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Board of Directors

Board of Director meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm in the High School Commons, unless a quorum is not achieved.
 

 

Vice President Rudy Lukez

Rudy Lukez

Board Vice President

Class B Member (Community)

rudy.lukez@stemk12.org

Term expires May 2020

Committees: Personnel Chair, Board Selection, Communications

Rudy and his wife have two children at STEM. Rudy is currently a director of product technology marketing for Oracle’s cloud applications corporate organization based in Redwood Shores, California. He has held other product leadership positions at Oracle for SMB marketing and the JD Edwards ERP product line spanning eleven years; supporting emerging technologies and their stories for internet and cloud-based products across business software applications; system infrastructures and new computer trends involving IoT, mobility; and social media and analytics. Rudy also serves on the Douglas County Long Range Planning Committee.
 
 Community Member Roy Martinez

Roy Martinez

Treasurer

Class B Member (Community)

roy.martinez@stemk12.org

Term expires May 2022

Committees: Legal Chair, Fundraising Chair, Finance, Governance

Roy and his wife have been STEM parents since 2012. He is a Denver native.  Roy is experienced as a board member for nonprofits, particularly when it involves education. Roy is passionate about finding ways to remove obstacles that reduce educational opportunities. Roy is a managing director of an independent private equity sponsor and received his J.D. from the University of Denver.

 

 

Treasurer Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith

Board Chair

Class B Member (Community)

nicole.smith@stemk12.org

Term expires May 2022

Committees: Finance Chair, Real Estate Chair, Personnel, Compliance and Operations

Nicole and her husband, Jake, have a one-year-old who hopes to attend STEM for kindergarten. Nicole is senior vice president, Enterprise Information Services (EIS) Risk Management Technology Delivery Risk Lead for SunTrust Banks, Inc. Nicole is experienced in growing and leading high-performing teams in the financial, healthcare, and education industries. She worked previously at Bank of America, LiveWell Colorado, and in IT strategy consulting with Perficient. Nicole completed her MBA at Carnegie Mellon University and received her BS in business finance at University of Colorado at Boulder. Nicole is actively engaged in community organizations that stimulate progress in education, technology and wellness as a board member, coach, fundraiser and advocate.

 

Trevor Kilpatrick

Trevor Kilpatrick

Class A Member (Parent)

trevor.kilpatrick@stemk12.org 

Term expires 

Committees:

Trevor and his wife, Adrionna, have three children. Two are currently enrolled at STEM and the third will start Kindergarten in 2021. Trevor is an engineering manager for United Launch Alliance (ULA). In his current position he leads the Central Engineering Services organization which includes functions like Design Compliance, Configuration Management, and Parts, Materials, and Processes. He brings 12+ years of experience operating in a variety of engineering and leadership roles. In addition, Trevor has been heavily involved in ULA's STEM outreach initiatives and in the Denver STEM community as a whole. Trevor has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Denver. In his spare time he plays recreational hockey and spends as much time as possible with his wife and three amazing kids.
 
 

Michael J Green

Class A Member (Parent)

TBA

Term expires 

Committees:

 

 

Coming Soon
 

Board Committees:

  • Board Selection: Rudy Lukez
  • Communications: – Chair, Rudy Lukez
  • Compliance and Operations: Chair, Nicole Smith
  • Curriculum: TBA – Chair, TBA
  • Finance: Nicole Smith - Chair, Roy Martinez
  • Fundraising: Roy Martinez
  • Governance: Roy Martinez
  • Legal: Roy Martinez - Chair, TBA
  • Personnel: Rudy Lukez – Chair Nicole Smith
  • Real Estate: Nicole Smith – Chair, TBA
  • Safety and Wellness: