Vail Symposium welcomes new chairman and board of directors |

Vail Symposium welcomes new chairman and board of directors

Daily staff report

VAIL — The Vail Symposium recently welcomed Nancy Burton, Kraig Forbes, Mike Losier, Marisela Luevanos, Dale and Jeanne Mosier, and Eric Wiseman to its board of directors.

The Symposium’s board of directors also elected Rohn Robbins as its chairman and Rob LeVine as treasurer.

• As an associate broker for Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, Nancy Burton has a wide breadth of knowledge about the Vail market. Burton is actively involved with the Vail Valley community and has served on the Vail Symposium’s Advisory Council for the past few years.

• Kraig Forbes moved to Vail in 1980 and has been immersed in the real estate market here since 1982 when he was selected as one of a half dozen pioneer brokers to represent Vail Associates Real Estate in the then-fledgling Beaver Creek Resort. In 1995, he organized his own firm, Forbes Group, and associated the firm with Sotheby’s International Realty in 2007. Forbes has distinguished himself as one of the preeminent real estate professionals in the Vail Valley, successfully closing more than half a billion dollars in property sales. He also founded the first restaurant in Beaver Creek, which now operates as the Coyote Cafe and is run by his brother Jeff.

• Mike Losier is a 28-year veteran of the cable-broadband industry. Losier has been on the forefront of the international expansion for the cable industry for the past 18 years. In his role as senior vice president of marketing and sales and serving as a board member for Jupiter Telecom, a partnership with Liberty Global Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation, he shaped one of the most successful bundled video, voice and data developments in the world. He is a native of Colorado and lives in East Vail and Denver with his wife, Chris. They have three adult children.

• Marisela Luevanos migrated to the United States from Mexico with her family when she was 14 and to Colorado when she was 15. She graduated from Battle Mountain High School in 1999 and began working part-time at Alpine Bank while completing her associate’s degree. She was later offered the assistant manager position of Wells Fargo in Avon and is now the branch manager and vice president of Wells Fargo in Edwards. She and her husband have an 11-year-old son and twin 5-year-old daughters.

• Dale and Jeanne Mosier both led successful business careers; Dale in marketing as a president of various companies, Jeanne in real estate and as the owner-manager of various businesses, before joining the Peace Corps together in 2003. They spent several years volunteering in rural South Africa and, later, in Malawi. Both remain active volunteers; Dale serves on the board for the United Way of Eagle River Valley and Jeanne serves as secretary for the Brett Ranch Estates Homeowners Association. She has also volunteered to act as volunteer coordinator for the Vail Symposium.

• Eric Wiseman is the managing director of EGW Consulting and serves on the Advisory Council for Colorado Mountain College’s Edwards campus. He holds degrees in business administration, chemistry and IT from Harvard University, McGill University and the University of Denver, respectively. He also holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard and his professional career has spanned the realms of these three fields.

Created in 1971, the Vail Symposium was conceived by community leaders to be a forum for discussions to help create a vision for the community.

Throughout the years, the Symposium has diversified and expanded its scope with a dedication to timely, thought-provoking programs that have relevance to the community and world. For more information, call 970-476-0954 or visit http://www.vail

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