January 9, 2017
At their November meeting, the Colts Board of Directors elected officers and additional Board members to oversee the organization for the 2016 - 2017 fiscal year.
The board selected Peter Hansen to serve as President. Peter first joined the board in 2007 after having been a parent volunteer in 2005 and 2006. During his time on the board, Peter helped organize the Colts' appearance in the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade and has been responsible for running the Brass Impact show in the Kansas City area since 2010. Appointed to Vice President was Jim Johnson, who has been active with the Colts in various roles, including member, volunteer, board member, and corps director for the Colt Cadets. Bill Howes was reappointed to his position as Treasurer along with Bill Symoniak who will once again serve as Secretary for the coming year. Greg Blum will provide support as Past President of the board.
The newest members of the board are Cathi Roberts and Gary Metzger.
Cathi has been active as a volunteer since the 2014 season and currently leads the Red Team Thread Team, organizing the sewing of souvenir flags and uniform fitting and alterations. She has been active in various philanthropic endeavors throughout the Omaha area, including holding a seat on the board of directors for the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha and serving on the Event Leadership Team for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life for 12 years. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, she chaired the event and helped raise over $4,500,000. Her other volunteer experience includes guild member for Omaha Hearing School for Children, work with the St. Andrews UMC Youth Group, and a scout leader for two separate Girl Scout troops from 1995 - 2004. With her combination of nonprofit leadership, fundraising experience, and dedication to the organization, Cathi will bring much insight and a fresh perspective to the board.
Gary has been an active volunteer with the Colts since the 2011 season when his daughter joined the Colts. He and his wife, Micki, each spend a week over the summer as head cook on the cook truck with the Colts. Gary brings with him a background of financials, having worked for an accounting agency and tax firm for many years. In his spare time, Gary is a member of the Waukesha Area Symphonic Band, playing bass trombone for the community group. Gary started with the Waukesha Area Symphonic Band in the 2016 - 2017 concert season. With his background in finance and experience as a long-term volunteer with the organization, Gary is sure to be a great addition to the board.
Thank you to all who have accepted positions on the board. And thanks to all have served in the past. Your hours of volunteerism are a great example for our entire Colts family of what it takes to be great!
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