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Biography

Mark L. Smith

Director
Mr. Smith is a Principal of Slifer Smith and Frampton, which he founded in 1989 and he has over 45 years of experience in real estate development, sales and marketing. He was also a founding principal of both East West Partners and Union Station Neighborhood Company. Mr. Smith was the founder of the Youth Foundation (now Youth Power 365), Platte Forum and the Riverfront Park Community Foundation. Current board affiliations include the Clyfford Still Museum, Colorado Forum, the Riverfront Park Community Foundation and Slifer Smith and Frampton Foundation. Mark was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Region in 2001, received the first ever Friend of the River award from the Greenway Foundation in 2011, received the Colorado Business Magazine CEO of the Year award in 2014 and has been the recipient of numerous other awards. Mr. Smith holds an undergraduate degree in real estate from Florida International University and a master’s degree in management from Nova University. Mr. Smith’s qualifications for service as a director include his entrepreneurial success in business, community leadership and expertise in real estate development and economic development. He also has extensive knowledge of the Colorado markets that we serve.