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2019 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

 

Stacy Cornay

Chair

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.  In addition to serving on the Longmont EDP Board of Directors, Stacy serves on the Board of Directors for Longs Peak Hospital Foundation and on the Northwest Chamber Alliance steering committee. 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.

 

Eric Wallace

Vice Chair

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 43 states and 10 countries. 
 
Eric serves on the Brewers Association Board of Directors, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Advisory Board and is a member of Longmont Odd Fellows Lodge No. 29.  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.

 

Andy Welch

Past Chair

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.
 
 

Allison Closson

Secretary

Adams Bank & Trust
At-Large
Allison Closson is Vice President for Adams Bank & Trust. Over the course of 27 years she has established her well-rounded career in the banking industry, with her experience ranging from fraud investigation, to branch management and commercial lending.  19 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.  Her community activities include being a member of various committees for A Woman’s Work, being a board member for the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, volunteering with her local church, and supporting her kids high school athletic events. Allison enjoys the many outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer and can’t imagine raising her two children, Carter and Lauren, anywhere else.     
 

Bruce Hellbaum

Treasurer

Front Range State Bank
At-Large
Bruce A. Hellbaum is the President/CEO of RNB State Bank and Front Range State Bank, a division of RNB State Bank.  The community oriented bank operates in Colorado and Wyoming.  The bank was chartered in 1899 and has operated in the Longmont market for over ten years. Bruce became the President/CEO in September of 2015. Bruce lives in Longmont and primarily offices out of the Longmont branch, but also spends time each month visiting the other locations. In addition to being the President and CEO of RNB/Front Range State Bank, Bruce also serves on its’ Board of Directors as well as the Board of Directors of the banks’ holding company which, in addition to RNB/Front Range State Bank, owns an insurance agency in Wyoming and a mutual fund management company operating in Denver, CO. 
 
Bruce is married to his wife Catherine of 32 years. Catherine currently works as a school secretary in Erie. They have two daughters; Paige is a field biologist for an environmental consulting company and McKenzie is a pharmacist for Walgreens. 

 

PRIMARY EMPLOYERS

 

Cecil MacGregor

Seagate Technologies
Primary Employer
Cecil Macgregor is currently VP of Engineering and Site Lead at Seagate Technologies in Longmont. He has held key engineering roles in Storage companies for 36 years, starting off in the western suburbs of Boston, MA working for Digital Equipment Corp and Quantum Corp before moving to Longmont, CO in 1995, where he has worked for Maxtor Corp and now Seagate. His team is spread out over locations in CO, MN, CA, Singapore, and India, thus he travels frequently and is exposed to business and cultural issues at those locations. The role is the design, architecture, development, and technical management of embedded control ASICs for Storage HDD and SSD devices. He is also heavily involved in co-managing the interaction with key electrical suppliers to Seagate.
 
Past member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the CU ECE department. Current Treasurer for small Hangar HOA at Vance Brand Airport. 
 
Education: BSEE 1981, MSEE 1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
 
Married for 34 years and has two kids (27,23). Has lived in Longmont (11 yrs) then Niwot (12 years) and is now moving back to Longmont. 
 
Interests: Tennis and general aviation pilot (has a plane and hangar at Vance Brand airport). Fluent in English and Spanish and knows a limited amount of French.
 
 

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/ABSL Space Systems
Primary Employer
Joe has over 31 years of experience in the space power system area working with 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, Northrup Grumman Integrated Systems, Boeing Space and Defense, among others). Joe also supports the implantable medical device industry providing implantable lithium ion batteries for neuromodulation, deep brain stimulation, and heart monitoring applications.  Joe is a recognized expert in lithium ion battery technologies and is currently the United States representative to the International Standards Committee on Aerospace technologies, Chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerospace Power System Committee, Board of Director member of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, and committee member of AIAA battery standards.  Joe and his husband, Lucas Barrett Busby, moved to the Longmont area in 2010 and has been an active promotor of aerospace technology and development of aerospace business within the Longmont area.
 

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. 

 

Dan Gust

Gust Family Enterprises Inc./Ace Hardware
At-Large

Dan Gust along with his wife, Karen, and daughter, Kirsten Pellicer, are founders and 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 Instruments 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, FNB, Front Range State Bank, Wells Fargo Boulder County Community Board and the Skyline Education Foundation. 

 

Christina Johnson

Longmont United Hospital
At-Large

Tina Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Longmont United Hospital.  She is an Emergency Physician who practiced for 20 years, including 12 years at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.  She served as Chief Medical Officer, then Chief Operating Officer of Lutheran Medical Center before taking the role of Chief Executive Officer at Longmont United Hospital in May of 2018.  In addition to her Medical Degree from Columbia University, she has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver.  Tina has served on the Board of Directors of the Leaven Captive Insurance Company and on the Executive Leadership Team for Go Red for Women, and she has been an active supporter of The Family Tree, a non-profit organization that serves victims of domestic violence, child neglect and homelessness in Colorado.  Tina’s husband John is a Cardiologist and she has three teenage children, Evan who is a freshman in college, Eric who is a high school senior and Natalie who is a high school sophomore.  In her free time, Tina enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing and trying new restaurants.


 

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

Bonnie Finley currently serves on Longmont City Council from Ward 1.  A Longmont native, Bonnie recently retired from the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry where she worked for over 17 years-most recently as Manager of Member Involvement.  She currently serves on the National League of Cities' Community & Economic Development Policy Committee, the Board of the Longmont United Hospital Foundation, Longmont Cable Trust Board and is the Council liaison for the Longmont Museum Board and the Longmont Sister Cities Board.  Bonnie has a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado.  She and her husband Kurt have two outstanding sons, two excellent daughters in-law and four perfect grandsons.

 

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.

 

Dale Rademacher

City of Longmont/Deputy City Manager

Dale Rademacher is a native of Longmont and a fourth generation resident of the St. Vrain Valley.  He graduated from Longmont High School and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University.  Dale has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve the Longmont community for the past 34 years.  Dale has been a member of the City Leadership Team for 20 years and is currently the General Manager of Public Works and Natural Resources for the City of Longmont.  Dale continues to live on the family farm where he and his wife Karen raised their 4 children.  Having the good fortune to be able to work, and raise his family, in his home town is truly a blessing in his life. 



           

 

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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