PUEBLO – The CSU-Pueblo Foundation Board recently selected four individuals to join the board as Director Trustees. David Abeyta, Chad Heberly, Abel Tapia, and Dee Weber were selected to join the slate of active Trustees of the CSU-Pueblo Foundation Board.
||A Pueblo native and senior relationship manager and
vice president of Wells Fargo Bank, Abeyta graduated in 2002 from
CSU-Pueblo (then USC) with a degree in operations and material
management with a minor in business administration. His 17-year tenure
in the banking industry will provide expertise in finance and
investments for the Foundation. Abeyta has been an advocate for Pueblo
serving on various boards including PEDCO, Latino Chamber, and the St.
Mary Corwin Board of Trustees.|
|Heberly is a 2004 graduate of CSU-Pueblo with a
Bachelor’s of Science double major in finance and economics. Heberly’s
professional background includes mortgage lending, commercial banking,
I.T. operations, and insurance. He joined Stifel Nicolaus in 2013 to
focus his career on investment and advisory services and to return to
working directly with clients. Heberly is on the CSU-Pueblo alumni board
and has served as president, during which time he attended Foundation
board meetings and participated on committees. As an active member of
the Foundation Board, Heberly will provide financial and investment knowledge.
||As a long time Pueblo advocate, most notably as a state
representative and a state senator, Tapia will provide expertise in
budget and state affairs that affect the University. Tapia is a first
generation college graduate, earning his applied science associates
degree from Southern Colorado State College (now CSU- Pueblo) in 1970.
He then earned his civil engineering degree from Colorado State
University-Fort Collins. Now retired, Tapia’s extensive professional
background included the successful founding of Abel Engineering
Professionals, which was listed in the top 250 small businesses in
Colorado as well as one of the top 100 minority-owned businesses in
Colorado by Colorado Biz Magazine.|
|Weber, also a Pueblo native, is an active member of
Trinity Lutheran School/Church, participating in the Expansion Project
for a $1.5 million extension to Trinity Lutheran. Weber has served on
the board of directors for the Caring Pregnancy Center, as well as a
volunteer counselor at the center. She currently serves as President of
the Pueblo Youth Project, which encourages youth to make positive
choices in regards to education and drugs. Professionally, Weber owns
Dee’s Mini Storage which operates multiple locations.
CSU-Pueblo Foundation Board members give their resources, time, and talents, and provide professional expertise to acquire and conserve assets critical to the University’s success. Members are presented to the board by an established nominating committee and are approved by a final vote by the board of director trustees.
For more information on the CSU-Pueblo Foundation Board, scholarships or giving to the CSU-Pueblo Foundation, contact CSU-Pueblo Foundation Marketing and Development Specialist Lacy Desmond at 719-549-2965 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The CSU-Pueblo Foundation was created in 1954 to solicit, receive, invest, and disburse private gifts for Colorado State University-Pueblo and exists solely for the benefit of Colorado State University-Pueblo and its students.