Board of Directors

The publicly-elected governing body of RTD

RTD Board Office

RTD is governed by a 15-member, publicly elected Board of Directors. Directors are elected to a four-year term and represent a specific district. Elections are staggered so that eight seats are open in one general election, seven in the next.

You can use the addresses and telephone numbers listed below to contact your Director. You can also call the Board Office at 303‑299‑2303 for information. However, you will note some Directors have their own private e-mail addresses.

If you're unsure which Director represents you, the Board of Directors District Map offers a guide, or you may use the Director Lookup.

Jump to a District

District A

Bill James

Contact Director James:

Committees

  • Planning and Development Committee (Chair)
  • Denver Union Station Project Authority Appointee (alt)

Bill James was elected on November 4, 2008 and took office in January of 2009 to represent District A, which is centrally located and represents all of Glendale, portions of the City & County of Denver, and portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County. In 2014 Director James served as 2nd Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of RTD and a member of the Board’s Executive Committee.

Director James is a founding member and former Chair of the Board of Directors of Transportation Solutions, a transportation management association which serves the southeast Denver area. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Housing Colorado, Co-Chair of the 16th Street Plan Steering Committee of the Downtown Denver Partnership and a member of the DDP Transportation and Development Council.

Director James received his BA in Urban Development from the University of Washington in 1970 and his MBA in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver in 1979.

Director James is President of James Real Estate Services, Inc. a commercial and residential real estate appraisal and consulting firm based in the Cherry Creek area of Denver. He is a former member of the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers and a licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado. He appraises, and analyzes market conditions and feasibility of a wide variety of general and special purpose, residential and commercial, urban and rural, investment and user type properties with emphasis on unusual properties, transportation (or pedestrian) oriented communities and affordable housing. Director James has taught appraisal courses at the University of Denver, University of Colorado, Community College of Aurora, the Denver Metropolitan Commercial Association of Realtors and the Colorado Association of Realtors. He has served as an expert witness in several jurisdictions for real estate matters and as an arbitrator for assessment appeals in several counties.

As a former member of the Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Club, Director James served as President of the Denver Cherry Creek Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. Director James has lived in Denver since 1976 and resides in the Cherry Creek area of Denver with his wife Donna James.

District B

Barbara Deadwyler

Contact Director Deadwyler:

Committees

  • Operations & Customer Services Committee (Vice Chair)

Barbara Deadwyler was elected to the RTD Board of Directors in November 2010 to take office in January, 2011 representing the northeastern portion of RTD, comprised of Aurora within Adams County, City & County of Denver, and unincorporated Adams County lying south of Denver.

Barbara retired from Kaiser Permanente where she served in the capacity of Senior Project Consultant, Labor Management Partnership Consultant and Master Trainer.

Barbara is active in the community and currently serves as secretary of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute and oversees the organizations community outreach programs. Barbara has a long history in the labor movement.

Barbara is excited to be on the RTD Board representing the interest of all communities in District B. Her focus is on customer service and ensuring public transportation is accessible, convenient, safe and inclusive.

Barbara has three adult children and nine grandchildren.

District C

Bonnie "Ernest" Archuleta

Contact Director Archuleta:

Committees

  • FasTracks Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Regional Transportation Committee (alt)

Director Bonnie Ernest Archuleta was elected to the RTD Board of Directors on November 4, 2014 and was installed on January 6, 2015 for a 4-year term to District C representing primarily North and West Denver.

Director Archuleta has proven experience in the Public Relations industry, working in such areas as media relations, marketing and promotions. His experience includes writing PR materials, press releases, coordinating guests for live radio broadcasts, planning special events or promotion, and interacting with outside design vendors and members of the media.

Director Archuleta specializes in building and managing musical instrument dealer trade. He provides top quality instruments to collectors, professional musicians, music educators, and students of all ages.

Director Archuleta looks forward to the challenges of becoming an RTD Board member. He is dedicated to creating viable transportation options that are comprehensive across socioeconomic levels.

Director Archuleta is a proud United States Army Veteran and appreciates the contributions made by all veterans to this United States of America.

District D

Jeff Walker

Contact Director Walker

Committees

  • Executive Committee (Secretary)
  • Civil Rights Committee (Chair)
  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee
  • CDOT Liason

Director Jeff Walker was sworn in as Director for RTD District D on September 20, 2011. He was selected by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and confirmed by the Denver City Council to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Director Barbara Brohl. South-centrally located, District D represents all of Bow Mar, Englewood, and Sheridan, portions of south Denver, southeast Lakewood, and Littleton, and portions of unincorporated Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties.

