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Welcome new Board members! Gene Haffner and R.J. Martinez appointed to three-year terms

by in Blog, News March 10, 2021

Pathways is pleased to welcome two new members to its board of directors. R.J. Martinez and Gene Haffner, both long-time northern Colorado residents, each will serve a three-year term.

Gene has lived in Northern Colorado since 1976 and recently wrapped up his public and community relations career at North Colorado Medical Center. He currently works as a life celebration/funeral assistant for Allnutt/Dignity Funeral Service.

“Our family has used Pathways Services three times since 1997,” Gene said. “Serving on the Board is a way to give back to an organization that provides exceptional service to families during a difficult time in their ‘life story.’” 

A Colorado native, R.J. brings a strong background in finance and banking to the table. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colorado State University and has worked in the financial field for 20-plus years. He is senior vice president and business development officer at FMS bank, specializing in commercial lending. He grew up in Keenesburg and now lives in Windsor with his wife and three-year-old daughter.

“I hope to provide some valuable insight to the board on financials, and at the same time help make the world a better place,” R.J. says. 

Pathways President Nate Lamkin is excited about the knowledge and insight that R.J. and Gene bring to Pathways. “We’ll definitely benefit from their community ties and talents,” he said. “R.J. will provide financial expertise to help guide our expansion efforts, and Gene’s experience in public and community relations along with his understanding of grief and death are a rare, valuable combination.”

R.J. Martinez 

Gene Haffner

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