Chief Operating Officer and Trustee, El Pomar Foundation
Dave Palenchar is the Chief Operating Officer at El Pomar Foundation and is president and CEO of the Colorado Springs World Arena and the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. He serves as chairman of the board for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, president of the Air Force Academy Foundation, and is on the boards of Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, Junior Achievement USA, and Central City Opera. Dave was named 2007 Business Citizen of the Year by the then Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Dave is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a Master's Degree in National Security Affairs and Asian Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monteray, California. In addition to various assignments as a pilot, he served as a political science and international relations faculty member at the Academy.
Dave serves as El Pomar's lead trustee in the Northwest and High Country regions.