AC-REP Announces New Executive Committee Members

WESTMINSTER, Feb. 3, 2021 –
Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) has named newly elected and appointed members to the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors.

AC-REP’s Executive Committee approves the organization’s budget and work plan in addition to supporting its mission to develop a prosperous and sustainable metro-north region to grow and thrive together. The Executive Committee meets monthly, with many officers and members leading AC-REP’s Core Strategy committees.

Board Chair Tom Stone, Vice President of Procurement for Adolfson & Peterson Construction, appointed Adams County Commissioner Lynn Baca and re-appointed Mayor Meredith Leighty of Northglenn (representing area mayors) to serve on the Executive Committee. The Board of Adams County Commissioners designated Commissioners Emma Pinter and Steve O’Dorisio to the Committee roster.

AC-REP’s Board of Directors approved the following business leaders as Executive Committee Officers and Members:

  • Treasurer: Bill Unrein, SVP/SBA Business Development Manager, Vectra Bank
  • Member: Dawn Davis, President – North Metro Market, FirstBank
  • Member: Michael Gifford, President, Associated General Contractors of Colorado

Additional officers and members include: Vice-Chair Susan Fakharzadeh, Great Western Petroleum; Secretary Carolynne White, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Rory Blakemore, Cowley Companies; Andy Dorsey, Front Range Community College; Butch Fiore, Fiore and Sons, Inc.; Nicole Milo, Centura Health; and Troy Whitmore, United Power. See photos and company/organization links for all Executive Committee members here.

AC-REP also expresses its appreciation to out-going Executive Committee Past Chair Rita Connerly of Fairfield and Woods for her long-term service to the organization.

Under the guidance of the Executive Committee, AC-REP formed a partnership in early 2020 with the  Metro North Chamber of Commerce to form a single business organization representing Adams County and the metro-north region. AC-REP also created and implemented several vital programs to assist area businesses with COVID-19 impacts, launched a strategic planning process, and led a coalition to overwhelmingly pass Adams County Ballot Measures 1A & 1B on the November Ballot.

“Our success as a member-driven organization engaged and focused on regional issues is heavily impacted by the exceptional leaders serving on our Board of Directors and Executive Committee,” said Stone. “Coupled with strong member retention and engagement with our area communities, we have unprecedented momentum moving into 2021.”


About Adams County Regional Economic Partnership
Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) is a public/private, nonprofit organization that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports businesses, and is an economic champion for the north metro region as a leading global location for business. AC-REP leads four Core Strategies: Economic Development & Placemaking; Business Advocacy & Public Policy; Membership and Leadership Development & Engagement; and Marketing, Branding & Communications. For more information and updates, see our website or follow us on Twitter.