Pikes Peak Region

Counties:  El Paso, Teller

Cities:  Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Manitou Springs, Monument, Woodland Park, Victor 

The Pikes Peak Council has developed a unique funding strategy for the Council to maintain its focus on veteran’s homelessness while remaining adaptable to support other needs seen in the region. Focused on veteran’s homelessness, the Council funded a pilot program with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center that aims to provide at-risk veterans with wraparound services including: focused case management, financial coaching, housing support and behavioral health counseling. Through the adaptable funding strategy created the Council saw a need for programs that support at-risk youth. In 2019, the Council funded Mentor2.0, a program of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Colorado, as well as the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative at UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College.

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Meet Our Regional Council Members

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.

Judy Bell

Trustee, El Pomar Foundation

Colonel (Ret) Gail Benjamin Colvin is the Director of Staff of the United States Air Force Academy. Her 30 year military career is marked by diversified leadership experience in a wide variety of disciplines including joint military doctrine, research and development, and weapon systems acquisition. She has commanded the fifth Mission Support Squadron, the fifth Services Squadron and the 49th Mission Support Group. Colonel Colvin has held a variety of positions at the Joint Staff Headquarters United States Air Force and major command levels. She served as the Chief of Joint Doctrine for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, she headed the U.S. delegation to the NATO subcommittee on Allied Joint doctrine and chaired the NATO Joint Warfighting Interoperability subcommittee. In her terminal assignment, she served as USAFA’s Vice Commandant for culture and climate.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Gail graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy as a member of the first coed class in 1980. She earned a master's of business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from Air War College and is a certified level 3 acquisition professional.

Colonel Gail Colvin (Ret.)

Trustee, El Pomar Foundation

Dr. Lance Bolton is the seventh President of Pikes Peak Community College. Before working in higher education, Lance gained extensive professional experience in technical support and sales as well as research and development as a Global Director on Research and Development for DuPont Qualicon. Lance was President of Northeastern Junior College from 2006-2011. Lance served on the Governor’s Green Jobs Council and the Colorado Children’s Campaign. He has been a board member for nonprofit organizations including the Economic Development Corporation, Chamber of Commerce, Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado and Center for Social Impact.

Lance earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting, and master’s and doctorate degrees in food science and technology from the University of Georgia.

Lance F. Bolton, Ph.D.

President, Pikes Peak Community College

Jordan Bridwell is Director of Innovation at Compassion International where she helps create breakthroughs in quantity, quality, and speed of mission advancement to release children from poverty in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Originally from Abilene, Texas, Jordan began her career as a special education teacher, then fell in love with the west while participating in El Pomar’s fellowship program. Before joining Compassion, Jordan worked as Development Director at Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity. Jordan received her bachelor's in sociology from Southern Methodist University and a master's of business administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Jordan Bridwell

Director of Innovation, Compassion International

Jeff Crank is a Regional Director at Americans for Prosperity, a grassroots free-market, free-enterprise organization. Jeff also hosts The Jeff Crank Show, a conservative talk radio show on Colorado’s 740 KVOR. Further, Jeff owns a real estate investment company in Colorado. He has previously served as the President of Aegis Strategic, a political consulting company, and as the Colorado State Director and Chief Operating Officer of Americans for Prosperity. He was a candidate for U.S. Congress in the 5th Congressional District Republican Primary in 2008 and 2006. Jeff has served as Vice President, Government Sales for XAware Corporation, a data integration company and previously served as the Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. Jeff served on the Washington staff of U.S. Congressman Joel Hefley from 1991-1998 where he focused on military issues and served as the administrative director. He helped author several pieces of legislation including the Military Family Housing Privatization Act and legislation to stop the transfer of U.S. missile technology to China.

Jeff Crank

Regional Director, Americans for Prosperity

State Senator Bob Gardner was elected in 2016 to serve Senate District 12. In the Colorado State Senate, Senator Gardner served as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2017-18 and is currently the Ranking Minority Member on that committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Committee on Legal Services and served on the Senate Education and Local Government Committees during the 2017-18 term of the General Assembly. Senator Gardner previously served four terms in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2007-2014. As a House member, Senator Gardner chaired the House Judiciary Committee and served on the Local Government and Appropriations committees.
Senator Gardner is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and received his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1981, later earning his Masters of Law from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Senator Gardner retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1998 completing 22 years of active duty and reserve service. Senator Gardner has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years and continues to practice law in Colorado Springs.

The Honorable Bob Gardner

Colorado State Senator, District 12

Dave Ogrean served as the Executive Director of USA Hockey from 1993 to 1999, and again from 2005 until he retired in 2017. He continues to serve as adviser to the president. Dave twice served on the senior staff of the U.S. Olympic Committee, as Director of Broadcasting and Chief Marketing Officer. From 1980 to 1988, he worked at ESPN in corporate communications and program acquisition. He had two chapters of his career in the sport of football: at the College Football Association as Assistant Executive Director for Television, and as the founding Executive Director of USA Football. Locally, he was Chairman of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation in the mid-90s and its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 through 2002. As a volunteer, he serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Broadmoor World Arena and is the Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Museum.

Dave Ogrean

Chairman, U.S. Olympic Museum

Norm Steen serves as a County Commissioner for Teller County CO, first elected in 2012. Prior to that, he was president of a transportation services company serving a 5-State region, moving business headquarters from Kansas to Woodland Park CO in 1998. Among his significant work as a County Commissioner, he was the former Chair of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, former state Co-Chair of the Works Allocation Committee with oversight of distribution of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds; chair of the transportation and telecommunications legislative steering committee at Colorado Counties Inc.; and Pikes Peak area representative to CDOT Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee. He also serves on national advisory committees for transportation and veterans affairs. After serving 32 years with the United States Army on active duty and with the Army National Guard, Norm retired in 2010 at the rank of brigadier general.

Norm holds a Bachelor of Science in economics, a Master of Public Administration, and a Master of Strategic Studies.

Norm Steen

District Director for Congressman Lamborn

Ann Winslow, co-owner of Winslow BMW with her husband, Phil Winslow, is a longtime resident and business leader in Colorado Springs. Originally moving to the Pikes Peak region to be a teacher, Ann later joined the business community as Executive Director of the Colorado Springs Automobile Dealers Association from 1992-2013. In addition, she led the Colorado Springs Executives Association from 1995-2008. Ann has made notable contributions to the community, including service on the Boards of Directors of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs, and others. She participated in El Pomar Foundation’s Award for Excellence Nomination Committee, was named a Colorado Springs Business Journal Woman of Influence in 2016, and received the UCCS Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award in 2020. Ann holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Texas at Austin.

Ann Winslow

Owner, Winslow BMW

Senior Staff, Pikes Peak Regional Council

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Zuleika Johnson

Vice President of Opportunity and Outreach

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Danielle Hendrix

Program Director, El Pomar Foundation

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Dylan Craddock

Program Associate, El Pomar Foundation