Executive Board

Grant Murphy – President

Born in Tallahassee Fl. while his mother was attending college at FSU, they moved to Miami where he spent his childhood.

Grant attended the University of Florida and received an A.A. degree. After working for a few years he then decided to complete his education.

His girlfriend, now his wife (Willow), came to Colorado to visit her mother and before he knew it Grant was living in Grand Junction. After working at Coors Ceramics on a swing shift and attending Colorado Mesa University during the day, Grant graduated with a degree in marketing and was hired by Alpine Bank.

He has now been with Alpine Bank for 15 years and is happy to be able to live in the Vail Valley and be a part of this wonderful community.

Grant is currently Vice President of Alpine Bank in Eagle.

Rick Beveridge

Rick Beveridge – Vice President

 

Thomas Boyken – Secretary

Born in Indiana, Thomas moved to Texas at the age of 8, where he grew up. He attended and graduated from Texas State University–San Marcos with a Finance degree from the accredited business school.

Spending a summer in Grand Junction, and realizing big corporations weren’t for him, the mountains called, and Thomas couldn’t resist. Moving to Vail on Halloween day 2010, he has lived in the Vail Valley ever since. Starting in East Vail, he’s made the typical westward migration and now owns a home in Eagle. The perfect blend of winter and summer, he loves his time in Eagle, skiing in the winters and golfing in the summers. Giving back to his local community, Thomas has served as a Board of Director on the Eagle Chamber of Commerce since 2017.

Thomas has always been attracted to tech in some form. Taking this to another level, he took a job with a local tech company as their Sales and Marketing Manager, doubling as Account Manager for all clients. For four years, Thomas dove in head first, learning a much about business IT as he could. Having this new skillset and knowing the local marketing intimately, Thomas saw a need and took the opportunity.

Launching Forward Tech Solutions, LLC in 2018, this path will allow him to use his skills, talents, and expertise to help even more small business owners. Thomas decided to focus on that department where he feels small businesses need the most help. By taking his businesses minded, financial approach, he believes IT can be a valuable asset that helps companies achieve their desired success.

Board Members

Jim Bolton – Director

Jim is a native Bostonian. (Go Sox!) He and his family (spouse Denise and children Sam & Kate) purchased property in Eagle Ranch in 2003 and moved here full time in 2012.

Jim is a Senior Partner and Wealth Manager with the Commonwealth Financial Group and splits his time between offices in Eagle Ranch Village and the financial district of Boston.

Jim is a graduate of Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts as well as the Boston University program for financial planners. He serves on the Stonehill College Alumni Council as well as the board of directors of the MassMutual Financial Group’s Advisor’s Association. Jim and his family are communicants of Calvary Chapel Vail Valley and they are passionate supporters of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and Habitat for Humanity. Jim also enjoys teaching local students about financial literacy through Junior Achievement of Colorado.

Amy Ciszek – Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Friedman – Director

Michelle has lived in Eagle since 2000 and thoroughly enjoys raising her son, Chris, in this great community!

She has worked for NRC 365 Mountain Broadcasting since September 2004 and was in the Hospitality Industry for 8 years prior to that moving from Denver to Virginia and settling down in Eagle.

Michelle has a degree in Travel and Tourism Management and has been on the Eagle Chamber Board since 2010.

Her true passions are networking, supporting local businesses, traveling, camping, hiking and fishing.

Patty

Patty Hood – Director

Patty grew up in a small farming community in Indiana where she learned to love the great outdoors.   She moved to Colorado in December of 2000.    When not working she can be found hiking with her 2 dogs Cowboy and Woody or camping. One of her favorite outdoor activities is pack trips to the Flattops Wilderness Area.

Patty holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Langston University.  She opened her independent insurance agency in February of 2011.   As an independent agent Patty feels she can give her clients to flexibility to find the best insurance products for the best price.

Patty is very committed to the community and supports Eagle thru sponsoring various non profits such as The Cycle Effect.  She also supports Eagle County 4 H.   She sits on the Board of Directors for the Eagle Chamber of Commerce, is an ambassador for the chamber as well as a participant of the Chamber’s Lead Group.

Staff

Mary Ann Morrison – Administrator

Mary Ann has more than 30 years of experience in Chamber management.

Prior to joining the Eagle Chamber in 2014, she served as the President & CEO of the Greenwich CT Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Director of the Darien CT Chamber of Commerce.

She is a  graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organizational Management, a multi-year educational program for chamber and non-profit association executives.