Fabby Hillyard served as the Director of Arts Culture and Film and Theatres and Arenas for the City of Denver overseeing the expansion of the Colorado Convention Center, the renovation of the Quigg Newton Auditorium Theatre and the first major upgrade to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in over 50 years. She has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Hillyard has worked on numerous Denver events with a National and International focus, including: The Summit of the Eight; World Youth Day; and the Inaugural Biennial of the Americas. She also serves on the Boards of LoDo District, (Chair), The Colorado Humanities Board; and the Colorado Historic Foundation. She has consulted for various municipalities including Downtown Castle Rock and the Town of Breckenridge.
A fifth generation Colorado native raised on a working cattle ranch in Douglas County, Ms. Hillyard has a unique understanding of the rural and urban landscapes of Colorado.