Mr. Ahern is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of CIC Bancshares, a bank holding company with over $475 million in total assets. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for Centennial Bank, a commercial bank with nine full service banking locations in Colorado. He has over 25 years of executive experience in banking, investment management, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity.
Mr. Ahern has previously served on the boards of community organizations including; board member and chairman of the investment committee for the University of Northern Colorado Foundation, chairman of the Dean’s Leadership Council of the Monfort College of Business, trustee and investment committee chairman for the Griffith Centers for Children, and a member of the investment committee of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award Foundation.
I addition to his service on the UNC Board of Trustees, he currently serves on the Ace Scholarships Board of Advisors, the investment committee for Girl’s Inc., is a board member of the Colorado Business and Insurance Education Foundation, and is a member of the EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest In Children) CEO Roundtable. Mr. Ahern is also a member of the World Presidents Organization.
A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Ahern received an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Connecticut in 1991 and a BS in Business Administration (Finance and Insurance) from the University of Northern Colorado in 1985. Mr. Ahern is a Colorado native and has been married to his wife, Annie, for 27 years and has two adult children.