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food company executive

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).


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


Owner, operator, Mapelli Farms and Ranches, Eaton, Colorado, 1960-1990;Chairman of the Board, senior vice president, Monfort of Colorado, Inc., Greeley, 1971-1989;president energy division, Monfort of Colorado, Inc., Greeley, 1983-1990;also board directors, Monfort of Colorado, Inc., Greeleysenior vice president, ConAgra Red Meat Companies, Greeley, 1990-1995. Board directors Norwest Banks Colorado, Norwest Bank Greeley. Board directors, exec.com., 2d vice president National Western Stock Show.

Member Colorado Agricultural Advisory Committee, 1966-1973.


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.

Herman M. Mapelli

Della (Borelli) Mapelli

Neoma Robinson

Terralyn Mapelli DeMoney Mapelli

Geraldine Mapelli Gustafson Mapelli