This month, we welcomed four new members to our Board of Directors, including a second RMMFI boot camp graduate. These individuals bring a range of expertise, skills, and connections to small business ownership, and we’re excited to activate their passion and talent as we continue to help people and communities across Colorado realize their unique potential through the power of entrepreneurship.
“I wanted to join the RMMFI Board to give back to the community that has given so much to me. As a former “boot camper,” I have seen first-hand the tremendous impact RMMFI has in the community. With the pairing of the right mentors, coaches, and community, the entrepreneurs can go a long way in their professional development.”
Edgar Aguilar is the President and Co-Founder of Legacy Construction Cleaning and Janitorial Services. When he started the business in 2008, Edgar was also working at T-Mobile, where he served in multiple leadership roles. Edgar graduated from Class #11 of RMMFI’s Business Launch Boot Camp in 2014 and, after 11 years with T-Mobile, chose to follow his passion for entrepreneurship full-time in 2015. One of Edgar’s most cherished rewards of owning and operating Legacy is running a multi-generational family business. He and his wife, Yolanda, inherited the business from Yolanda’s grandfather, and Edgar hopes that someday their own children will carry on the legacy.
“I’m honored and proud to join the RMMFI Board, and I’m looking forward to supporting the excellent work the RMMFI team does with entrepreneurs in the region. The positive energy, mutual support, and strong sense of community among the entrepreneurs is so impressive, and I am excited to contribute to that through the work of the Board.”
Rebecca Darling is the Senior Director, Social Responsibility for Newmont where she leads the development of strategy and procedures related to social and community relations for the corporation. An outdoor enthusiast, Rebecca has over 15 years of experience in social development and environmental policy work, particularly in the area of sustainability. She has worked around the world, including in the social justice arena in India and Lebanon and leading multi-stakeholder approaches for responsible mining in Mongolia and First Nations engagement in Canada. She also teaches a graduate course on strategic stakeholder engagement at Cornell University. Rebecca holds a BA from California State University and a MPA from Cornell University.
“I’m thrilled to join the team of talented minds committed to RMMFI and the entrepreneurs and communities we serve. As an RMMFI volunteer, I’ve seen the social impact and entrepreneurial spark that transforms individuals and families. RMMFI’s mission is even more important today as the pandemic has heightened many of the challenges facing microbusinesses, families, and communities.”
Katie Genova is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Vectra Bank Colorado. She works with public, private, and non-profit companies on the implementation of growth strategies, acquisition capital, and improvement of profitability with proper utilization of capital, treasury, and liquidity management services. Katie graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Economics and holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters in Banking from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. She lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband and two children, and she enjoys doing anything outside with her family including soccer, hiking, skiing, camping, and traveling – beach or mountains.
“The values and mission of RMMFI closely align with my values as an attorney, an entrepreneur, and a person. I am inspired by RMMFI’s mission and hope to contribute in whatever ways I can alongside the other amazing board members.”
Miles Williams is an attorney and an entrepreneur. He started his own law firm out of law school, focusing on business law. Miles enjoys working with small business owners who are underrepresented in both business and in the legal sphere. He saw a need for quality yet affordable legal services in underrepresented communities, and starting his own law firm was one way to contribute to a solution. Miles is a native of Colorado and enjoys sports, great food, and music, all alongside family and friends. Prior to becoming an attorney, Miles was a banker at US Bank as well as a judicial assistant in the court system.