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2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS


The Longmont Economic Development Partnership exists for the sole purpose of keeping the Longmont area economy strong. This is accomplished specifically by "leading a comprehensive, collaborative economic development strategy to promote and strengthen our community's economic health."

Longmont EDP is a public/private partnership, governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from primary employers, the City of Longmont, and the business community at large.
 

 

OFFICERS

 

Andy Welch

Chairman

Sun Construction & Facility Services, Inc.
Primary Employer
Andy Welch is the President of Sun Construction & Facility Services, Inc. where he has worked since 1998.  Andy has started several companies in Longmont including, Auction Genius and Insight Automotive which he later sold. Andy's passion remains with construction and development, he owns and develops various real estate along the Front Range. Andy was raised on his family's farm near Yoder Wyoming, and moved to Colorado in high school attending Skyline High, which is where he met his wife Jenny, and they now have two teenage daughters. Andy is a member of his church and Rotary and supports several non-profits in the area.

Stacy Cornay

Vice Chairman

Communication Concepts Public Relations & Advertising
At-Large
Stacy Cornay is the owner of Communication Concepts Public Relations & Advertising founded in 1994. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming and a Masters Degree in Communication/Public Relations from the University of Louisiana. Stacy currently serves on the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and Via (formerly Special Transit). She also is a member of the Twin Peaks Rotary. She has received awards such as the Carl J. Turner Citizen of the Year Award, Woman of Distinction Award – Girl Scouts of America, Chairman’s Award - Longmont Area Visitors Association, Leadership Award – Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, Business Partner of the Year Award – St. Vrain Valley School District. Stacy is married to Paul and has one son, Tanner.
 

Dave Humenik

Past Chairman

Vapor Technologies
Primary Employer
Appointed President of Vapor Technologies in April 2001, David Humenik has been instrumental in guiding the development of Vapor Technologies' business strategies and the company's technological growth and innovation programs. Vapor Technologies is an industry leader in the manufacture of high-tech thin film coating systems. Dave brings over 20 years of experience in the development of advanced technologies for consumer and industrial products to his position. He joined the company in 1995 as Vapor Technologies' Engineering Manager and later became the company's Senior Vice President of Operations. Under Dave's leadership, Vapor Technologies has emerged as a respected provider of coating systems, finishes and implementation services. Dave continues to drive Vapor Technologies to innovate new technologies, products, finishes and services to maintain its market leadership position. Dave and his family moved to Longmont in 1998 and have been Boulder County residents for over 20 years. He has two children, Brian and Sarah.
 

Allison Closson

Treasurer

Adams Bank & Trust
At-Large
Allison Closson is Vice President for Adams Bank & Trust. She manages the bank’s Longmont Branch and keeps quite busy as a commercial lender for the bank as well. 15 years ago, Allison moved from Arizona to her current home in Longmont, Colorado. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University, and has over 24 years experience in banking. Her community activities include being a member of various committees for A Woman’s Work, being a volunteer business partner with the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, and volunteering with her local church. Allison enjoys the many outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer and can’t imagine raising her two children, Carter and Lauren, anywhere else.     
 

Dan Gust

Secretary

Gust Family Enterprises Inc./Ace Hardware Longmont
At-Large

Dan Gust along with his wife, Karen, and daughter, Kirsten Pellicer, are owners of Gust Family Enterprises, Inc., a company founded in 1990 primarily to own and operate Ace Hardware locations. Dan holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University and an MBA from Texas Tech University. Prior to starting the family business he held engineering and executive positions with Winnebago Industries, Texas Instuments and MiniScribe Corporation. He also served on the Ace Hardware Corporation Board of Directors from 1998 through 2007.  Dan has been actively involved in the Longmont community serving as Chair of the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce and the Longmont United Hospital Board. He is Past President of the Longmont Rotary Club and has served on many other boards including the YMCA, EDAL, the Longmont Industrial Park Board, Wells Fargo Boulder County Community Board and the Skyline Education Fountation. 

