Who We Are
The Colorado Media Project represents a broad coalition of Colorado citizens who are concerned about the future of local news and information in our state. We are students, journalists, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, and community members of varied backgrounds, interests and geographies.
Our partners are actively working with and within the community to execute on the goals of the Colorado Media Project. Send us an email if you are interested in becoming involved, or would like additional information.
The CMP Executive Committee
As Dean of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver, JB Holston leads the Colorado Media Project’s Executive Committee. He has run a wide range of technology and media enterprises over the last two decades. As President of Ziff Davis International, a leading global digital-media company, Holston managed operations across more than 100 countries and launched Yahoo! Europe. Since selling his last technology start-up, Holston has helped create a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit entities. His career has included senior posts with GE, NBC and the Boston Consulting Group.
Roxane White, project director for the Colorado Media Project, is a results-driven strategic advisor and leader with a passion for community engagement and public policy. She has 25 years of executive leadership expertise as the CEO of local, statewide, and national nonprofits, as a Cabinet Secretary, and as Chief of Staff to a mayor and a governor.
Rox has a long history of professional experience serving on boards of directors including Rose Community Foundation, Garrett Seminary, the Downtown Denver Partnership Civic Ventures Board, and was one of 24 members of the national Mobility from Poverty Commission.
Tom Gougeon has served as President of the Gates Family Foundation since August 2010. Prior to Gates, Tom was a Principal and Chief Development Officer for Continuum Partners, a developer of mixed-use urban real estate projects. Tom worked extensively on the Belmar redevelopment project in Lakewood, CO and the Union Station transit hub in central Denver, among others. Tom also has served as the Executive Director of the W.M.B. Berger Foundation, CEO of the Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation, and as Assistant to the Mayor of the City and County of Denver.
John J. Huggins is an active angel/venture capital investor in technology and other startup companies. He also serves as a real estate development and financial advisor to businesses and non-profit organizations seeking public participation in community and economic development projects. He co-founded and was CFO of Johnson-Grace Company. John has long been involved in civic activities, including national, state and local political campaigns for candidates and issues. He has raised millions of dollars for a variety of civic causes and organizations.