Finance Committee

Members & Bylaws

Finance Committee Members

    Lance Klassen

    Chair

    Lance works for the State of Colorado, and has been in the accounting department for over 10 years, and is currently the Senior Payroll Officer for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology.  Lance has also been a small business owner for over 12 years with rentals in Minnesota, Illinois, and Colorado.  Lance grew up on the farm in Minnesota and moved to Colorado in 2007 and enjoys spending time with his family, finding free events on the weekends, playing basketball and cheering for the Vikings (and all other MN sports)!  Lance and his wife, Sara, have two boys that are in Kindergarten and 2nd Grade at BFA.

        Jake Thorkildsen

        Vice Chair

            Brendon Cussio

            Secretary

                Ram Annamalai

                Member

                Ram is currently employed at Comcast, Director of Market Intelligence and Data Science team. His team plays a key role in using data and advance analytical capabilities to shape strategy and execution for Comcast Business. Prior to joining Comcast, Ram served as the Associate Director, Advanced Data Analytics for AT&T in Denver, where he developed and led Data Insight and Analytics team, which supported AT&T’s strategic goals. Prior to AT&T, Ram was with CenturyLink/Qwest Communications, where he served as Data Analytics Consultant, and he has also served as an independent consultant for Kforce as an Analytics Manager.

                Ram holds a Master of Science, Finance from the University of Colorado; a Master of Science, Engineering from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Science, Engineering from Annamalai University in India.

                Outside of work, Ram’s interests include engineering (building and breaking things), sports, and outdoor activities. He resides in Denver with his wife, Devi, and their two children Deepa and Karthik. Deepa attends Ben Franklin Academy. Ram loves spending time with his family, skiing, hiking, and traveling to new places.

                    Halsley Hoff 

                    Business Manager

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                    Halsley loves being part of the Ben Franklin Academy family.  She was involved with our PTO from the beginning initially serving as the Fundraising Coordinator and then as Secretary.  She joined the BFA staff in November of 2012 working as the Business Assistant.  In March 2015, she moved into the role of Business Manager.

                    She is a Colorado native and graduated from Fort Lewis College with a degree in Computer Science.  Prior to BFA she worked as the Clinic/Grants & Contracts Manager at the Barbara Davis Center.  In her free time, she enjoys watching her daughters play basketball, taking lots of pictures, crafts & digital scrap booking, and getting out to enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors.

                    Her oldest daughter was part of the first Kindergarten class at BFA that graduated in May 2020.  Her youngest daughter began in BFA’s preschool and is excited to be in 7th grade this year.

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                        Adam Lucero

                        Treasurer

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                        Adam Lucero is the Treasurer of the BFA Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Mr. Lucero has spent the last fourteen years working in the oil and gas construction industry, as well as the building construction industry. Currently, he manages the preconstruction group for Kiewit working on projects around the nation. Prior to joining the Board, he served on the BFA Board Nomination Committee. Adam represents the Board on the Finance Committee.

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