 

PRIMARY EMPLOYERS

 

 

Wendell Pickett

Frontier Companies
Primary Employer
Wendell Gene Pickett is the Vice President of Operations for Frontier Companies, LLC.  Frontier, originated in Longmont in 1960 and has developed into a diversified company with the majority of its activities focused in the front range real-estate market along with active investment in local business.  Currently, in Longmont, Frontier is Co-Developer of the Mill Village Apartments, an active owner of Mountain View Welding, LLC, a primary employer, and owner of several industrial properties.   Wendell joined Frontier in 1993 and during his tenure has been involved in the development of multiple projects including commercial, industrial, medical and residential projects along the front range. Wendell holds an MBA from University of Denver, Daniels College of Business and is a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM).  Wendell and his wife Toni chose to move to Longmont in 2005 with their kids Austin and Samantha.
 

Joe Troutman

EnerSys
Primary Employer
Joe Troutman is the Senior Manager of Space Systems and Development at EnerSys / ABSL Space Products.  Joe has over 28 years of experience in the space power system area working with the major NASA sites such as Johnson Space Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Glenn Research Center.  Joe continues to work with and support the space industry prime suppliers (Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK Space Systems, Boeing Space and Defense, and Northrup Grumman Corporation, among others, in the design and development of space power systems with a focus on lithium ion battery technologies. Joe is a recognized expert in lithium ion battery technology currently is a United States representative to the International Standards Committee on Aerospace technologies, the Vice-Chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and member of the NASA Battery Safety Standards Committee.  Joe and his husband, Lucas Barrett Busby, moved to the Longmont area in 2010 and has been an active promoter of aerospace technology and development of aerospace business within the Longmont area.
 

Eric Wallace

Left Hand Brewing
Primary Employer

Jon Eric Wallace is the President and co-founder of Indian Peaks Brewing Company, parent company of Left Hand Brewing Company.  Eric graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1984 with a degree in international affairs, and spent 8 years in the Air Force as a communications officer in Italy and Turkey before moving back to the U.S. in 1993. Upon his return, he was inspired by the renaissance in craft brewing developing here in the U.S. and, along with co-founder Dick Doore, decided to jump headfirst into the craft beer business. Left Hand Brewing was founded by Eric Wallace and Dick Doore on September 21, 1993, and has been crafting a well-balanced portfolio of award-winning beers that are now available in 26 states and 10 countries. 
 
Eric serves on the Brewers Association Board of Directors, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Advisory Board, is a member of Longmont Odd Fellows Lodge No. 29 and Skyline Kiwanis.  Eric received the F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award at the Brewers Association’s annual Craft Brewers Conference in April 2009.   He was inducted into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame in 2012. Eric received both the Tom Brock Award for business leadership in the Longmont community and was named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Mountain Desert Region in 2014.
 

Greg Kleese

Micron
Primary Employer

Greg Kleese first visited Longmont in the late 1990’s to help a privately held company in Minnesota establish an ASIC design center.  He has been working with Longmont primary employers in data storage ever since.  In 2014 Greg took a position with Micron Technology, Inc. as Longmont Site and R&D Director.  Micron’s team in Longmont is focused on developing Solid State Drives that utilize the flash memory (NAND) produced by Micron factories in the US and around the world.  Greg’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Minnesota State – Mankato and MS Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota.  Greg is an avid woodworker with a focus on furniture.

 

Jennifer Caracciolo

Seagate
Primary Employer

Jennifer Caracciolo has held key roles in several of Colorado’s top technology companies recognized for innovation and workplace culture.  Jennifer joined Seagate Technology as Global Director of Human Resources late in 2016.  She brings extensive global human resources experience, working for innovative IT and storage companies such as Sun Microsystems, Lockheed Martin and StorageTek, and most recently SolidFire, which was acquired by NetApp.  Jennifer has developed and implemented a broad spectrum of human resources strategies and programs and has led several M&A people integrations and transitions.  “What excites me is creating an environment where our employees can be their best every day.  Culture and values are foundational and supports the building of productive teams.  A trailblazer at work and in her community, Jennifer says, "it is all about doing the right things right."
 

