RK FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The RK Foundation Board includes Jon L. Kinning, Rick L. Kinning, Marcee Kinning, Katie Bedard Dell and Reed Kinning. Their stewardship ensures that many nonprofits and community causes receive the funding they deserve.
Jon L. Kinning
Jon L. Kinning is Co-Owner, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at RK Industries, LLC. Prior to his tenure at RK, Jon worked as a licensed broker for CB Richard Ellis. In 1998, he established the commercial RK Service business unit for RK and continues as President of the division. In addition to his role at RK, Jon also serves as Managing Partner for Kinning Holdings, a real estate holding company.
Jon is an active member of the Colorado Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization, an Executive Committee member for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, a board member for the Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation and Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for ACE Scholarships.
He holds a BSBA with an emphasis in Finance and Real Estate from Colorado State University. Jon received an MBA from the University of Denver and is LEED AP BD&C accredited.
Rick L. Kinning
Rick Kinning is the Chairman, President and CEO of RK Industries, LLC. Having worked in the family business since 1977, Rick transitioned from part-time employee to majority owner in 1985 when RK Mechanical, Inc. was incorporated. In 2021, RK Mechanical, Inc. legally changed it’s name to RK Industries, LLC.
Under Rick’s leadership, RK has rapidly and organically grown into a regional, national and international diversified service provider for mechanical contracting, custom manufacturing, steel fabrication, prefabricated construction, facilities maintenance services, electrical work and water treatment solutions. RK proudly employs over 1,000 employees in seven business units including Mechanical, Service, Steel, Energy, Water, Electrical and Mission Critical. Rick is well-versed in all RK business units and has a passion for relationships at the employee and customer level. RK has been recognized as one of Colorado’s Healthiest Places to Work and one of Colorado’s Best Places to Work by the Denver Business Journal among numerous other accolades.
Rick currently serves on the boards of the University of Colorado – School of Medicine’s Assistive Technology Partners, Concert for Kids, Customer Advisory Board for UMB Bank, Silver Bullet Corporation and Water Ion Technology. Rick is a licensed Master Plumber with active contractor licenses in several States and communities.
Marcee Kinning joined the RK Foundation (RKF) in 2015, bringing a fresh new perspective to the foundation’s activities and focus areas. Marcee is passionate about giving back to Rocky Mountain region communities and is energized by all the innovative work and development happening in Colorado.
Marcee began her career in retail management and training, working for large public chains and small private companies. Before joining the RKF board, she was working in the healthcare field in Medical Practice Management. Over the years, Marcee has volunteered her time and skills to several non-profit and public causes. While living in Naperville, Illinois, she was involved with Loaves and Fishes Community Food Pantry, Harold Hill Productions and Fox Valley Hospice. Since returning to Denver in 2012, Marcee has continued her volunteering efforts working with many of the organizations RKF supports, and she is involved with Impact100 Denver and B:CIVIC.
Marcee has a BA in Business Communications and Marketing from Metropolitan State College. Currently, she is obtaining her Certification in Corporate Social Responsibility (CCSR) through the Center for Education on Social Responsibility at the Leeds School of Business.
Katie Bedard Dell
Katie Bedard Dell has been involved with the RK Foundation since 2012 and officially joined the board in 2017 as a member and secretary. Katie coordinates the RKF quarterly board meetings and manages the foundation’s administration organization, Foundation Source. She has worked for RK since 2010 and currently serves as the Community and Engagement Coordinator.
During her professional career, Katie has accumulated many years of experience in event planning and management. She is passionate about educational causes and has done a lot of charitable work with her kid’s schools.
Katie coordinates group volunteer opportunities for RK employees at various organizations including Project Angel Heart, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Heart Walk for the American Heart Association.
Katie serves on the Westerly Creek Metropolitan District Board of Directors, the B:Civic Board of Directors, the Denver Day of Rock Committee and previously served two terms on the Colorado State University, Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Reed Kinning joined the Board of Directors of the RK Foundation in 2019, just five years out of studying Computer Science, Entrepreneurship and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Reed spent summers from 2006 to 2011 working at RK’s headquarters in the plumbing shop, and during his last year working in Estimating. For the past three years, he has worked at a Seattle-based startup as a Software Engineer.
Reed is passionate about education, access to technology and micro-finance. He actively supports Kiva, an international nonprofit with a mission to connect lenders with people working to create a better future. Reed is looking forward to making a difference in his focus areas through his involvement with the RK Foundation.