Board of Directors
Teri DePuy, Chair
Since November 2005
Teri is a seasoned senior executive with many years experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors. She worked for Intrado Inc. for more than 19 years and held several key leadership positions with significant contributions in strategic planning, operations, organizational development and complex data management. Teri lives in Niwot with her husband Steve and two college age children. Teri received her education at Front Range Community College and Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. As a member of the Foundation since November 2005, Teri has served on numerous committees and fulfilled the role of Treasurer for two years.
Nancy Hamilton, Vice Chair
Nancy has more than 30 years of experience in finance and operations and is currently a contract CFO for Local Matters, Inc.,. She has held CFO and COO positions for numerous technology companies in the Boulder/Denver area which includes Local Matters, Roving Planet, SpectraLink and Intrado. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University in Denver.
Bill Getsie, Treasurer
In more than 25 years with IBM, Bill was a manager, financial consultant, manufacturing controller, and controller for operations in New York, Japan, Singapore, and China. He finished his IBM career as senior finance manager for IBM Printing Systems, based in Boulder. He then was controller of WildCharge Inc., a Boulder start-up. Most recently, he was director of finance and business analysis for Gebhardt Automotive Group in Boulder. Bill has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Jeffrey Knight, Past Chair
Since January 2008
Jeff, a territory manager for Oracle, has more than 30 years experience in sales, marketing, and management in computing, storage, and e-commerce industries. His work has taken him to Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia. While with Sun Microsystems, Jeff developed key relationships with Brigham Young University, the University of Colorado, the University of Utah, the Center for High Performance Computing, and the Scientific and Computer Imaging Institute. He has a Bachelor of Science in marketing and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado.
Martin Ruffalo, Chair Emeritus
Since November 2005
Marty retired from Ball Corporation in 2008 as senior vice president of marketing and plastic sales. He had been with Ball since 1990. His previous work included finance and operations management at Schlitz Brewing Company and Stroh Brewery Co. in Detroit and Touche Ross & Co. in Milwaukee. Marty is a member of the United Way Tocqueville Society for philanthropic leaders. A Certified Public Accountant, Marty has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin. He is married with three children. He enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, biking, and following professional sports.
Kristen is a Vice President at FirstBank where she has worked since 2006. Her responsibilities include lending and managing branches in Loveland and Windsor. She earned her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and minored in Economics at Colorado State University. Kristen is a member of the Loveland Rotary and sits on other non-profit boards.
Harold, an instructional designer for Brocade Communications in Broomfield, also worked more than 20 years for IBM as an information developer, software engineer, and senior e-learning engineer. He was a research fellow for the eBook Forum in New York and a senior technical writer and course developer for Bass-Trigon/American Innovations in Littleton and for Optica Technologies in Niwot. Harold, who has a doctorate in computing technology education from Nova Southeastern University, supports FRCC students through the Henke Walker Foster Child/Orphan Scholarship Fund.
Jason has 11 years experience in accounting and finance and is currently the Financial Manager for Black Hills Corp. in Denver. He has also worked at Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc., Spatial Corp. and First Data Corporation. Jason holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado/Denver. For the past seven years, Jason has volunteered as a Little League coach.
Kyung joined Ball Corporation in 1998 and has held various roles in corporate human resources. She is currently the Human Resources Director for the corporate offices. As an HR professional, her experience includes compensation, talent acquisition, talent management, employee relations, and employment law and compliance. Prior to joining Ball Corporation, she was honorably discharged after serving four years as an officer in the United States Army. Kyung has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Colorado State University; she is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).