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(DENVER) – Gov. Bill Owens today announced the appointment of John R. Lefebvre of Thornton, Anthony F. Hershey of Aspen, Robert A. Hessler of Greeley, Joel S. Rosenstein of Denver, Jason D. Huntley of Colorado Springs, Jeffrey J. Smith of Englewood, and Evelyn A. Bentz of Lakewood to the Advisory Committee on Student Loans.
"Ensuring that Colorado's high-school graduates have the financial resources to pursue higher education is paramount to our state's future," Owens said. "These new members are dedicated to fulfilling this mission."
John Lefebvre currently serves as treasurer of Adams County. He volunteers for the 17th Judicial Review Commission and the Adams County Cultural Council. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
Anthony Hershey is the sole practitioner of the Hershey Law Office, and is a former Aspen City Council member. In addition, he has over 14 years of legal experience as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. His background includes financial leadership, criminal, real-estate, general, and family law. Hershey received his law degree from St. John's Law School in New York.
Robert Hessler is a former president of Wells Fargo in Greeley. He is a trustee of the North Colorado Medical Center Hospital Board and a board member of the University of Northern Colorado Foundation. Hessler is also a member of the Greeley Weld Economic Development Action Partnership.
Joel Rosenstein is an attorney with Senn Visciano Kirschenbaum Merrick P.C. As part of his practice, he is the secretary and treasurer and a board member of the Interlocken Consolidated Metropolitan District. Rosenstein serves on the boards of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Coloradoans for Water Conservation and Development, the Anti-Defamation League, and Alliance for Quality Teaching.
Jason Huntley is the founder and managing partner of Huntley Thatcher Ellsworth, Ltd., a firm providing customized wealth and asset management. Huntley serves on the Board of Trustees of Pikes Peak United Way and the Board of Advisors of TheatreWorks in Colorado Springs.
Jeffrey Smith is the founder of Coaching Technologies. In the past, Smith was a financial advisor to First Union Securities, Inc., the Rocky Mountain regional manager of Aurora Natural Gas, and the business development manager for Porter McLeod Construction Services, Inc. Smith received his Behavioral Sciences Degree with an emphasis in Psychology from Metropolitan State College.
Evelyn Bentz is currently employed with Prudential Financial. She has also served as director of Ranger Capital Group and as vice president of financial sales for ING Security Life. Additionally, Bentz was one of only two businesswomen invited to speak at the Russian-American Conference of Women in Moscow.
The Advisory Committee on Student Loans is responsible for promulgating rules and regulations for the administration of the student-loan program. Members serve four-year terms and require Senate confirmation.
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