The Officers

Valerie Hastings

Valerie Hastings

President

Valerie Hastings is a 1983 Western graduate, has over 32 years of experience in Accounting, Tax and Business consulting. After receiving her Western degree in Accounting, Valerie then proceeded to get her Certified Public Accountant certificate and is licensed to practice in the State of Colorado. She is also a member of the American Institute […]

Ron Leach

Ron Leach

Vice President

Ron Leach is a 1981 graduate of Western where he majored in Business Administration. He later earned a graduate degree in Banking from the University of Colorado-Boulder and is a graduate of the East West Center for Executive Management in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ron currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for San Juan Construction, Inc. and […]

Don Jackson

Don Jackson

Secretary

Don Jackson graduated summa cum laude from Western in 1980 and cum laude from Baylor Law School in 1983, where he was a member of the Baylor Law Review. Currently, Don is partner in the Ware, Jackson, Lee, O’Neill, Smith & Barrow law firm in Houston, Texas. Previously, he was a partner at Ware, Snow, Fogel and […]

Bryan Tutor

Bryan Tutor

Treasurer

Bryan Tutor is Chief Operating Officer at RS Investments, a global investment management firm based in San Francisco. Prior to joining RS Investments, Bryan was Senior Vice President of Strategy, Finance and Operations at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in New York. Beginning his career as a consulting actuary for both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte and […]

Robert Wright

Robert Wright

Past President

Robert Wright, a 2000 graduate of Western, serves as President of the Foundation. Rob is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bungalow Clothing, a disruptive, online clothing retailer. Before Bungalow, Rob served as Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of ReachLocal, Inc. (Nasdaq: RLOC). Prior to ReachLocal, Rob served as Director of Business Development for WorldWinner, Inc., […]

The Board

Travis Berry

Travis Berry

Travis Berry, a 1992 graduate of Western, founded Politicalworks in 2002 and has been involved in lobbying and state and national politics since 1990. Prior to starting Politicalworks he served as Deputy Legislative Director for Governor Roy Romer from 1994-97. In this capacity, he helped develop and implement the Governor’s legislative agenda. During his tenure, […]

Richard Bradsby

Richard Bradsby

Richard Bradsby is President of Liberty Midstream Solutions having joined the company in March 2015. He has 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in the Rocky Mountains, Midcontinent, Permian, Appalachia and Gulf Coast and is responsible for all midstream infrastructure and marketing. Prior to joining Liberty, Richard was Vice President of […]

Dallas Everhart

Dallas Everhart

Dallas Everhart graduated in 1981 from Western receiving his BA and MBA.  He continued his education receiving his PhD from the University of Northern Colorado.  Dallas is a teacher, coach and consultant with a unique background in business, local government and higher education.  His current higher education roles include Executive Director of University of Northern […]

Denise Larson Halligan

Denise Larson Halligan

Denise Larson Halligan, a 1978 Western graduate, majored in Business. She currently works in Commercial Lending for Colorado Business Bank in Downtown Denver. Previously, she was a computer programmer for US West and Lockheed Martin. Denise lives in the Arvada, Colo., area with her husband, Gerry. They have a daughter about to graduate with a Masters in Fine […]

Paula Hendrickson

Paula Hendrickson

As a 1984 graduate of Western, Paula majored in Business Administration.  She is currently the Vice President for NFP Retirement and resides in Arvada, Colo. with her family.  Paula says, “Western provided me the foundation and confidence to begin and grow my career in the investment world.  My experiences on the basketball court and in the […]

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson is a 1980 Western graduate with an undergraduate degree in Geology with a Business minor. He completed a Master of Science degree in Mineral Economics and Finance at the Colorado School of Mines. After spending 14 years in Australia and the United Kingdom, Brian has returned to the U.S. to set up a limited liability […]

Michael Luchetta

Michael Luchetta

Mike Luchetta is a 1981 graduate of Western majoring in Political Science and History.  Currently, Mike is a Partner at Weeks & Luchetta, LLP and resides in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Mike says, “Attending Western was not only important to my education, but it was equally important to my growth and development. I believe Western provides that opportunity […]

Joanie Todd

Joanie Todd

Joanie Todd and husband, Rich, are both graduates of Western.  Joanie graduated in 1985 with majors in Elementary Education and Physical Education.  She is a retired teacher from the Aurora Public Schools.  Joanie and Rich reside in Centennial, Colo.  She says, “Getting a higher education in today’s society is more important than ever. Western offers a great […]

Matt Tredway

Matt Tredway

Matt Tredway and his wife, Dana, are 1983 graduates of Western. Steamboat, Colo., is home and Matt has been very involved in that community for 29 years. Matt’s two daughters work together in their own clothing design business in Nashville. Matt was a student of Western’s first outdoor education semester and that experience shaped his life. Matt was […]

Ruth Welch

Ruth Welch

Ruth Welch serves as a Director of Mission Support Organization at the Bureau of Reclamation for the Department of the Interior. She graduated from Western with dual majors in Sociology and English Literature in 1986. She lives in Littleton, Colo. with her husband Mark, who also graduated from Western.