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Jessie Mathis
Jessie has been a member of the Building Corporation Board for four years with a term expiration date of June 2018 and is currently the President.  He is also currently the Chair of the School Accountability Committee.  He has been working on the Supply/Logistics contract at the U.S. Air Force Academy since 1991.  Previously, he spent three years at Fincor Electronics moving from service technician to lead service technician before becoming lead technician for service and production.  He earned his Associate of General Studies in Electronics Engineering Technology from TTI.  He started his career as an Inventory Management Specialist in the U.S. Air Force.  He is currently the Assistant Chair on the Charter Schools Accountability Committee and has also served as Chair.


Dan Edwards

Dan was appointed to the Building Corporation Board in 2016 with a term expiration date of June 2018 and is currently the Vice President.   Mr. Edwards is a SR Superintendent at GE Johnson Construction Company.










Thomas Clark
Tom is a director on the Colorado Early Colleges Governing Board and the CECBC Board. He is currently CEO/CTO of Elk Creek Technology Partners in Colorado Springs. He has worked for Elk Creek Technology Partners for eight years serving the small business and medical community by building, maintaining, protecting, and securing their IT systems and data. Prior to working at ECTP, Thomas worked as Director of Engineering Support Services at NeoCore, Inc., ITXC, Inc., and Voxware, Inc., which were start-up companies in high technology. His position was to create staff and direct the Quality Assurance, Documentation, and Customer Service departments of these companies assisting the development and release of the company's products. He also worked as a Software Quality Assurance Manager and Engineer at Symantec and Central Point Software. He spent 10 years at Tektronix, Inc., working as a Software QA Engineer, Staff Engineer, and Electronics Technician. Thomas started his career serving his country as an Electron Technician in the US Navy.
Art Cyphers

Art has served on the CEC Building Corporation Board for five years and is the Board Secretary.   He is a retired businessman with nearly 30 years of experience in the plastic films industry.  He hired, mentored, developed, and managed field sales people across the middle of the USA.  Their efforts were instrumental to the growth of a new company from less than $6 million to more than $300 million in less than 20 years.  He retired from plastics and joined a Christian financial services organization.  Their mission included visiting clients who requested preparation of legal documents to award part of their final estate to their favorite ministries.  Art is a retired Navy Flight Officer and served 23 years on active duty and in the Navy Reserve.  His years of travel for business, Navy, and ministry to more than 40 countries  gives him a broad world-view and sensitivity to other cultures.  Business was his ministry field, and it provided a great time for learning practical lessons in stewardship and personal relations.   He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in Biological Sciences and Chemistry.  His science education and post-graduate business courses prepared him well for his business career. He lived in Naperville, IL for 29 years before moving to Colorado Springs in 2006 with his wife Susan. 

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