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Tom Seaver - CO Lottery Director Nov 27, 2018
Colorado Lottery - where the money goes
Colorado Lottery - where the money goes

Tom Seaver as the new Director of the Colorado Lottery.   Tom Seaver brings more than 30 years of lottery industry experience as a leader, high-level manager and consultant with state and international lotteries and to lottery vendors, including the Virginia and Missouri lotteries. Seaver is from Carthage, Ill. and is moving to Pueblo where he will be based at Colorado Lottery headquarters beginning June 25, 2018. 

The Commission is composed of five members who are appointed by the Governor with the consent and approval of the Colorado Senate. At least one member of the Commission must have been a law enforcement officer for at least five years; one member must have been a Colorado practicing attorney for at least five years; and at least one member must be a certified public accountant who practiced accountancy in Colorado for at least five years.

The Colorado Lottery Commission plays an important role in the oversight and governance of the Colorado Lottery and in fulfilling their fiduciary duties with regards to all Lottery games operated by the Lottery. Its mission is to ensure that all games marketed by the Colorado Lottery are done with security and protection of the integrity of the games and organization of the Colorado Lottery; and, to ensure that all Colorado Lottery games are representative of the values of the State of Colorado and its citizens.

Steve Brown Dec 11, 2018
Fishing for Change Foundation
Fishing for Change Foundation

In 2005, Steve Brown, son of Lion Doug Brown, opened a salt water fly-fishing lodge on Jones key, off the island of Guanaja, 43 miles north of mainland Honduras. He had been a fishing guide on western slope streams like the Gunnison River and several of his clients followed him to Guanaja, an island devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1999. He trained islanders to be catch and release guides and to operate the lodge and established a student program featuring writing, salt-water fly-fishing, and community service, including mangrove restoration. In 2017 he led an effort to open a new fishery at The Faraway Keys, 160 miles further east in the Caribbean, requiring helicopter access. This effort was documented in an award-winning film called “Beyond the Horizon”. Steve will show us the film and describe the expansion of efforts to assist the islanders by providing employment, housing, and access to health care through the “Fish for Change” foundation.

Kim Day - CEO DIA Jan 08, 2019
There is a lot happening at DIA
There is a lot happening at DIA

Kim Day has led Denver International Airport (DEN) as CEO since April 2008. DEN is the nation’s fifth-busiest airport, the region’s most powerful economic engine, generating more than $26 billion annually, and the top-rated U.S. large airport by passengers, per SkyTrax.

She is currently leading a $1.8 billion public-private partnership to redevelop DEN’s iconic, tented Jeppesen Terminal that will improve its security, modernize the facility and increase its capacity. She is also leading the expansion of DEN’s concourses, adding 39 new gates over the next 2 years, allowing all airlines to continue to grow in Denver.

Ms. Day lead the completion of the airport’s original vision: adding a hotel and train station, including the 519-room Westin hotel and a commuter transit station serving RTD’s bus network, as well as the A Line commuter rail, which runs between the airport and Denver Union Station. Under her guidance, DEN has built a robust network of over 190 non-stop destinations served, including an ever-growing list of international cities.

With more than 35 years of experience, Ms. Day previously served as executive director of Los Angeles World Airports. After receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, Ms. Day practiced architecture in the private sector for more than 20 years.

Lions Speech Contest Apr 09, 2019
Melanie Crowder - Author Apr 23, 2019
The Impact of Childrens Books
The Impact of Childrens Books

Melanie Crowder is the acclaimed author of several books for young readers, including AudacityThree Pennies, An Uninterrupted View of the Sky, A Nearer Moon and Parched, as well as the middle grade duology The Lighthouse Between the Worlds

Melanie’s books have been awarded the Jefferson Cup, the Arnold Adoff Poetry Award, the SCBWI Crystal Kite, and the Bulletin Blue Ribbon; they have been recognized as a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist, Colorado Book Awards Finalist, Junior Library Guild selection, YALSA Top Ten Books For Young Adults, ILA Notable Book for a Global Society, Parents’ Choice Silver Medal, BookBrowse Editor’s Choice, BookPage Top Pick, and The Washington Post Best Children’s Books for April. Her work has been listed as Best Books of the Year by Bank Street College, Kirkus Reviews, The Amelia Bloomer List, New York Public Library, Tablet Magazine, A Mighty Girl, and The Children’s Book Review.

The author lives under the big blue Colorado sky with a wife, two kids, and one good dog. Visit her online at www.melaniecro