Faustson, a worldwide leader in machining and additive manufacturing, is pleased to announce that its VP Heidi Hostetter has been named to the 2020 class of Colorado Governors Fellows. This group of 23 business and community leaders will spend the next year studying issues and preparing to help shape policy and perception of life and public service in Colorado. The group was inducted into the program on June 27, 2019 by Governor Jared Polis.
“I am so excited to participate in this program alongside some of Colorado’s strongest private sector leaders. Learning from them and implementing policy together feels like impactful and necessary work,” said Hostetter. “I have always believed, even before creating the ADAPT center through the state’s infrastructure program, that public/private partnerships are necessary to the success of what we do – especially as Colorado is growing so rapidly and we face infrastructure concerns due to that fast-paced growth.”
The leadership program is in its fourth year, modeled after the White House Fellows Program and Dr. Geoff Smart’s book “Leadocracy,” in partnership with the University of Colorado School of Public Affairs and the Governor’s Office with funding from the Boettcher Foundation. All of Colorado’s living governors are supporters of the program, as well.
“Colorado has a unique opportunity to elevate the brand of Colorado government by supporting emerging leaders who have a desire to serve the public sector,” Polis said in a statement. “The success of our state will be enhanced by the pipeline of talented emerging leaders from the Governors Fellowship Program. We are proud of their commitment and look forward to the incredible work they will achieve for Colorado’s future.”
The other 22 members of the 2020 Governors Fellowship Class include:
- Adam Burrows
founder of Lava Walk Ventures in Denver.
- Jennifer Chang
regional manager for Cisco Systems in Denver.
- Jeremy Duhon
founder and curator of TEDxMileHigh in Denver.
- Nic Eliason
group vice president for DaVita in Denver.
- Nicole Garneau
curator and Health Sciences Department chair of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
- Shawn Gullixson
vice president of Vectra Bank Colorado in Colorado Springs.
- Sonia Gutierrez
real estate broker for The Christi Reece Group in Grand Junction.
- Meghan Herwehe
senior vice president of strategy and analytics for CorePower Yoga in Denver.
- Elizabeth Katkin
co-owner and general counsel of LDK Logistics Inc. in Englewood.
- Adeeb Khan
director of corporate social responsibility at TIAA in Denver.
- Patrick Loney
director of patient care services at the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.
- Michael Mansheim
executive director of marketing at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.
- KJ McCorry
CEO of Officiency Inc. in Boulder.
- Blessing “Yemi” Mobolade
small business development administrator for the city of Colorado Springs.
- Chris Otto
partner at Plante Moran in Fort Collins.
- Mia Ramirez
community partner for the Colorado Trust in Colorado Springs.
- Jake Schroeder
executive director for the Denver Police Activities League Inc.
- Adam Silver
senior credit analyst for ArrowMark Partners in Denver.
- Jonathan Steenland
chief operating officer for the National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs.
- Anna Stout
executive director of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society in Grand Junction.
- Cori Streetman
co-founder and principal of Barefoot PR in Denver.
- Emily Wattman-Turner
chief operating officer for the Kenzie Academy in Denver.
“We have phenomenal community leaders around our state,” CiviCO’s executive director Eric Hopfenbeck said in a statement. “It’s thrilling to see the interest in public service and passion for elevating Colorado. We are deeply honored to steward this program to elevate the brand of government and inspire public service.”
Faustson, a worldwide leader in the machining industry, provides services for clients worldwide in the medical, aerospace, aeronautics, defense, semiconductor and other industries. Faustson has been at the forefront of the manufacturing industry since 1982, continuing a tradition of pioneering the newest technology and pushing its limits. The company, woman-owned and -operated small business, takes on challenging applications using state-of-the-art precision machining to do things no one else in the industry thinks can be done. The company provides additive manufacturing/3D metal printing, 3-, 4- and 5-axis milling and 5-axis EDM services, as well as turning capabilities for cutting-edge custom part production and efficient production of standard parts.
In 1999, Quarterly Forum (QF) was founded to provide a place for emerging executives to do more, learn more and become more. What began as a breakfast with Mike Fries, Scott Reiman and then entrepreneur, John Hickenlooper, has emerged as the state’s premier community leadership development organization. QF was built with a spirit of collaboration and a commitment to civic responsibility. QF is now CiviCO. We are nearly 300 graduates and members strong with educational programs spanning the public, private and social sectors across the state. With a universal mindset to ensure Colorado will always thrive and grow, we aim to be the enduring pulse of the community.
When you join the CiviCO community, you are committed to a way of life and a culture that will elevate your significance in the community and catalyze a good life, a better Colorado, and the best you.
CiviCO is grateful for its partners who believe in its work to inspire community leaders across Colorado. The organization is deeply appreciative of those who take pride in their role as stewards of Colorado and who graciously commit their time to participate in CiviCO programs and membership platforms. Their commitment empowers our mission. CiviCO’s Community Partner is the Boettcher Foundation; its Thought Partner is McKinsey & Company; its Academic Partner is University of Denver; and its Mentor Partner is River.