Randy Scott, 66, who was involved with starting the FRESC program in 2007, has helped the program provide 3,000 hours of affordable consulting services to 120 nonprofits on more than 200 projects throughout central and southern Colorado, according to CNE’s announcement.
He is leaving FRESC “to pursue other career interests that are growing and demanding his attention,” according to the announcement.
“It has been a labor of love and a privilege to have had the opportunity to build the FRESC organization to such a level, but now it is time for new leadership,” Scott said. “FRESC is all about the nonprofits we serve and the incredible volunteer consultants who provide their expertise. It has been an honor to serve alongside such a great group of individuals.”
The organization will continue to operate as a program of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence under the leadership of CNE Executive Director Dave Somers, who hopes “to identify lead consultants to focus on each key market and direct consulting activities,” according to the announcement. Scott said that would likely constitute three part-time positions — one for Denver, one for Colorado Springs and one for Pueblo.
“Randy has grown FRESC to become an integral and vital program and part of our operation,” Somers said. “We applaud Randy and his consultant team, and we will build on their great work in the years to come.”
Scott is also president of of the Southern Colorado Business Partnership, a regional organization advocating economic advancement, and runs his own small business, R L Scott Consulting. He also co-founded the Pikes Peak Manufacturers Partnership, an organization to promote Southern Colorado’s manufacturing community, with local businessman Tom Neppl.
“I found myself with all of these competing interests and not enough time to do it all,” he said. “I love FRESC dearly and I love what we do there, but it seems to make sense to step aside and let it be further integrated into CNE.”
His wife B.J. Scott retired last year from the Peak Vista Foundation, where she had served as executive director since stepping down as CEO of Peak Vista Community Health Centers in 2011 (a position she held for 10 years).
Scott, a Colorado Springs resident, said he and his wife are “very committed to this community” and was to remain engaged through their work with nonprofit boards and other volunteer work.