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.

For more information & to get involved, contact:
Letia Frandina, Executive Director: 

2022-2023 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: Charlie Kercheval, President, Alpine Bank

Board Treasurer: Chad Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Charter School

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

Shelagh Burke, Chief Academic Officer, Adams 14 School District

Andrea DeCosmo, Dean of Instruction, Front Range Community College

Dan Hoff, Superintendent, Strasburg School District 31J



2022-2023 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

Ryan McCoy, Westminster Public Schools, Director of Post Secondary Workforce Readiness

Xiomara Ortiz, Mapleton Public Schools, Coordinator Post Secondary Options  

Ron Hruby, Adams 14 School District, Director of Career & Technical Education 

TBD, Pinnacle Charter School, Post-Secondary Coordinator