Robert Dolian, President Attorney, Retired Bob is a retired lawyer who moved to Genesee, Colorado from Connecticut in 2009. He attended Duke University and Harvard Law School. In between he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso, Africa. Bob spent his entire legal career at Cummings & Lockwood, a mid-size Connecticut law firm. There he was a member of the management committee, head of the litigation department, and the firm’s General Counsel. His not-for-profit activities included terms as chairman of the United Way, chairman of Connecticut Legal Services and Treasurer of St. Francis Episcopal Church. He is married to Laurie Dolian a retired teacher and social services manager. They have three sons and two grandchildren. In 2008 Bob and Laurie were honored by the Fairfield County Bar Association with the annual Liberty Bell Award for their public service.

Robert Dolian, President
Attorney, Retired


Bob is a retired lawyer who moved to Genesee, Colorado from Connecticut in 2009. He attended Duke University and Harvard Law School. In between he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso, Africa. Bob spent his entire legal career at Cummings & Lockwood, a mid-size Connecticut law firm. There he was a member of the management committee, head of the litigation department, and the firm’s General Counsel. His not-for-profit activities included terms as chairman of the United Way, chairman of Connecticut Legal Services and Treasurer of St. Francis Episcopal Church. He is married to Laurie Dolian a retired teacher and social services manager. They have three sons and two grandchildren. In 2008 Bob and Laurie were honored by the Fairfield County Bar Association with the annual Liberty Bell Award for their public service.

Shelley Devitt Director of Grants and Stewardship, Denver Academy Shelley is the Director of Grants and Stewardship at Denver Academy. In that capacity she works with foundations and corporate sponsors to bring critical funding to Denver Academy. She most enjoys working on individual grants to help teachers implement great things in their classrooms. Shelley also devotes time to ensuring that grantors and donors see the true impact of a Denver Academy education. Prior to DA, Ms. Devitt spent several years in the database marketing industry and developed an expertise in sales force automation. Ms. Devitt earned her B.A. in Marketing from Metropolitan State University.

Shelley Devitt
Director of Grants and Stewardship, Denver Academy


Shelley is the Director of Grants and Stewardship at Denver Academy. In that capacity she works with foundations and corporate sponsors to bring critical funding to Denver Academy. She most enjoys working on individual grants to help teachers implement great things in their classrooms. Shelley also devotes time to ensuring that grantors and donors see the true impact of a Denver Academy education. Prior to DA, Ms. Devitt spent several years in the database marketing industry and developed an expertise in sales force automation. Ms. Devitt earned her B.A. in Marketing from Metropolitan State University.

Bill Gee, MS President, Empirical Discovery Bill is a geologist, mineral exploration professional and a sculptor. Despite his youthful passion for the arts, his academic pursuits followed his equally keen interest in the natural sciences. Since graduating from the Colorado School of Mines, he has focused on both the technical side and the business side of mineral exploration. He worked around the globe for large companies, as well as several smaller exploration and operations companies. Bill has made Golden his home for the past 36 years. Like many, he enjoys the Colorado foothills as a quality location to raise a family and as a friendly community with exceptional natural beauty, abundant wildlife and diverse outdoors activities. For the past 14 years Bill has honed his skills as a sculptor of wildlife and figurative artworks in marble and other stones.

Bill Gee, MS
President, Empirical Discovery

Bill is a geologist, mineral exploration professional and a sculptor. Despite his youthful passion for the arts, his academic pursuits followed his equally keen interest in the natural sciences. Since graduating from the Colorado School of Mines, he has focused on both the technical side and the business side of mineral exploration. He worked around the globe for large companies, as well as several smaller exploration and operations companies. Bill has made Golden his home for the past 36 years. Like many, he enjoys the Colorado foothills as a quality location to raise a family and as a friendly community with exceptional natural beauty, abundant wildlife and diverse outdoors activities. For the past 14 years Bill has honed his skills as a sculptor of wildlife and figurative artworks in marble and other stones.

Patricia A. Rucker Artist and Art Instructor Patricia Rucker moved to Colorado, after graduating from Kansas State University to become an art educator. She taught art in the Jefferson County Public Schools for 26 years. In 1997 she was named Middle School Art Educator for the state of Colorado. She was the Art Education Coordinator for Metropolitan State College in Denver, from 2002 – 2005. Pat’s passion for art and education has continued since she retired. She currently teaches “Creating a Personal Visual Language” for professional artists. Pat has been active in the arts community, serving on the Colorado Watercolor Society Board, and for the Golden Public Art Commission. As an artist, Pat has had work displayed in many Colorado Watercolor Society venues, and in national and international exhibitions. The International Society of Experimental Artists has selected “Turner’s Storm” for an art exhibition in Barry, Wales.

