Foundation welcomes new directors to the board

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Ron Bertolucci and Russell Brent have joined Clark College Foundation’s Board of Directors.

New board director Ron Bertolucci

New foundation board director Ron Bertolucci

Ron Bertolucci, with more than 30 years of financial services experience, is vice president and manager of business lending for Columbia Credit Union. He has served as an adjunct professor at various universities including Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and Washington State Vancouver. Bertolucci is active in the community and has held a number of volunteer roles including president and board member for the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington. He currently serves as a committee member on the nonprofit’s development committee. Bertolucci holds an MBA from City University and a bachelor’s from California State University, Fresno. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School and Northwest Intermediate Commercial Loan School. Bertolucci and his wife Kara have been married for 38 years and have three grown children.

New board director Russell Brent

New foundation board director Russell Brent

Russell Brent, the proprietor of Mill Creek Pub in Battle Ground, Wash., has more than three decades of experience in the restaurant business. His project management expertise includes operational assessments, concept development, business plan development, budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning, menu analysis, cost analysis and real-time measurement tools. Brent has managed restaurants for corporations in northern California, Oregon and Washington.

He’s the chair of the board for Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce, advisory board member for Clark County Skills Center and board member at Wine & Food Society of Clark County, among others.

Brent holds a bachelor’s in human resources management and master’s in service management from Rochester Institute of Technology. He’s an award-winning business professional who was named Business Person of the Year in 2012 by Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce. The Vancouver USA Tourism Board presented its Tourism Professional award to Brent in 2012. He’s also received accolades from Vancouver Business Journal, Association of Washington Businesses and others.

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