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John Elway Founder PIVOT

John Elway

FOUNDING TRUSTEE +
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

John is the Denver Broncos President of Football Operations and General Manager. During his tenure, the Broncos have won four division titles, two AFC Championships and Super Bowl 50.

In his 23 seasons with the franchise – 16 as a player and seven as an executive – the Broncos have appeared in seven Super Bowls.

He received his BA in Economics from Stanford University.

As a senior, he was a consensus All-American and finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting en route to the No. 1 overall selection in the 1983 NFL Draft.

John has devoted his time to numerous charitable causes during his three-plus decades in Denver.

In addition to starting the Elway Foundation in 1987 to assist in the prevention and treatment of child abuse, he has supported and collaborated with several other organizations, including the Heroes Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

He lives in Englewood, CO, with his wife, and has three daughters and a son, a grandson and three granddaughters. He enjoys golf, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

Larry Mueller Trustee PIVOT Foundation

Larry Mueller

PIVOT FOUNDING TRUSTEE +
TREASURER

Larry is the Founder and CEO of Cuvée, founded in 2006 as a lifestyle platform that blends his passion for community, culture and investment.  Cuvée inspires families and friends to discover the world’s most special places at a deeper level.

Larry received his BA from the University of Wisconsin and attended the Harvard Executive Management School. Prior to Cuvée, Larry served as a leader in the B2B technology sector. He spent 16 years with IBM in numerous positions, and ran IBM Europe in Paris, France.

He was President of Ariba, a Silicon Valley-based software company that he took public; it became one of the largest market caps in the dot-com era.

Larry has a strong passion for philanthropy, and leverages Cuvée as a platform for giving back to nonprofits around the country. He founded Flight to Luxury, one of Colorado’s premier fundraising events, which has raised over $7M for Denver’s youth.

He lives in Denver with his wife Mary Kay, and loves spending time with his two daughters, Kate and Emily, and grandsons.

George Solich Trustee PIVOT Foundation

George Solich

PIVOT FOUNDING TRUSTEE +
SECRETARY

George is the President and CEO of FourPoint Energy LLC, a private upstream oil and gas company and its wholly owned subsidiary, MidPoint Midstream with managed midstream assets across the United States.

He also serves as the President and CEO of LongPoint Minerals, a company focused on the acquisition of mineral interests throughout several predominate U.S. Basins.

George received a B.S. degree from University of Colorado and a M.S. degree from University of Colorado-Denver. He has had an exceptionally successful career as an energy entrepreneur with over 33 years of industry experience. From 1984 through 1999 he held various positions within the industry and in 2000, launched Cordillera Energy Partners.

Serving as President and CEO of Cordillera I, II, and III he lead each company to a successful divestiture. In 2012 Cordillera Energy Partners III merged into Apache Corporation for $3.1 billion in cash and stock.

George previously served on the Executive Committee of the Western Energy Alliance and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at University of Colorado at Denver, the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the ACE Scholarships, the Board of Directors of Colorado UpLift, and the Board of Directors of the WGA/Evans Scholars Foundation.

He currently resides in Denver, CO with his wife, and has two college age daughters. He is an avid golfer, adventurous traveler and devout Denver Broncos fan.

Walter Rakowich PIVOT Trustee

Walter Rakowich

PIVOT TRUSTEE

Walter is the former CEO of Prologis and a member of the S&P 500. Prologis is a leading provider of distribution facilities and services with over $50 billion in assets and operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Walter joined Prologis in 1994.

Prior to becoming CEO, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director and CFO, and the Senior Vice President/Director of the company’s Mid-Atlantic region.

Walter received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.S., with distinction, in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Host Hotels & Resorts, Iron Mountain Inc, and Ventas Inc (all listed in the S&P 500).

He also serves on the Board of the Global Food Exchange, and is a member of the executive committee and the board of governors for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).

He was appointed to the Board of Trustees at The Pennsylvania State University in 2014 and serves as Chairman of the University Board’s Audit and Risk Committee.

In 2010, the Penn State Alumni Association named Mr. Rakowich a Penn State Alumni Fellow, a lifetime designation and the highest award given by the association, recognizing outstanding professional achievement.

Walter is currently Chairman of the Board of Colorado UpLift and is a member of the Board of the Alliance for School Choice in Education (ACE), two non-profits focused on educating at risk children in the inner city. He also serves on the board of the CEO Forum.

Navin Dimond PIVOT Trustee

Navin Dimond

PIVOT TRUSTEE

Navin is founder, president and chief executive officer of Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer with a diverse portfolio of 60 hotels and more than 10,000 guest rooms located across the United States.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Washington State University, and an MBA in real estate and construction management from the University of Denver.

Navin serves in an advisory role for a variety of organizations. He proudly serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Denver and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), and is on the foundation board for Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver.

