Board Members
Cherry Creek East Association is run by a volunteer Board of Directors.
 
The Board meets monthly on the third Monday of the month at 5:30 pm. You can find out about the next meeting by going to the Events page
 
We prepare and approve minutes of monthly meetings. To see recent minutes, click here. If you need information about earlier meetings, contact us here
 
You can learn more about our standing committees and committee chairs here
Chris Ward
Chris Ward
President
 
As a resident of Cherry Creek East, one of the things I love most about this neighborhood is the tremendous sense of community and belonging my wife and I have felt ever since we moved here 3 years ago.  I'd like to work toward significantly increasing our membership and encouraging broader participation in order to expand what the association can achieve and to improve our representation of the community. I'm a computer engineer and entrepreneur, currently working on cloud software for Amazon.
 
Blaine Jensen
Blaine Jensen 
Vice President
I have lived in Cherry Creek East (CCE) since 1998 when I purchased my current home on Monroe Street. I have over 20 plus years as an HOA officer and Treasurer, and I’ve spent over 25 plus years in operations, finance and sales for technology companies. I have two Masters degrees, with the latest from Denver University where I focused my studies on Leadership and Technology Management. My hobbies include cycling, golf, hiking and watching baseball.
 
I very much enjoy living in Cherry Creek and all the local amenities it provides. Our neighborhood has provided me the opportunity to develop relationships and many friendships with the CCE neighbors. Due to my tenure in the neighborhood, I am very familiar with the growth, development and changes that have occurred over time. I strongly believe in having the community and residents actively involved in our growth, safety, cleanliness and beautification. If I’m elected to the Board, I’d like to focus on improving traffic and mobility through better access to biking lanes and public transportation. I am committed to many more years of a high quality of life our area affords each of us, and will do my best to work on issues that will have long-term positive effects on the neighborhood
Steve Silver
Steve Silver
Board Member
Steve and his wife Janice have lived in Colorado for 23 years and Cherry Creek East area for over 7 years. Steve is Vice President of Research at Forrester, Inc (headquartered in Cambridge, MA) and pursues a wide range of hobbies including cycling, fly fishing, golf, hiking and travel.   Steve's goals for the community include sustainable development, improved walk-ability and bike-ability, enhanced communication with residents and managing traffic congestion.
DeAnna Mayes
Deanna Mayes
Board Member - Secretary and Membership Lead
 
Cherry Creek East has been my home since 2011.  I am a Vice President at a major bank and have been in financing for over 20 years.  I believe that the more residents that are engaged in the activities within their neighborhood, the better opportunity we have to preserve the shared vision of our community.   My focus is growth of the membership so that all neighbors' voices are heard and will be committed to preserving the quality of life our community affords each of us. 
 
Fran Lazarus
Fran Lazarus
Board Member and Treasurer
 
I was in public accounting for 20 years both with an accounting firm and leading my own company. I serve as Treasurer of Cherry Creek East Association. 

My goal is to maintain Cherry Creek East as a vibrant residential neighborhood.  Commercial development must be well integrated.  Condo development rather than apartments is preferred. As an avid cyclist, more bike lanes and safer road sharing is a must.
Ione Hartley
Ione Hartley
Board Member
 
Ione is a former CPA from Palo Alto, California. She has lived in Cherry Creek East since 2010, and loves the feeling of living in a small, cohesive neighborhood with big city advantages. She thinks the next few years will be crucial in maintaining the character and values of our unique neighborhood, and believes neighborhood participation will ensure the best future for Cherry Creek East.
Frank Schultz
Frank Schultz
Board Member and Licenses Lead
 
Frank Schultz, Owner of Tavern Hospitality Group, grew up primarily in Denver.  He graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia.  He deals in commercial and residential real estate as well as hospitality.  He entered into the bar industry in 1997 when he opened The Soiled Dove in Lower Downtown Denver. 
 
Through the years he has grown the local Colorado company, which now includes five neighborhood Taverns, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Otra Vez Cantina, Chopper’s Sports Grill, Cowboy Lounge and The Soiled Dove Underground.  Frank’s passion is business development - creating a unique product, picking the right real estate and setting high standards. 
 
Frank currently serves on the Board of VISIT DENVER, Denver’s Board of Adjustments, Denver’s Planning Board and the Cherry Creek East Association Board.  He is the proud father of two boys, Lucas and Cooper. 
Bill Tanner
Bill Tanner
Board Member and Development Lead
 
  • Interested in understanding what CCEA members really want in terms of development and helping the community navigate change. 
  • Board Member since 2016
  • Currently leads CCEA Development Committee
Loves our walkable, tree lined streets, friendly and sociable residents, casual atmosphere, and easy access to nearby amenities. See me out walking our wire haired fox terrier most days. 
Denise Oakland
Denise Oakland
Board Member and Communications Lead
I am a new resident of Cherry Creek East, just moving back to Denver after spending 20 years in Seattle WA.  I am a Metropolitan State University of Denver graduate and my career has been focused in the tech industry working in various leadership roles tied to managing sales and global partnerships.   I moved to this area because I fell in love with our tree lined streets and nearby access to great restaurants and entertainment. I enjoy biking and walking in our nearby parks and bike paths.  My goal is to continue to grow our CCE community, building on the great work former and current board and committee leads have achieved over the years.
John Tredennick
John Tredennick 
Board Member
 
John lives on the corner of Cedar and Monroe and is relatively new to Cherry Creek East. He spent about thirty years living in the other Cherry (Hills) before moving into the Denver proper (and buying a bike). JT enjoys the neighborhood, its stores, restaurants, gyms and the tree-lined streets.
 
JT is a former trial lawyer who founded and recently sold a legal software company. Not ready to retire, he started another one which is just getting started. In his spare time, he competes at show jumping and playing drums. 
Amy Larson
Amy Larson
Board Member
I’ve been a member of the Cherry Creek East Association board for four and a half years, where I have focused on creating a dynamic and inclusive neighborhood through social and membership activities.
 
I have a background in corporate Public Relations and Advertising and started an interior design business 20 years ago.  I believe that Cherry Creek East faces a critical juncture in our evolution.  We need to manage development, both commercial and high density residential and their impacts on the quality of life in our neighborhood.