Board of Directors

Your Board of Directors has implemented term limits to ensure you diverse representation and fresh ideas. Board members participate in many educational forums, including the Volunteer Achievement Program conducted by the Credit Union National Association. Through this program they receive intensive training regarding credit union management and operations. They also gain a greater understanding of credit union philosophy.

Katie Larson — Chair

Katie Larson graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and emphasis in Finance. She joined Elevations Credit Union in 2002 and worked as a teller at two Elevations branches. Ms. Larson has worked for Chipotle Mexican Grill since November 2005. As Treasury Manager, she oversees domestic and international cash management functions for Chipotle’s over 1,595 restaurants in the United States, Canada, England, France and Germany. She has served on the Board of Directors of the St. Olaf Alumni Association and the Colorado Treasury Management Association (now RMAFP). Ms. Larson served on the Finance and Supervisory Committees at Elevations prior to being appointed to the Board of Directors in 2008 and elected in 2009. She resides in Denver, and enjoys running, bicycling, yoga and backpacking.

Nancy Herbert — Vice Chair

Nancy Herbert has served as a board director volunteer for over 20 various community non-profit agencies, and was most recently the Chair of the St. Vrain Valley Credit Union. She began volunteering at Elevations Credit Union in 2011 when we merged with St. Vrain Valley Credit Union and currently serves as the Board's Vice Chair. Ms. Herbert has also served as City Council Member for the City of Longmont and volunteered as a member of the Chamber of Commerce for both Longmont and Carbon Valley. As an administrator with the St. Vrain Valley School District, she directed communications, public relations, and school-business partnerships. Her 18 years with St. Vrain Valley Schools also included creating, implementing and managing television productions and publications, as well as the national award-winning Academics on Tour program, Business Connections Celebrations, and the Tribute to Teachers program.

Ms. Herbert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management, a Master’s degree in Education, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership (Innovation and Entrepreneurship). She aspires to teach business courses to online college students. As owner/consultant for Communication Strategies, LLC, Ms. Herbert provides facilitation, strategic planning, and communication services to groups and organizations.

She and her husband reside in Longmont and enjoy outdoor activities and travel with family and friends.

Eric Jones — Treasurer

Eric Jones is the owner of Tinucci, Jones & Co, P.C., a CPA firm well known in the credit union industry throughout Colorado. Mr. Jones began volunteering at Elevations Credit Union on the Finance Committee. He has extensive knowledge in all areas of the credit union industry, consulting on mortgage banking issues, formation of service organizations (CUSOs), and relevant taxation strategies. He was appointed to a vacant Board position in 2007 and elected to the Board in 2008, serving as Chair for three years. In December 2011, he was inducted into the Credit Union Executive Society’s Volunteer Hall of Fame. Mr. Jones also serves on the Board of Directors of the Elevations Foundation, Inc. A University of Colorado graduate, he is a Buffs fan. He enjoys living in Evergreen, Colorado with his wife and two of his sons and thrives on all the activities Colorado offers.

Carol Krismann — Secretary

Carol Krismann has been a member of Elevations Credit Union for over 25 years. She served on the Supervisory Committee for 7 years and chaired that committee twice. She was appointed to the Board of Directors in June 2006 to fill a vacated position, and was elected to serve on the Board in 2007. Ms. Krismann enjoys serving on the Elevations Foundation Board as Chair and calls it the “fun” Board.

Ms. Krismann retired from the University of Colorado and had been the head librarian of the William M. White Business Library since 1982. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Smith College, a Master’s in Library Science from Columbia University and an advanced certificate in librarianship from the University of Denver. She is the author of two books: Encyclopedia of American Women in Business and Quality Control: A Bibliography.

She has also been very active in faculty governance at the University of Colorado, the American Library Association, and the Colorado Association of Libraries.

Carroll Beach — Board Member

carol_beach.jpgCarroll D. Beach retired in 2011 as President/COO of CO-OP Shared Branching following a three year tenure as President of Credit Union Service Corporation (CUSC). Prior to assuming the responsibilities as President/CEO of CUSC, Mr. Beach was President/CEO of the Colorado Credit Union System for 30 years. Mr. Beach was responsible for the management of the state trade association, as well as Colleague Service Corporation, CU Service Network of Colorado Inc., the Wyoming Credit Union League, and for several years, was CEO of SunCorp Corporate Credit Union. During his tenure, he was also President of the Credit Union Legislative Action Committee, Colorado Credit Union Foundation, Credit Union Family Insurance Services, and Credit Union Advantage Automotive.

