Erin Pulling, President and CEO
Start Date: 2019
Pulling brings two decades of deep understanding around the complex issues of hunger and food insecurity from her work in the nonprofit food and nutrition field. Her passion for community engagement and core belief that volunteers, donors and community partners are key to nonprofits' success are an asset to continuing the mission of the food bank.
Pulling's community engagement includes board service with the Colorado Nonprofit Association and advisory board membership with the national Food is Medicine Coalition. Erin was awarded a Livingston Fellowship by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, was named a Forty Under 40 by the Denver Business Journal, and is a Leadership Denver graduate. From 2004 - 2018, Pulling served as President and CEO of Project Angel Heart and has served in various other positions at the organization since 1994.
Erin graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in psychology and holds a Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University.
Kim Ruotsala, Chief Development Officer
Employed by FBR in 1996 as a Development Assistant, Kim has also served as an Associate Director of Special Events and Associate Director of Development before assuming the duties of Director of Development at FBR in 2004. Her expertise is in events, corporate and foundation solicitations, donor data systems and individual direct mail management. In winter of 2007, Kim was awarded as a top woman in fundraising by Fundraising Success Magazine.
Tony Alexis, Chief Operating Officer
Employed by Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) as a driver and warehouseman in 1984, Tony now oversees all warehouse operations for both distribution centers in Denver, Western Slope FBR in Grand Junction and the FBR in Casper, Wyoming. He is also responsible for all procurement of local and national food donations and all purchases of bulk food items. He was promoted to VP in 2005.
Marshall Aster, Chief Financial Officer
Start Date: 2001
Employed by Food Bank of the Rockies since 2006, Marshall brings over 30 years of diversified financial and operating acumen to FBR. He has worked with public and private diversified companies having annual sales that ranged from $.3 to $700 million. He has 20 plus years experience as a CFO, 5 in corporate financial planning, 6 in Big Eight accounting, as well as owning several small businesses.
Cindy Mitchell, Chief Programs Officer
Start Date: 2017
Cindy Mitchell started at FBR in 2003 after serving 9 years in the grocery retail industry. Cindy has 13+ years of food banking experience which includes hands on knowledge of our hunger relief partners, implementing food safety and distribution regulations along with analyzing food insecurity numbers within FBR's service area. Cindy is responsible for the project, administration and budget management of FBR's children, senior and agency programs.