Bill Castor is beginning his second term on the BFA Board and is its current president. He is a United States Army veteran. Mr. Castor holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in chemistry from Central Michigan University and a master of business administration (“MBA”) degree from DePaul University in Chicago with a concentration in finance. He also is a graduate of the executive MBA program at INSEAD, an international business school in Fontainebleau, France. Mr. Castor has spent over 20 years in the energy business, leading teams that develop and finance conventional and renewable energy projects in the United States, as well as Europe. Mr. Castor is currently the Board liaison to the Curriculum Committee.
Bryan Molen is the secretary of the BFA Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Maine, Orono. Mr. Molen has been in the commercial risk management and insurance brokerage industry for 15 years, and currently works for Aon Risk Solutions, the largest risk and insurance brokerage in the world. Mr. Molen currently works in support of the BFA Board Nomination Committee and chairs the Strategic Planning Committee.
Steve Haas is the current treasurer of the BFA Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana and a MBA from the University of Colorado. Mr. Haas has worked for Johnson & Johnson for more than 25 years and currently serves as Contract Director for Orthopedics. Mr. Haas also serves as the Board liaison for the Finance Committee and the Grants Committee.
Courtney Jurbala is Secretary of the BFA Board. She holds Bachelors in both Accounting and Economics from Hartwick College in New York. Ms. Jurbala also received her MBA from the University of Colorado. Ms. Jurbala has recently become the General Manager of Research Tissue and Cells for a subsidiary of AlloSource, a non-profit tissue bank, out of Centennial, Colorado. Prior to this change, she spent her entire career in Finance for several industries. Ms. Jurbala currently serves as the Board liaison for the School Accountability Committee (SAC).
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Burgandy Hodge is a “founding family” of BFA and currently is an at-large director on BFA Board. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University and a MBA from University of Phoenix with a concentration in technology management. Her background includes over 20 years of professional HR/recruiting and operations management experience. She is a trained facilitator in Six Sigma and Lean Business Process Improvement. Ms. Hodge has experience leading in diverse industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, charter school, and military settings. Prior to joining the Board, she served as BFA’s operations director and on the BFA Recruitment Committee prior to the school’s opening. Currently, Ms. Hodge serves as the Board liaison for the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and chairs the BFA Board Nomination Committee.
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Matt Keillor is an at-large director on the BFA Board. He holds a degree in education from Greenville College, Illinois. He began his career as a teacher in a variety of settings, including English in Japan, high school in Illinois, and middle school in California. Mr. Keillor transitioned from a full-time teacher to technology sales in 2004. Currently, he is an Account Executive with Flexential, a Denver-based hybrid IT solutions company. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Keillor served on the BFA STEM Committee. Currently, Mr. Keillor serves as the Board liaison to the Technology and STEM committees.