Harold Smethills
PChairman Sterling Ranch, LLC

Harold Smethills

Harold Smethills grew up around ranching before beginning his business career in banking, finance and investments. From executive positions at United Banks of Colorado, Smethills became executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Adolph Coors Company while also serving on its board. He led the development and implementation of a major restructuring program to spin off Coors' non-brewing businesses into a new Fortune 500 Company, ACX Technologies, of which he became co-president with Jeff and Joe Coors. Smethills subsequently formed his own investment management company managing a privately held real estate portfolio. He was recruited as CEO at American Business Products, a New York Stock Exchange listed company, and later served as CEO of Menasha Corporation, a large, privately held manufacturing business. In 2004, he returned to his native Colorado to pursue development of Sterling Ranch, a 3,400-acre, master-planned community in Northwest Douglas County. As chairman and founder, Smethills oversees all aspects of Sterling Ranch.

Smethills earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Denver, as well as his MBA and juris doctor degrees. He is a retired Colonel from the Colorado Air National Guard, and received the Legion of Merit among other awards for his service.

Smethills is a trustee on the Denver Botanic Gardens board of directors and chairs Chatfield Farms. He serves on the Board of Regents of Pepperdine University and as chair of the finance committee. He and his wife Diane are also involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

Colorado Concern Board
of Directors

Stanton Dodge – Executive Vice President & General Counsel DISH Network Corporation

Steve Farber
President – Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Tim Gill
Chairman – Scytus

Pat Hamill
Chairman and CEO – Oakwood Homes

A. Barry Hirschfeld
President – A B Hirschfeld & Sons

Bill Hybl
Vice Chairman – The Broadmoor Hotel

John Ikard
FirstBank Holding Company

Walter Isenberg
President and CEO – Sage Hospitality

David McReynolds
President – Columbine Health Plan

Larry A. Mizel
Chairman and CEO – M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.

Blair Richardson
Managing Partner – Bow River Capital Partners

Chip Rimer
Senior Vice President – US Onshore Noble Energy

Dan Ritchie
Chairman, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation

Richard M. Sapkin
Managing Principal – Edgemark Development, LLC

Sylvia Young
President and CEO – HealthONE

*Colorado Concern Leadership

John Ikard – Chairman
Roger Hutson – Treasurer
Chip Rimer – Vice-Chair