Director Walker has been employed by Xcel Energy since 2006. He was the Community Development Director for Norton, Ohio in the mid-1990s where he re-wrote several portions of the city's zoning and subdivision codes. He also worked as a transportation planner for OKI Regional Council of Governments in Cincinnati, Ohio and later for the Colorado Department of Transportation in Denver.

His civic activities in Denver include: West University Community Association Board of Directors from 2002 - 2004; Denver Planning Board from 2004 - 2010; American Planning Association Colorado Chapter Executive Committee from 2009 to present; Denver Architectural Foundation Board of Directors from August 2011 to present.

A native of Akron, Ohio, Director Walker received a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Miami University (Ohio) in 1987 and received a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Akron in 1993. He attended the University of Denver College of Law in 1999.

District E

Claudia Folska

Contact Director Folska:

Committees

  • Government Relations Committee (Chair)
  • Planning & Development Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Regional Transportation Committee
  • CDOT Liason (alt)
  • E-470 Public Highway Authority Board (alt)

Dr. Claudia Folska was elected to the RTD Board in November 2012 and was installed in January, 2013 as the RTD Board of Director representing District E, centrally located and representing portions of western Aurora, north-central Centennial, southern Denver, and Greenwood Village east of I-25 and portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County.

Claudia Folska began to go blind at the age of five but she refused to accept her visual impairment as an impasse. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Psychology and received her MBA at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. After beginning a dual doctorate in Architecture and Design at the University of Colorado, Denver in 2004 and cognitive science at University of Colorado, Boulder , she completed her dual Ph.D. in 2012.

Claudia and her now teenaged daughter relies primarily on public transportation. Claudia is passionate about public transit and is committed to improving the transit system so that it is more accessible to everyone.

Claudia is the author of a book “Making ¢ of Pedestrian Oriented Developments-Feet on the Street”in which she examines and rethinks current auto-centered design paradigms for pedestrian-oriented developments. Claudia believes that if she can affect designs that are more accessible for the visually impaired, then she has indeed made it more accessible for all.

District F

Tom Tobiassen

Contact Director Tobiassen:

Committees

  • Executive Committee (First Vice Chair)
  • Financial Administration & Audit Committee (Chair)
  • Regional Transportation Committee
  • RTD Salaried Employees Pension Trustees
  • E-470 Public Highway Authority

Tom Tobiassen was elected to the RTD Board of Directors on November 4, 2008. He represents District F, located in the eastern portion of RTD and represents the largest portion of Aurora and portions of nearby unincorporated Arapahoe County.

Director Tobiassen is a Senior Systems Engineer with Zeta Associates, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, University College in 1988.

Director Tobiassen's Civic activities include: Board member, Sand Creek Regional Greenway Foundation; Commissioner of the City of Aurora, Planning and Zoning Commission; Chair of City of Aurora Citizens' Water Advisory committee, Past Secretary, City of Aurora Citizens' Budget Advisory Committee; Member Aurora chamber of Commerce; President and Founder of Bicycle Aurora, Head Area Coordinator, Mission Viejo Neighborhood Watch; Mass Care Volunteer, American Red Cross, Mile High Chapter.

Director Tobiassen and his wife Carol have been married for thirty-three years and have two adult children, Kristen and Michael.

District G

Gary Lasater

Contact Director Lasater:

Director Gary Lasater was elected to the RTD Board in November 2012 and took office in January 2013. Gary represents District G, located in the most southeastern portion of RTD and includes all of Lone Tree and Foxfield, portions of Aurora, Centennial, and Parker, and portions of unincorporated Arapahoe and Douglas Counties (including Meridian Village).

Previously, Gary was elected to the Parker Town Council for two terms from 2004 -2012 and he also served as Parker's first two-term Mayor from 1996 to 2004. Gary has served on a large variety of committees since he was elected in 1996, including Liaison to Partnership for Douglas County Governments, Parker Chamber of Commerce, Parker Water and Sanitation District, and Parker Landmarks Commission. Gary was also Board Member on E-470 Public Highway Authority, Parker Economic Development Council, Denver Regional Council of Governments and Denver Metro Mayors.

Before moving to Parker in 1993, Gary was active in the East Montclair Neighborhood Association. He focused on the items that would impact the neighborhood with the closing of Lowry Air Force Base on its southern border and Stapleton International Airport on its northern border. Shortly after moving to the Parker community of Clarke Farms, Gary was elected to the Board of Directors of the Homeowners' Association. He was also Chair of the Architectural Control Committee.

In addition to his many duties on the Parker Town Council, Gary has been a business executive in the Denver area since 1981. In 1999 Gary migrated his software programs the internet as an international Software as a Service (SaaS) platform.