Mr. Beach has been a member of various Credit Union National Association (CUNA) committees as well as having served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.  He served on the CUNA Mutual Advisory Committee, and the Credit Union Service Corporation Board of Directors of which he was Chairman for four years.  He most recently served on the Credit Union House LLC Board as its Chairman.  He has also served as Chairman of U.S. Central Credit Union as well as Chairman of the Association of American Credit Union Leagues (AACUL). He also served on numerous committees of AACUL and received from that organization the “Eagle Award” which is the highest award given by the organization to one of its members.  Mr. Beach also received the "Herb Wegner Lifetime Achievement Award", which is the most recognized award given in the credit union industry.

Mr. Beach was elected to the Board in 2010, serving as Chair for three years. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree from Emporia State University.

Don Cheyne — Board Member

Don Cheyne is an owner of Mountain Molding, LLC of Longmont, Colorado, and brings over 20 years of experience in business operation and management to Elevations Credit Union. Mr. Cheyne joined the Elevations Credit Union’s Board of Directors in 2011 by way of a merger with St. Vrain Valley Credit Union, where he served as a board member for 3 years. His other volunteer activities include youth hockey development in Northern Colorado and Longmont’s OUR Center, and he also served as a board member and past Chair for Longmont Meals on Wheels. Mr. Cheyne is a University of Colorado Alumni, where he earned his degree with honors for Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as a Master of Business Administration.

Todd Gleeson — Board Member

Todd Gleeson has been a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1981 and is a Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology.

Dr. Gleeson served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on the Boulder campus from 2001 through 2012, where he led a faculty of nearly 1,000 and managed a student population in excess of 20,000. Prior to his service as Dean, Dr. Gleeson served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs. He currently directs the Health Professional Residential Academic Program on the Boulder campus, a program directed at freshman and sophomore students interested in healthcare careers. He is also the Faculty Director of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic, a non-profit ride dedicated to raising scholarship funds for Colorado in-state students.

Dr. Gleeson teaches courses in human physiology. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He and his wife reside in Louisville and have been Elevations Credit Union members since 1981.

Ray Martinez — Board Member

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Ray Martinez grew up in Fort Collins and has more than 30 years of experience in public service, including serving three terms as mayor of Fort Collins.  He served three years in the United States Army in Thailand and stateside duty and earned the Army Commendation Medal. A 25-year veteran in law enforcement, Mr. Martinez retired from the Ft. Collins Police Department after having spent many years working closely with Hispanic community leaders, youth and athletes to improve the relationships between the community and law enforcement.

Mr. Martinez is an active member of several advisory boards in Fort Collins. In addition, he has enjoyed a rich history as a key member of several boards and commissions at both the state and local levels. Other boards on which Mr. Martinez serves or has served include the Partners Advisory Board of Directors, Governor Owens' appointment as Chair of the Minority Business Advisory Council, continued under Governor Ritter, member and past Chair of the Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Board of Directors, and the Colorado Mesa University Board of Trustees, also appointed by the Governor. Additionally, Mr. Martinez was a White House Appointee to serve with the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Jim Menghi — Board Member

Jim Menghi has been a member of Elevations Credit Union since 1985, served on the Supervisory Committee 18 years in total, several times as Chair, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2008. Mr. Menghi participated on the Finance Committee for a year until the role was assumed by the Board of Directors. His leadership and mentoring capabilities for new committee members are well known and respected.

Mr. Menghi has been employed at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) as the Deputy Director of the Joint Office for Science Support (JOSS) since 2002 and served as Internal Auditor/Compliance Officer from 1985 to 2002. In his current position, he is responsible for financial management of an operating division of UCAR with over $10M in annual funding. Previously, he was an Auditor with the US General Accounting Office (GAO) for nine years. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

His two adult daughters have brought him much pride and joy. When possible he runs, bikes and hikes, taking advantage of the great Colorado outdoor lifestyle.