Counties: Boulder, Larimer, Weld
Cities: Boulder, Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley
Judy Bell was President of the United States Golf Association (USGA) in 1996 and 1997. She was the first woman to hold that position and one of only two in USGA history. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Judy played her first Broadmoor Invitational Tournament at age 11 and won that competition in 1957, 1958 and 1960. She competed in 38 U.S. Golf Association events and joined the USGA Executive Committee in 1987. Judy has been inducted into the Colorado Golf and the Colorado Sports Halls of Fame. She served as a director of Bank One from 1982 to 1995 and operated Bell’s Deli as well as several other retail businesses in Colorado Springs. Judy has served as a Trustee of El Pomar Foundation since 1996.
Trustee, El Pomar Foundation
Nechie Hall founded Vladimir Jones, Colorado’s third largest woman-owned business and one of the state’s oldest and largest strategic marketing, advertising and public relations firms. Nechie has served as the company’s President, Chief Executive Officer, and is currently Chairman of the Board. Nechie was the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 2014. She was recognized as the Chamber Business Citizen of the Year and in 2014 was named the Business Leader for the Arts recipient by COPPeR, (Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region). She has served on numerous boards including with the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation, Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center Board for Bioethics and Humanities. Additionally, she served in numerous leadership roles on committees to enhance and build the presence of the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado. Nechie currently serves on the Myron Stratton Foundation Board of Trustees, and is a Board Member of the City of Colorado Springs Homeless Initiative. Nechie has served as a Trustee of El Pomar Foundation since 2015.
Trustee, El Pomar Foundation
Cecil Gutierrez was re-elected Mayor of Loveland in 2011. A graduate of Western State College, Cecil also received a master’s degree at Colorado State University. During 29 years as an educator, Cecil served as President of the Thompson Education Association, President of The Northeast UniServ Unit of the Colorado Education Association, and Chair of the Instrumental Affairs Council of the Colorado Music Educators Association. Cecil served nearly 29 years in the Army on Active Duty, the Reserves and National Guard.
Former Mayor, City of Loveland
Kathay Rennels is Special Advisor to the Chancellor for Rural-Urban Initiatives at the Colorado State University System. As a former county commissioner and state board representative, she has significant experience fostering public and private partnerships in regional and workforce development. Kathay is currently a member of the Northern Colorado Economic Development Council; she also works closely with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade on the Governors’ Blueprint and is the co-lead for the Food and Agriculture Industry Concentration
Special Advisor to the Chancellor for Rural-Urban Initiatives, Colorado State University System
Laurie Stolen is currently the Behavioral Health Services Director for Larimer County. She has been with Larimer County for over 21 years. She has been a returning guest lecturer at CSU, a member of several non-profit boards, published in professional journals and trained in organizational development. From 2010-2018, she was the Director of the Alternative Sentencing Department with Larimer County Criminal Justice Services. She also worked for the Larimer County Sheriff’s office, Jail Division for 12 years prior to that. Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and her master’s degree from University of Northern Colorado. She has been extensively involved in contract administration, program development and re-entry initiatives and is an advocate for improving behavioral health across the region. In her free time, Laurie enjoys time with her family, playing golf and traveling.
Behavioral Health Services Director, Larimer County
Bob Tointon is the Chair of the Downtown Development Authority in Greeley. He also sits on the advisory board for the Tointon Institute for Educational Change and is a Trustee for the Longs Peak Council of the Boy Scouts. Bob has been involved in the construction business his entire career. Prior to forming Phelps-Tointon, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hensel Phelps Construction.
Bob has also served as a pilot in the United States Air Force after graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in engineering.
President, Phelps-Tointon, Inc.
Jeannine Truswell has over 30 years’ experience in non-profit management. She has been the President & CEO of United Way of Weld County since 1986. Prior to this, Ms. Truswell was the Executive Director for Weld County Partners and owned and operated a private child care business for children 3 to 12 years old. She has a bachelor’s degree in both elementary education and special education. She has hundreds of hours of course work and training in business and non-profit management. Ms. Truswell leads a successful $4 million non-profit organization employing over 30 people. She’s responsible for overall supervision including resource development, resource investment, financial management, volunteer management, marketing and communications, program development and community building.
Ms. Truswell is an active volunteer and has served on several local, regional and statewide community boards and committees.
President and CEO, United Way of Weld County
Dave Young serves as the Colorado State Treasurer. He previously represented House District 50 in Greeley, Evans and Garden City, and was a member of the Colorado General Assembly Joint Budget Committee. Prior to being elected to the Colorado Legislature, Dave was a senior instructor for the information and learning technologies program at the University of Colorado Denver, and taught math and technology in the Greeley Weld 6 School District before that.
A lifelong Coloradan, Dave earned his master’s degree in information and learning technologies from the University of Colorado Denver in 2000 and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Colorado State University in 1975.
Colorado State Treasurer
Senior Staff, North Regional Council
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Director of Communications, El Pomar Foundation
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Program Associate, El Pomar Foundation
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Program Associate, El Pomar Foundation