Board of Trustees
Henry founded HJA Strategies, a not-for-profit strategic planning firm, in 2010, and is the founding partner of Nowell Amoroso Klein Bierman, PA, a Hackensack, NJ, law firm specializing in complex transactional and business turnaround matters. He holds a J.D. from the Delaware Law School of Widener University.
Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila
Archbishop Aquila was ordained to the priesthood in 1976 and served the Archdiocese of Denver for 25 years before being appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Fargo, North Dakota in 2001. In 2002, he become bishop of Fargo. He was installed as the eighth Archbishop of Denver in July of 2012.
Mark is the President and CEO of Ignatius Press. He holds a master’s degree in Theology from the University of Dallas and is a regular guest on television and radio, discussing the Catholic faith. He is the author of several books. Additionally, his articles have appeared in such places as Catholic World Report.com, the National Catholic Register, This Rock, The Catholic Answer, and National Review Online.
Most Reverend James D. Conley
Bishop Conley was ordained a priest in 1985, for the Diocese of Wichita. He has served the Catholic Church in a wide variety of ways—as pastor, college campus chaplain, director of Respect Life ministries, theology instructor, and Vatican official. In 2008, he was named Auxiliary Bishop of Denver. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Conley the ninth Bishop of Lincoln.
Terry is a life-long Colorado entrepreneur focused on business, politics and family. He served as Chairman/CEO of five public companies, investing in real estate, television broadcasting, convenience stores, and environmental testing services. Elected twice to the Colorado Senate, Terry has held leadership roles in numerous campaigns and political organizations. Terry has a J.D. from Harvard. He and his wife Betsy live in Englewood, CO.
Dr. Marilyn Coors
Marilyn is Associate Professor of Bioethics at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She serves on the Board of Directors of ENDOW, St. John Vianney Seminary and the National Catholic Bioethics Center in addition to the Augustine Institute. She and her husband Peter are the parents of six young adults and the grandparents of fourteen lively children.
Kathy volunteers her time and resources to a number of organizations where she has been involved in strategic planning, program development, and fundraising initiatives. She is currently on the National Advisory Board for the Catholic Leadership Institute, Executive Advisory Committee for the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, a member of the Papal Foundation, and a member of the Priority Planning Team for the Church of St. Mary.
Dan has more than 32 years of financial leadership experience. He served as CFO and Senior VP of Reyes Holdings for 14 years, overseeing all financial aspects of the business, and has been Chairman of Reyes’ Coca-Cola Distribution Business since 2014. Dan serves as a Director for a number of civic and business organizations in Chicago and is an ordained Deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Dan graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Thom served as an Executive Sales Leader for Various Enterprise Software Companies over a 26-year career. Most recently, he was Chief Revenue Officer for Planview, Inc. based on Austin, TX, leading the company through multiple acquisitions, control and expansion efforts from a $60M annual license revenue model to a $200M recurring revenue model during his tenure. Thom, a lifelong Catholic, has a BS in marketing from Northern Illinois University. He as his wife Kim have three teenage sons.
David has been president of St. Joseph G.P. LLC since 2011, and previously held positions as president, director and vice president of Harbison-Fischer, Inc. He is on the Boards of several Catholic organizations, and is a member of the Papal Foundation, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, and Legatus. He has a BBA from Notre Dame in accountancy and an MBA from Northwestern in finance/marketing and is a licensed CPA. David and his wife Lisa have four children and are lifelong residents of Ft. Worth.
Dr. Tim Gray
Tim is President of the Augustine Institute and is a world-renowned speaker, author and teacher. He holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies and also teaches at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary.
Bob has 27 years of real estate experience in various operational, management, finance, acquisition, and disposition capacities. He is co-founder of NexCore Group in Lakewood, a national healthcare real estate development and investment management company, where he serves as COO. He holds degrees in Finance and Accounting.
David has spent the past 23 years with HBK Capital Management, a $10 billion hedge fund manager headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For the last decade, David has served as president of the company. Prior to joining HBK in 1994, David practiced corporate and securities law with Andrews & Kurth. He holds degrees from Harvard University and SMU School of Law.
Kevin has 34 years of energy industry experience and has served as co-founder and President of multiple private companies and joint ventures. He attended Gonzaga University, has a Petroleum Land Management degree from the University of Oklahoma, and holds an MBA in Finance from Regis University.
Brian has 32 years of industrial manufacturing experience with a specific focus on closely held companies. He is currently CEO of a packaging consortium with operations in Asia and North and Central America. Brian serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committees of several non-profit organizations involved in education and evangelization on matters of faith and family. He is a graduate of Union College and Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management with degrees in Economics and Corporate Policy.
Mark was co-founder and President of Lighthouse Catholic Media, the largest manufacturer of Catholic audio CDs in the world at the time of its merger with the Augustine Institute in 2015. Since the merger, he has served at the Augustine Institute as Executive Vice President in charge of worldwide sales. Mark earned his MBA in Finance from DePaul University, and also serves on the Board of Directors for Ignatius Press and the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy.
Wayne retired in 2017 from Newmont Mining Corporation, where he had served since 1992, ultimately as Chairman and CEO. Prior to Newmont, he spent 15 years in senior financial positions in the oil and gas industry. He has served extensively in civic and philanthropic organizations, and has been the distinguished recpitient of numerous academic, professional, and charitable honors, including the Papal Order of St. Gregory and Great and The Spirit of Holy Cross Award. Wayne has a BS in business administration, an honorary doctorate of engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and is a CPA.
Dr. Denzil Samuels
Denzil is Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Partners and Solutions for Salesforce.com. He was President of Legatus Denver in 2012, and he has also served as VP of Global Business Development for Northrop Grumman and GM of Global Managed Services & Outsourcing for AVAYA.
Jeff served 20 years as Executive VP/COO for Citiwide Banks of Colorado, Inc, where he directed a full range of banking operations, and some very successful capital raises. Prior to Citiwide, Jeff was a co-founder and president of a startup software design company.
Mike is the founder and director of HVS Capital Corp, an investment banking firm specializing in structuring acquisitions, developments and refinancing in the lodging and leisure industry. He graduated from the Eller Business School at the University of Arizona.
Charles Zorio has 34 years of Energy Industry experience, primarily in the sector of domestic oil and gas exploration. He is currently president of SS&L Oil and Gas Properties, Inc., an independent exploration company based in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in Geology.
Justin is President of Blackbird Investments, a Des Moines-based Catholic real estate development and equity firm. Founded in 2013, Blackbird Investments is committed to supporting the Catholic Church by retaining control of Her land. Justin is active within pro-life politics, pregnancy resource centers, and serves on the President’s Advisory Council for FOCUS. Justin graduated from Iowa State University in 2002, and has seven children with his wife Annie.
Martha Reichert is a founding Board member and the President of Endow, an international, Catholic not-for-profit whose mission is to reestablish the world for Christ through women. A proud graduate of Franciscan University, Martha works closely with other not-for-profits, including Focus, Patients’ Rights Action Fund, Creatio, Missionaries of Charity, Carmelite Sisters in Los Angeles, and Thomas Aquinas College. Martha and her husband, Tim, reside in Golden, Colorado, and are blessed with 4 adult children.
Andy is a highly successful businessman from West Vancouver. He was founder and president of Norpac Controls Ltd. Founded in 1972, Andy grew Norpac Controls into one the premier businesses in his sector. Andy is an Engineering graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. He previously served on the board of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation. Andy retired in 2000.