DENVER, Feb. 15, 2020 — The Boettcher Foundation is pleased to announce that Scholar Alumnus Jason Wheeler has been appointed to the Board of Trustees. Wheeler’s impressive career spans more than 20 years as a finance leader and tech executive.
Today, Wheeler is the Head of Corporate Functions for Forward, a revolutionary preventive healthcare membership that puts individuals in control of their health with world-class doctors supported by technology.
Wheeler served as the CFO of Tesla from 2015-17. Prior to Tesla, Wheeler spent 13 years as the Vice President of Finance at Google where he led global finance, including financial planning, accounting and controls, internal audit, treasury, and tax operations.
Comprised of Colorado’s most dynamic business and community leaders, the Boettcher Foundation trustees are responsible for supporting and guiding the foundation in its mission to invest in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans.
“In addition to his finance knowledge and business acumen, Jason brings a global leadership perspective that adds tremendous value to our mission,” said President & CEO Katie Kramer. “Jason’s talents and passions are multiple. His dynamic background in finance and technology will diversify our thought leadership and help us to achieve transformational impact in Colorado.”
Wheeler graduated in 1992 from Gilpin County RE-1 High School in a class of 21 students. He attended Colorado State University, where he studied finance, graduating summa cum laude and number one in his class. He went on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School.
With his appointment, Wheeler becomes the fifth Boettcher Scholar alumni member to serve as a trustee in the organization that is 82 years old.
Recognized by CSU as a distinguished alumnus in 2013, Wheeler served on the university’s College of Business Global Leadership Council. He is a past member of the Boettcher Foundation Scholar Alumni Board along with Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit organization focused on changing the culture of youth sports.
“The Boettcher Foundation has been a driving force in my life,” said Wheeler, a husband of 20 years to his wife Robyn and father to their three children. “I am a very grateful example of the Foundation’s promise to fulfill the potential of Coloradans to pursue academic and professional excellence while being a citizen who gives back through leadership and service. I am truly honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the Foundation in this capacity.”
About the Boettcher Foundation:
At Boettcher, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come.