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 Council Member

City of Aurora

Mayor Douglas was born in Oklahoma and has lived in Colorado for over 61 years. He has been a resident of Commerce City for nearly 20 years and is married with five kids and five grandchildren. He is an Active 46 year Union UFCW Member and served 46 years with King Soopers.

Experience: <...

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Steve Douglas

Mayor

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

Councilmember Tony Unrein is a Colorado native who has lived in Thornton since 1976 with his wife, daughter, son and four grandchildren. After a long and rewarding career, Tony retired in 2018 from his position as Paramedic Fleet Manager with Denver Health Hospital. Tony’s hundreds of hours voluntee...

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Tony Unrein

Council Member

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.

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Joe Donahue

Executive Director

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

Anjie is a seasoned leader with over 15 years of driving large-scale business transformations within the telecommunications, network engineering,  premiere programming, and consulting sectors. She is a high-energy leader who is passionate about building, motivating and leading high-performing teams ...

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Anjie Vescera

Director of Operations

Mr. Taylor serves as the Authority’s Director of Information Technology. In this role, he is charged with the creation and implementation of strategic Information Technology initiatives that align with the Authority’s mission, culture, and goals. He oversees Enterprise Architecture, Cyber Security, ...

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Rod Taylor

Director of Information Technology

Jessica Carson began her career with E-470 in 2007 as the Operations Coordinator, and is now the Director of Public Affairs. In her current role with the Authority, Carson leads the communications team, which is responsible for board relations, government affairs, staff engagement, email marketing e...

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Jessica Carson

Director of Public Affairs

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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