The New York City Network

The Big Apple's shade is a bright crimson with nearly 6,000 DU constituents calling 100 miles of the city that never sleeps home. The New York City Network annually hosts several events throughout the year that are sure to engage you whether you are new to the city or a regular at Central Park. The New York City Network is eager to connect with you and is open to alumni, parents, current students, and friends of DU. Connect with your Network Leaders below or reach out to your staff liaison to learn how to get more connected. We can’t wait to hear from you! 


Featured Volunteer Leaders

Meet Kellie Mortimer

I have been living in NYC for 6 years (currently in Brooklyn) and work in marketing. I work for a small digital marketing agency, called Block & Tam, which specializes in Performance Marketing for many Luxury & Fashion clients. In my free time, I love to travel, do yoga, cook & explore New York City. I love being a part of the DU network in NYC & would be happy to connect!  

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Meet Jordon Parker

Hi alumni and friends! I am a graduate (AHSS '14)  of DU and am a former lawyer and now Vice President of Dispositions at Hilco Streambank, where I develop and implement strategies to assist my clients in the monetization of their intangible assets. I live in NYC, where I am highly involved in my local LGBT community, including organizations such as workOUT, StartOut, and the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York. In my free time, I enjoys skiing, cycling, golfing, and traveling with my partner and their dog, Jack. I would be happy to connect with any DU alum, current or future DU students, or friends of DU. 

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Meet Janet Alvarez

Hello DU! I am Janet Alvarez and I am a proud law alumna of DU. I have called the Big Apple home for a number of years. My favorite part of being a Network Leader is getting the opportunity to help alumni, parents, and students better connect to each other and back to the university. I look forward to connecting with you online or at one of our signature NY Network events in the near future. 

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Meet Jason Kreps

Hello NY Pios! I am a proud graduate of the MBA program in Daniels. I was the president of the Graduate Business Student Association in Daniels where I served as the connection point to students and the college's administration. I currently work in Corporate Development and Special Projects for Norvic Shipping Group in NYC and have served in several investment banking roles during my career. I am an avid DU Hockey fan and am always up for catching a game and a beer with fellow Pioneers. I look forward to connecting with you!

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Meet Tatum van Willingh

Hi NY and DU Network! I am a graduate of DU getting my BSBA from DCB in Business Information and Analytics with minors in Chinese and Leadership. I was very involved with the Undergraduate Business Student Association, Women in Business, Delta Sigma Pi, and Peer2Peer. I am currently a Data Analyst for Lexington Partners in New York and also worked as an Associate for Goldman Sachs. I am excited to connect with any new graduates that are planning to move to NYC and am always up for a cup of coffee. See you around the Big Apple!

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Meet Natalie Hereford

Hello DU alumni and friends! I received my BSBA from DU and completed a fellowship for the university as a Market Activator after graduating. I helped increase DU's social media presence helping better connect the alumni and friends of the university. After my fellowship year, I began to work for Circana and have since relocated to the NYC area. I serve as a Client Service Analyst and am enjoying getting to know the NYC area more. I would be delighted to catch coffee or a happy hour to talk all things DU and NY!

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Meet Prachi Gupta

Hi NY Network! My name is Prachi and I am a proud graduate of DU with a BS in Mathematics. I recently relocated to NY and currently work as a Credit and Fraud Risk Analyst for American Express. I was very involved at DU as a student including South Asian Student Association, Delta Sigma Pi, Finance Club, and Discoveries Leader. I look forward to my continued involvement serving as a Network Leader for DU in the NYC area and look forward to meeting you at a future NY Network event. 

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Annual Events

DU Day at the Ballpark-New York Yankees

Sunday Aug 25, Meetup at 11:30AM. First Pitch at 1:35PM

It’s time for the annual summer tradition of DU Day at the Ballpark! We are excited to host this year's gathering at Yankee Stadium. Come join your fellow alumni, parents, incoming and returning students, and friends for an afternoon of food, fun and reconnecting as the NY Yankees take on the Colorado Rockies.

Your ticket gets you DU discounted admission for this game and DU swag. We are excited to use this opportunity to showcase the tremendous New York Network for the University of Denverallowing this community to better connect.

Details for meet up and registration here:

Check out some of our annual events below!

  • DU NYC Pride Celebration
    • Annual celebration of DU's Pride community in NYC, all are welcome.
    • DU Night Out with the Mets
      • Annual family tradition with pregame networking and connecting reception. 
    • Hockey Watch Parties, NYC Style
      • Join with DU fans at a watch party for the DU Hockey Team.
    • Holiday Party
      • Annual tradition of connecting and networking with the DU community during the holiday season.
    View all events here
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    Staff Leader

    Meet Brent Thompson

    Director of Regional Engagement

    Brent helps guide strategy and execute engagement efforts of all alumni, families, parents and friends across the country and in select international networks as well as develops a programmatic portfolio for the regions in collaboration with Denver-based advancement team. Brent's goal is to create a culture of lifelong engagement and volunteerism among constituents in the regional markets and networks that builds our pipeline for campaign philanthropy and long-term engagement for the University's Global Network. 

    Brent has served in a number of different roles throughout his 15-year career in higher education for the University of Oklahoma, University of Texas system and now with the University of Denver. He is also adjunct faculty for the Executive Education in Daniels. Brent has worked in several different capacities including employer relations, career development, accreditation, and alumni engagement. Brent is a proud University of Denver and University of Oklahoma graduate and his entire wardrobe is crimson!

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    Meet Craig Baldwin

    Craig joined DU in 2022 as the Regional Director of Development for the East Coast. Originally from Maryland, he works with DU community members throughout the eastern third of the country. Craig looks forward to engaging with DU alumni, parent, and friends of DU and learning more from their experiences.

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