Matt Carpenter


Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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Matt Carpenter is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary for El Pomar Foundation.  He joined El Pomar in 1999 as a participant in the Fellowship program and now oversees grant and program operations. He currently serves on the boards of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Superintendent's Leadership Endowment, U.S. Air Force Academy Foundation and Pikes Peak Regional Leadership Forum. He is also the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Philanthropy Southwest.

Matt is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a bachelor's degree in political science, and earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, with an emphasis on nonprofit management.

“Including my time at the Air Force Academy, I have been in Colorado for more than 25 years. I appreciate the outdoors and as a member of a soccer family, the variety of soccer fields and parks around the state of Colorado.”