DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS ANNOUNCES NEW TRUSTEES TO BOARD DENVER—Denver Botanic Gardens announced that Dawn P. Bookhardt, Richard K. “Dick” Clark, Michael Matthews and Keith Montoya have been elected to the Board of Trustees as term trustees.
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DENVER—Denver Botanic Gardens announced that Dawn P. Bookhardt, Richard K. “Dick” Clark, Michael Matthews and Keith Montoya have been elected to the Board of Trustees as term trustees. Lauri Dannemiller and Peter J. Kirsch have been appointed to the Board as mayoral trustees. Additionally, Jean Derr and Jeanette Pryor will serve as ex-officio trustees in relationship to their roles in The Associates of Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Botanic Gardens Guild, respectively. Dawn P. Bookhardt is a founding partner in the law firm of Bookhardt & O’Toole, which specializes in complex municipal bond financing and transactions. Two of Bookhardt’s noteworthy achievements include the representation of Forest City in the development of the former Stapleton Airport site and the representation of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray and UBS PaineWeber as underwriters for the Denver Convention Center Hotel. She is also working on the $1 billion redevelopment project at Union Station in downtown Denver. Bookhardt is the founder and owner of Odd Tale Books, a retail book store. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Leadership Award from the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Business Advisory Council and the Woman of Distinction Award from the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Bookhardt is a graduate of Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL, and the University of Denver Law School. Richard K. “Dick” Clark is senior partner in the law firm of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons. He has more than 30 years of experience as an international business lawyer and as a trial lawyer, emphasizing international business, complex litigation and corporate disputes. Clark offers legal advice to public and private companies, both domestic and foreign. He has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Service Award as legal counsel to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, the Colorado Super Lawyers for International Business award presented by Law & Politics Magazine, and the Pioneer Award from the Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC) and World Trade Center in 2009. Since 2007, Clark has served as general counsel to The Joshua School, a school for children with autism. He is also a member of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation Board of Governors. In 2011, Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Clark as ambassador from Colorado to Japan's Trade and Tourism Ambassador Program. Clark is originally from South Dakota. He and his wife reside in Greenwood Village, Colorado. They have three daughters and sons-in- law, and six grandchildren. Lauri Dannemiller is the manager of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City and County of Denver. She brings more than 20 years of public sector executive experience to Parks and Recreation, with emphasis on public policy, legislative process and community planning. Prior to managing Denver Parks and Recreation, Danmeiller served as executive director of Denver City Council. She was also planning analyst and then manager and legislative liason in community development with the City of Englewood. Previously, she spent time as the administrator for Poncha Springs, Colorado. Dannemiller began her