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Big Jon Platt

Big Jon Platt

Music industry mogul and Montbello High School alumnus, Big Jon Platt is a prominent figure in the community of Montbello. Renowned for his publishing expertise, sharp business acumen and ability to identify global superstars early, Jon is one of the most influential...

Colorado Press Association

Colorado Press Association

The Colorado Press Association is the Colorado trade association dedicated to the preservation, progression and modernization of the state’s newspaper industry. They are passionate about the importance of the press and the need to provide news and information across...

Helen M. McLoraine

Helen M. McLoraine

Born in Chicago in 1918, Helen M. McLoraine was a pioneer who, in the 1950’s, put on a hard hat, learned about the oil industry, and broke new ground for women to assume leadership roles in business. She studied business at the University of Chicago and was a long...

Jeffco Schools Foundation

Jeffco Schools Foundation

The Jeffco Schools Foundation has been developing big ideas and creating bright futures since 1983. It was created by a group of citizens concerned with maintaining the high quality of public education, then and now.

John W. & Edna Wilson Mosley

John W. & Edna Wilson Mosley

When John Mosley enrolled at Colorado State University in 1939, he managed to cover his first year of tuition with an academic scholarship. But as an African American, he faced many obstacles – he was barred from living in college residence halls, encountered racism...

Raymond and Velma Merkle

Raymond and Velma Merkle

Raymond Merkle was born in Denver, CO in 1904. His wife, Velma Burkhart, was born in Missouri in 1910 and moved with her family to Denver in 1914. Married in 1929 in Greeley, Colorado, the Merkle’s made Colorado their home. Both graduated from Denver Public Schools...

RBC Wealth Management

RBC Wealth Management

RBC Wealth Management is the nation’s sixth largest full-service securities firm with over 2,000 financial advisors and 5,000 employees. RBC Wealth Management serves investors through offices coast-to-coast, and capital markets and correspondent clients in select...

Terry L. Priest and The Denver Transportation Club

Terry L. Priest and The Denver Transportation Club

Terry L. Priest spent his entire professional career seeking ways to provide opportunities to students interested in pursuing transportation, logistics, and supply chain careers. He was born in Shoshone, Idaho in 1942. Terry began his employment as an...

Winifred R. Reynolds

Winifred R. Reynolds

Winifred R. Reynolds was a lifelong educator who was born in Los Angeles in 1909. She grew up in Ohio and received her master’s degree from the Palmer Institute. After teaching for many years in Fort Collins, Colorado, she moved to San Luis Obispo, California in 1968...