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Ed Scholz

Vice President of Finance and Operations 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Ed Scholz is Vice President of Finance and Operations for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and is responsible for all traditional administrative functions as well as guest, volunteer, and retail food operations.   He previously served for over a decade in various financial roles for the City and County of Denver, including as the Budget Director, Deputy CFO, and CFO.  As Budget Director, he oversaw a $2 billion citywide budget focused on long-term fiscal and capital improvement planning and performance management. 

His studies of music and finance led him to an MBA in non-profit management from Binghamton University in NY and a career that began in development for Public Broadcasting. He has taught local and national courses on performance management and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.  He currently is on the Board of the GLBT Center of Colorado and a member of the Audit Committee for the City and County of Denver.