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Board of Directors

Meet Our Board of Directors

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Alison Peters

Alison Peters

Alison Peters is the CEO of Entrellis, LLC, where she provides a human-centered design approach to

help organizations increase the value they deliver to clients. She works with business, government, and

nonprofit organizations. Her work includes strategic planning, program design, customer research,

streamlining business processes, developing client tracking systems, leading team-based project

planning, and facilitating workshops on human-centered design and lean systems.

She has also served as Managing Director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at CU-Boulder,

where she managed Center operations, strategic planning and implementation. She developed and

managed several new projects, including sustainable entrepreneurship programs, a campus-wide

transportation research project and a student entrepreneurship incubator.

She has provided consulting services to clients on challenges ranging from environmental strategies to

microenterprise development. Ms. Peters has also served as the Environmental Affairs Director for the

City of Boulder, a personal and professional coach, and a congressional legislative assistant.  She has

a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. in economics from Stanford.

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André Bollaert

André Bollaert

André has over fourteen years of nonprofit leadership experience, including extensive work in organizational development, fundraising, program development and evaluation, and effective collaborative initiatives. André currently serves as the executive director at The Acorn School for Early Childhood Education and the Wilderness Early Learning Center in Boulder. Bollaert previously served in executive roles at Cal-Wood Education Center, the Libuse Kriz-Fiorito Historical Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, and worked as an independent nonprofit fundraising and organizational development consultant. He is a graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, and received a B.A. in Political Science from CU-Boulder.

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Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Andrew is currently the CIO for Boulder Valley School District where he leads a team that provides IT and Ed Tech services for 4200 employees and 30,000 students.  Prior to joining the Boulder Valley School District, Andrew spent 26 years in the private sector most recently at Sun Microsystems in an executive leadership role managing an international team of IT professionals.  His public sector experience was developed during three terms as Mayor of the Town of Erie, a 20,000 person suburb of Boulder where he championed Erie’s award winning trail and recreation system.  He was term limited in 2010 after three terms.   Andrew lives in Erie with his wife, two children and a chocolate lab.   He holds degrees in computer science and sociology, is a certified Six Sigma professional, a graduate of the Rocky Mountain Executive Leadership program at CU Denver, and a “50 for Colorado” alum at CU Boulder.  In his free time he enjoys time with his family, home improvement projects, playing racquetball, biking, and hiking both locally and on the 14’ers.

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Ben Apple

Ben Apple

Ben is the Principal of Environmental Commodities Corporation, a company he founded to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of large polluters in North America. Carbon credits generated by their technology are used by companies that are regulated under cap and trade programs. Ben holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He started his career as an engineer in the Air Force and served as a United Nations Peacekeeper before entering the private sector to pursue his passion for environmental conservation. Ben worked in the venture capital sector in Europe as the Kyoto Protocol was being implemented, and subsequently returned to the U.S. to focus on greenhouse gas emissions. Ben lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two children. When he’s not enjoying the mountains with his family or riding his bike, he enjoys restoring his 100-year old house.

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Chris O’Neill

Chris O’Neill

Chris began his career in the financial services industry in 2002. Before joining Juniper Wealth Advisors, Chris advised affluent individuals and families at JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, and Piper Jaffray both in Colorado and California. A graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in Environmental Studies, Chris advises many of his clients utilizing socially responsible strategies, many of which focus on corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship. Residing in Louisville, CO, Chris enjoys spending time with his two children, cooking, and snowboarding.

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David Miller

David Miller

David is an attorney with over 15 years of broad-based experience advising clients on a wide range of legal issues including general business law, structuring and negotiating commercial agreements, intellectual property protection and licensing, counseling on compliance, and managing disputes. Prior to founding his own firm, David served as in-house counsel to the largest IT company in the world, spent several years at two large international law firms based in Washington, D.C., and served as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. David graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law, lives in Boulder with his wife and two children and enjoys trail running, fly fishing, and skiing.

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Gia MedeirosVice President

Gia Medeiros, Vice President

Gia Medeiros is founder and chief strategic officer of 520 Collective, a national network of creative brand and business development experts (including strategists, researchers, creatives, leadership/organizational development coaches, and consultants from many fields). Her work has taken her on journeys around the world and into homes and offices around the country for major for-profit companies like Coca-Cola, Philips Electronics, Walgreens, and OfficeMax. Gia was deeply involved in the development of the “Thrive” campaign for Kaiser Permanente—as a researcher, strategist, and innovations expert. There she saw the full power of linking brand and business efforts to inspire organizational transformation. She has spent the last three years working with the CRC to bring the message of sustainability home and was part of the development of the “Resource” rebranding “Reimagine” campaign. Gia lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two children (Ella, 9, and Carmen, 6) and when she’s not traveling the country she loves to hike, ski, practice yoga, and listen to bluegrass at Boulder’s famous farmer’s market.

