Colorado Music Hall of Fame announces George Sparks to Board of Directors

DENVER—April 11, 2015 - The Colorado Music Hall of Fame (CMHOF), a non-profit organization founded in 2011 to inspire music fans with the power of Colorado music history, announced that George Sparks the President and CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, has joined the board of directors.

Sparks’ passion is educational public policy, particularly around STEAM (adding Arts to the traditional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). George is currently work-ing with the Smithsonian Science Education Center to bring their science curriculum to schools in Colorado. He is a member of Colorado Concern and the Colorado Forum, and serves on the boards of the Denver Foundation, Colorado Legacy Foundation, Visit Denver, Mountain States Employers Council, Rose Community Foundation’s Ed-ucation Committee, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Bright Beginnings (emeritus), and the Public Education and Business Coalition (emeritus). He is also on the United States Committee of the International Council of Museums.

CMHOF chairman Chuck Morris welcomed Sparks. “George has been responsible for developing the Denver Museum of Nature & Science into one of the finest resources in the country. His addition to our varied and accomplished board of directors is a his-toric moment for CMHOF.”

The slate of CMHOF board members is listed below.

Chuck Morris
President and CEO
AEG Live Rocky Mountains

G. Brown
Colorado Music Hall of Fame

Jeffrey Azoff
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Kathie Broyles
Adjunct Instructor and Advisory Board Member
ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado

Jay Elowski
Pasta Jay's Restaurants

Paul Epstein
Twist and Shout

Aaron Friedman
Finance Manager
AEG Live Rocky Mountains

Mark Hartley
The Fitzgerald Hartley Co.

Kathryn Keller
RE/MAX of Boulder

Phil Lobel
Lobeline Communications

David McReynolds
Columbine Health Plan

Dave Plati
Associate Athletic Director/Sports Information
University of Colorado Athletic Department

George Sparks
President and CEO
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Scott Tobias
President and COO
Village Voice Media

Lew Turner
Director of Development Resources
Colorado Music Hall of Fame

Craig Umbaugh
Hogan & Hartson

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be a catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. As such, a variety of engaging exhibits, discussions, and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, visit, or call 303.370.6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Connect with the Museum on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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