Patricia A. Rucker
Artist and Art Instructor


Patricia Rucker moved to Colorado, after graduating from Kansas State University to become an art educator. She taught art in the Jefferson County Public Schools for 26 years. In 1997 she was named Middle School Art Educator for the state of Colorado. She was the Art Education Coordinator for Metropolitan State College in Denver, from 2002 – 2005. Pat’s passion for art and education has continued since she retired. She currently teaches “Creating a Personal Visual Language” for professional artists. Pat has been active in the arts community, serving on the Colorado Watercolor Society Board, and for the Golden Public Art Commission. As an artist, Pat has had work displayed in many Colorado Watercolor Society venues, and in national and international exhibitions. The International Society of Experimental Artists has selected “Turner’s Storm” for an art exhibition in Barry, Wales.


Terrey Harrod Artist For over 35 years, Terrey has been a Re/Max Realtor in metro Denver. She majored in art and business at Red Rocks Community College after graduating from Golden High School. Terrey has a long association with Foothills Art Center: she currently serves on Foothills Art Center’s Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Committee, and in the past she served on the education committee and helped initiate the fundraising event, “Glitter in the Garden.” She is a founding member of The Painted Toe Society, a watercolor group that paints at Foothills on Monday mornings. She served twice on the board of directors for Colorado Watercolor Society, currently as the VP of Workshops. Terrey was born and raised in Golden and baptized in the First Presbyterian Church, now the location of Foothills Art Center. She raised two children in Golden, and is blessed with two grandsons.

Terrey Harrod
Artist


For over 35 years, Terrey has been a Re/Max Realtor in metro Denver. She majored in art and business at Red Rocks Community College after graduating from Golden High School. Terrey has a long association with Foothills Art Center: she currently serves on Foothills Art Center’s Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Committee, and in the past she served on the education committee and helped initiate the fundraising event, “Glitter in the Garden.” She is a founding member of The Painted Toe Society, a watercolor group that paints at Foothills on Monday mornings. She served twice on the board of directors for Colorado Watercolor Society, currently as the VP of Workshops. Terrey was born and raised in Golden and baptized in the First Presbyterian Church, now the location of Foothills Art Center. She raised two children in Golden, and is blessed with two grandsons.

E. Tom Hughes, MBA Community Volunteer and Investor Tom’s professional experience includes serving as Executive Vice President and later as Corporate Actuary/Treasurer for GenAmerica Corporation. Tom’s community service includes serving as president of the Rotary Club of Golden, and as a club member he has focused on fundraising, public relations, and various other projects. Tom has served on numerous nonprofit boards and he is well known throughout the community in Golden and Jefferson County. Tom received his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and his BA from the University of Colorado Boulder.

E. Tom Hughes, MBA
Community Volunteer and Investor


Tom’s professional experience includes serving as Executive Vice President and later as Corporate Actuary/Treasurer for GenAmerica Corporation. Tom’s community service includes serving as president of the Rotary Club of Golden, and as a club member he has focused on fundraising, public relations, and various other projects. Tom has served on numerous nonprofit boards and he is well known throughout the community in Golden and Jefferson County. Tom received his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and his BA from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Kathy Jacoby, MBA Director of Marketing, Delta Dental Kathy Jacoby is the Marketing Director of Delta Dental of Colorado responsible for advertising, public relations, marketing research, product development, corporate and marketing communications. Kathy has over 25 years of marketing experience within the employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Delta Dental, Kathy was an Assistant Vice President for 12 years at MetLife where she created and implemented the thought leadership strategy for their employee benefits sales and marketing organizations. Through her government affairs relationships, Kathy partnered with key industry trade associations such as the American Benefits Council and the Employee Benefits Research Institute to identify emerging benefits issues impacting businesses now and in the future. Kathy has a BA in Speech Communications from the University of South Florida and an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Colorado Denver.

Kathy Jacoby, MBA
Director of Marketing, Delta Dental


Kathy Jacoby is the Marketing Director of Delta Dental of Colorado responsible for advertising, public relations, marketing research, product development, corporate and marketing communications. Kathy has over 25 years of marketing experience within the employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Delta Dental, Kathy was an Assistant Vice President for 12 years at MetLife where she created and implemented the thought leadership strategy for their employee benefits sales and marketing organizations. Through her government affairs relationships, Kathy partnered with key industry trade associations such as the American Benefits Council and the Employee Benefits Research Institute to identify emerging benefits issues impacting businesses now and in the future. Kathy has a BA in Speech Communications from the University of South Florida and an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Colorado Denver.

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