Terri CroppedTERRI CAINE  |  FOUNDER, SUMMIT 54

Terri is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Summit 54.  She seeks to improve educational outcomes by focusing on bridging the achievement gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students.  Terri has a background in Journalism, public relations, marketing, sales and management. A graduate of University of California, San Diego, her first job was as a television reporter.  She subsequently became PR Director for the Snowmass Resort Association and then Communications Director for the Aspen Skiing Company. She served as Senior VP for the Aspen Glen development company and was in charge of Marketing, Sales, and the PUD approval process. She then ran the Four Peaks Development sales office as managing broker before “retiring” to work in philanthropic activities. She serves on the Theatre Aspen Board of Trustees. She previously served on the board of Aspen Country Day School, Christmas Wish, Snowmass Repertory Theatre and Rotary Club of Aspen.

 

UntitledRON OLSEN   | CEO, REMOTE-LEARNER

Ron is a seasoned entrepreneur with a variety of professional endeavors centered on building and growing companies. Ron’s passion for education is evidenced by his work as CEO with Remote-Learner, an e-learning platform company, his involvement with Metro State University of Denver’s Center for Innovation, and his commitment to Summit54 as an active member of its Board of Directors. Previous roles have included C-level responsibilities at angel and venture capital-backed start-ups, as well as investment management roles in both venture capital and family office firms. While a native of Southern California, Ron is pleased to have called Denver his home since 2007.

 

SOLEDAD DELEON HURST | LAWYER, COMMUNITY LEADER

Soledad is a graduate of Yale Law School who has been an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and an investment banker at Allen & Company. She currently serves as a community volunteer while raising her two children. Hurst is the chair of Board of Trustees for Theater Aspen and she serves on the Aspen Community Foundation Board of Directors.  She is an Honorary Trustee and the former chair of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Country Day School.   She previously served as the board Chair of FINCA, and is a past board member of Children’s Hospital in Denver, Vanguard Advisory Board, Aspen Institute, the Roundabout Theater and The Buddy Program in Aspen.

 

JON FOX-RUBIN | ENTREPRENEUR & CONSULTANT

Jon has a PhD from MIT.  He is an entrepreneur who has led many award winning organizations.   He was CEO of Hypercar Inc., an advanced mobility company that designed a zero-emission sport utility vehicle. He worked at Dornier GmbH (now part of EADS) in Germany on a NASA Space Shuttle project.  He formed FoxRubin Limited in 2013 to consult with firms and individuals in a variety of sectors including clean technology & energy, advanced materials & manufacturing, public policy, team building, and commercialization strategy.  In 2014, he was recruited by Manaus Fund as Executive Director and lunched and led Valley Settlement as Executive Director.  He was an elected official in the town of Basalt.  He currently serves as treasurer of the Board of Mountain Family Health Centers and continues consulting through FoxRubin Limited advising clients with due diligence on new processes, advanced manufacturing, design considerations, materials sourcing, intellectual property protection, technology licensing, customer validation, market research, and raising capital.

 

GRETCHEN COLE PLACEMENT COUNSELOR, EXECUTIVE

Gretchen is a placement counselor for students seeking an independent high school. She recently stepped down as Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Aspen Country Day School where she also assisted students and parents in their boarding school selections. Previously, she was an Associate Director of Philanthropy for the Colorado chapter of The Nature Conservancy and Director of Mountaineering Operations for Mountain Travel* Sobek, a California-based global adventure travel company. Gretchn graduated from Berkeley with a BA in Psychology. An Aspen native, she and her husband Craig Corona have three children who have been raised in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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