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    About Us

    OUR MISSION: 

    To ensure a wildlife legacy for Colorado through support of environmental stewardship, conservation of wildlife and the protection of critical habitat

    WHY WE WERE FORMED: 

    The Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation was created in 1989, as a result of the Governor’s Task Force “Wildlife 21” which recognized that our abundant and diverse wildlife makes an immense contribution to our economy and the quality of life we enjoy in Colorado. At the same time wilderness habitats face the greatest threats from development, state funds for preserving wildlife, which have historically come from hunting and fishing license fees, have declined. The Foundation was formed to raise funds to help fill the gap between available funds and wildlife needs.

    STAFF:

    Hank Luria, Executive Director

    Hank Luria is a multi-disciplinary senior executive with over 30 years experience building and leading socially responsible corporations and organizations.  Mr. Luria has served as Senior Executive and Board Member of a NYSE company and Florida Company of the Year, as well as President and CEO of corporate and nonprofit organizations.  Additionally, he has been a member of the board of numerous nonprofit organizations and has worked in leadership roles on a wide range of committees.  Mr. Luria served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Explorers Club and is Fellow of that prestigious organization, as well as Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.  Hank has managed multi-million dollar budgets and negotiated complex agreements with multinational companies and state and federal agencies.  His community milestones include establishing a comprehensive student grant program, founding Global Action: an Environmental Expo for the Americas and leading Labor of Love International which has provided over 700 infant care class hours to 4,100 at-risk families and youth in Colorado and Florida.  Mr. Luria received a B.S. in Business Administration at Boston University School of Management.

    Matthew Hudson, Program / Fundraising Coordinator 
    Matthew comes to the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation after spending many years in the political and nonprofit development field.  Matthew has been involved with numerous federal, state, and local campaigns while continuing his passion for the nonprofit world by volunteering his time at various organizations.  Most recently Matthew was involved with Community Shares of Colorado.  He holds a B.A. from Colorado Mesa University and is finishing his Masters in Nonprofit Management at the University of Colorado.  A native of Delaware, Matthew now calls Colorado his home and enjoys all of the splendors that it provides. 

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

    Foundation Officers:

    President

    Steven W. Deitemeyer, C.F.
    Steve is a Certified Forester and founder of Wildland Resources, a natural resources consulting firm in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.  Mr. Deitemeyer worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 36 years that included the positions of: Pikes Peak District Ranger, Deputy Forest Supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Supervisor of the Rogue River National Forest in Oregon, and Director/Assistant Director of Recreation at the Rocky Mountain Region and the Office of the Chief in Washington D.C.  Steve serves on several boards including the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, ARP Foundation and the U.S. Embassy.  Mr. Deitemeyer has been an active Member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation since 2004.

    Vice President

    J. Jeffrey Dohse
    Jeff is Partner and Portfolio Manager at Denver Investments, a wealth management firm specializing the asset management of high net-worth individuals.  Mr. Dohse past work experience includes:  Principal and Portfolio Manager – Tempest Investment Counselors, Inc. and Vice President, Portfolio Manager – IntraWest Bank of Denver.  Mr. Dohse received a B.S. degree at Culver-Stockton College and MBA at Loyola University.  Jeff  is a member of the CFA Institute and has held various positions at CFA Society.  Mr. Dohse has served as Member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation since 2010.

    Secretary

    John M. Cogswell, Esq.
    John is an attorney and founder of Cogswell Law Offices, P.C., a niche law firm specializing in complex commercial litigation and commercial transactions.  Mr. Cogswell has been lead counsel in major class action cases representing sugar beet growers and oil and gas royalty and small share interest owners producing CO2 gas.  John received a B.A. at Yale University, his LL.B. at Georgetown University and has been admitted to the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for  the 10th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Courts in Colorado, Kansas and the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. Tax Court and the Supreme Courts in Colorado and Kansas.  Additionally, John was a candidate for the U.S. Senate and has served as director and trustee of numerous non-profit organizations.  Mr Cogswell has served as Member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation since 1993.

    Treasurer

    Margaret B. Markey, Esq.
    Maggi is a retired attorney and former Boulder County Commissioner.  She has served as Member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation since 2006.  Ms. Markey  received her B.A. degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder and went on to earn her J.D. degree at that prestigious institution.  Maggi currently resides in Castle Rock, Colorado with her husband, Joe.

    Foundation Directors:

    John H. Cogswell

    Jay is President and owner of Pacific Rim Resources, Ltd.  a company specializing in manufacturing custom made, intellectually protected products in China for customers all over the world.  He also is a 50% owner of Predator International, a company that distributes high end air gun pellets.  He received his BA in English from Denison University and a MBA in business from the University of Phoenix.  Jay lives in Highlands Ranch with his wife Heather and three children.

    Robert A. Hirneisen

    Bob is President and Managing Partner of Integriti Consulting Group and Managing Director and Board Member of Impulse Composites, LLC.  Mr. Hirneisen client companies include Abbott Labs, Bayer CorpScience, Caterpillar and Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels.  He was the former COO of Minerich, Inc. and serves as Member of the Board of Directors of numerous companies including Tensegrity Prosthetics, Inc. and Carmine Industries.   Mr. Hirneisen received a B.S. degree in Computer Aided Manufacturing at Eastern Michigan University.  He has served as Member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation since 2012.  Bob currently resides in Broomfield, Colorado with his wife, Mona, where they breed and nationally show Siberian Huskies.

    Randall H. Lortscher, M.D.

    Randy is a retired M.D. and former Executive Manager of the Rocky Mountain Gamma Knife Center at the Anschutz Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.  Dr. Lortscher is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine  and board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology.  Dr. Lortscher hospital affiliations include St. Anthony Central  and St. Anthony Hospital’s.  Randy has served as Member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation since 2012.

    Robert L. Manning lll

    Rob is a Principal and Co-Founder of Manning Neville Partnership and KRMN Investments, both Denver-based, private real estate investment groups.  He received his BA in Political Science from Denison University and MBA from the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver. Rob enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking, fishing and hiking and lives in Denver with his wife Julie and his two children, Finn and Grace.

    James A. Travis

    David V. Wadsworth

    William H. Wall III

    Tripp is Vice President at Alliance Bernstein where he advises institutions, foundations and endowments regarding investment strategies, tax and estate planning, hedge-funds, real assists, active bond strategies and the sale of privately held businesses.  He received his BA in Philosophy at the University of Colorado. Mr. Wall is actively involved in the Denver community and participates in various civic and charitable organizations such as, The Boys and Girls Club, Bicycle Colorado, Denver Rescue Mission, Downing House Foundation, Denver Waldorf, USA Cycling Jr. Development and the Young Audiences program. In addition he is a sponsored cyclist and an avid outdoorsman. Tripp resides in the Front Range with his wife and three children.

    Charles  L. Warren

    Chuck, now retired, was a former Vice President at Merrill Lynch.  Mr. Warren is active in philanthropy and serves as Trustee Emeritus of The Nature Conservancy in Colorado and as a Board of Trustee for numerous organizations including Denver Zoo and Denver Parks & Recreation Foundation.  Additionally, Chuck is Board Treasurer of the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership.  Mr. Warren has served as Member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation since 1991.