Throughout his nearly 30-year career in telecommunications and cable television, Jack T. Pottle ’77 has exhibited the innovative and entrepreneurial acumen for which Colorado College alumni are well known. Most notably, Jack served as president/COO of Fanch Communications, a top-10 U.S. cable television company, and as CEO of FiberNet, LLC, a startup that grew to become one of the most successful competitive telephone companies within the mid-Atlantic region.

He presently serves as a managing director of Viridian Investment Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm focusing on the telecommunications sector, and serves on the boards of three Viridian portfolio companies — Central States Tower, Spyderlynk, and Boulder Imaging. He has also served on
the boards of Young Americans Bank, C-SPAN, and Escuela de Guadalupe, among others.

Jack and his family have sponsored development projects in Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, and Malawi.

Jack was a member of CC’s varsity cross country and track team and recently won his age group at the 2013 Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. His ongoing dedication to CC is equally impressive. Jack has consistently supported the college philanthropically, serving on the Board of Trustees, his class reunion committee, as a City Champion, and on the Denver
Business and Community Alliance.

In 2014, he was honored with the Lloyd E. Worner Award, which recognizes outstanding loyalty, service, and generosity to the college as evidenced by continuing concern and support for students and the quality of teaching and learning, as well as the general well-being and future excellence of the institution.

These attributes characterized many years of service and effective contributions of the late Lloyd E. Worner ’42, who served as a faculty member, dean, and ultimately president of Colorado College (1964-81).