Mullen Board of Trustees
Updated September 2013
Brandon Willis, Chair
Brandon is a Business Relationship Manager and AVP at Wells Fargo Bank. He has worked for Wells Fargo since 1999 and has been a part of their Business Banking group since 2002. He has twice received Wells Fargo’s national Sales and Service Excellence award for being among the top sales people in the company. Brandon graduated from Mullen in 1994. He went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley as a student-athlete. While at Berkeley, he was recognized with the Ken Harvey Award for commitment to academic excellence. Brandon has lived in Denver since graduating from Berkeley. He is also on the Board of Directors for Child Advocates – Denver CASA, an organization that supports abused and neglected children.
Joseph O'Dea, Vice Chair
Joe is a graduate of Mullen class of 1980. He attended Colorado State University where he majored in Construction Management. In 1986 he co-founded Concrete Express, Inc. with his brother Dan (1982) and currently serves as CEO. Their firm was recently recognized as 2011 Contractor of the Year by the Colorado Contractors Association, representing the best in Heavy Highway Contractors throughout the state of Colorado. He and his wife Celeste have one daughter Tayler, Class of 2009, and many nieces and nephews in the Mullen community.
Brother Ronald Roggenback, Secretary
Brother Ronald Roggenback, FSC received a call to become a Brother of the Christian Schools at the age of 13. The following year he entered the Juniorate at Mont La Salle in California. In 2009, he retired after celebrating his 50th anniversary as a Brother on August 14th. During these 50+ years, Brother Ron has studied and worked around the country and throughout the world acquiring many advanced degrees. He has held numerous leadership positions at a variety of institutions including in 1989 when he was named the Director of Education for the District of San Francisco. With his staff, the Lasallianization of the District schools began, including the establishment of separate incorporation of each institution, the President/Principal model, establishment of Boards of Trustees (on which he sat as DLSI representative) and holding administrators and institutions accountable for their Global Ends Policy, curriculum, religious and Lasallian commitments, development of students and faculty and educational and administrative responsibilities.
Paul Freeman, Treasurer
Paul K. Freeman joined the Board of Trustees in June, 2013. Paul is a graduate of the Class of 1968 and the father of Paul C. Freeman, Class of 1988. Paul holds degrees from the University of Denver, Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Vienna. He has served as a Board Member for Deutsche Bank’s U.S. mutual fund business since 1994. Paul was the CEO of Environmental Risk Insurance Company of Englewood, CO from 1986-1998. His non-profit experience includes serving on the boards of St. Mary’s Academy, Central City Opera Association, National Jewish Hospital Strategic Planning Committee, the Independent Director’s Council in Washington, D.C., and the Denver Zoo Foundation. Paul and his wife, Connie, live in Denver.
Craig joined the Board of Trustees in December 2010. Craig is one of the last orphans to graduate from Mullen High School when it was still considered an orphanage back in 1965. After graduating from Metropolitan State College in 1970, Craig served in the United States Army for two years, and then earned a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Denver in 1978. He taught school for 31 years in the Denver metro-area public schools (Cherry Creek, Denver and Jefferson County). Craig currently lives in Aurora, Colorado.
David Fatovic was invited to join the Board of Directors in July 2012. David graduated from Texas Christian University in 1999 with a BS in Economics. While at TCU, David played football for the Horned Frogs and was able to earn the WAC Scholar Athlete Award. Currently David works at CenturyLink as a Select Account Executive, and has served in the telecom industry for over 13 years. He graduated from Mullen in 1995, along with his wife Lisa (Whitehurst) Fatovic, Class of 1995. Both have been actively involved in the Alumni Council planning alumni events. David and Lisa live in the Denver area along with their young family.
Kathy Flick joined the Board of Trustees in June, 2013. She and her husband, Tom, are parents of four Mullen graduates: Sara, Michael, Katie, and Matthew. Since having her children, Kathy has been involved in volunteer work in Catholic grade schools and Mullen. The Mullen High School committees include: Mardi Gras, After Prom, Hospitality, Cross County, Track, and Parents’ Club, Open House, and Mustang Sallies. Kathy was honored as a representative of Parents’ Club as a Captain of the 2005 Mardi Gras. After her last child graduated from Mullen, Kathy has been a member of the Fundraising Committee at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver. She has helped raise money to complete the renovations of our Mother Church, co-chairing the Silent Auction and Dinner gala events, culminating in the recent 100th Anniversary celebration.
Chris Manley joined the Board of Trustees in June, 2013. Chris graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors and Masters in Professional Accounting and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Accounting Officer for The Pauls Corporation. He and his wife, Tricia, are active in Young President’s Organization, Good Shepherd, and Cherry Hills Country Club, where Chris currently serves as the Treasurer. They live in Denver with their two young children.
Sheila Sevier joined the Mullen High School Board of Trustees in July 2010. Mrs. Sevier is the great-granddaughter of the school’s founder, J.K. Mullen, and a trustee for the J.K. Mullen Foundation. She graduated from Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut and also attended Mills College. Mrs. Sevier has been involved as a family-owned proprietor with Active Insurance Agency for the past 50 years. Sheila also brings a wealth of trustee experience to J.K. Mullen as she has previously served with other private school Boards in the Denver metro area and the Westover School. As an active volunteer, Mrs. Sevier has been an officer of the Three Lakes Watershed Association, The Grand Lake, Granby Reservoir and Shadow Mountain Reservoir associations, and Little Sister of the Poor – Mullen Home.