Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Chairman Martin Semple and President & CEO Janice Sinden are pleased to announce that two new individuals will join the Board of Trustees: David Farahi and Susan Fox Pinkowitz.
David Farahi served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Monarch Casino & Resort in Reno, Nevada from 2012 to 2021. He began his career with Monarch Casino & Resort in 1998 and served in several roles, including FP&A Analyst and Executive Director of Gaming Operations, before becoming COO.
Farahi also served four terms as President of the Colorado Gaming Association from 2015 to 2021, is a Board member of the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, and is a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Young President’s Organization.
Farahi is excited to join the performing arts sector with the DCPA. “For the last decade, I have felt fortunate to live in a city with such a tremendous jewel as the DCPA. Theatre has always been an enriching part of my life, both on the stage, and in the audience. I am elated to join Janice, her team, and the entire Board of Trustees in fostering an ever-greater bond between the Center and our community,” said Farahi.
Susan Fox Pinkowitz manages a private commercial real estate investment and management company, which she founded more than 25 years ago following a successful career in international business. After graduating from Stanford University, Pinkowitz worked in Madrid, Spain for Amadeus, a world leader in travel technology, and in Chicago for United Airlines.
Pinkowitz is a current Board member of Colorado Open Lands, one of the preeminent land trusts in Colorado, whose mission is to preserve open spaces. She was also previously a Board member for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.
Among Pinkowitz’s many interests are her passions for the environment and live theater. “We are truly fortunate to be able to enjoy a world-class performance at the DCPA in the evening and take a hike in fresh mountain air the next morning,” said Pinkowitz.
“We are delighted to have such enthusiastic and successful professionals join the DCPA,” said Sinden. “David and Susan’s experience will complement the DCPA’s board of philanthropic, business and cultural leaders. We are honored to welcome their participation.”
Since 1972, the Board of Trustees has led the DCPA’s mission to engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre. To learn more, visit denvercenter.org.