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Kim Jordan, cofounder and CEO of New Belgium Brewing, has cultivated her passion for social work, the environment, and community to create one of the most successful corporations in America. Her lifelong commitment to developing healthy communities has informed New Belgium's culture through progressive policies like employee ownership, open-book management, and philanthropic giving. Kim is on the board of the Brewer's Association and an ex officio board member of the Beer Institute. She is also a member of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's Renewable Energy Authority Board.
In her more than 20 years as an entrepreneur, Kim has spoken to thousands of people in the business, nonprofit, and academic worlds about how to create a vibrant and rewarding work culture that enhances the bottom line. She is the visionary link, keeping New Belgium Brewing on a path of evolution to meet consumer needs of the future. Kim continues to extend her positive influence beyond New Belgium’s business borders with the efforts of the New Belgium Family Foundation.
Mariah McPherson is the Executive Director of the New Belgium Family Foundation. Mariah manages the direct investment and grantmaking portfolios, and works with our investment advisor to oversee the corpus.
Mariah's background is in sustainable investment research, shareholder activism, and non-profit/small business financial management. She earned her BA in International Studies and Environmental Studies at Colby College in Waterville, ME. Mariah works out of her home in beautiful Boulder, CO where she also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and gardening.
Paul Hudnut is an instructor in the MBA programs at Colorado State University College of Business and works at the CSU Energy Institute. He has been an independent director at New Belgium Brewing since 2006. Paul is a co-founder of Envirofit International, Ltd., which is a world leader in developing and selling cleaner, more efficient cook stoves. In 2010, he was honored with the Olympus Innovation Award for his work in technology innovation and entrepreneurship education. In addition to his work with New Belgium and CSU, Paul is an advisor to impact investors and social enterprises, and is on the board of the New Belgium Family Foundation.
Paul came to Colorado in 1976 for the mountains, and he and they are still there. He loves to ski, mountain bike, fly fish and grow things. He aspires to make a meal where everything comes from his yard and foraging around the neighborhood.
Lucy Cantwell is a Board Member of the New Belgium Family Foundation and a member of the Investment Committee. She is also on the board of Exponent Philanthropy.
Prior to the New Belgium Family Foundation, Lucy worked in non-profits and art galleries in San Francisco, Chicago and New York, and graduated with Honors in Art History from Vassar College. She now lives in Ann Arbor, MI.
I like to have fun. I would like to consider myself easy going and able to roll with the flow. I have an ongoing track of music playing in my head at all times that perpetually leads to whistling. I feel the at home spending time in the outdoors. I have a beautiful fiancé named Sarah and together we take our dogs, Zephyr, and Gunner on hikes and camping. I enjoy drinking a craft brew with good company and listening to stories from friends new and old. I also like to ride bikes of all kinds, whether it be for fun, to get to work or a friendly race on the cyclocross course.
Nick Lebesch works at New Belgium Brewing Company, is on the board of the New Belgium Family Foundation, and lives in Fort Collins, CO.
Dick Cantwell grew up in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He has lived in many places in the United States and abroad, and in Seattle since 1990. In 1996 he co-founded Elysian Brewing Company. He has written books and articles on beer and brewing.