Chairman of the Board and Trustee


Mr. Jay Cimino was born and raised in Trinidad, Colorado. After graduating from Holy Trinity Parochial School, he joined the Marine Corps and proudly completed his tour of duty. Jay then attended Trinidad State Junior College and transferred to the University of Denver, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Jay is best known for parlaying Phil Long Ford in the Phil Long Family of Dealerships, encompassing 19 dealerships spanning the Front Range from Raton, NM to Glenwood Springs, CO. He is also known for his philanthropy, which includes a broad spectrum of charitable organizations, needs, people and causes. Jay is the founder of the Trinidad Community Foundation, La Puerta de Colorado project and Mt. Carmel of Colorado’s two non-profits: Mt. Carmel Wellness & Community Center in Trinidad and Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center in Colorado Springs.