Vice President of Finance and Business Operations
Ed Scholz is Vice President of Finance and Operations and is responsible for all traditional administrative functions as well as guest, volunteer, and retail food operations. He previously served for over a decade in various financial roles for the City and County of Denver, including as the Budget Director, Deputy CFO, and CFO. As Budget Director, he oversaw a $2 billion citywide budget focused on long-term fiscal and capital improvement planning and performance management.
His studies of music and finance led him to an MBA in non-profit management from Binghamton University in NY and a career that began in development for Public Broadcasting. He has taught local and national courses on performance management and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program. He currently is on the Board of the GLBT Center of Colorado and a member of the Audit Committee for the City and County of Denver. He has also served on several task forces in the metro-area, including the City of Denver Structural Financial Task Force, the Arvada Center Governance Task Force, and the National Western Center Task Force.