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Executive Committee


Aryn Lallas 

Chair | First American Title

Aryn has served the Brighton community through the title industry since 1996. Through many years in the industry, she has developed expertise in networking, market data insights and marketing, which helps to provide  clients and their customers with superior customer service from contract to the closing table.

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Mick Richardson

Past Chair | Farmlore

Mick is the owner and President of Vintage Homes and Land, LLC. Vintage is the developer of Farmlore, a 500-acre mixed use community embracing the agricultural heritage of Brighton. Mick has been active in homebuilding and development for over 40 years and serves on the Colorado Association of Home Builders Board of Directors and was past President of the Homebuilders Association of Metro Denver. 

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Grant T. Shibao

Treasurer  |  3i Law

Grant is an attorney with 3i Law.  3i Law is a full service law firm representing individuals, families and companies in expanding and protecting their wealth and assets. focuses his practice on civil litigation and commercial law. Grant has experience representing clients in all stages of litigation at both the State and Federal level. His practice includes contract disputes, general business disputes, general civil claims.

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Angela Barber

Special Appointee |  Independent Financial

Angela is the Financial Center Manager for Independent Financial in Brighton.  With over 15 years’ experience in banking, Angela enjoys helping consumers and  business owners with financial products and services that will help them and their business thrive.  Angela serves as Vice President on the Almost Home Inc. board where she has served for nearly 9 years.  Angela enjoys networking and deepening relationships through community organizations.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, their 6 children and 5 grandkids.


Michael Martinez

City Manager | City of Brighton

A native of Adams County, Michael Martinez has eight-plus years of economic development experience, working in a variety of roles in workforce development, business retention, expansion, attraction, and key strategic projects previously with Denver’s Office of Economic Development.


Troy Whitmore

Officer Emeritus | United Power

Troy Whitmore is a long-time member of the management team of Brighton-based United Power. He currently serves as Government and Regulatory Relations Officer for the cooperative electric utility. Whitmore is former Chair of the Brighton Economic Development Corporation and Metro North Chamber of Commerce. He also currently serves as a Director for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and as a board member of the Adams County Regional Economic Partnership and Energy Outreach Colorado.

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Maggie Munoz

Vice Chair | Platte Valley Medical Center

Maggie Munoz is the director of business development for Platte Valley Medical Center(PVMC).  PVMC has served the Brighton community over the last 60 years and believe that every interaction is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Patients are guests and guests become family.  Everyone is welcome and everyone is served. 

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Jessica Jessen

Secretary | FirstBank

Jessica Jessen is an Executive Vice President for FirstBank and has worked with the bank for 18 years.  Jessica is a lender, business developer, relationship manager, and assists in managing the North Market for the bank. FirstBank is a privately held, employee owned bank with over $25 Billion in assets founded in 1963, and has been part of the Brighton community for over 20 years.  Jessica has served on various community roles in Brighton, including being the Chair of the Brighton Housing Authority from 2010-2018 and she currently serves on the Businesses of Thornton Advisory Commission, as well as the Career and Technical Education Committee for Horizon High School.

The more you know:

  • The Brighton EDC is comprised of Board Level members

  • Officers are elected to the Executive Committee for two-year terms

  • If an elected officer is unable to fulfill their full term, the Executive Committee offers an appointee to fulfill the remainder for the term, subject to board approval

  • Special appointees are named for one year terms and are voting members of the Executive Committee in all matters other than in regard to Special Appointments

  • Special Appointees are subject to Board approval at the Brighton EDC's Annual Meeting

  • The Brighton City Manager/designee and the Brighton EDC President & CEO are members of the Executive Committee as per the by laws

  • Executive Committee terms run for calendar years beginning with the first regularly scheduled meeting of the year.

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