Gary and his family first moved to the Denver area in 1968. Gary graduated in 1969 from Bear Creek High School and went to college, beginning his early studies in the Engineering arena, switching majors to Mass Communications and graduating with a Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University.

Gary and his wife, Jan, have two sons, AJ. and Coby. Gary also has two daughters from a previous marriage, Dawn and Dia and two granddaughters, Kaela and Audrey.

District H

Kent Bagley

Contact Director Bagley:

Committees

  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee (Chair)
  • Denver Union Station Project Authority Appointee
  • C-470 Corridor Coalition

Kent Bagley was elected to the RTD Board of Directors on November 4, 2008 to serve a 4 year term. He represents District H, located in the southern portion of RTD and includes all of Cherry Hills Village and Columbine Valley, portions of western Centennial, most of Greenwood Village west of I-25, and the majority of Littleton, and portions of unincorporated Arapahoe and Douglas Counties (including nearly all of Highlands Ranch).

Director Bagley is an Urban Planner and Real Estate consultant with Bagley Development Consultants; his career has focused on urban and regional planning as both a public planner and private sector consultant. Many of the key issues he vigorously supports include economic development, transit oriented development and working with public officials to enhance their community’s economic prosperity. He is an advocate for including citizens in the planning process so they become stakeholders with ownership for decision making affecting their local communities.

During Director Bagley's career he has advocated for major development projects such as redevelopment of the retired Stapleton Airport property. While in private practice Director Bagley and his associate were responsible for bringing Forest City Enterprises to Denver, which is successfully completing the Stapleton community. Today, Stapleton is one of the largest urban infill projects in the United States and known worldwide as Denver's premier “Sustainable” community.

His appointment by the Chair of the RTD Board of Directors to the Denver Union Station Project Authority Board brings his vast experience in real estate development to help guide RTD's $500 million dollar investment at Denver Union Station. The development surrounding Denver Union Station is seen as the largest active transit oriented development project in the United States today.

Director Bagley continues to promote his vision of community involvement while bringing the multi-billion dollar RTD FasTracks project to fruition.

Director Bagley received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Denver in 1964 and his Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning & Community Development from the University of Colorado in 1975.

Director Bagley has lived in Colorado for 52 Years and has been married to Margi Clute for 27 years, and currently resides in Littleton where he was past Chair of the Littleton Planning Commission.

District I

Judy Lubow

Contact Director Lubow:

Committees

  • Northwest Parkway Public Highway Authority Board
  • RTD Salaried Employees Pension Trustees

Director Judy Lubow was elected to the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation District in November of 2012 and sworn in on January 8, 2013. She is the Director for RTD District I, located in the northern RTD area and represents all of Lafayette, all of the portions of Broomfield and Erie in that are within the District, portions of Longmont (except part west of North 95th St. and south of Mountain View Ave.), Thornton north of 136th west of Holly St., and portions of unincorporated Adams County and Boulder County generally east of North 95th St.

Judy is a retired attorney with over thirty years of public service experience. She recently retired from the US Environmental Protection, where she was a Clean Air Act enforcement attorney handling pollution cases from the transportation sector. In addition, she took part in writing federal regulations controlling transportation sector air pollution. Judy previously worked as a Legal Aid attorney in Sullivan County in Upstate New York and as a consumer advocate at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.

Judy 's volunteer activities include tenure on the boards of two local animal welfare organizations, as well as the board of Colorado Common Cause. Active involvement with local and national political campaigns - both candidate and issue-focused - has been another long term interest. In addition, she has volunteered for many years with radio station KGNU, the local Boulder-Denver community radio station, both as an on-air news announcer and, formerly, as the producer of an independent environmental radio series.

Judy has abiding interests in protecting the earth, the species on the earth, and the integrity of our democracy. Concern and advocacy for effective mass transit is a natural outgrowth of these interests.

District J

Larry Hoy

Contact Director Hoy:

Committees

  • Executive Committee (Treasurer)
  • FasTracks Committee (Chair)
  • GM Oversight & Performance Committee
  • Northwest Parkway Public Highway Authority Board (alt)
  • Adams County Economic Development (ACED)

Director Larry Hoy was elected on November 2, 2010 and took office in January of 2011. He represents District J which is located in the northern RTD area and includes all of Federal Heights and Northglenn, nearly all of Westminster, portions of western Thornton, and portions of unincorporated Adams and Jefferson Counties.

Director Hoy received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of California. Upon graduation he worked in the transportation industry working in multiple states until his relocation to Colorado in 1980 where he served his company as President of its Colorado subsidiary. In the mid 1980’s he started his own company which he later sold to an international transportation company. Director Hoy is presently a Colorado Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, a career which he began in the early nineties. He owns Paragon Appraisal Service located in Westminster Colorado.