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Jeff HopfenbeckUniversity of Colorado Leed's Board Fellow

Jeff Hopfenbeck, University of Colorado Leed's Board Fellow

Jeffrey.Hopfenbeck@colorado.edu

Jeff Hopfenbeck is CRC’s Leeds Board Fellow for 2015. He received his bachelor’s degree from Whitman College in Politics, and expects to receive his MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May 2016. Prior to business school, Jeff worked for the Telluride Foundation where he directed the Foundation’s rural community development initiatives in Southwest Colorado, assisted with the implementation of the Telluride Venture Accelerator, and was involved with the initial development of the Colorado Impact Fund. Previously, he was a fellow at El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs where he directed the Foundation’s communications efforts, directed regional grantmaking in Southwest Colorado, and served as a community partnerships fellow in Governor Hickenlooper’s office during the devastating 2012 wildfires.

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Katrina Hahn

Katrina Hahn

Katrina has had a 15+ year career in the consumer product goods space leading sales and marketing.  Currently she is the CCO (Chief Customer Officer) for Outward Hound, a Riverside Portfolio Company where their mission is improving lives of pet parents with meaningful innovations.  During her career, she has worked for the Campbell Soup Company and Clorox before launching into the natural/sustainable space with Mrs. Meyer’s.  She is an avid traveler and has spent time in over 25 countries.  Katrina also helped to launch a NorCal chapter of NEW (Network of Executive Women) and is currently launching a Denver chapter. Katrina lives in Louisville, CO with her husband and two children.  When she is not growing brands and companies, she enjoys spending her time hiking, biking, skiing and just being outside.

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Linda Olsson

Linda Olsson

Linda brings over 30 years of experience in the energy industry and as a management consultant working with Fortune 500 firms. She currently manages projects transforming properties and products through reclaiming, re-inventing, and revitalization with O Ventures, a company she founded in 2011. In the energy industry she has designed and evaluated energy efficiency programs for electric utilities and nonprofit organizations, and launched the Clean Technology and Renewable Energy program for the Boulder Innovation Center (now Innovation Center of the Rockies). As a management consultant for over 12 years, she helped global companies develop new strategies, improve processes and performance, identify sustainable business practices, and transform into more effective organizations. She holds a MS in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from Arizona State University and lives in Boulder.

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Mike S. Ashford

Mike S. Ashford

Mike is a financial analyst and business development professional supporting service delivery and revenue growth in energy and infrastructure for small and large companies alike. He has particular expertise in project finance and project development in the clean energy, sustainable water, and greenhouse gas accounting sectors. Mike has held fiduciary responsibilities for state-regulated funds of over $5 million, as well as a $4 million commodity-based loan leveraging the finances of a publicly traded company. He has led feasibility studies, financial analysis, and negotiations for multi-million dollar investments in clean-tech and clean-energy projects, including monetization of environmental credits generated by commercial projects. For a successful clean-tech start up, Mike managed overall operations and helped raise $1 million in venture and partnership funds, as well as serving on the Board of Directors.

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Ron Flax

Ron Flax

Ron is the Building Sustainability Examiner for Boulder County where he manages the green building and energy initiatives of the Land Use Department. Previously he worked for Ron Flax Consulting, a Building Science based firm focused on improving our health and our environment. Prior to this, Ron worked as a Project Manager for a local, award winning design-build firm. Ron has been a member of the sustainable building community for the past 17 years and has extensive hands-on experience in both design and construction, including the record setting, deep-energy retrofit of his South Boulder home. He was the 2011 recipient of the Colorado Green Building Guild Leadership Award, as well as 2012 Conservationist of the Year from the Center for Resource Conservation. Ron frequently teaches on a wide range of green building and sustainability topics including energy, water, indoor air quality, and resource conservation.

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Scott GriffinTreasurer

Scott Griffin, Treasurer

Scott has had a 25-year career in the technology industry and as an entrepreneur. He directed the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology group at Texas Instruments and founded businesses in fields ranging from telecommunications to healthcare. Scott received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He volunteered on the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers Technical Paper Review Committee for advanced manufacturing technologies, published numerous papers on the subject, and co-authored a textbook for teaching the basics of robotics. Scott was appointed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to an advisory role to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and participates on the Advisory Board for the Beacon Center at Community Hospital in Boulder.

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Thomas B. ChesneyBoard Chair

Thomas B. Chesney, Board Chair

Thomas B. Chesney is President of the Commercial Banking Division of AMG National Trust bank and leads the organization’s commercial banking activities. Chesney joined AMG National Trust Bank in 2005 after starting FlatIrons Bank in Boulder, Colorado. During his four years with FlatIrons Bank, Chesney was Founder, CEO, and President of the bank and bank holding company. Mr. Chesney holds an MBA from the University of Northern Colorado and a BS from the University of Colorado. Mr. Chesney is active in community and industry organizations in the Denver and Boulder areas. He is a member of the Rotary Club in Boulder. He is Treasurer and a Board Member for The American Council for the Blind of Colorado. He is the past President for the Independent Bankers of Colorado and he is an advisory director to the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. Chesney is the current Chairman of the Board and a Director for the Center for Resource Conservation.