2018 Board of Directors


Rick Raesz

RCOM Computer Services


Vice President

Tom Purcell

Adolfson & Peterson Construction



Dave Keagle

Best Option Insurance



Hector Olivas 

TBK Bank



Tim Mercer

The Cracked Egg Restaurant


Director - Treasurer

Verniece Thomas

United Way of Weld County


Director - Secretary

Nicole Lewis




Rebecca Petrie

Adolfson & Peterson Construction



Nicole Rivera

New York Life Insurance



Sarah Fruehan

Sweet Stuff Bake Shop & Boutique


Danny Dodge

Roadrunner Productions

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Executive Director

John Soricelli


John worked for IBM for more than 31 years. He earned an associate’s degree in Accounting, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics and a master’s degree in Management.

John has held a wide variety of positions at IBM.  As a result, he acquired a broad range of skills, including but not limited to manufacturing, international logistics, accounting, data analysis, project and program management, quality, business process management leadership.  John has held leadership positions in these areas. 

After John’s successful career at IBM, he had a vision to help business owners with the skills and abilities he's acquired over the last three decades.  This was the driving force behind his creating his business Next Peak Business Solutions.

Clients have hired Next Peak to help them identify and focus on the things that will make them successful. Putting plans in place to ensure proper strategies, priorities and focus, are critical to the success of his clients.  He is a true business strategist. 

John is very much looking forward to bringing this experience to the Johnstown Milliken Chamber and helping them.  He’s excited to see the positive things that will happen to the business environment and the community in the coming months in Johnstown and Milliken.

Town of Johnstown Liason

Johnstown Town Council Member - Amy Tallent

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Melinda Jordan, Bookkeeper- Accounting

I understand the needs and requirements of business ownership and operation. As a private contract Project Manager, I enjoy creating logistical order and implementing simple and manageable systems that can be easily maintained with minimal time and effort. I respect the demands on everyone’s time and resources and seek to streamline projects and processes.  My skills include bookkeeping, general business operations, office management, database management and production coordination. 

Rick Raesz is a highly effective C-level executive with over 35 years of exceptional leadership and management skills. He has successfully built and sold three technology companies with a focus on pharmaceutical and healthcare solutions. He has an innate ability to achieve results through interpersonal management skills that build motivated and productive teams.

He creates a high performance environment in each company he leads, and he rounds out the leadership team as the Johnstown & Milliken Chamber continue to grow. He has a proven track record of organizational leadership, business strategy, successful projects, and business to technology alignment resulting in quantified business return.

Rick received his undergraduate studies from the University of Texas in Electrical and Computer Engineering and attended various specialty undergraduate studies at Texas A&M School of Business, Texas Christian University School of Business and Tarrant County Hospital District Paramedic School . He holds various certificates and licenses for other technical training and achievements and has received numerous awards for his leadership, vision and strategic technology planning.

Rick has been a licensed commercial pilot for over 35 years and in addition has type ratings in various warbirds and jet class aircraft. He has received numerous aviation awards and holds several NAA Aviation Records.

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