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El Pomar Announces Promotions and Hirings

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Colorado Springs, CO - William Ward, Vice Chairman of El Pomar Foundation and lead independent Trustee, is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees of El Pomar Foundation approved the following promotions and hirings: 

  • Kyle Hybl, President and Chief Executive Officer  
  • Matt Carpenter, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Devanie Helman, Vice President – Leadership Development
  • Dave Miller, Associate Vice President – Information Technology
  • Kaitlin Johnson, Associate Vice President – Community Stewardship
  • Julia Lawton, Director of Communications
  • Eleanor Martinez, Executive Assistant
  • Diane Riggenbach, Investment Specialist
  • Samantha Knoll, Assistant Curator, Penrose Heritage Museum

“The Trustees of El Pomar Foundation are proud to announce the appointment of Kyle Hybl to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2019. Since joining the Foundation in 2000, Kyle has established himself as a trusted and talented leader and has demonstrated the strong management skills necessary to lead the organization smoothly into the future. Kyle engages others with skill and grace, makes sound decisions, and demonstrates exceptional integrity. The Trustees place the greatest importance on honoring the intent of our founders, and we are confident that Kyle along with Matt Carpenter, who will succeed Kyle as Chief Operating Officer, will lead the Foundation with a shared vision and commitment to the Penrose legacy. We are excited about the next generation of leaders at El Pomar.” – William Ward, Vice Chairman 

Kyle Hybl joined El Pomar Foundation as General Counsel in 2000, and has held the position of Chief Operating Officer since 2013.  

William J. Hybl will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board, managing the governance and affairs of the Board of Trustees in partnership with R. Thayer Tutt, Jr., El Pomar Foundation Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer. 

“The Board of Trustees and El Pomar staff wish to extend our deepest gratitude to Bill Hybl, who has led El Pomar with poise and passion since joining the Foundation 45 years ago. Bill’s commitment to the communities of Colorado and the Penrose legacy established El Pomar as a pillar of the Colorado philanthropic community. With his leadership, the Foundation has distributed over $500 million in grants and built a number of invaluable and innovative programs, networks, and resources that benefit all of Colorado. He has personally and professionally made innovative and enduring contributions by championing many impactful projects. We are thankful for his continuation as Chairman of the Board, and know his legacy as CEO has made a permanent impact on the state of Colorado.”

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