Museums of Western Colorado 2018 Board of Directors Election Ballot

The Museums of Western Colorado (MWC) Board of Directors recommends the following slate of nomination to the Board for a three-year term beginning January 23, 2018. 

New Board Member Nominations

Frank Ladd, IOM Bio, AffinityPlus,

formerly Head, Fruita Chamber of Commerce

Frank and his wife Brenda moved to the Western Slope of Colorado the summer of 1994 from southwestern Illinois where they both grew up and attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Frank is a proud stepdad to Shaunna Wilsky (John, Jacob, and Addison) and son Jonathan (Amber), all who reside on the Western Slope. Frank is the owner of AffinityPlus providing marketing and consultation for Chambers of Commerce throughout CO. Most recently, Frank was the GM for local GJ radio group Western Slope Communications, President/CEO for both the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce and the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce. Frank served 5 ½ years on the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives Board of Directors, serving as Treasurer and Chairman of the Board. Frank attained his Certificate in Non-Profit Organization Management from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, completing course studies in 2015 from the Institute of Management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Frank and Brenda enjoy many outdoor activities including camping, fishing, riding their ATV, golf, and just enjoying nature in general.


Curtis Hadley, Retired Manager and Current Consultant, Chevron

An Oklahoma native, Curtis Martin started working in the Oil Patch in 1974. Through his 41-year career, he held many different positions from field operations, supervisor, construction manager, drilling and work over supervisor, measurement supervisor, safety professional, corporate management, safety lead auditor, and non-operated joint venture safety manager. These varied positions allowed the Hadley family to relocate many times across several states. As a Lead Auditor, Curtis directed management system and safety audits internationally visiting and working in a majority of the different operations in Chevron. As the safety manager, Curtis audited and worked with management of other company operations in which Chevron owned a portion of the operations. Curtis currently consults part time for Chevron. Curtis and his wife, Pat, moved to Grand Junction in 2014. Since retirement Curtis spends time enjoying the outdoors, hiking, biking, skiing, and working projects around the house. Both Curtis and Pat enjoy traveling and seeing parts of the U.S. and the world they have not been to before. Curtis is an active volunteer at the Mesa County Habitat for Humanity Restore and home building sites. When not consulting or volunteering, he also enjoys spending time with his daughter, son in-law, and two granddaughters who also live in the area.


Cynthia Lee A. Pemberton, Vice President for Academic Affairs,

Colorado Mesa University

Dr. Cynthia Pemberton earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Willamette University (Salem, OR). Her M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Southern Oregon State College, and her doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in postsecondary education administration are from Portland State University (OR) in 1996. Dr. Pemberton has worked in higher education for over 30 years in positions ranging from adjunct instructor to tenured professor, at the community college, private undergraduate, and public research university levels. Her roles and responsibilities in higher education have ranged from faculty member to successful intercollegiate athletic coach and administrator (at the NCAA I, III and NAIA levels), department chair, associate dean of the Graduate School, and Fulbright Scholar to the Republic of Malta. She has served as interim dean of the Graduate School at Idaho State University (ISU), then Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) at Dickinson State University (DSU, ND), and currently serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Colorado Mesa University (CMU, CO).

Existing Board Members Being Nominated for Another Three-Year Term

• Garry Brewer

• Merritt Kinsey

• Tom Oliver

• Deborah Parman

• Steven Schultz

• Steve Scroggins

Please mark your ballot and return it to the MWC, via mail, email, or in person by 5:00 p.m. Friday January 19, 2018. 

On the ballot sheet downloadable here, please vote for or against this slate of candidates. Vote for as many candidates as you wish. If accepted, the nominees will serve a three-year-term starting January 23, 2018. 

Thank you very much for your support and participation.

Peter Booth, Ph.D.

Executive Director



Museums of Western Colorado

P.O. Box 20,000

Grand Junction, Colorado 81502

In person:

Any MWC museum site