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Meet Denise M. O’Leary
Denise O’Leary joined the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation board in 2011. She has been a private venture capital investor and a corporate director since 1996. Currently, she is a Director of American Airlines Group, Inc., Medtronic plc, and Calpine Corporation. She has also served on the boards of US Airways, Inc. until that company’s merger with American Airlines, ALZA Corporation, Chiron Corporation, Del Monte Foods Company and numerous private companies. Denise also serves the nonprofit sector as a Board member of the University of Denver and The Denver Foundation. She previously served on the Boards of Corporation for Supportive Housing, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She was a member of the Stanford University Board for 15 years and served on their 2000 Presidential Search Committee. Denise was awarded the Gold Spike for distinguished volunteer leadership in 2014. A graduate of Stanford University (BS, Industrial Engineering) and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA). Denise and her husband, Kent Thiry, relocated to Denver in 2009.