated high school in 1995 and attended El Paso Community College where she received an Associate of Business Administration. In 2001, she married and chose Colorado as her new home. Gloria's family is comprised of her husband, step-son and three children. She describes her family as being her engine and inspiration. Gloria's personal interest include coloring and taking walks to decompress. Gloria loves her work as an IY Facilitator.

Amanda Smith is a 2008 graduate of the Nurse Family Partnership® program. Amanda was referred to NFP at the age of 19, while she was pregnant and in an abusive relationship. Amanda credits the empowering advice and encouragement from her nurse, RN Valarie Carberry, to finding the courage to leave her abusive partner and flee to a homeless shelter. Amanda continued meeting with Valerie after her son Nolan was born until he turned 2 years old and they graduated from the program. Amanda finished her Associates degree at Red Rocks Community College and in 2016 Amanda went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Regis University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Today Amanda is a busy mom of two (Nolan now 12 years old and Emma age 7) and wife working as a Project Manager at Physician Health Partners, LLC. located in Denver. She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as well as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification. Amanda manages projects involving Healthcare information management systems and patient data analytics platforms; as well as managing the implementation of a newly formed entity combining currently independent primary care practices to operate under one tax ID. Amanda was also involved as a supporting Project Manager in the implementation of two Colorado ACC RAE regions. Amanda enjoys her work contributing as a project manager making a difference by supporting the delivery of quality healthcare in Colorado and is looking for additional ways to serve in order to give back to the community. She hopes that her experiences will equip her with unique insights to help empower vulnerable mothers and children. Amanda lives in Wheat Ridge, Colorado with her husband, Brian, and her two children. Amanda’s children benefit from the life-transforming experience she gained through participation in the NFP. 

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Lisa A. Hill

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