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John Beeble and Rick Pederson Join Citywide Banks Board of Directors

DENVER, CO – Citywide Banks announced the recent additions of John Beeble and Rick Pederson to its Board of Directors. Beeble is Chairman and CEO at Denver-based, Saunders Construction. Pederson is a principal at Bow River Capital Partners, and an advisor to The Pauls Corporation and Westfield Company.  The new additions join Maria Garcia Berry (CRL Associates), Tamara Door (Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc.), Steven Farber (Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck), Michael Zoellner (RedPeak Properties), Jeff Schmitz (EVP & COO, Citywide Banks), Kevin Quinn (President & CEO, Citywide Banks), and Marty Schmitz (Chairman, Citywide Banks) as directors of the bank’s corporate board.  Dick Saunders, founder of Saunders Construction, retired from the bank’s board earlier this year.

“Our bank’s board is blessed with an extraordinary mix of expertise and leadership from the Denver business community,” expressed Marty Schmitz, chairman of Citywide Banks. “Both Rick and John each bring unique abilities to help our bank navigate through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. This is an extraordinary asset for a bank such as Citywide.”

About John Beeble
As Chief Executive Officer and Chairman since 2001, John Beeble has led Saunders Construction to be one of Colorado’s most successful commercial General Contractors in the region. John is an active leader in the community and a current member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO), and serves on the board for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center Foundation. John is also the immediate past Chair for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (DMCC) and on the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) Board of Trustees.

About Rick Pederson
Rick is a principal at Bow River Capital Partners, a private equity fund manager. He is also an advisor to The Pauls Corporation and Westfield Company, Denver-based real estate investment fund sponsors. He founded the real estate advisory firm Ross Consulting Group, recently acquired by the international real estate concern Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. He holds Masters and JD degrees from the University of Denver, and is a board member at Westcore Mutual Funds, ALPS ETF Trust, Biennial of the Americas, and National Western Stock Show Association.

About Citywide Banks
Colorado owned and family operated since 1963, Citywide Banks specializes in commercial lending, deposit accounts and treasury management solutions for businesses throughout Denver and Boulder. The bank and its team of more than 260 Front Range employees is a proud supporter of hundreds of local charities through employee volunteering, financial contributions, and social media awareness campaigns. For more information, please visit the bank’s website at Citywide Banks is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.


Media Contact:  Steve Ebner, FVP-Marketing, Citywide Banks