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Board of Directors Leadership
Dean Fritz Mayer: Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr. Fritz Mayer is the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University
of Denver. Previously, he was Professor of Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy
and a Professor of Political Science and Environment. He teaches courses on the political economy of public
policy, globalization and governance, political analysis, and leadership. In addition, Professor Mayer is the
director of POLIS: The Center for Political Leadership, Innovation and Service. Mayer's research concerns
the role of stories in politics.
Polly Cox: Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Polly Cox is a civic volunteer with a specific focus on international relations,. Vice President, Denver
Council on Foreign Relations. Board member, Denver English Speaking Union.
Rob Lantz: President Board of Directors
Robert Lantz has over 30 years of experience as a commercial litigator, business transactional attorney,
and insolvency professional. Robert serves the community by providing leadership and assistance to non-
profit organizations throughout the Denver metropolitan area.
Erik Underwood: Vice President of the Board of Directors
Erik Monroe Underwood the CEO & Founder of My24HourNews.Com, Inc. Erik graduated from Central
State University majoring in Political Science, International Relations, with a minor in Journalism &
Susan Weil: Treasurer
DCFR Board Meetings
DCFR Board Meetings are quarterly on the first Monday afternoons. Board meetings are open to all DCFR members. Please notify us if you would like to attend the next meeting.
Upcoming Board Meeting
May 2, 2022
Location: Korbel and Online Meeting