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Alan Jhade

Alan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Nebraska in 1975, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia in 1979, and an LL.M., Masters of Law in Taxation, from the University of Denver in 1987. He has participated as an instructor in the Graduate Tax Program, Continuing Legal Education Division, at the University of Denver. His practice areas were international income and estate tax planning, asset protection planning, and private placement life insurance planning. He co-founded the Denver area tax law firm of Anderson & Jahde, P.C. in 1995. Alan co-founded Investors Preferred Life Insurance Company of South Dakota in 2013 and serves as its full-time CEO and Board Member. Alan is Chairman and a Board Member of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

Mark M. Steele

Mark Steele is the son of the founder of RMCAD, Philip Steele. A graduate of Boston University, he is a well-known Boston sculptor, painter, and illustrator whose award-winning work has earned an international following. His clients include Accor Hotels, Paris (original sculptures), New York Times Magazine (several covers), Fortune, Time, and Harvard Magazine (original drawings and paintings). His three-dimensional work has been published by Workman Publishing in New York. Commissions include public work for clients Dali Restaurant, Cambridge, Ma, Cuchi Cuchi Restaurant, Somerville, Ma, and the Regis Performing Arts Center in Denver, Co. as well as numerous private commissions in the US and Internationally. He is a Contributing Editor at Harvard Magazine, which has commissioned original drawings for over 25 years and in 2019 was chosen to give a public lecture and demonstration on Toulouse Lautrec at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He currently teaches at Lesley University College of Art and Design.

Deborah Magruder

Debbie Magruder currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Full Sail University. She has been the CFO of Full Sail University for 20 years. She has been employed by Full Sail University for a total of 28 years, where her career began there in 1989. Debbie directs the administrative, financial, human resource, and compliance departments at the University. In this role, she oversees the accounting department to include all financial reporting and modeling, compliance and regulatory matters, and the human resource department. Debbie has a BBA degree in Accounting from Stetson University. In addition to her career achievements, she is a  board member of the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) Financial Review Committee, is the current Chair of the CECU Federal Regulatory Committee, and a member of the CECU Federal Legislative Committee. She is a licensed CPA in the State of Florida and has held this active license since 1995.

Karen B. Webber

MEd, Counseling and Student Personnel Management, Ohio University; BS Speech Pathology and Audiology, California University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Webber held Senior Vice President positions in Administration at Regis University for over 15 years until her retirement from that institution in 2015. Responsibilities included executive level management of the departments of Human Resources, Information Technology, Physical Plant and Capital Construction, Campus Security, and Enrollment Services (including Financial Aid, Registration and Academic Records, and Student Accounts). She was also responsible for negotiating and managing the faculty union contract; serving as ombudsman for faculty, staff, and student grievances on behalf of the President; planning and coordination of meetings of and communications with the Board of Trustees as well as the President’s Cabinet; and project management as assigned by the President. She previously held senior and mid-level administration positions at Regis University, Loretto Heights College, the University of Northern Colorado, North Central College in Illinois, and California University of Pennsylvania. She is currently serving on a number of municipal boards such as Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.

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