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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Public Employees Retirement Benefit Plans; the State Board of Veterinary Medicine; StudyColorado; and the Transportation Commission.


The Public Employees Retirement Benefit Plans (PERA) Board of Trustees, by state law, manages public employees’ retirement funds. There are three Governor-appointed Trustees. The board will include the State Treasurer as an ex-officio member; four members from the School Division and three members from the State Division; one member from the Local Government Division; one Judicial Division member; and two PERA retirees. If a member resigns, a new member is appointed from the respective division until the next election. The member appointed for a term expiring July 10, 2017:

  • Susan G. Murphy of Denver, to serve as a representative with experience and competence in investment, management, finance, banking, economics, accounting, pension administration, or actuarial analysis, and as a Democrat, reappointed.


The State Board of Veterinary Medicine conducts professional examinations and grants licenses for veterinarians. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2017:

  • Sue Ellen Frederick of Parker, to serve as a consumer, reappointed.


StudyColorado supports the international enrollment goals of the state’s institutions of higher education; creates new economic opportunities for Colorado businesses through the influx of international students and their families; creates a more diverse learning environment to help Colorado students be more competitive in a global workplace; and fosters lasting relationships between international students and Colorado that will benefit international trade and investment. The members appointed for terms expiring Feb. 1, 2017:

  • James G. Branscome of Montrose, to serve as a representative of the business community.

  • Amy Ettinger Burkett of Golden, to serve as a representative of the business community.

  • Steven James McCarthy of Longmont, to serve as a representative of the business community.


The Transportation Commission formulates general policy for the Colorado Department of Transportation with respect to the management, construction and maintenance of public highways and other transportation systems in the state. The commission also works to assure that the preservation and enhancement of Colorado’s environment, safety, mobility and economics is considered in the planning of all transportation projects. Appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017:

  • William Thiebaut Jr. of Pueblo, to serve as a commissioner from the 10th Transportation District.


For more information on Boards and Commissions, click here or e-mail gov_officeofboardsandcommissions@state.co.us.