Local Legislative Affairs Committee Members

John Shaw

Committee Chair

DaVinci Sign Systems, Inc.
4496 Bents Drive
Windsor, CO 80550
203-9292 F: 203-9293

John J. Shaw is founder and general manager for the award winning custom sign manufacturing company, DaVinci Sign Systems Inc. located in Windsor, Co. He is a member of the Loveland, Fort Collins and Denver Chambers of Commerce. Shaw is the 2010 Chair for the Loveland Chamber of Commerce Local Legislative Affairs Committee, and is currently serving on the 2010 Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance Board. Additionally he is a member of the International Sign Association, and the education committee.

In 1982 Shaw graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Industrial Science Technology Education. Shaw has been a Northern Colorado resident since 1976, living in Boulder, LaPorte and Fort Collins, where he currently resides with his three daughters: Kali, Jeannine and Alayna.

Kurt Albers

Century 21 Humpal, Inc.
319 East 27th Street
Loveland, CO 80538
231-1224 F: 663-6911

Brian Brooks

Brooks Investigations, LLC
P.O. Box 2693
Loveland, CO 80539
(785) 375-4559 F: 461-1497

Spreading business wishes and wealth is the name of the game for Brian Brooks, owner of Brooks Investigations – especially when it comes to his support and participation of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. Since joining the Loveland Chamber in 2007, Brooks has made a point of getting to know fellow investors, attending events, participating in the legislative affairs committee and Friday Afternoon Club (FAC), the Chamber’s casual leads group. His involvement in each has contributed back to the Chamber as Brooks has become a ‘good will ambassador’ for the Loveland Chamber.

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Dave Clark

Clark Construction
2956 Ginnala Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
667-0674 F: 663-7384

Jay Hardy

2725 Rocky Mountain Ave., Suite #200
Loveland, CO 80538
962-9990 F: 635-3003

As Vice President, General Manager of Centerra, Jay Hardy is charged with the general management of the largest master planned community in Northern Colorado, leading land use planning and infrastructure completion, feasibility analysis and project proformas, horizontal development, entitlements, and marketing.

Jay came to McWhinney in 2007 after spending 11 years in the public and non-profit sectors. He was the first Director at "The Ranch" - Budweiser Event Center where he successfully transformed the largest public construction project in Northern Colorado into an award-winning community landmark.

Prior to his time at "The Ranch," Jay was the Executive Director of the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority, the Executive Director of the Fort Collins Downtown Business Association, and the Marketing and Event Manager for Colorado State University Athletics. Jay earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Colorado State University and his Master's Degree in Athletic Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

Kelley King

Loveland Connection
P.O. Box 113
Loveland, CO 80539

Barbara Koelzer

IRES/ Information & Real Estate Services
2725 Rocky Mountain Avenue, Suite 450
Loveland, CO 80538
593-9002 F: 593-0900

Barbara Koelzer is the Government Affairs Director for Information and Real Estate Services, LLC, (IRES) the regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for Northern Colorado. Barbara is a legislative and public policy analyst; she works closely with the leadership of the five local REALTOR® associations that own IRES (Boulder, Greeley, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland). Previously she spent ten years working for the City of Aspen and the Snowmass Village Resort Association. Barbara received both a BA in Anthropology and a MA in Middle Eastern History from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

John Nicholas

Cache Bank and Trust
4645 Ziegler Road
Fort Collins, CO 80528
472-7900 F: 472-7902

Rosemary Prawdzik

Ranch, The
5280 Arena Circle, Suite 100
Loveland, CO 80538

Rosemary has been a member of the Chamber since 2007 and a member of the Legislative Affairs Committee since its inception in spring of 2009. She has also served on the Annual Investors Dinner Planning Committee.

Rosemary has been employed at The Ranch for three years, relocating to Northern Colorado from the San Francisco Bay Area. As the Sales Manager for The Ranch, Rosemary works to bring meetings, conferences and events to the Ranch campus. She has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience.

Prior to relocating to Colorado, Rosemary was Director of Marketing for The Exploratorium: Museum of Science, Art & Human Perception in San Francisco. During her tenure there, she was actively engaged on the Marketing Committee of the San Francisco Conventions & Visitors Bureau.

Her past experience also includes 16 years with Great America Theme Park, two years with the San Francisco Opera and two years with Intel Corporation in a variety of marketing and sales capacities.

Rosemary earned her a BA degree in Communications from Miami University. Additionally she has acquired Certified Business Communicator (CBC) credentials from the Business Marketing Association.
Rosemary was recently appointed to the City of Loveland Community Marketing Commission.

David Schneider

501 West 5th Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Bob Snyder

Snyder Insurance Agency/ Farmers Insurance
1135 North Lincoln Avenue, Unit 2
Loveland, CO 80537
461-5060 F: 461-5061

Bob Snyder, of Snyder Insurance Agency is the newest Ambassador for the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. Being an Ambassador for the Chamber is a true honor for Bob. He is excited to have the opportunity to meet other business owners and help them network their businesses to potential customers. He also hopes to help new and existing members of the Chamber to better understand their member benefits making their membership work for them.

Bob was raised in New Jersey and graduated from Trenton State College with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He worked as an engineer for several years in the Denver area and more recently as a sales representative to high tech manufacturers in Northern Colorado. He was then promoted to manager of the sales office in Denver. Bob has worked out of the District office in Fort Collins for several months and then found an ideal location just south of Highway 34 on Lincoln Avenue.

Bob is pleased that his new business as an Insurance Agent and Financial Services Provider with Farmers Insurance allows him to work near his home in Loveland. Bob and his family enjoy Loveland for its beauty and many amenities such as the bike trails, public artwork and community events. Working in Loveland is very important to Bob so he can spend more time with his wife, Gail, and daughters, Maria (5) and Sara (3). Bob and Gail enjoy working together in the office. Gail is the Office Administrator and Marketing Manager.

Bob values his membership in the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, NAIFA of Larimer County, Toastmasters International, Loveland/Berthoud Association of Realtors and The Loveland Business Team.

Carol Steinbock

Kroll Factual Data Corp
5200 Hahns Peak Drive
Loveland, CO 80538