He is also a board member of the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (VISIT DENVER) and Kent Denver School.

Navin has a longstanding passion for and history of supporting education, having established the Dimond Fellows Program and the Rita and Navin Dimond Hotel Management Program at MSU Denver in 2014. He also funded the endowment for the Hospitality & Tourism Management School at West Virginia University and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

Founded in 2014, the Dimond Family Foundation focuses on the philanthropic activities of the Dimond family and their efforts to serve others.

Navin, his wife, Rita and their daughters, Ashley and Sonja, reside in Cherry Hills Village.

Kent Thiry PIVOT Trustee

Kent Thiry

PIVOT TRUSTEE

Kent Thiry is Executive Chairman of DaVita, a FORTUNE 200 company with 59,000 teammates and approximately $11 billion in revenues. The company operates in 12 countries globally, delivering clinically differentiated health care to nearly 230,000 patients.

DaVita has been the subject of leadership and culture case studies written by both Harvard and Stanford, and taught in many other schools and programs. Kent is regularly invited to speak on leadership and culture at top business schools, companies and not-for-profit leadership groups.

In 2016, he led Let Colorado Vote, a group that passed two statewide ballot initiatives, one that re-established the presidential primary in Colorado and a second that opens Colorado’s primaries to unaffiliated voters.

In 2018, Kent chaired the successful Fair Maps Colorado campaign, reforming the way congressional and legislative maps are drawn and banning partisan gerrymandering.

Kent currently chairs Colorado Thrives, a group consisting primarily of large Colorado company CEOs, which is focused on advancing the general well-being of Colorado and all its citizens. He also co-founded The Aspen Group with Senators Bill Frist and Tom Daschle. Kent sits on the Global Board of the Nature Conservancy and is a co-founder of Colorado Endeavor, an international entrepreneurial network.

Prior to joining DaVita, Kent served in several senior executive roles, including chairman and CEO of Vivra, a NYSE health care service company; and partner at Bain & Company. Prior board seats include the non-executive Chairmanship of Oxford Health Plans and the Harvard Business School Advisory Board.

Kent earned his B.A. in political science, with distinction, from Stanford University, where he also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, in 1978. He earned his M.B.A., with honors, from Harvard Business School in 1983, where he was also elected to the Century Club.

Mimi Roberson PIVOT CEO

Mimi Roberson

PIVOT CEO

Mimi Roberson has been professionally active in healthcare for over 30 years. She started her career as a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Louisiana, followed by her role as Chief Executive Officer of both Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center of Southwest Louisiana.

She moved to Denver in 1999 to serve as President and CEO of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, a 684 bed hospital providing acute tertiary services to patients from throughout the United States and beyond. In 2010, she opened Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL, and assumed additional responsibility for that nearly 200 bed hospital.

Included in those responsibilities were oversight of a free standing, joint venture Oncology Center, Urology Center, Ambulatory Surgery Center and a multitude of physician practices.

In 2014, she started her own consulting company, Roberson Consulting Group, providing services to physician groups, hospital systems and medical start-up companies. Throughout her career, her focus has been on strategic planning, excellence in quality outcomes, access to care, employee and physician engagement, legislation and governmental relations and development of clinical services.

Mimi has always been active in both civic leadership and philanthropy. She has served as Chair of the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee of the Metro Denver Leadership Foundation and Metro Denver Economic Development Council.

She has served on the Boards, has had leadership positions, or served as chair of events for Downtown Denver Partnership, Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance, BBVA Compass Bank, Federation of American Hospitals, American Hospital Association, Colorado Hospital Association, Louisiana Hospital Association, United Way, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, March of Dimes, There With Care, Judi’s House, 9Health Fair, Colorado Children’s Campaign, American Heart Association, University of New Orleans, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Acadiana Medical Research Foundation and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. She has been appointed to state boards by both Governor Bill Ritter and Governor John Hickenlooper.

She has been awarded the Athena Award by Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Person of the Year from Ronald McDonald Charities, Woman of Distinction by Girls Scouts of America, Champion of Healthcare by Denver Business Journal, and Top 10 Health Care Leaders of 2011 Power Book of Denver Business Journal.

She was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review over several years as one of the Top 50 Healthcare Leaders, Top 120 Women Hospital and Healthcare System Leaders to Know, and Top 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.

Helen Sawicki PIVOT Event Manager

HELEN SAWICKI

PIVOT EVENT MANAGER

Helen brings over 8 years of experience in public relations, experiential marketing and event production. She has a strong track record in developing and executing marketing initiatives across consumer packaged goods, beauty, lifestyle and automotive brands.

Helen, originally from the United Kingdom, resides in Broomfield with her husband, Joe, and loves enjoying everything the Colorado outdoors has to offer.

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