Board of Directors
Lloyd M. Lewis
President & CEO arc Thrift Stores
Lloyd Lewis is in his 15th year as CEO at Arc Thrift Stores, and has funded over $100 million to 15 Arc chapters across Colorado to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) find jobs, housing, medical services, and services in schools. This is a $75 million increase to the $25 million funded for this purpose over the preceding 15 years prior to his tenure. This funding will be increased to $150 million to $200 million over the next 15 years. Additionally, Arc Thrift is one of the largest employers of people with I/DD in the state of Colorado. Through Lloyd’s leadership 350 employees with I/DD have been hired, up from 10 employees when he joined as CEO, he has created social, educational and business programs for these employees. Currently, Arc has over 1,400 employees.
During Lloyd’s tenure, Arc has collected over 3 million pounds of food for meals on wheels, repurposed over a billion pounds of donations, funded over $40 million to over 1,000 charities through their vehicle donation program (Arc is a large funder of Colorado Public radio as an example), distributed over $5 million in vouchers to people in need, and recently announced a relief initiative in light of COVID-19 to help Coloradoans in need. Further, a University of Denver study identified an over $2.5 billion impact on Colorado during Lloyd’s tenure.
Prior to Arc, Lloyd was a CFO for a high tech company ultimately sold to Micron, earned an MBA in Finance at the University of Chicago, and joined Arc given the birth of his son Kennedy who has Down syndrome. Lloyd has also chaired many nonprofit disability boards and recently received a gubernatorial appointment to a disability funding committee where he was elected Chair. Lloyd has also received a Civil Rights Award from the Newsed Organization, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Vistage Colorado, and is also a finalist for CEO of the year for Colorado Biz Magazine. Lloyd also chairs an affordable housing board for people with disabilities, the Atlantis Foundation, and just completed phase 1 of a two phase campus, 60 apartment units with over $20 million of state and tax credit financing. Phase 2, 80 units, will break ground later this year or early next.