Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees Announces 2019 Officers

Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees Announces 2019 Officers

January 17, 2019 — The Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the election of a new slate of officers for the coming year.

Officers for 2019 are:

  • Chair – Kenzo Kawanabe, partner with Davis Graham & Stubbs;
  • Chair-elect – Sharon Linhart, founder of Linhart Public Relations;
  • Secretary – Tony Frank, president of Colorado State University and chancellor of the CSU system;
  • Treasurer – Judith Buck Wagner, founder of Wagner Investment Management; and
  • Past-chair – Ted Schlegel, founding member of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver.


“The Boettcher Foundation is fortunate to be led by a board of talented and committed community leaders,” said Katie Kramer, president and CEO of the Boettcher Foundation. “We are grateful that this group has stepped into these leadership roles, and we are looking forward to the impact they will make.”

The Board of Trustees also has approved Linhart and Cile Chavez to each serve a third three-year term, and Frank and Pam Shockley-Zalabak have been approved for their second three-year terms.

Kramer added that the Foundation is especially grateful to former board chair, Russ George, who retired from his role as a Trustee at the end of 2018. George’s career in public service has included roles as president of Colorado Northwestern Community College, Colorado Speaker of the House, and leadership positions at the Colorado Department of Transportation, Division of Wildlife, and Department of Natural Resources.

For more information about the Boettcher Foundation, visit

Contact: Kristi Arellano, 303.285.6208,

About the Boettcher Foundation:
At Boettcher, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come.

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