The board of directors for The Center on Colfax, the largest LGBTQ community center in the Rocky Mountain region, named Rex Fuller CEO. Fuller, who served as The Center’s Vice President of Communications and Corporate Giving for the past six years, assumes his new role November 1.
Fuller was named CEO after an extensive national and local search and selection process. He replaces Deb Pollock who resigned the CEO position last summer. Linda Boedeker, an experienced nonprofit leader, has served as interim CEO since Pollock’s departure.
“Rex quickly became an asset to The Center on Colfax from the moment he began his work here as VP of Communications and Corporate Giving,” said Christopher K. M. Leach, Board Secretary of The Center on Colfax and search committee chair. “I am personally most excited by his intrinsic understanding of our organization, the values we hold and what makes The Center so special, as well as his integrity, professionalism and deep connection to the communities we serve.”
Fuller brings more than 26 years of nonprofit communications and development experience to his new position. Before joining the Center, he served in key roles at a variety of performing arts organizations, including Opera Colorado, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Central City Opera and the Boulder Philharmonic. An LGBTQ activist, Fuller was an active member of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) in the 1980s and was an early organizer of Denver PrideFest in the early 1990s. He currently volunteers with the distribution team at Project Angel Heart.
During his tenure as Vice President of Communications and Corporate Giving, Fuller has developed and implemented organizational strategic planning, communication and corporate fundraising campaigns; built a statewide network of partners through community engagement, and grown Denver PrideFest into one of the largest Pride festivals in the nation.
"The Center is a bedrock institution for our community and has been at the leading edge of many of our community's advances over the years. I am humbled by the opportunity to continue my work with this well-respected organization and to build on the legacy of the many LGBTQ leaders who have come before me,” Fuller said.