Steve Anderson, president and CEO of Fort Collins-based Forney Industries Inc., has joined the board of directors of the Front Range Community College Foundation. Marilee Menard, retired executive director of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, has rejoined the board.
Forney Industries is one of America’s longest operating family-owned distribution companies, offering more than 4,500 products. It is a national leader in the distribution of metalworking and welding products.
Forney Industries is a longtime partner of the Welding Technology Program at FRCC’s Larimer Campus in Fort Collins. The company funds a scholarship that supports students in the program, which includes an Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology and certificates in Comprehensive Welding, Creative Metalworking, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Oxyacetylene Welding, Pipe Code Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Welding Fundamentals.
Anderson has a bachelor’s degree in construction management/engineering from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s in architecture/environmental design from San Diego State University.
Menard previously served on the foundation board from 2010 to 2013. She started her career on Capitol Hill, joined a number of trade associations, and also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Quality Service where she was the director of information and legislative affairs. She is a founder of Women in Government Relations and serves on the National Marine Mammal Foundation board.
The FRCC Foundation was established in 1994 to raise funds for scholarships, programs, and facilities at the college. Its mission is to transform lives through education.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.