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Roland Lawrence Mapelli

Roland Lawrence Mapelli, American food company executive. Recipient Knute Rockne award, 1961, Water for Colorado Conservation award, 1985, Man of Year award Colorado Meat Dealers Association, 1975; named Distinguished Citizen of 1994, Long Peak council Boy Scouts American, Colorado Business Leader of Year, 1990.


  • Mapelli, Roland Lawrence was born on June 10, 1922 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Herman M. and Della (Borelli).

  • Education

    • Student, Regis College, 1961. Doctorate (honorary), Regis University, 1994.


    • Owner, operator Mapelli Farms and Ranches, Eaton, Colorado, 1960-1990. Chairman board, senior vice president Monfort of Colorado, Inc., Greeley, 1971-1989, president energy division, 1983-1990, also board directors. Senior vice president ConAgra Red Meat Companies, 1990-1995.

      Board directors Norwest Banks Colorado, Norwest Bank Greeley. Board directors, executive committee, Second vice president National Western Stock Show. Member Colorado Agricultural Advisory Committee, 1966-1973.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chairman Denver Off-Street Parking Commission, 1960-1972. Member Denver City Council, 1955-1959, Colorado House of Representatives, 1961-1962, Colorado State Senate, 1962-1966. Member advisory board Fort Logan Mental Health Center, 1961-1964, St. Anthony's Hospital, 1960-1965.

    Board directors N. Denver Civic Association, 1955-1965, Better Business Bureau, 1966-1969. Member board Ambassadors Loretto Heights College, 1960-1965. Board directors, executive committee National Western Stock Show, 1966-1995.

    Director land council Colorado State University, 1984-1995. Member Colorado Business HIgher Education Consortium. Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

    With United States Air Force Reserve, 1946-1955. Member National Cattlemens Association, Mountain/Plains Meat Association (founder, president 1968-1969), Colorado Cattle Feeders Association, Cherry Hills Country Club, Greeley Country Club, Thunderbird Country Club, Denver Athletic Club, Rotary.


    • Married Neoma Robinson, April 1942. Children: Terralyn Mapelli DeMoney, Geraldine Mapelli Gustafson.
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    Born June 10, 1922
    Died January 19, 1995
    (aged 72)
    • 1961
      Regis College
    • 1994
      Regis University
    • 1960 - 1990
      Eaton, Colorado, United States
    • 1971 - 1989
      chairman, vice president Monfort of Colorado
      Greeley, Colorado, United States
    • 1971 - 1989
      senior, vice president Monfort of Colorado
      Greeley, Colorado, United States
    • 1990 - 1995
      senior, vice president ConAgra Red Meat Companies