Denver Press Club Board of Directors

Board Officers

Dan Petty

Dan Petty

President of the Denver Press Club since October 2018. He has served on the board since 2016. He is the Digital Director of Audience Development for MediaNews Group and previously worked at The Denver Post as a producer and editor for seven years.

Jim Clarke

Jim Clarke

Vice President of the Denver Press Club. He is the western region director of the Associated Press. His time with the AP has taken him from the farthest stretches of the Aleutian Islands to the Deep South and the Utah desert.

Kevin Vaughan

Kevin Vaughan

Treasurer of the Denver Press Club. He is an investigative reporter for KUSA-9NEWS in Denver. Previously, he worked for FOX Sports, The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News.

Megan Jurgemeyer

Megan Jurgemeyer

Secretary of the Denver Press Club. Megan Jurgemeyer is the news director at KUSA-9NEWS and has served as board secretary since 2019.

Board Members

Jim Hill

Jim Hill

Jim Hill works as an editor at Colorado Public Radio. The first two phases of his career involved several years of on-air work in radio across several formats (news talk, sports and music) and a five-year detour as a logistics manager in concert touring and production.

Laura Frank

Laura Frank

Laura Frank is a veteran investigative journalist who leads the duPont-winning investigative team at Rocky Mountain PBS. She is the founder of the I-News Network, the investigative news nonprofit that merged with Rocky Mountain Public Media in 2013, the first such merger in the nation.

Holly Gauntt

Holly Gauntt

News director for Denver7. Previously, she was the news director for KDVR/KWGN and has spent much of her childhood in the Denver area. Gauntt also has large market experience at newsrooms in Seattle, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

Skyler McKinley

Skyler McKinley

Skyler McKinley is the director of public relations and government affairs at AAA Colorado — where, as spokesman, he represents the more than 685,000 members of Colorado's largest not-for-profit organization. He previously served as press secretary to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Roger Ogden

Roger Ogden

Former president and CEO of Gannett Broadcasting. He worked as general manager of KUSA in Denver, as president and CEO of KCNC and spent several years working in London for NBC Europe. He began his broadcast career on Denver radio at 14 and now owns Krystal Media, a group radio stations in Colorado's mountain communities.

Noelle Phillips

Noelle Phillips

A Nashville native and a Western Kentucky University graduate, she leads the breaking news team for The Denver Post. She has spent more than 25 years in the newspaper world. During that time, she's covered everything from rural towns in the Southeast to combat in the Middle East.

Larry Ryckman

Larry Ryckman

Editor of The Colorado Sun. He previously was senior editor for news at The Denver Post, city editor of the Greeley Tribune and managing editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette. Ryckman spent 22 years at The Associated Press as assistant managing editor, national editor and supervisor of AP's National Desk in New York, Moscow correspondent and an editor and reporter in San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego and elsewhere.

Club Staff

Tom Foutch

Tom Foutch

Club Manager. A lifelong Coloradoan, Tom was born in Boulder, raised in Colorado Springs and has lived in Lakewood for the past 35 years. A business graduate of the University of Colorado, Tom has spent his professional life as a management consultant to over 150 private clubs throughout the United States, Canada and Scotland. He's also been the manager or general manager to three clubs. When not at the Press Club or at home, Tom can be found on the golf course or on the slopes.

Jim Bofenkamp

Jim Bofenkamp

Bartender. Jim is a student at MSU Denver, and wrote and edited at The Metropolitan, the school's student newspaper. He is studying philosophy and picked up journalism as a minor after falling in love with the Metropolitan's newsroom.