ACEC Governing Board

ACEC draws strength and its strategic direction from the leaders and champions in the county who support workforce readiness as a countywide priority. We thank our current Board of Directors whose allegiance to this mission is moving Adams County forward.

ACEC is currently recruiting board members for the 2019/2020 year, with a focus on Business and Industry representation.

For more information & to get involved, contact:
Chuck Gross, Executive Director:
303.453.8515 │ 

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Board President: Dr. Chris Fiedler, Superintendent, Adams County School District 27J

Board Vice President: James Duffy, COO, Westminster Public Schools

Board Secretary: Cathy Pellish, Vice President, Front Range Community College

Lee Peters, Executive Director of High Schools, Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Chad Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Charter School

Darci Mohr, Acting Superintendent, Adams 14 School District

Charlie Kercheval, President, Alpine Bank

Julie Stewart, Community Outreach Specialist, United Power 

John Busch, Account Executive, Siemens



2019-2020 ACEC Working Board 

Every month, ACEC convenes STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math), CTE (Career Tech Ed), PSWR (Post Secondary Workforce Readiness) directors from the seven districts to better guide its work. These individuals are an integral part of executing ACEC’s programs in the districts and aligning ACEC programs with education imperatives. This partnership ensures that the skills students receive from ACEC programs strengthen the PSWR initiatives, student ICAP (Individual Career Academic Plan), 21st Century Skills demonstrations, and Graduation Guidelines.

Allison Lusero Hoffman, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Director of Counseling

Kristi Weaver, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Director of Career and Technical Education

Paul Francisco, School District 27J, Director of Post Secondary and Workforce Readiness

Sandy Steiner, Westminster Public Schools, Director of Post Secondary Workforce Readiness

Julie Silipo, Mapleton Public Schools, Post Secondary Options Coach 

Porter Cutrell, Adams 14 School District, Director of Career & Technical Education 

Violeta Apodaca, Pinnacle Charter School, Post-Secondary Coordinator