The Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, is privileged to have counted Walter F. Imhoff as a dear friend, and Lifetime Trustee and leader of Scouting in the Denver Area Council.
Walter F. Imhoff served on the Denver Area Council’s Board of Trustees for 19 years and was elected as a Lifetime Trustee in 2013. During that time he was Vice President of Program for 14 years. In 1993 Walt was awarded the Silver Beaver award from the Denver Area Council – the highest award the council can bestow on a volunteer Scouter. For the past five years, Walt was a member of the Council’s Executive Board. In addition Walt served as a member of our education committee who was tasked in helping the council build relationships with our schools and hosted our annual superintendents luncheon for several years.
Mr. Imhoff, started his business career in 1955 with Coughlin and Company serving as Vice President after graduating from Regis University with a degree in Business Administration. Mr. Imhoff was active in a number of business and professional organizations; in addition to completing a term on the Board of Trustees of the Public Securities association and he served on the Board of Directors for the National Securities Industry Association. He also served on the regional firms advisory board of the New York Stock Exchange.
Being a man of service, he was appointed by former governor Roy Romer to the Colorado Economic Development Advisory Board. He served on the Denver Regional Counsel of governments transportation task force, the E-470 study and the Denver Public Schools Excellence in Education Committee.
He was appointed by Governor Romer to the Colorado Commission on early childhood care and education. He is the recipient of the Bill Daniels award for his work with youth and was awarded the entrepreneur of the year award by Ernst & Young, the Denver Business Journal, and Inc magazine.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of Regis University and served as chairman of their governing board of trustees for 6 years and was elected a Lifetime Trustee in 1998. In 2008, Mr. Imhoff received the Daniel Ritchie Ethics in Business Award from the ethics and business alliance. In 2011, Mr. Imhoff was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.
The Board of Trustees and the Executive Board of the Denver Area Council do hereby express their sorrow at the recent loss of Walter F. Imhoff and extend their appreciation for the legacy of civic leadership he embodied.