Board of Directors


Aileen Berrios, 5Star Bank

Aileen is the Senior Vice President of 5Star Bank and has over thirty years of progressive experience in all aspects of banking, including leadership and executive roles in commercial lending, treasury management, SBA lending, leasing, consumer lending, marketing, factoring, and insurance. She earned her Masters of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management at Denver University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration at Regis University with academic honors of Magna Cum Laude.

Su Ryden, Ryden & Associates

During her 8 years in the Legislature, Su distinguished herself as a champion of veterans, teachers and small business.  She chaired the pivotal State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, and passed the bill to codify the partnership between PTAC and the State of Colorado.


Beth Ann Taylor, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC

Secretary, PTAC Board of Directors

Beth Ann Taylor is the vice president of economic development for the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC. She oversees business attraction efforts; working directly with companies and site location consultants considering Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region for new business locations. She assists with site visits, incentive analysis, real estate needs, and business-to-business introductions.


Wes Georges, Apogee Engineering, LLC

Mr. Wes Georges is a founding member and current President/CEO of Apogee Engineering.  As the president of Apogee Engineering, Mr. Georges is responsible for developing a technically capable and client-focused Engineering Services Company.  In his capacity as president and CEO, Mr. Georges has created and marketed the Apogee brand.  He navigated the Company through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8a certification process in 2007, maintained Apogee’s good standing within the program; and managed the successful graduation in December 2016.


Nate Moser, Sr. Business Intelligence Tech Scout, SpRCO Program

Chair, PTAC Board of Directors

Nate Moser is motivated leader and certified CSEP systems engineer with expertise in senior leadership roles that are balanced with systems engineering skills, technical management, and technical depth spanning 20+ years as a DoD contractor. Nate thrives on challenging and complex projects, new technologies, field work, managing technical initiatives and mentoring team members.

Nate is currently working as a Sr. Business Intelligence Tech Scout on the SpRCO Design Agent Contract for Quantum Research International.  Prior to his current role, Nate was Business Development Director for Oasis Systems LLC and served as a Program Director with over 120 direct technical reports who worked on phased array radar systems for DoD.  Nate spent 15 years designing and building Ground Based Satellite Tracking Stations while working as a Senior Systems Lead Engineer for Honeywell on programs with Air Force Satellite Communications Systems (AFSCN).  Nate is an active founding member of the Colorado Small Business Contractor Collaborative a.k.a “The Smalls” and has expanded the Smalls events to Pueblo and Southern Colorado.  He has developed a weekly podcast (Smallscast Podcast) that has garnished not only national but international attention weekly.


Janine Ledingham, Manufacturer’s Edge

Janine serves as the Regional Director in Northern Colorado and the Western Slope for Manufacturer’s Edge. Manufacturer’s Edge is the not-for-profit manufacturing assistance (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) center for the state of Colorado. Prior to joining Manufacturer’s Edge, Janine spent most of her career in economic development roles, supporting small and entrepreneurial businesses across the state including consulting and Director roles at the SBDC centers in Grand Junction and Boulder and as a Director with the Longmont Economic Development Partnership. She earned her MBA at the University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business and her undergrad BA in History with a BS concentration in Geology at Trinity University in San Antonio Texas.


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