Upon moving to Colorado Director Hoy became very active in his community. He has been a member of the Adams County Economic Development Council, served on the Board of Directors of Metro North Chamber of Commerce, Bellco Credit Union, Frontier Airlines Credit Union, and the Westminster Rotary Club. He also served on the Westminster Planning Commission. Director Hoy is a graduate of Leadership Metro North, and 50 for Colorado. He has served on the Environmental Committee for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, and chaired the Adams County Political Action Committee. A supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, Director Hoy participated in fundraising projects for the Scouts.

Larry and his wife Kathy of 39 years have two adult children and three grandchildren.

District K

Paul Daniel Solano

Contact Director Solano:

Committees

  • Civil Rights Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Adams County Economic Development (ACED)

Director Paul Solano was elected to the RTD Board in November 2012 and took office in January 2013. Director Solano represents District K, which is located in the most northeastern portion of the RTD area and represents all of Commerce City, all of the portions of Brighton and Lochbuie that are within the District, portions of Thornton, and portions of unincorporated Adams County.

Director Solano grew up in Commerce City Colorado in an ethnically mixed blue-collar environment. He developed sensitivity for the working poor and transit dependent. At an early age, he learned the importance of hard work, commitment, education and perseverance to overcome adversity and poverty. He and his five brothers were over-achievers and excelled in their respected careers. Director Solano has a very diverse career background including working as a halfway house counselor, paralegal, telecommunications, and data technician. He is a member of the Communications Workers of America where he proudly supports his union affiliation. Director Solano received a Certificate of Appreciation from the White House Communications Agency for providing the President of the United States, Secret Service and the White House Staff with critical communications during two visits to Denver.

Director Solano received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University of Denver and his Master Studies in Public Administration at the University of Colorado at Denver. He attended the University of Denver Law School. He also earned a certificate from the University of Phoenix in telephony, telecommunications and networking with analog and complex digital circuits.

Director Solano is actively involved in local politics. He completed the Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy and Research Organization conference and training. He is an advocate for public policy, equality and fairness for all communities. Director Solano brings to the RTD Board a passionate desire for social and economic justice. He believes in access to public transportation as an avenue to establish a path for economic growth, civil rights, and good for the greatest amount of people.

Director Solano comes from a strong family heritage in music. He has composed and performed professionally since a young age. He is a member of the American Society of Composers and Publishers.

District L

Lorraine Anderson

Contact Director Anderson:

Committees

  • Operations & Customer Services Committee (Chair)
  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee
  • Jefferson County Parkway Public Highway Authority Board (JPPHA)
  • Regional Transportation Committtee (alt)
  • Metro Mayors Caucus (alt)
  • Jefferson County Transportation Advisory Group (alt)

Director Lorraine Anderson was elected to the RTD Board of Directors in November 2010 to take office in January, 2011. She is the Director of District L, located in the northwestern RTD area and represents all of Arvada, small portions of Westminster and Superior, and portions of unincorporated Adams and Jefferson Counties.

Director Anderson is retired from Anderson Tire Service Inc, a tire dealership that she co-founded specializing in commercial sales and services. She actively worked in the business which served the transportation and construction industries.

Director Anderson is very active in the community in both civic and political activities. She is a member of the Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis group. She also volunteers her time with Ginny Kid’s International which is an organization that receives recommendations from hospitals and other organization for families experiencing emotional stress of a debilitating illness. Selected families and children are sent to Disneyland for a lasting memory. Ginny Kid’s International has helped over 300 families since its inception.

Additionally, Director Anderson is well known in the political arena having served 24 years on the Arvada City Council including serving six years as Mayor Pro Tem. She was Board Chairman of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) in 2004 and served on the DRCOG Board of Directors for over 17 years and represented DRCOG on the State Transportation Advisory Committee where she was elected co-chair. She is Past President of the Colorado Municipal League and served on the Executive Board for 13 years. She has served as member and Chair of numerous other committees including National League of Cities of Board of Directors, founding member of Rocky Flats Coalition of Local Governments, and Chair of Energy Communities Alliance. She served on the Environmental Management Advisory Board for the Department of Energy.

Director Anderson hobbies are golfing, hiking, fishing and travel. She has been married to Homer for 57 years and they are the proud parents of four adult children.

