Denver Press Club Board of Directors - 2023-2024
Marianne Goodland, president of the Denver Press Club, has been a reporter since 1998, covering the Colorado General Assembly, state agencies, public policy and elections. She's worked for the Silver & Gold Record (1998-2009); The Colorado Statesman (2010 to 2011 and 2013 to 2015); the Colorado Independent (2015 to 2017); ran a legislative reporting service for as many as seven newspapers in northeastern Colorado (since 2010); and since 2017 has been the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's also dean of the state Capitol press corps.
Vice President Tori Mason joined CBS Denver in 2017 after award-winning tenures at WAFB in Baton Rouge and WIBW in Topeka, where her feature reporting was recognized with a first-place win at the 2017 SPJ Kansas Press Club Awards. In Denver, her reporting on the apprehension of the Thornton Walmart shooter earned her a Breaking News Emmy in 2018. In 2020, Mason’s reporting on the prejudicial locking of multicultural hair products in Walmart led the store to change its policy in all 4,700 stores. She's a Florida native and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. If you see her, yell “GEAUX TIGERS.“
Laura Frank, secretary of the Denver Press Club, is the executive director of COLab, the Colorado News Collaborative, the nonprofit collective of journalists from more than 100 news outlets across Colorado. Laura pioneered collaborative journalism in Colorado as the founder of I-News, the nonprofit investigative news organization that merged with Rocky Mountain Public Media in 2013, the first such merger in the nation. Laura is a Denver native who spent 20 years reporting for newspapers, radio and public television around the country, specializing in investigative reporting and data analysis.
J. Skyler McKinley
A DPC board member since 2018 and treasurer since 2022, Skyler McKinley leads the regional public affairs division for AAA - The Auto Club Group. He previously served as press secretary to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and as the founding deputy director of the State of Colorado's Office of Marijuana Coordination. A fourth-generation Coloradan, McKinley was born in Grand Junction and raised in Pueblo. He owns, operates and tends bar at the Oak Creek Tavern, a historic saloon in the rural heart of Colorado's Yampa Valley.
Joe Boven is a former journalist for the Colorado Independent, among other publications and media work, and a communications leader for non-profit, government, political, and for- profit organizations. Joe provides communications direction for the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families and for other federal contracts in his role at Child Trends.
Jim Clarke is the Associated Press’ managing director for local markets. A Rhode Island native, his time with the AP has taken him from the farthest stretches of the Aleutians Islands to the Deep South and the Utah desert. He has covered the Iditarod, coordinated local AP efforts for the 2002 Winter Olympics and led the work on the Elizabeth Smart disappearance in Utah and the BTK serial killer case in Kansas. He did his undergraduate work at The George Washington University and earned an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University in 1990. He lives in Arvada with his wife Jennifer and daughters Hope and Grace.
Jean-Luc Currie joined the DPC Board in 2023. A former Marine Corps Officer stationed in London, Japan, Korea, and various locations in the United States, he moved to Denver in 2021. He works as a product operations manager and internal transformation consultant in the software & technology industry and also edits a monthly periodical featuring short stories and long form essays.
Kerry is a former State Senator and President Pro Tempore. Kerry runs her family’s ranch outside of Edwards and works on various political issues through Ulysses Strategies, a political consulting firm founded by her husband Shad Murib. Before being elected to the Colorado Senate, Kerry worked in education as director of Academics with the Ski and Snowboard Club of Vail, served on the Vail Town Council, and worked in archaeology for a number years hiking across much of the West. In the State Senate, Kerry focused on health care affordability, broadband infrastructure, and rural issues like water, tribal partnerships, economic development, and agriculture. Kerry grew up in Vail and graduated from University of Notre Dame.
Nathan Heffel is the Senior Host for All Things Considered on CPR News. Prior to returning to CPR News, Nathan was an editor for NPR's All Things Considered in Washington D.C. - then a manager of a commercial radio station in Glenwood Springs. His work in journalism has been recognized by the Associated Press, the Colorado Broadcasters Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated.
Luige del Puerto
Luige del Puerto, an award-winning journalist, joined Colorado Politics as managing editor in November 2021. He previously served as publisher and editor of Arizona News Service, a Phoenix-based media company that covers public policy and politics in the desert state. In this role, he oversaw newsroom operations and manages the company’s business units of Arizona News Service. A native of the Philippines, Del Puerto cut his journalistic teeth covering crime in the streets of Metro Manila. At the Philippine Daily Inquirer, he pursued stories about labor, elections and national security, covering coup d’état attempts in his home country. He and his wife moved to the United States in 2006. He has won numerous local and national awards in the U.S. for his reporting. Del Puerto graduated magna cum laude from the school of journalism at the University of Philippines.
Erica Tinsley works with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado and is a past secretary of the Denver Press Club. She previously organized mixers and panel discussions with leaders in Denver’s underrepresented, diverse communities, local journalists, and community members at the DPC, work that continues today. She has also spearheaded the efforts to re-establish the Colorado Association of Black Journalists (CABJ) and is currently serving as the organization’s interim secretary. Prior to moving into the communications field with ACLU of Colorado, Erica worked in the television news industry for 11 years; most of her career she worked as a newscast producer before moving into management roles where she was responsible for overall newsroom operations. Most recently she helped launch and manage a diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative called Voices of Change, at 9NEWS and was captain of their DE&I efforts before leaving television news to join the ACLU of CO.
Executive Director. A highly respected community and non-profit leader, Alby Segall is a past president of the Emily Griffith Foundation, the Vail Symposium, and the former CEO of the Children's Museum of Denver - among other leadership posts in Colorado and across the country. He oversees the Denver Press Club's central mission, in addition to all fundraising, programming, and community engagement initiatives.
Bar Manager. 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.