Colorado Yale Association New Leadership
On May 4th, attendees to the annual CYA meeting/Redpath lecture voted on a slate of board members, which included a new president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary/communications manager. The Colorado Yale Association will have Jonathan Martin ’12 at the helm, who some alums may know as acting ASC director in 2020.While a student, Jonathan worked for the admissions office and got to travel to Colorado, which is when he fell in love with the state. His experience as a heavyweight crew team member will serve him well as leader of a strong line-up.
Heather Kingsbury Hill ’87 remains on the board and becomes the new vice-president, and past veep Bo Reynolds ’14 assumes the role of treasurer. Outgoing president Stephanie Grilli PhD ’80 stays on the board as secretary/communications manager, continuing to send emails and to populate the website. Also continuing their board service are Ben Jacobs ’17 and Anne Weil ’94. Ben has organized CYA hikes as well as the BOLD conversation series. Anne heads up the Colorado chapter of YaleWomen.
We welcome three new board members: Daphne Butler ’87 JD ’91, who has been taking steps to organize Colorado black alumni; Christina Schultz MBA ’04, who has hosted the Golden Feb Club and who has recently relocated to Grand Junction; and Jacqueline Esai, JD ’10 who has just returned to Colorado and has also been selected by the YAA Board of Governors as an Assembly delegate-at-large.
The three members roll off the board have an impressive record of service. John Boak ’70 was CYA president for seven years and has been actively involved with the club for decades. Equally a long-time club regular, Tom Creighton ’76 MA ’83 MPhil ’84 has been our treasurer, but people may know him better as organizer of the hut trips as well as our summer hikes. Samantha (Sam) Lichtin ’16 is a vibrant presence at our events, contributing in a major way to our successes as well as teaming with fellow BOLD alums Bo and Ben to advance engagement of recent grads.