Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Board Committee

Staff: Rachel Benedick & Jeff Ruffe
Project Manager: Jayne Buck

The committee usually meets quarterly.

  • The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee will support and engage staff with strategic planning and programmatic initiatives and opportunities to enable structural social change for the benefit of VISIT DENVER, partners and our community. Below is a tentative list of the committees’ proposed 2022 initiatives:
    • Internal policies & practices (staff, vendors, Board)
    • Community affiliations & support
    • Social impact/work force development
    • Marketing efforts including website content - input and direction
  • Annual review of DEI commitment statement
  • DEI consultant - staff development updates
  • Sharing of members' success and challenges with DEI and their organization

2022 Committee Members

  • Matthew Burkett, The Flyfisher Group
  • Jolon Clark, Denver City Council
  • David L. Corsun, Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
  • Mike Ferrufino, Colorado Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Jack Finlaw, University of Colorado Foundation
  • Lee Gash-Maxey, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Christoph Heinrich, Denver Art Museum
  • Melanie Mills, Colorado Ski Country USA
  • Todd D. Munson, Vectra Bank of Colorado
  • Cindy Parsons, CSG International
  • Manny Rodriguez, UCHealth
  • Steve Sander, Sander Marketing Group
  • Hollie Velasquez Horvath, Xcel Energy
  • Sid Wilson, A Private Guide, Inc    

2022 Board of Directors


Key Dates



Board Retreat