District M

Natalie Menten

Contact Director Menten:

Committees

  • Executive Committee (Second Vice Chair)
  • Financial Administration & Audit Committee (Vice Chair)
  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee
  • Jefferson County Transportation Advisory Group

Natalie Menten grew up in Denver and moved to Lakewood in 1988. She was elected to the Board of Directors for the Regional Transportation District in November of 2012 and was sworn into office on January 8, 2013. She represents District M, located in the western RTD area and represents all of Golden, Lakeside, and Mountain View, the majority of Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, and portions of unincorporated Jefferson County.

Director Menten is self-employed. She co-owned and actively worked at an automotive repair facility since 1990. She is now working in the urban agricultural field. Her volunteer work over the years has been representing citizens at a grassroots level in legislative matters and was honored with the Vern Bickel award for grassroots leadership for her work in promoting legislation requiring greater spending transparency by state government and school districts.

Director Menten's hobbies include gardening, raising livestock, home canning, studying repurposing of materials for residential projects, studying college legal courses and actively participating at the state capitol during the legislative session.

District N

Tina Francone

Contact Director Francone:

Committees

  • Government Relations Committee (Vice Chair)
  • GM Oversight & Performance Management Committee
  • Regional Transportation Committee
  • Jefferson County Parkway Public Highway Authority Board (alt)
  • C-470 Cooridor Coalition (alt)

Director Tina Francone was elected to the RTD Board of Directors in November, 2014 and installed on January 6, 2015 to represent District N serving the SW metro area of Evergreen and Jefferson County.

Director Francone is a small business owner and operator of two Littleton-based companies – RML Technologies, Inc. and Straightforward Shooting, LLC. As the Marketing and Logistics manager for RML, she oversees financing, policy planning, budgeting, marketing and human resources. She is involved in all aspect of this software design and development company. As Senior Firearms Instructor for Straightforward Shooting, she is primarily responsible for curriculum, content and training on a student and instructor level. Tina also is the main marketing executive and event planner for related shooting sports events in the Denver Metropolitan area. She is also an active merit badge counselor in Rifle and Shotgun for the Denver Area Council of Boy Scouts.

Previously, Director Francone worked for Visa, USA, supervising the call center. As a supervisor/lead Customer Service Representative, her responsibility was to manage, recruit, train and develop a team of customer service representatives with an emphasis on fraud prevention and to ensure team productivity and quality.

Prior to that, Director Francone worked in the legal profession as a paralegal and as a Senior Hearing Representative for various national law firms. She enjoyed litigating suspected fraudulent workers’ compensation claims before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, which included the investigation and interview of witnesses, preparation for and taking depositions, subpoenaing and review of medical records, settlement, trial and appeals.

Director Francone is active in her community as the past president and newsletter editor for the Columbine Hills Civic Association. She has also been active in Jefferson County politics, as campaign manager for various candidates and as a volunteer and official of the Jefferson County Republican Central Committee.

Director Francone and her husband Frank are longtime residents of Littleton and their son attends Columbine High School. They enjoy camping, skiing, bicycling, Boy Scouts, concerts, and travelling.

Director Francone is a student of public transit and looks forward to utilizing her financial knowledge to managing her fiduciary responsibilities.

District O

Charles L. Sisk

Contact Director Sisk:

Committees

  • Executive Committee (Chair)
  • Metro Mayors Caucus

Chuck L. Sisk was appointed by the Boulder County Commissioners to the RTD Board of Directors for District O, located in the most northwestern portion of the RTD area and represents all of the City of Boulder, Jamestown, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, and Ward, the portion of Longmont west of North 95th St. and south of Mountain View Ave., all of Superior within Boulder County, and the majority of unincorporated Boulder County, generally lying west of North 95th St.

Director Sisk has an extensive background as a public official including serving as former mayor for the city of Louisville from 2003-2011. Director Sisk has served on a regional coalition of mayors and county commissioners promoting multi-modal transportation improvements for the U.S. 36 corridor and was the Chair of the Metro Mayors Caucus in 2007. He is currently a member of the 36 Commuting Solutions, a private and public advocacy group for multi-modal transportation solutions and is a partner in the law firm of Hurth, Sisk & Blakemore LLP in Boulder.

Director Sisk strengths in this role include consensus builder, business and community collaboration, and a regional focus that embraces the goal of RTD for a full buildout of FasTracks. Director Sisk is also focused on fiscal sustainability and operational efficiencies. He plans to serve in this role with a keen eye, a good listener and as a facilitator in bringing together solutions that advances the importance of public transit and meets the needs of this regional community.

Director Sisk is a Colorado native, married to his lovely wife Terre and the proud parent of three children and grandparent of two.

Lookup your RTD district

Contact the Board Office

The Board Office requests that a courtesy copy of all correspondence, invitations, and notices of events be sent to Executive Director Paula Perdue