NEXT Alumni Community Leader Group

NEXT Vail Valley

The NEXT Vail Valley Alumni Community Leader group is made-up of Executive Directors, CEOs, Presidents, Town Managers, Business Owners and former founders of major corporations. We greatly appreciate the quality of professional community leaders that readily give back to our emerging professionals by giving their time to protect and support the future of Vail Valley.

Alumni Community Leader Group

  • January 2019 – Mike Imhof
    President, Vail Valley Foundation
  • February 2019 – Janet Bartnik
    Executive Director, Mountain Recreation (formerly WECMRD)
  • March 2019 – Andy Jessen
    Founder and Owner, Bonfire Brewery, Town of Eagle Trustee
  • April 2019 – Jen Brown
    Managing Director, Beaver Creek Resort Company
  • May 2019 – Dave Chapin 
    Town of Vail Mayor, Owner of Vendettas
  • June 2019 – Kerry Donovan
    Colorado State Senator, District 5

  • January 2018 –  Andy Daly
    Former Vail Mayor, Former VR COO and CEO of Gore Peaks Investments
  • February 2018 –  Mike Rushmore
    Founder and Chairman of the Board of Our Community Foundation
  • March 2018 –  Linda Hill
    Entrepreneur and President, Hill Aevium
  • April 2018 – Pat Hammon
    Eagle County Veteran Service Officer, Colorado Board of Veteran’s Affairs
  • May 2018 – Father Brooks Keith
    Rector, Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
  • June 2018 – Harry Frampton
    Founder/Chairman East West Partners, principal Slifer Smith and Frampton, CO Business Hall of Fame

  • July 2018 – Elaine Kelton
    President of The Kelton Group
  • August 2018 – Gary Woodworth
    President & CEO of The Gallegos Corporation
  • September 2018 – Jeff Schroll
    Eagle County Manager, Former Town Manager of Gypsum
  • October 2018 – Seth Ehrlich
    Executive Director of SOS Outreach
  • November 2018 – Kathryn Regjo
    Vice President of Colorado Mountain College – Edwards Campus
  • December 2018 – Thomas Salamunovich
    Owner & Culinary Director of Larkspur

  • January 2017 –  Andy Daly
    President Powderhorn Partners, former COO of Vail Resorts, former Town of Vail Mayor
  • February 2017 – Ellen Miller
    Outdoor Fitness Coach, 1stAmerican woman to climb Mt. Everest from both Nepal and Tibet
  • March 2017 –  Beth Slifer
    Creative Director, Slifer Designs
  • April 2017 – Ceil Folz
    Consultant, Premier Projects Consulting
  • May 2017 – Brent McFall
    Eagle County Manager
  • June 2017 – Gary Woodworth 
    President & CEO Gallegos Corp

  • July 2017 –  Harry Frampton
    Founder/Chairman East West Partners, principal Slifer Smith and Frampton, CO Business Hall of Fame
  • August 2017 – Doris Kirchner
    President and CEO Vail Valley Medical Center
  • September 2017 – Jason Glass
    Superintendent Eagle County Schools, former Dir. Of Education for State of Iowa
  • October 2017 –  Johannes Faessler
    GM/President Sonnenalp Resort of Vail
  • November 2017 – Doug Lovell
    Vail Mountain Chief Operating Officer
  • December 2017 – Kathy Chandler-Henry
    District 2 County Commissioner

  • January 2016 – Gary Woodworth
    President & CEO, Gallegos Corporation
  • February 2016 – Kathy Chanler-Henry
    Eagle County Commissioner
  • March 2016 – Jen Brown
    Beaver Creek Resort Company (Vail Resorts)
  • April 2016 – John Shipp
    Founder/Chief Development Officer, Roadhouse Hospitality Group
  • May 2016 – Kim Langmaid
    Founder, VP, Director of Sustainability & Stewardship Programs, Walking Mountains Science Center
  • June 2016 – Jim Flaum
    President & Managing Broker, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

  • January 2016 – Beth Slifer
    Owner, Creative Director, Slifer Designs
  • February 2016 – Harry Frampton
    Founder & Chairman, East West Partners
  • March 2016 – Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser
    President & CEO, Colorado Mountain College
  • April 2016 – Andy Daly
    President, Powerhorn Partners; Former COO of Vail Resorts; Former Mayor, Town of Vail
  • May 2016 – Brent McFall
    Eagle County Manager
  • June 2016 – Mike Rushmore
    Founder, Our Community Foundation; Angel Investor

  • July 2016 – Elaine Kelton
    President, The Kelton Group
  • August 2016 – Chris Jarnot
    EVP and COO, Vail Mountain (Vail Resorts)
  • September 2016 – Virginia Egger
    Town Manager, Town of Avon
  • October 2016 – Rob LeVine
    General Manager, Antlers at Vail
  • November 2016 – Dr. Jason Glass
    Superintendent, Eagle County Schools
  • December 2016 – Laurie Mullen
    Owner, West Vail Liquor Mart

  • July 2016 – Dr. Kathryn Regjo
    Vice President, CMC – Edwards Campus
  • August 2016 – Ceil Folz
    Consultant, Ceil Folz Consulting; Former President Vail Valley Foundation
  • September 2016 – Brian Nolan
    Owner, Group 970
  • October 2016 – Johannes Faessler
    Owner, Sonnenalp Hotel
  • November 2016 – Doris Kirchner
    President & CEO, Vail Health (formerly Vail Valley Medical Center)
  • December 2016 – Jeff Shroll
    Town Manager, Town of Gypsum