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Bessemer Historical Society

Preserve the historic records of Colorado's steel working and coal mining communities. The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) touched the lives of tens of thousands of people all over the west. Preserve your past, invest in the future of the next generation. Enterprise Zone tax credits available.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
2
Full Time Staff:
2
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
30
Retention Rate:
100%

Karen Cordova, Accountant
Start Date: 2018

Karen Cordova, a Pueblo native, graduated from Central High School and the University of Southern Colorado (CSU- Pueblo) with a BSBA, emphasis in Accounting. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1992 but maintains her certificate in an inactive status. Karen was employed in various accounting positions at CF&I Steel at the beginning of her career and is looking forward to working with the Bessemer Historical Society. She recently retired as the Chief Financial Officer at Pueblo City Schools after working in payroll, accounting and budgeting positions there. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs.

Megan Valdez, Gift Shop Assistant
Start Date: 2018

Megan Valdez, a Pueblo native, graduated from South high and has a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs (UCCS). She is currently enrolled at CSU-Pueblo as a graduate student pursuing a Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting. She loves watching sports and spending time with her family.

Victoria Miller, Museum Curator
Start Date: 2006

Victoria Miller is a Pueblo native and holds a B.A. degree in History from (then) University of Southern Colorado, and a M.A. in Museum Science from Texas Tech University. She has held positions working with both museum educational programming and museum collection management.

Courtney Woodka, Development Coordinator
Start Date: 2017

Courtney Woodka, also a Pueblo native and former South High School graduate (cannon booms black!), has a B.S. in Art, emphasis on graphic design, photography and computer animation, from Colorado State University-Pueblo. She has a combined 14 years of graphic design and marketing experience and prefers working in the non-profit versus private sector. She enjoys drawing, painting, card making, shooting black and white photography and learning about art history, especially that of Vincent Van Gogh.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
12
Term Length:
3 Years
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
11
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
5
Male:
6
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
10
Hispanic or Latino:
1
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

4

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

63%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

Yes

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