Our Team

Board of Directors

E-470’s Board of Directors consists of eight voting member jurisdictions: Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties and the municipalities of Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Thornton and Parker. Affiliate, non-voting members include: Arvada, Greeley and Lone Tree, City and County of Broomfield and Weld County. Ex-officio members of the board are: Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and the Regional Transportation District (RTD).

Council Member John Diak is involved in a variety of community activities and organizations including the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club, Financial Coaching Ministry at Southeast Christian Church, E-470 Safety Foundation and the Stay Alive on Highway 83 program. In addition, he has donated professi...

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John Diak

Board Chair and Council Member

Town of Parker

Profession: Retired

Council Policy Committees: Chair, Planning and Economic Development; Vice Chair, Housing, Neighborhood Services & Redevelopment; Member, Water

Community/Intergovernmental: Board Member, Aurora Economic Development Council; Board Member, Cherry Creek Basin Wa...

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Françoise Bergan

Vice Chair and Mayor Pro Tem

City of Aurora

Councilman Hurst and his family have resided in Commerce City for more than three years and he is currently a program manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation. He has been active on the Buckley Ranch Metro District board and also recently completed the pilot program of Commerce City's C...

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Craig Hurst

Secretary and Council Member

Commerce City

Council Member Jan Pawlowski has decades of experience in public service beginning in 1996 when she was first elected to Brighton City Council. In 2001, she became the first woman to serve as Mayor of Brighton in the city's 114-year history. Council Member Pawlowski previously served on the E-470...

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Jan Pawlowski

Treasurer and Council Member

Brighton

After serving honorably in the United States Navy, Commissioner Tedesco honed his craft as a Master Mechanic for 23 years. He is a member of the United Steelworkers Union and was elected president of United Steelworkers in 2005, a title proudly held until 2013.

Commissioner Tedesco has be...

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Chaz Tedesco

Commissioner

Adams County

Bill Holen is serving his second full term as County Commissioner representing District 5, which includes the City of Glendale and portions of the City of Aurora. He is serving as Chair Pro Tem in 2020.

Commissioner Holen goal as Commissioner is to ensure the County’s fiscal situation is ...

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Bill Holen

Commissioner

Arapahoe County

George Teal was elected Douglas County Commissioner, District II, in November 2020 and began serving his first term in January 2021.

In addition to his fundamental responsibilities as a County Commissioner, Mr. Teal also serves as a representative of Douglas County by way of Board appoint...

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George Teal

Commissioner

Douglas County

Jessica Sandgren is a Colorado native who has lived in Thornton since 2003 with her husband and two daughters. She has a passion for teaching and as a K-12 licensed educator, she taught science for more than a decade. She was awarded numerous Science and STEM related grants for her students, and was...

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Jessica Sandgren

Mayor Pro Tem

City of Thornton

The E-470 Board of Directors also has eight non-voting members: the cities of Arvada, Greeley and Lone Tree, the City and County of Broomfield, and Weld County; and three agencies – the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Denver Regional Council of Governments, and the Regional Transportation District. Each of the jurisdictions/agencies selects its own appointee and alternate to serve on the board of directors. Appointments are made annually.

Senior Staff

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Beau Memory comes to the E-470 Public Highway Authority from North Carolina where he served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation (NCDOT) where he oversaw one of the largest state-maintained highway systems in the nation.

Memory spen...

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Beau Memory

Executive Director

Jessica Carson began her career with E-470 in 2007 as the Operations Coordinator, and is now the Director of Operations. Carson leads the E-470 Operations team, which is responsible for tolling services, customer service, roadside assistance, image processing, incident management, email marketing e...

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Jessica Carson

Director of Operations

Mr. Thomson became the Authority’s Director of Engineering and Roadway Maintenance in February 2012. He previously served as Construction Manager since 2003 when he oversaw the E-470/I-70 Interchange project, Segment I widening and the new interchanges at Chambers Road and Jamaica Street.

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​Neil Thomson

Director of Engineering and Roadway Maintenance

Mr. Smith has over 25 years of experience leading technical teams, steering strategy and vision through effective management of IT, budgeting, cost control, change management and product of development initiatives. He joined the Authority in September 2018, leading the IT team including security, p...

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Ken Smith

Director of Information Technology

Mr. Myers serves as the Authority’s Director of Finance & Administrative Services. For the finance function, he serves as the chief financial officer and oversees all accounting, finance, treasury and debt management, audit, budget, internal controls, reporting and compliance, and fiscal responsibil...

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Jason Myers

Director of Finance & Administrative Services

The E-470 Board of Directors also has eight non-voting members: the cities of Arvada, Greeley and Lone Tree, the City and County of Broomfield, and Weld County; and three agencies – the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Denver Regional Council of Governments, and the Regional Transportation District. Each of the jurisdictions/agencies selects its own appointee and alternate to serve on the board of directors. Appointments are made annually.

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