 
 

AT-LARGE


Ted Bendelow

Bendelow Law Office
At-Large
Ted Bendelow is an attorney whose office in in Longmont, where he represents a variety of business related clients, including several irrigation ditch companies.  He represents numerous small businesses in a range of legal matters.  He also handles a variety of real estate activities.  Ted has litigated civil suits for over 40 years, throughout the United States, and handled a matter in France and another in Germany.  He is a former Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Liberia.  He also served as a State Representative in the Colorado Legislature. 
 
Ted is involved in numerous civic activities, including President of the Mead Rotary, and former President of the Mead Chamber of Commerce.  He is the President of the Colorado Water Innovation Cluster, a Director of the Longmont Area Economic Council and a Director of the St. Vrain Creek Coalition, dealing with the 2013 flood.
 
Ted holds a Juris Doctor Degree; a Master’s Degree from Cornell and another Master’s degree from the University of Denver. 
 
 

CITY OF LONGMONT

 

Brian Bagley

Mayor of Longmont
The founder and chief counsel of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC, Brian provides legal representation to businesses, families, and individuals.  In addition to the practice of law, Brian currently serves as Mayor of the City of Longmont.  Brian's other community activities include teaching at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a professor for the university's prestigious Presidents Leadership Class, teaching upper-level courses on business, management, and leadership.  Brian himself is a CU alumnus, having earned a Juris Doctor from CU's School of Law and a Master of Business Administration from the Leeds School of Business.
 
Brian began his professional career as a senior analyst and key member of the team that researched and wrote the New York Times Bestseller, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t. 
 
Brian is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and has been licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado since 1999.  His personal accomplishments include earning the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America, speaking and writing fluent Spanish, writing and directing a full-length feature film distributed by Universal Vivendi, and volunteering – along with his wife – as a foster-adopt parent for Boulder County's Department of Housing and Human Services.  His foremost passion is his wife, Ivone, and their four children: Danielle, Jordan, Augie, and Mikey.

Bonnie Finley

Longmont City Council







 

 

 

Harold Dominguez

City Manager
As provided for by City Charter, the City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is responsible for the efficient administration of all affairs of the City. The City Manager directs the work of all City departments and subsidiary divisions.

The City Manager's office is part of the Department of Administration and is responsible for: assisting citizens, tracking legislation, providing public information services, providing administrative support for the Sister Cities program, providing intergovernmental support and services, leading customer service efforts for the City, administration and development of the city's web site, developing city-wide policies and procedures, resolving complaints, coordinating community activities, planning coordination of City Council agendas, and providing staff support to the Mayor, City Council members, and other City departments.
 

Tom Roiniotis

Longmont Power & Communications
Tom Roiniotis is the General Manager of Longmont Power & Communications (LPC).  Prior to joining LPC, Tom was Director of Customer Field Services for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company in Northern California. Tom has over 30 years of experience in the energy utility industry. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Platte River Power Authority, the electric generation and transmission organization providing energy for municipalities located in Northern Colorado. Tom earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Tom and his wife Michelle have lived in Longmont since 1999. They have two children, Trisha and Alex.           

 

COMMUNITY LIAISONS

 
Boulder County Commissioner

Deb Gardner

Phone:  303-441-3500
Email:  dgardner@bouldercounty.org
 
Boulder County Latino Chamber

Jose Beteta

Phone:  202-423-7060
Email:  jose@thelatinochamber.com
 
Boulder Small Business Development Center

Sharon King

Phone:  303-442-1475
Email:  sharon.king@bouldersbdc.com
 
Front Range Community College

Elena Sandoval-Lucero

Phone:  303-678-3620
Email:  elena.sandoval-lucero@frontrange.edu
 
Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce

Scott Cook

Phone:  303-776-5295
Email: scook@longmontchamber.org

Longmont Downtown Development Authority

Kimberlee McKee

Phone:  303-651-8484
Email:  kimberlee.mckee@longmontcolorado.gov

TinkerMill

Ron Thomas

Phone:  720-352-8743
Email:  ron@tinkermill.org
 
St. Vrain Valley School District

Don Haddad

Phone:  303-682-7437
 
Longmont Economic Development Partnership
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Longmont, CO 80501
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