Brian Ross

Board Member, President

Location: Denver, Colorado

Brian’s love of Rocky Mountain National Park began in high school when he worked as a wrangler for the Cheley Camps. His regard for public lands was furthered when he worked on the staff of United States Senator Gary Hart and was involved in drafting the 1980 reauthorization of the Wilderness Act which added over one million acres of wilderness land in Colorado. Brian retired after 27 years with the international real estate investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle, where he was president of the firm’s U.S. Investment Management Division. In 2008, he was named executive director of the Colorado Conservation Trust (CCT), a nonprofit which supported private land conservation. In 2014, he worked to merge CCT with Colorado Open Lands making it one of the nation’s largest and most respected private land conservation organizations. Brian joined the Conservancy board in 2015.