Finance Committee

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Finance Committee Members

    Roger Nagel

    Chair

    Roger Nagel has lived in Colorado since 2008.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. in International Business from California State University. Roger’s experience has primarily been in the For-Profit Education industry, specializing in areas of budgets, forecasts, and Key Performance Indicators. He is currently Director of Data Analytics for Arist Education Service in Littleton. He has been a member of the Finance committee since the school opened. Roger and his wife, Lori, live in Highlands Ranch with their two sons who attend BFA. He and his family enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, and exploring new areas in the mountains.

        Kevin Leverson

        Member

        Kevin received his BS in Finance from Cedarville University and his MBA from the University of Cincinnati.  He began his professional career as a Financial Specialist at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, managing budgets and developing cost estimates for various aircraft acquisition programs.  He and his family moved back to Colorado in 2006 where he worked as a Program Controller for Raytheon, a Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, and finally returned to the Air Force as a Financial Analysis Manager.  He currently works for the Financial Management Center of Expertise managing a team of analysts who provide decision support for capital investments.  Kevin and his wife, Amanda, live in Highlands Ranch with their 5 children. Kevin loves the mountains and enjoys running, cycling, hiking, camping, skiing, and any sports in which his kids are involved.

            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.

                Aaron Stapp

                Member

                Aaron received a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from Colorado State University.  He has 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry where he has held various accounting and finance positions.  Aaron currently serves as the Vice President of Revenue Management with Catholic Health Initiatives, a national not-for-profit hospital/healthcare company.  Aaron and his family have lived in Highlands Ranch for the last three years.  Aaron and his wife Lindsay have three sons, two of whom attend BFA.  He and his family love the Broncos and enjoy all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.

                    Connie Zoerink

                    Member

                    Connie is an “almost” native, as her family moved to Colorado when she was 3.  She earned both her B.S. and M.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting & Tax from Colorado State University.  Connie is currently an active CPA in Colorado. She began her career with Deloitte, then spent some time with Janus Capital Management, TeleTech Holdings, and Newmont Mining Corporation before returning to public accounting.  She currently serves as a Director at TaxOps, where she helps clients to manage their various complex state and local tax obligations.  Connie also works with two nonprofit organizations in downtown Denver to help women and children who are exiting trauma, addictions, and homelessness.  In whatever spare time remains, she enjoys nearly all things that involve the great outdoors, even more so if she is able to spend the time with Tom and their daughter Lauren who is currently in the fifth grade at BFA.

                        Lance Klassen

                        Member

                        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 preschool and kindergarten at BFA.

                            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.

                            Halsley 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.  She enjoys taking lots of pictures, digital scrapbooking, camping & hiking in the beautiful Colorado outdoors, and spending time with her husband and two daughters, who have attended BFA since it opened.

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                                Steve Haas

                                Treasurer

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                                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.

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