Two local business leaders elected to Elevations Credit Union’s Board of Directors

Two members recognized for 12 years of service as they retire from the Board.

BOULDER, CO (May 12, 2020) — Elevations Credit Union hosted its annual membership meeting virtually on May 5. The meeting included the election of Barbara Brohl and Ray Martinez for three-year terms to the Elevations Board of Directors, ending at the annual meeting in 2023. Additionally, Board members Eric Jones and Jim Menghi were recognized at the annual meeting for their tremendous contributions as they retire from the Board of Directors after reaching their term limits of 12 years of service.

“We are honored to have Board members who demonstrate outstanding leadership in local business, government and board involvement,” stated Kate Brown, Elevations’ Board Chair. “We thank both Barbara and Ray for making a commitment to serve Elevations, with Ray maintaining his role as Secretary and Barbara taking on an expanded role as Treasurer. We are also grateful to Eric Jones and Jim Menghi, who are retiring from the Board after 12 years helping lead Elevations to tremendous success in growth, financial performance and member service, plus the recognition of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award — a legacy that will remain with Elevations forever.”

Barbara Brohl joined the Elevations Board in October 2019. Brohl has served on several boards including the Regional Transportation District (RTD), Statewide Internet Portal Authority and Denver Employee Retirement Program. She currently serves on the Denver School for Science & Technologies and Latinas First Foundation boards. She is Principal of B J Brohl Strategies, a government affairs consulting firm for the legal cannabis industry and implementing governments. Prior, she served as the Executive Director and State Licensing Authority for the Department of Revenue and spent 33 years with Qwest Communications International in various roles. She graduated from Regis University with a degree in business management and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver, Strum College of Law. 

Ray Martinez joined the Elevations Board in August 2014. Martinez is a retired Fort Collins police sergeant, as well as a former three-term mayor of Fort Collins. He most recently served as City Council member for District 2 in Fort Collins from 2015 to 2019. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having received the Army Commendation Medal. Ray has dedicated significant time working closely with Hispanic community leaders, youth and athletes to improve the relationship between the community and law enforcement. He co-founded an organization that works directly with at-risk youth to provide them with positive educational and recreational experiences while keeping them active within their neighborhoods and communities. He was a member of the National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee until 2019 and has been a member of several boards and organizations over the years, including the chair of Colorado’s Minority Business Advisory Council under Governor Owens and Governor Ritter, a member of the Colorado Mesa University board of trustees, and a White House appointee on the Defense Advisory Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. 

Elevations Credit Union is honored to have such strong Colorado leaders as members of the Board. As a local credit union, Elevations is proud to align with individuals who are equally as passionate about our members and communities.

About Elevations Credit Union

Elevations Credit Union empowers its members and the communities it serves along Colorado’s  Front Range with financial solutions and education. In addition to offering a broad portfolio of  consumer and business banking services, Elevations is the No. 1 credit union residential  mortgage lender in Colorado. Founded in 1952 as the U. of C. Federal Credit Union in Boulder,  the organization has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to over 176,000  members, more than 580 local employees and over $3.4 billion in assets. Elevations became a  two-time recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2020 and first received the  award in 2014. The credit union also earns local awards along Colorado’s Front Range for Best  Bank, Best Mortgage Lender, and Best Customer Service. Elevations was also an inaugural  winner in Denver Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards. Learn more at


Kathleen Martin

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