photo - CMC Board of Trustee Mary Ellen DenomyMary Ellen Denomy

District 3, West Garfield County

Mary Ellen Denomy, a Colorado Mountain College trustee since November 2009, is a self-employed consultant, with certifications as a certified public accountant, accredited petroleum accountant, certified fraud deterrent analyst and master analyst in financial forensics.

She graduated with distinction from Detroit’s Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and has an MBA from Denver’s Aspen University. She has taught oil and gas accounting nationally for more than a decade, as well as auditing for county, state and tribal governments. She has also been an expert witness in numerous court cases.

Denomy has served the National Association of Royalty Owners as president of its Rocky Mountain Chapter and past chair of its National Advisory Council. She was also the first woman to receive the Colorado CPA Society’s “CPA Who Makes a Difference” award in 2002.

In addition, she plays numerous musical instruments, including violin, bass, banjo, guitar, sax and keyboards. She is the musical director of the Glenwood Hot Strings Band and occasionally performs with Symphony in the Valley in Glenwood Springs.