Mayor Michael B. Hancock today named Timothy Sandos as the new Executive Director of theNorth Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC). Sandos will provide general oversight, planning, strategic coordination, financing and implementation of six primary projects under the umbrella of the NDCC, including management of city staff assigned to the collaborative.
A former at-large Denver City Council member, Sandos brings 25 years of extensive experience in executive management, sales, and public and regulatory policy with a focus on economic development, affordable housing and community relations across the United States.
“As Executive Director of the NDCC, Tim will contribute more than leadership and strategic planning. He values the importance of a connected city and connected communities,” Mayor Hancock said. “With Tim’s experience in both the public and private sector, he will ensure these six projects and the change they are set to bring to the area happens with the residents and businesses. North Denver continues to grow, and Tim, along with the rest of the NDCC team, are well-equipped to listen, help solve for the community’s needs and deliver great projects that provide for the local neighborhoods.”
Anna Jones, the current Executive Director, announced her resignation in early June and her last day will be July 3. “During her time with the city, Anna has been a dedicated public servant ensuring major projects and improvements in this area serve their local communities, and I would like to thank her for her leadership. I wish Anna well on all her future endeavors,” the Mayor said.
The NDCC was created in 2013 by Mayor Hancock to take a new approach to aligning major projects in North Denver. Sandos and the NDCC team will continue the work to deliver on the vision of these projects and ensure they are done so in a manner that provides for the needs of the surrounding communities.
The projects of the NDCC include: the implementation of the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods plans; the National Western Center; the redevelopment of Brighton Blvd.; the Central 70 reconstruction; the reclamation of the South Platte River in the River North area; and the coordination of planning and implementation of the 38th and Blake Street and National Western Stock Show transit stations area plans.
As the Executive Director, Sandos will coordinate work with the numerous entities that are delivering projects in North Denver, including residents, businesses, non-profits and governmental organizations.
“I am grateful to Mayor Hancock for giving me the opportunity to be a part of an effort to generate opportunities for North Denver communities and all of Denver,” Sandos said. “This office has seen strong leadership thus far, and the results have been significant. I look forward to further advancing the vision and maximizing the delivery of projects to provide real amenities to the community.”
Over his career, Sandos has actively advocated for affordable housing and minority-owned small businesses and promoted financial readiness, credit education and civic engagement.
Currently, Sandos serves as the Executive Vice President and Director of Emerging Markets at National Credit Care, targeting all minority market segments across the nation and delivering consumer credit education. Furthermore, he is the Executive Consultant at Sandos Professional Services, advising nationwide clients for affordable housing and non-profit business development.
As President of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, he was presented with the “Outstanding Non-Profit Partner of the Year” in 2008 by the “National Fair Housing Alliance.” Sandos also served as Executive Vice President of Diverse Segments for both Principal Residential Mortgage and Citi Mortgage and as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for Diverse Segments. Sandos and his team at CITI Mortgage increased affordable community mortgage volume by 194 percent, and his Wells Fargo Team led the nation in low- to moderate-income housing share growth of 37.3 percent.
Additionally, he was State President and CEO for QWEST Communications – Nebraska with responsibility for regulatory, legislative and community affairs at the national and state level. Prior to this, Sandos was elected as an at-large member of the Denver City Council, and served on the executive staff for former Mayor Federico Peña.
Sandos will step into his role as Executive Director on June 26, 2017 and will continue to execute the NDCC’s mission to build thriving communities, increase opportunities and strengthen partnerships within the region.