Board of Directors

  • Jennifer Schubert-Akin

    Chairman
    Jennifer Schubert-Akin and her husband, Rick Akin, co-founded The Steamboat Institute in 2008. They have lived in beautiful Steamboat Springs,… Read More
  • Rick Akin

    Vice Chairman
    Jennifer’s husband, Rick, is the Vice Chairman and a co-founder of The Steamboat Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in… Read More
  • Kristine L. Bensler

    Kris Bensler and her husband, Bill, have been loyal supporters and active participants in Steamboat Institute events since its inception… Read More
  • William H. Friesell

    A retired executive, Bill was with Citibank/Citigroup for the last thirty years of his professional career.   Most recently, he was… Read More
  • Gary Hofmeister

    Treasurer
    Most people know Gary Hofmeister from Hofmeister Personal Jewelers which he founded 36 years ago and remains the C.E.O. Prior… Read More
  • Chenza Lazof

    Chenza is Vice President and a member of the board of Prism Advisors of Texas, Inc, and Secretary of Prism… Read More
  • Charles S. McNeil

    Charles S. McNeil has broad experience in the coal, oil and gas, mining and power industries.  He received his Bachelors… Read More
  • Dr. Matthew Spalding

    Associate Vice President and Dean of Educational Programs — Hillsdale College Matthew Spalding is Associate Vice President and Dean of… Read More
  • Grace-Marie Turner

    Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization that she founded in 1995 to promote… Read More
  • Bridgett Wagner

    Bridgett Wagner is a well-known leader in the conservative movement. She is the vice president for external relations at The… Read More