Board of Directors

Kristi Benningsdorf

President

Not only has Kristi recently stepped into the role of President here at FCMoD, but she is also the President of First Western Trust Bank. Kristi utilizes her strong people-person skills to help facilitate conversations and Board activity for FCMoD. She has been on the Board since 2011.

Shawn Gallegos

President-Elect

Shawn, a newcomer to the FCMoD Board who joined in 2015, has also recently stepped into an Officer role as he is our new President Elect. Shawn works for Flood & Peterson and is an essential part of the Board, providing a legal lens for all of our engagements.

Joe Monty

Treasurer

Joe Monty has recently joined the FCMoD Board of Directors. As an experienced CPA who works at the tax firm Eide Bailly LLP, he’ll be providing financial input and oversight.

Ann Turnquist

Secretary

Ann is the Administrative Services Director for Poudre Fire Authority. She has been a part of the FCMoD Board since 2015 and has played an integral part in getting SCFD up and running for this year.

John Williams, Jr.

John Williams, Jr. works for Advanced Energy. Having joined the FCMoD Board in late 2015, John has hit the ground running connecting FCMoD with individuals in the business community.

Donn Hopkins

Donn believes in giving back through volunteering in our community. He particularly enjoys engaging with museum patrons and spreading the word about what a gem we have in the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Donn and his wife Linda have community connections extending over 40 years, providing a large professional and social network that benefits organizations like FCMoD.

Cynthia Eichler

Cynthia Eichler joined our Board of Directors in the late summer of 2016.  As the President & CEO of “Visit Fort Collins”, Cynthia knows that there are so many things that makes our community great, and that includes FCMoD.

Joe Kruse

Joe Kruse has been a part of the FCMoD Board since 2011 and has served as President for many years of that tenure. Since he recently left Wells Fargo to join the organization Smith + Nephew, he has stepped down from the Presidency role, but will remain just as engaged and active as a champion for FCMoD.

Jeff Mihelich

Jeff is the Deputy City Manager and a part of the City’s leadership team. He has been a part of our FCMoD Board since the beginning of 2015. With our public/private relationship, it’s great to have strong city representation on our Board. Click here to learn more about Jeff.

Dr. Jan Nerger

Dr. Jan Nerger is the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at CSU. With a PhD in experimental psychology, she is internationally recognized for her research on human vision. While she’s one of our newest Board members, joining at the end of 2015, she helps to strengthen our essential partnership with CSU.

Holly Osborn

Holly has been on the FCMoD Board of Directors since 2011. As the Program Development Director at Coach Training Alliance, she is able to offer FCMoD a diverse range of marketing and strategy insights.

Doug Hutchinson

Doug has been a part of the FCMoD Board since 2012, and was the Mayor of Fort Collins from 2005 – 2011. Like Bob he also has his own Wikipedia page and offers great political insight for our organization.

Bob Bacon

Bob served as Colorado State Senator from 2005 – 2013. Now retired, he is still active in our community and has been an FCMoD Board member since 2013, offering great networking opportunities and political insight when it comes to measures such as SCFD. Oh, and he has a Wikipedia page.

Thanks to Julie Ulstrop Photography for our Board of Directors photographs.