Our Board of Directors is made up of business and civic leaders who guide our ship through sunny days and turbulent times. This year in particular, it feels like we’ve encountered nothing but uncharted territory and our Board of Directors have been at the helm with me every step of the way. We appreciate their service and time. A special thank you to Kathy Boe, our 2020 Board Chair, who completes her term on December 31. Kathy is the CEO and founder of Boecore, and has served as a Director since 2014.
The outcome of this fall’s strategic planning sessions resulted in our definition of what’s most important to accomplish in 2021. Through leadership, collaboration, and advocacy, we will assist the region’s business community in recovering from the pandemic. Today, I’m pleased to announce we will welcome six new Directors, have two Directors return for a second term, plus add three replacing Directors to our roster. We are eager to gain insights and listen to fresh ideas as we work through our 2021 Game Plan.
One of our strategic priorities adopted in 2020 is to cultivate a strong and inclusive business environment. We prioritized proactively recruiting and reflecting the diversity of the business community on our Board of Directors, because we know that diverse backgrounds and thought create innovation. Passionate leadership is the foundation of a strong Chamber & EDC and I know that our new class will enrich our work with their unique skillsets and experiences.
We’ll introduce you to our incoming Board Chair Mike Juran, CEO and co-founder of Altia in the new year. There’s a good chance you know Mike, as he’s an active Colorado Springs Champion in our community. There’s an even better chance you’re familiar with his products. Altia’s digital displays are in most cars and constantly expanding to everything from Harleys to home appliances. Altia was recently recognized as a Colorado Companies to Watch winner.
Introducing our 2021 New and Renewing Board of Directors
+ First term | ++ Second term | +++ Replacing former Director