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Board of Directors

  Joseph Fortna, Chairman

Joe is an Assistant Vice President in the FirstBank Marketing Department, where he has worked since 2006. He works directly with the bank's advertising and public relations firms and leads the bank's social media efforts. Prior to working for FirstBank, Joe was an Associate Pastor in Denver for five years. He received a Bachelors' degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Master's of Divinity from Denver Seminary. Since 1994, he has been an Adjunct Professor for Denver Seminary teaching online church history. Joe has been married since 1999 and has three daughters.
  Don Manuell, Vice Chairman

Don retired in 2011 from a career in the information technology industry spanning 40 years.  He worked for StorageTek for 23 years and left in 2001.  At StorageTek, Don had numerous executive management positions including responsibility for the disk storage line of business and the position of Chief Information Officer.  From 2001 to 2011, Don was the Chief Information Officer for Hunter Douglas, Inc., the world market leader in window coverings.

Don continues to be involved in the information technology industry by providing advisory services to the Board of an offshore technology company.  He has a B.A. degree from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.  His hobbies include fly fishing, traveling and paleontology.  Don attends Eastern Hills Community Church.


Scott Harris, Treasurer

Scott is Vice President and Controller of Pulte Mortgage LLC, the captive finance subsidiary of Pulte Homes, a national home builder  focused on a range of home buyers from first-time buyers to active adult. Prior to joining Pulte 9 years ago, Scott held similar positions with other companies in the mortgage industry, telecommunications industry, and a nonprofit cancer research center.  Upon graduating from the University of Denver, Scott spent 11 years in public accounting with an international accounting firm. Scott and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their 4 adult children and 2 grandchildren. In his spare time, Scott enjoys golf, running, and various home improvement projects.

  Sherri Heronema, Secretary

Sherri worked in the financial services industry close to 30 years through her efforts with US Bank and Guaranty Bank. She served in a variety of operational and management roles. In 2009 she decided to transition careers and to pursue her life-long desire to work in the real estate business. That year Sherri joined Keller Williams Advantage as a Broker Associate. Her goal is to build a real estate business that will give her the time and resources to contribute more significantly to the non-profit organizations she supports. 

Brad Cowdrey

Brad Cowdrey is founder and managing partner of Clear Peak Holdings, LLC, a Denver and San Francisco-based business intelligence (BI) enterprise that helps Global 5000 and Fortune 1000 companies transform big data into profits. Clear Peak is specialized in BI system integration, management consulting, and predictive modeling. Brad draws from over 20 years of strategic consulting with c-level executives to lead a team that solves complex marketing, finance, operations, and technology challenges with data-driven solutions and insights. 

Brad and his wife Chanda are Colorado natives with three daughters and one son. Chanda and Brad met at the University of Northern Colorado where they both graduated from the Monfort College of Business. 

  Joe Coffey

Joe is the Utility Sales Manager for Renewable Energy and Transmission at General Cable, North America’s largest manufacturer of wire and cable.  He graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and from Xavier University with an MBA.  Joe and his wife Kate are members of Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoy spending Sundays in the city with their three young children.  Joe enjoys cycling and he races road, mountain, and cyclocross events from the spring to early winter.  When not racing bikes Joe enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family.   

  Tom Webb

Tom Webb is a Managing Partner with Bearings Branding, a national branding consultancy with offices in Denver and Seattle. Prior to co-founding Bearings in 2009, Tom was creative principle at Monigle Associates for 30 years. He has created and directed multi-faceted brand engagements including brand strategy, communications audits, naming, identity design, comprehensive visual expression, and total implementation for over 400 clients.

Jeff Long

Jeff is Chairman of the Board and principal shareholder of LONG Building Technologies. LONG represents companies that manufacture high quality and energy efficient HVAC products and has 300 employees with offices throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Wyoming.

  Ted Snailum

Ted is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in Colorado. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Colorado State Board of Accountancy and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

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