Community Educational Outreach Board
T. Marshal Seufert – Founder 1991 – Present
Marshal Seufert has helped launch and develop CEO since its inception. The idea for CEO arose when he and Elisabeth White were teaching GED classes at Denver County Jail in the early 1990’s and recognized the lack of services for offenders transitioning through community corrections. As a former offender, and subsequent college and then law school graduate, Marshal recognizes the crucial role educational opportunities can play in being successful and independent, even when the path varies from standard.
Over the years Marshal has worked in different roles at CEO from teaching students, directing centers, developing programs, writing grants, and training teachers, to being executive director. As a founding member of the organization he has a permanent position on the board and acts as board president when needed. Outside, Marshal has worked for other adult education organizations, worked in non–profit development, grant writing, and campaign work. Marshal’s day job since 1998 has been as an attorney for the Office of the State Public Defender where he represents the indigent accused. He lives in Boulder, with his wife and children.
Dr. Gilbert Gardner – Founder 2003 – Present
Gil Gardner, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Criminology Program at Regis University. He has helped provide student volunteers to CEO since 1993. Dr. Gardner has also taught college courses in prisons since 1977. In 1988 he founded the Regis University PATH Program, offering college degree programs in twenty Colorado facilities serving over 300 full-time students in prisons, therapeutic communities, county jails and community corrections facilities. In 2001 he founded the Naropa University Prison College Program offering college classes to prisoners in ten state correctional facilities. And in 2004 he worked with the Colorado Department of Corrections to establish college programs in sixteen prisons offered through four Colorado colleges. He continues to work with the Colorado Department of Corrections, colleges offering prison programs and Criminal Justice organizations to develop programs and on research projects related to prisoner eduction, recidivism and reintegration. Dr. Gardner has also published articles on prisons with a focus on prison history.
Dennis Cyr – 2005-Present
Dennis R Cyr retired from the IRS in 2004 after almost 34 years of service. He is currently a tax practitioner in Denver Colorado. Mr. Cyr began his career as a Revenue Agent in the Manhattan District and worked overseas for the Office of International Operations. He began his management career in the IRS National Office and held several positions including Computer Audit Specialist Manager in the Los Angeles District. He served as a tax shelter Branch Manager in the Laguna Niguel District and Chief Examination Division in the Denver District. Mr. Cyr also held other top level positions as Executive for Compliance 2000 in the Southwest Region and Chief Small Business Research in Denver. Mr. Cyr received numerous performance awards during his career and was honored with the Hammer Award for his Leadership of a project that improved tax compliance of State and Local Government through the use of innovative non enforcement techniques. He has authored a Revenue Procedure and two research papers for the IRS Research Bulletin.
Mr. Cyr is a graduate of Boston College and completed IRS training courses in computer auditing and quality process analysis at the North Texas State University and the University of Tennessee Quality Institute. He currently serves on nonprofit boards for 1311 York Street, Children’s Charities of America, and Community Education Outreach.
Antony Nolan began working with CEO in mid-2007 as a volunteer IT person after answering CEO’s ad for volunteer IT support. Antony performs all maintenance, trouble-shooting, repair, and networking services for the computer lab and staff office computers. Antony comes to CEO from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is a graduate from Adams State College in Alamosa Colorado where he earned degrees in Management of Information systems and Management. He works full time as a IT systems administrator for a local company.
Lisa Adams brings her passion for community service and education, as well as her finance experience to her board position as Treasurer at CEO. She is a financial services and project management professional with experience at organizations in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, including General Electric Capital, Marriott, the U.S. Department of State, and ACCION. She is currently a Banking Officer at FirstBank and holds her MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is thrilled to be part of the team and support the wonderful work CEO does!