Southeastern Colorado Leadership and Board


Thomas Gonzalez
Executive Director

Board of Directors

  • Board Chair: Christopher Telli, Partner, BKD, LLP
  • Immediate Past Board Chair: Michael Gaultney, Senior Sales Executive, Kaiser Permanente, Large Group-Southern Colorado
  • Fundraising Chair: Brandon Dastrup, Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Volunteer Services Chair: Kimberli Jeter, Chief Learning & Partnerships Officer, PYXERA Global
  • Community Outreach Chair: Ryan Klein, Attorney, Sherman & Howard
  • Community Ambassador Pueblo: Burnie Zercher, CEO, Industrial Constructors/Managers, Inc.
  • Rick Adams, Chief of Paralympic Sport and NGB Organizational Development, United States Olympic Committee
  • Andrea Baldrica, Vice President, HUB International
  • Christopher Burke, Vice President Colorado Utilities, Black Hills Energy
  • Andy Cain, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and Chancellor Emeritus, Colorado Technical University
  • Robert Carr, Regional Vice President, Weidner Apartment Homes
  • Patricia Chappell, U.S. Air Force Colonel (ret.) & Clinical Services DOD Lead Agent, TRICARE Reg. 8 Fort Carson Director, Retired
  • Michael Cimino, Vice President, Phil Long Dealerships
  • Steve Dant, President & CEO, FOX21/The CW 57
  • Kent Fortune, Vice President – General Manager, USAA Colorado Springs
  • Chad Graves, Chief Executive Officer, Ent Credit Union
  • Peggy Griebenow, Principal, Palmer Lake Elementary School
  • Rick Kreminski, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Colorado State University – Pueblo
  • Ben Lutze, Vice President and General Manager, EVRAZ
  • Danny Mientka, The Equity Group
  • Steve Nafziger, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Parkview Medical Center
  • Steve Recca, Program Advisor, Pacific Disaster Center
  • Sperry Redd, Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual
  • Chris Sohn, Executive Assistant to the Chairman & CEO, El Pomar Foundation
  • Emily White, Promotions Manager, The Pueblo Chieftain
  • Geoffrey Wright, President – Colorado Springs, First Bank