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
    Founding Member, The Akin Law Firm, LLC, Attorneys and Counselors, Denver, Austin, and Steamboat Springs Jennifer’s husband, Rick,… Read More
  • Kristine Bensler

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

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

    Heidi Ganahl is the founder and CEO of Camp Bow Wow, the largest pet care franchise in North America. Through… 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
  • Ron Lazof

    Ron is a Managing Director and Member of Prism Advisers, L.L.C. and Prism Advisors of Texas L.L.C. management advisory and consulting… Read More
  • Charlie 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