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 2018/2019 year, with a focus on Business and Industry representation.

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

2017-2018 Board of Directors

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

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

Board Treasurer: Barry Gore, CEO, Adams County Economic Development

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

Chris Gdowski, Superintendent, Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Phil Noble, Administrator, Adams County Workforce and Business Center

Dr. Brian Recht, Superintendent, Pinnacle Charter School

Diane Blumenschein, Director of Student Support Services, Mapleton District 1 

Aracelia Burgos, Chief Academic and Innovation Officer, Adams 14 School District

Charlie Kercheval, EVP Business Development, Alpine Bank

Julie Stewart, Community Outreach Specialist, United Power




2017-2018 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.

Janet Renden, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Principal: Bollman Technical School

Anjela Schwab, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Counseling Coordinator

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 

Chris Duran, Adams City High School Assistant Principal, Career & Technical Education

Rich Campbell, School District 29J, Bennett High School Principal