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The Officers

Valerie Hastings

Valerie Hastings

President

Valerie Hastings is a 1983 Western graduate, has over 32 years of experience in Accounting, Tax and Business consulting. After receiving her Western degree in Accounting, Valerie then proceeded to get her Certified Public Accountant certificate and is licensed to practice in the State of Colorado. She is also a member of the American Institute […]

Ron Leach

Ron Leach

Vice President

Ron Leach is a 1981 graduate of Western where he majored in Business Administration. He later earned a graduate degree in Banking from the University of Colorado-Boulder and is a graduate of the East West Center for Executive Management in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ron currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for San Juan Construction, Inc. and […]

Ruth Welch

Ruth Welch

Secretary

Ruth Welch serves as a Director of Mission Support Organization at the Bureau of Reclamation for the Department of the Interior. She graduated from Western with dual majors in Sociology and English Literature in 1986. She lives in Littleton, Colo. with her husband Mark, who also graduated from Western.

Paula Hendrickson

Paula Hendrickson

Treasurer

As a 1984 graduate of Western, Paula majored in Business Administration.  She is currently the Vice President for NFP Retirement and resides in Arvada, Colo. with her family.  Paula says, “Western provided me the foundation and confidence to begin and grow my career in the investment world.  My experiences on the basketball court and in the […]

Robert Wright

Robert Wright

Past President

Robert Wright, a 2000 graduate of Western, serves as President of the Foundation. Rob is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bungalow Clothing, a disruptive, online clothing retailer. Before Bungalow, Rob served as Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of ReachLocal, Inc. (Nasdaq: RLOC). Prior to ReachLocal, Rob served as Director of Business Development for WorldWinner, Inc., […]

The Board

Alan Bassett

Alan Bassett

Alan Bassett graduated from Western in 1995 with a B.A. in Communications. He currently lives in Franktown, Colorado, married with 2 wonderful kids. Alan currently works for a company called Rockit, an apple company based in New Zealand. He currently manages the US Market and oversees the sales and distribution of Rockit Apples for the […]

Richard Bradsby

Richard Bradsby

Richard Bradsby is President of Liberty Midstream Solutions having joined the company in March 2015. He has 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in the Rocky Mountains, Midcontinent, Permian, Appalachia and Gulf Coast and is responsible for all midstream infrastructure and marketing. Prior to joining Liberty, Richard was Vice President of […]

Board of Directors member Art Chaput

Art Chaput

Art is a 1966 Western graduate form Manhattan, KS. He was the President and Owner of a retired business, Chaput Mechanical, Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical.

Dallas Everhart

Dallas Everhart

Dallas Everhart graduated in 1981 from Western receiving his BA and MBA.  He continued his education receiving his PhD from the University of Northern Colorado.  Dallas is a teacher, coach and consultant with a unique background in business, local government and higher education.  His current higher education roles include Executive Director of University of Northern […]

Board of Directors member Jeff Holway

Jeff Holway

Jeff Holway is a 1975 Western Geology Alumnus. He now serves as the Chief Administrative Officer at Walter Street Healthcare Partners in Chicago, IL.

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Kathy Lockhart

Kathy Lockhart is the Chief Accounting Officer of Noodles & Company and holds both a CPA and CGMA. Kathy has been at Noodles for over 14 years. Prior to joining Noodles, Kathy served as the VP-Controller of several public and private restaurant and retail companies.  She is currently a member of the AICPA’s committees on […]

Board of Directors Member Lorie Moreno-Roch

Lorie Moreno-Roch

Lorie is a 1988 Western alumna with a Political Science degree. She is now retired after owning and leading as President of CRMCulture. Lorie now lives in Louisville, CO.

Board of Directors member Carol Rieger

Carol Rieger

Carol graduated from Western in 1988 with a B.S. in Geology. She now lives in Aurora, CO as a Program Hydrogeologist for Navarro Research and Engineering, inc, Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

Joanie Todd

Joanie Todd

Joanie Todd and husband, Rich, are both graduates of Western.  Joanie graduated in 1985 with majors in Elementary Education and Physical Education.  She is a retired teacher from the Aurora Public Schools.  Joanie and Rich reside in Centennial, Colo.  She says, “Getting a higher education in today’s society is more important than ever. Western offers a great […]

Board of Directors member Hank Windmoeller

Hank Windmoeller

With a B.A. in Accounting from Western, Hank is a 1973 alum who is now a Financial Advisor at Angel Investor in Denver, CO.

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