chuck-bonniwell-headshot-2016Charles Bonniwell, Publisher

Mr. Bonniwell has been associated with the newspaper since its founding in 1996. He assumed the position as publisher of the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle in 2002 and is the managing member of the owner of the newspaper – Cherry Creek Trail, LLC. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with an honors degree in history and received a doctorate in law from the University of Colorado where he was an editor of the University of Colorado Law Review and was awarded a Master in Taxation from the University of Denver. He has served as the senior advisor to the historic mining town of Central City and is the official historian for the City of Glendale. He received critical acclaim for his latest book The History of The Denver Country Club: 1887 – 2006 and is working on a book on the history of Glendale. He is a founding member of the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce and a member of the board of directors of the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame as well as the Glendale YMCA.

Glen Richardson, EdIMG_1833itor in Chief

Glen brings more than 30 years of experience as a writer and editor. He has served as the editor and/or publisher of several local and national publications including Denver Magazine, Denver Business Magazine, Sign Business Magazine, Western Wear & Equipment Retailer and Crow Publications. Food, music, theatre and art are the passionate pleasures of the Valley Gadfly – the column he has penned for the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle for more than three years. So whether you eat to live or live for music, theatre and art, you couldn’t have picked a more perfect place to call home. Life in the Valley lies at the intersection of these activities, he declares.

Mark W. Smiley, Executive Editor

Bringing 16 years of executive level experience, Mark W. Smiley served as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for a seniors organization and is the former President of Sundance Public Relations. He was also the President and CEO of the Ontario California Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Regents for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s West Institute for Organization Management. In Glendale, Mark served as the seventh mayor in the city’s 61-year history and co-founded the Glendale Chamber of Commerce. Since September 2013, he has been the Executive Editor of the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle. Although he’s originally from Chicago and spent time in California, Mark has made Colorado his home with his wife and daughter.

John Edwards John Edwards, Marketing Executive

John Edwards is the Colorado Golfer editor and publisher and is President of the Golf Travel Writers of America and the Rocky Mountain Golf Writers Association, and he heads the Colorado Golf Resort Association.

During 21 years of publishing the state golf newspaper, he has also been President of the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame.  He has received the Colorado Golf Association Golf Writer/Publicist of the Year three times plus the Colorado Section PGA and Colorado Open journalism awards.

John is a member of Golf Writers Association of America and is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. He also is a travel consultant.

Phil Kummer, Marketing Executive

Phil Kummer has been Vice President of Sales since January 2011. Mr. Kummer has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience and prior to working for GCCC he did executive sales for a Fortune 500 company.  He graduated from the University of Colorado- Denver in 1993 with a MS in Marketing. He also holds a BA degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire.

Mr. Kummer has been involved with numerous business and community groups including the Win/Win Business Forum, the Associated General Contractors and the Colorado Mountain Club. He served over three years on the board of his HOA but it is unclear what he did to deserve a sentence that severe.

Mr. Kummer has climbed thirty three of Colorado’s 14ers and rafted most of the worthwhile river segments in Colorado.

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Julie Hayden, Director of Marketing

Julie Hayden is an Emmy-award winning Reporter and a veteran in the Denver television market. Before joining the Chronicle, she reported for Fox 31 News, KWGN-TV and KMGH-TV for over 20 years.

Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree is Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University.

Julie is originally from Woodstock, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.

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