Dennis W. Greene was recently named President of the Denver Technological Center/Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce, noted as one of the top 30 economic zones in the United States, located in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Greene’s selection follows a 32-year Air Force career, spanning from May 1979 through June 2011, retiring in the rank of Colonel, followed by a career in the Federal Civil Service, totaling 40 years continuous service to his country.
He describes his proudest moment leading Air Force efforts in providing search and rescue support to Hurricane Katrina victims, having personally issued the official order sending helicopters to rescue victims from their rooftops. He also assisted in planning and providing humanitarian response to other global disasters, including Haitian earthquake relief, Japanese tsunami and Columbia hostage rescue efforts. He serves on several boards of directors and provided inspiration and guidance in forming Project Transition USA, a 501c3 operating out of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, helping veterans successfully transition into the civilian workplace.
Greene is a 1977 graduate of Tompkins High School in Savannah, Georgia. He received his associate’s degree in Administrative Management from the Community College of the Air Force, and his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Charleston Southern University, in Charleston South Carolina, earning honors as a Distinguished ROTC graduate. He received his master’s degree with honors in Human Resources Management from Troy State University, in Montgomery Alabama, and a second Master’s in Strategic Studies from Air University, while a student at Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
He finds pleasure in the game of basketball and takes great pride in winning a gold medal as a player/coach for the Air War College during the Jim Thorpe inner-service games and is a recent track and field multi-medal winner in the senior division at the Rocky Mountain State games in Colorado. He and his wife Jacqueline reside in Denver, and are the proud parents of two sons, Durell and Darryl.
David Bershof has been a part of the DTC | Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce for over five years and was recently named Chairman of the Board. Born and raised in Joplin, MO, David moved to Denver, CO at an early age and has lived here ever since. After attending the University of Colorado and the University of Denver he transferred into the family business – a wholesale distributor of various products. David ran the family business until the early 1980’s when they sold to a large conglomerate.
Next, David ventured into the retail business space and opened a group of cigarette stores called Smoker Friendly. The retailer now has stores in Colorado as well as several other states. While in the industry, David was the President of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets as well as the President of the Colorado Candy & Tobacco Association in the early 90’s.
During his time at Smoker Friendly David also developed the company’s scholarship program designed to assist employees and their children with college tuition. Since the program was founded it has given out over $200,000 in scholarship dollars and helped countless families.
About 10 years ago David retired from the business and now spends most of his time with family and volunteering. David is the past president and an active volunteer for the Jewish Family Service as well as a volunteer for University Hospital for the past 10 years.
But most importantly, David has been married for 41 years to his lovely wife Cindy, has 5 children and 13 grandchildren.
DTC Young Pro’s Chair Elect
Years ago, Meghann created a proposal that won her company a dream project — building a city from scratch. The island is now one of the premier destinations in the Middle East, and Meghann realized that even though she was a grain of sand in the project, her actions impacted the world. Inspired, Meghann left her career to create an even bigger impact on people’s lives. Around the same time, Meghann met Corey on eHarmony, and on the first date he told her about his idea for Trivida. She knew the world needed his passion, drive, and help, and jumped at the chance to support him. With a Bachelors of Science in Business and Administration from Colorado State University, Meghann now works alongside Corey to help people find the root cause to their pain and symptoms — and she manages Trivida Functional Medicine’s daily operations and marketing.
Entrepreneur and technology enthusiast, Eriq Cook serves on the board of the DTC | Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce for Technology and Communications since 2012. As a Colorado native, Eriq has supported the Denver Tech Center & Greenwood Village business communities for over 16 years. Eriq currently owns and operates TEQ Media Group, a Colorado-based website design & development company, and TEQ Computer Solutions, providing computer consulting services since 2001. With his passion for people, diversity and community, Eriq enthusiastically enjoys working with the Chamber to help communicate and grow the Chamber’s vision and values.
Young Professionals Chair
A native of the DTC|Greenwood Village area, Justin remains a resident and an active community member. He has served on the DTC Young Pro’s leadership team since the group was reestablished in May 2013 and has helped spearhead a mentorship program which pairs young professional members with senior executives and business owners. The Mentorship Program continues to grow at a rapid pace as mentors and mentees alike have shared results of personal and business development as well as an enjoyment of the overall mentoring experience.
Justin works for UBS Financial Services as a third generation investment professional. In partnership with his father, the Nimock Wealth Management Group focuses on retirement and estate planning, investment management, and financial goal analysis.
Outside of the quality time spent with his wife and daughter, Justin is an avid golfer and enjoys playing softball and poker.
Golf Tournament Chair
Jennifer Evans serves on the Golf Tournament Committee for the DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce. Upon graduation from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Degree in Business Management, Jennifer has been involved in the private security industry. She has held various management and customer service roles with Advantage Security, a Colorado family owned and operated company. Jennifer brings high energy, organization and a positive attitude into everything she does. She has involved herself with several non-profit and industry specific organizations currently serving on Boards such as Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and the Mile- Hi Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security, proving to be an asset to any team she is involved with.
Jennifer, her husband Sonny, son, daughter and puppy Lucy happily call the DTC area their home.
Melissa Pieters is a Partner / Owner of Financial Foundation Group. Committed to serving the community and her clients, her goal is to always exceed expectations and to foster long term relationships. As an independent financial firm, she represents her clients and their interests rather than any specific company. With 10 years’ experience in the financial services she is passionate about taking the worry out of people’s financial lives, insuring loved ones are taken care of when adversity strikes, and being able to deliver the news that people can retire, or provide assistance in their time of need.
Melissa’s values are very simple – treat people the way you would like to be treated. Be kind and generous and true to yourself. She believes in giving back to the world, being there for people and making a difference. She thinks hard work and financial success should be rewarded but not at the expense of your family.
Currently is the Membership + Education Chair, Melissa has been an active Chamber board member for several years. She has chaired numerous successful community events and strives to add the same value to other Chamber members as the Chamber has provided to her. She is passionate about involving members in the Chamber as well as connecting people who can add value to one another.
Melissa lives in Parker with her husband, Art, and their two beautiful kids.
SummerFest + Taste Of Committees
Marty Veres is the Assistant to the President for Stevinson Automotive which is a family owned and operated group of Automobile dealerships in the Denver Metro Area. She has been with the family owned group for 32 years.
Marty has been on the DTC|Greenwood Village Board of Directors since November 2014 and concentrates on the annual Summerfest and Taste of Greenwood Village events.
Marty is a native of Colorado and enjoys living in the Colorado lifestyle, with its mountains, hiking, biking and all there is to do outside!
Taste of Co-Chair
“Intensely passionate” is one of the best ways to describe Gina Dickerson with regard to restaurant marketing and consultation. Renowned for a signature style of excellence and elegance, Gina has been the Co-Chair of The Taste of Greenwood Village since 2012, reinforcing the event as the premiere culinary experience.
Gina’s expertise includes restaurant marketing /consultation, public speaking, event planning/management and sales of the intangible luxury experience. Gina is a “visionary” when it comes to hospitality marketing, constantly refining her signature as “the best of the best!”.
Today, Gina serves on the board of directors for the DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce, remains active with Junior League of Denver, is a graduate of Leadership Denver, is an active public speaker and of course maintains her commitment to excellence in the areas of restaurant marketing and consulting.
Welcome to our newest board members!
- Erika Sperry
- David Bershof
Photos and biographies will be added soon.