Silicon Couloir welcomes two new members to the Board of Directors- Alex Muromcew and Cynthia Blankenship.
“We are extremely pleased Cynthia and Alex accepted our invitation. These are two vibrant and talented members of our community,” says Jenn Ford, Silicon Couloir Executive Director. “As long time supporters and volunteers with Silicon Couloir, they have dedicated countless hours to supporting entrepreneurs in our area. Cynthia and Alex will bring important guidance and energy to our mission of supporting entrepreneurship in the Teton region.”
A community caretaker, Alex Muromcew has volunteered and supported Silicon Couloir as a Trustee and a Pitch Day coach. Alex will also serve as a Mentor for Teton Entrepreneurs and Mentors Services (TEAMS), Silicon Couloir’s new mentoring program. A former International Equity Portfolio Manager at TIAA-CREF, Alex brings over 20 years of financial management experience to the board. He is also an experienced angel investor and an advisor for several Bay Area and Jackson Hole based startups and entrepreneurs.
Alex and his wife and their four children moved to Jackson in 2010 from San Francisco. He also serves on the board of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, the advisory council of the Teton Regional Land Trust and the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, and is a volunteer ski patroller at Snow King.
Cynthia Blankenship first volunteered as a community caretaker for Silicon Couloir as an instructor for the Business Micro-Intensive program. She will also serve as a TEAMS mentor. With a 27 year distinguished career at BP, Cynthia brings deep expertise in corporate leadership to the board. During her successful career, Cynthia excelled at business management, people leadership, and the management of large complex projects from strategy through execution.
Cynthia retired early to move to Jackson Hole with her husband, Dan Creighton, and their three teenagers. They are all enjoying the beauty and outdoor activities in and around Jackson! Not ready to completely retire, Cynthia started a consulting company specializing in business and people management. She has also joined the Board of the Geologists of Jackson Hole.