Tracy Baumgartner serves as the Executive Director of Sustainability for Comcast NBCUniversal. With 25 years of experience in cable operations, communications, and corporate social responsibility, she brings a 360-degree perspective to her role in advancing the company’s long-term commitment to sustainability. Her responsibilities include strategic development and deployment of environmentally responsible operational initiatives and programs, as well as efforts that measure and report progress. By directing multichannel communications designed to build momentum and visibility across the company, she and her team work to inspire employees and encourage behavior changes that help improve the communities served by Comcast NBCUniversal.
Prior to this role, Baumgartner served as Executive Director of Operations Compliance for Comcast Cable, helping create the foundation for the company’s sustainability efforts. She spent nearly five years as Executive Director of Community Investment for Comcast Corporation, where she led the daily execution of Comcast’s philanthropic strategies and published the corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report. During her decade-long tenure as Vice President of Public Relations for the West Division of Comcast Cable in Denver, Baumgartner led media relations, employee communications and community outreach efforts for the Division’s 11 states. She joined Comcast following the acquisition of AT&T Broadband, where she served as a national spokesperson.
A long term advocate of developing women leaders, Baumgartner just completed an interim role as Vice President of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Rocky Mountain. WICT previously recognized Baumgartner’s leadership, honoring her as 2010 Chapter President of the Year and the 2008 Woman of the Year by its Rocky Mountain chapter. She is an inaugural member of the Cable Center Ambassador’s Council, supporting its mission of connecting people and ideas to advance innovation. Baumgartner also engages in her local community, serving on the Board of Directors for Performing Arts Academy (PAA) in Littleton, Colorado.
Baumgartner received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Marketing and International Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder. A Colorado native, she is married to senior editor Jeff Baumgartner of Light Reading. They enjoy sports, theater and a wide range of homework activities with their two sons, Jack and Benjamin, who have both flourished during their summers at PAA. While Jack prefers running the spotlight and Ben prefers being in it, they both thrive in the welcoming environment and supportive exploration through the arts that PAA provides.
Marty has more than 30 years of business experience in business development, executive leadership, management, engineering and technology. He currently is owner and president of AGS Construction. Previously he worked in multiple senior positions at Raytheon, AT&T, Comcast, SCTE and Windstream. In addition to PAA, Marty serves on the Board of Directors of Adoption Options and the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Advisory Board at the Colorado School of Mines. He also leads a local Cystic Fibrosis fundraising team. Marty has provided leadership at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in multiple areas, including the Executive Team, Staff Parish Relations Team, Future Planning Team, and Lay Leadership. Marty holds Executive Certificates from the Wharton School of Business, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, St. John’s University, and Babson College. He also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and the University of Massachusetts.
Marty sees firsthand how his two children benefit from participating in the performing arts, and values the opportunities they have to build confidence, leadership, and a sense of community. Additionally, he understands that performing arts can bring balance to help very gifted, young technical minds expand and flourish in new ways. Marty and his wife Melinda are ever grateful for the role that PAA plays in shaping youth to be all they truly can be.
Ken Fong received his engineering degrees from the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University. He retired as a Vice President from Lucent Technologies in 1999. While at Lucent and its predecessor, Bell Laboratories, he led software development and product management of telecommunications products. After retiring, he started his second career as a full time volunteer for St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, working in areas such as video production and web design, and providing IT support. He became involved with PAA because of his passion for excellence in sound and video in musical productions, and the desire to apply that to PAA performances. He has two adult children, Kristine and Kara, and he enjoys spending his free time traveling and doing crossword puzzles with his wife, Betsy Keyack.
Inspired by the many business communities he has spent time with - Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Colorado - Al works hard to help business owners navigate the challenges involved in selling their companies. His experience falls into a wide variety of industries including B2B & B2C services, construction, manufacturing, distribution and professional services. His depth of transactional knowledge combined with his experience as a business owner of over 10 companies allows him to offer clients a unique combination of service and perspective to help them meet their goals. Al is a Member of the International Business Brokers Association and the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries where he previously held the position of President of the Board.
Al Fialkovich is the Managing Director of Transworld Business Advisors - Rocky Mountain and a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) through the International Business Brokers Association. He is a business savvy advisor to mature businesses and a trusted counselor to the business community assisting visionary entrepreneurs to sell or acquire small businesses. Al co-founded Transworld with his business partner and wife, Jessica Fialkovich, a business brokerage firm that has achieved #1 status out of 225+ global franchises for four years running. Transworld offers services throughout Colorado, New Mexico & Wyoming and are the #1 business brokerage firm in the Rocky Mountain region. Over the past 7 years, the Transworld team has completed $110 million+ in transactions, worked directly with over 1,500 business owners, was involved with 250+ deals, and gave over 10,000 entrepreneurs guidance about buying and selling businesses.
Al enjoys traveling abroad with his wife, spending time in Aspen hiking with his dogs, Moose and Sailor, and making coffee with beans from his favorite local shop, Sweet Bloom.
Matt has 20+ years of experience in program and project management, and currently serves as a Program Manager at Fiserv – the world’s largest Fintech company.
At Fiserv, Matt leads complex, multimillion dollar product and services implementations for financial institutions across the country; he also consults with clients on business plans and IT roadmaps that drive competitive advantages. Prior to joining Fiserv in 2019, Matt served as a Global Program Manager at Diebold Nixdorf where he was responsible for various process improvement efforts around the world; and during four of his seven years at the company he led all software delivery projects as a Program Manager in their Professional Services Americas division for US Bank – the fifth largest bank in the United States.
In his career, Matt also held positions with increasing levels of responsibility in the financial services, healthcare, and retail industries. Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Drake University, and a master’s degree in Technology Management from the University of Denver. He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) as recognized by the Project Management Institute, a Certified ScrumMaster, and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys attending music concerts, cycling, international travel, and watching the latest movies. He is married and lives in Colorado with his wife, Tiffany, and a Maine Coon rescue cat named Howard.
David is excited to join the PAA Board of Directors and to share his experience and expertise with the organization. David’s interest in the performing arts has its roots in music. He is a trumpet player and singer (no, not at the same time). He is currently a member of several brass and wind ensembles and sings in the church choir. He is passionate about the experience that PAA offers children and youth and has seen the positive transformation the programs bring. David brings a background of more than 40 years working in the engineering and construction field. His experience includes electrical design, project management, construction management, and owner’s representation. David wants to see PAA grow and to have the facilities that are required to support programmatic needs and hopes his experience will assist in that goal.
Bob Roberts recently started the next phase in his working career, retirement, in January 2017. After an exciting 35 years in the Aerospace industry Bob is looking forward to better enjoying life, family, and giving back to his community.
Bob started his Aerospace career with Rockwell International on the Space Shuttle program in Downey CA in 1983. From there, the opportunity arose to work on the ‘new’ Delta II rocket program with McDonnell Douglas in Huntington Beach CA. Bob took on leadership roles with increasing responsibility through the development of the Delta III and Delta IV rocket programs, and merger with Boeing. Shortly after the formation of ULA, and move to Colorado, Bob took on the role as Director of Propulsion.
As Director of ULA’s Propulsion Engineering team, he was responsible for the leadership and development of approx 200 engineers. Technologies within the Propulsion team included major engine systems (1st/2nd stage rocket engines and solid rocket motors), propulsion system hardware (valves, regulators, feedlines, etc.), propulsion analysis products (computational fluid dynamics, parameter development, etc.), all vehicle ordnance, and propulsion ground support equipment (PGSE).
He continues to have a passion for travelling (having visited 6 of our 7 continents to date), woodworking, and experiencing new things. He is looking forward to participating in new community projects.