Movers & Shakers: New hires, promotions, honors, new businesses [Gazette, The (CO)]
(Gazette, The (CO) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) - Kiesling Associates LLP, a CPA and consulting firm, announced the addition of Felicia Geray to the Colorado Springs team as an accountant intern. Geray is a student at the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse and has a double major in accounting and marketing. She will assist in serving clients throughout the Rocky Mountain region as a part of the firm's telecommunications practice.
- ANB Bank announced the promotion of Esther Ah Yo to commercial banker at ANB's Cascade Banking Center. Ah brings over 17 years of experience to the position. She joined ANB in 1997 and worked in several customer service and supervisory positions and as a cash management officer before being promoted to branch manager of two branches.
WEEK OF JAN 13
- Bryan Construction announced that Andy Bjorklund has joined the company as senior pre-construction manager. In that role, he will be responsible for all aspects of estimating and pre-construction services for commercial projects throughout the Front Range. Bjorklund, a LEED Accredited Professional, brings nearly 30 years of construction experience in estimating, project management and pre- construction services.
- Security Horizon Inc., a Colorado Springs-based provider of information security services and information security training, today announced that its chief technology officer, Brian Kirouac, has been recognized by the Information Systems Security Association as a senior member. Senior member designation recognizes contributions to the security community and sustained membership in the association.
- McWilliams Roofing in Colorado Springs was recently honored with CertainTeed Corp.'s Select ShingleMaster Tenured Member Status. This top-level roofing credential represents the highest standards of excellence, quality and knowledge in the shingle roofing industry. The program provides contractors with high-level training and tools to improve installation skills, and enhanced roofing product information.
- Lacey Fugleberg and Tracy Thornlow, both of Colorado Springs, recently earned New England Financial's Leaders level of recognition - an honor bestowed upon a select set of New England Financial top producers, specifically those who exemplify the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism and customer service. Fugleberg is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; she has worked in the financial services industry for 10 years. Thornow has worked in the industry for 14 years and is a graduate of Panhandle State University.
- The American Society of Home Inspectors has elected Bob Walstead, a Colorado Springs home inspector, to a three-year term on its board of directors. Walstead has been serving as the 2011-2012 national speaker of the Council of Representatives. The speaker represents the 84 local chapters to the ASHI board of directors. Walstead is the senior inspector at Nationwide Property Services, a local inspection firm, and is a certified ASHI inspector.
- OfficeScapes announced the promotion of Colten Peed to sales account manager. Peed has been with OfficeScapes for nine years as an installer and later a service technician. In his new role, Peed will work with both the commercial and government sales teams.
- Bank of Colorado announced the appointment of Collyn Florendo as branch president for the Colorado Springs area. His responsibilities will include managing the overall operation of the Bank of Colorado branches in Colorado Springs, while developing new and maintaining current customers; he will also be managing all aspects of lending. Previously, Collyn was branch president of Pinnacle Bank in Crete, Neb. Pinnacle Bank and Bank of Colorado are both part of the Pinnacle Bancorp family.
- Long-time Colorado Springs banking executive Ted Mossman has joined Wells Fargo's business banking team as a principal business relationship manager. Mossman is a 20-year financial services veteran with extensive experience in business and consumer banking; among the positions he's held are senior credit officer, business banking officer and business banking team leader. Most recently, he was the Pikes Peak region market president for Vectra Bank Colorado. Mossman is a graduate of Regis University in Denver.
- Patricia Diawara is Pikes Peak Community College's new director of institutional research. In that role, Diawara will support college planning, decision-making, policy formulation and accreditation processes by analyzing and reporting data. Before joining PPCC, Diawara spent four years as the director of institutional research, planning and accreditation at Pueblo Community College. She has a doctorate in wood science and a master's degree in organic chemistry, both from the University of Nancy, France. She also has a master's degree in business administration from Colorado State University.
WEEK OF JAN. 6
- Griffis/Blessing Inc. announced the hiring of Dixie Snyder as a management assistant to its Commercial Property Services group. Snyder will assist in the day-to-day operations of a portfolio of properties consisting of medical office buildings in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park and Castle Rock. She joins a staff of 26 property managers, assistants, operations coordinators, building engineers, service technicians and day porters that handle more than 100 properties.
- Lisa Amend has joined Blakely + Company as public relations director. Amend was formerly the president of her own public relations company, Wild River PR, and has worked with various clients in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in communication from Regis University and an AAS degree in broadcasting from Pikes Peak Community College. Jenni Reher has joined Blakely + Company as production and traffic manager. Reher previously was a project management consultant, raising more than $300,000 for Wildfire Trees, a nonprofit organization benefitting victims of Colorado wildfires. She has bachelor of arts degrees in English and French from Texas Christian University. Jason Winkel has been promoted to the position of media director at Blakely + Company. Winkel has been with Blakely + Company for four years and was previously the media buyer. He has a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis on marketing from Brigham Young University.
- The American Humanist Association announced the recent election of Rebecca Hale, co-owner of EvolveFISH.com in Colorado Springs, as president. In addition to Hale's new role, she will also serve as a member of the AHA board of directors. Hale is also the co-founder of the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs, a local affiliate of the American Humanist Association.
- Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care announced that Tiffany Buranosky has been named vice president of quality, compliance and education, and Dan Schroder has been named vice president of innovation and business development. Over the past nine years, Buranosky has held a variety of positions with PPHPC, including outpatient RN, director of PPHPC's inpatient unit and vice president of clinical services; before joining PPHPC, she had 13 years of experience in long-term care facilities, including supervision of quality assurance programs and management responsibilities. Schroeder joined PPHPC in 1999 and has served in various roles: LPN at the Pikes Peak Hospice inpatient unit, staffing coordinator, human resources director, strategic projects analyst and vice president of access services. Schroeder served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1988-1999 and received a master of business administration in health care management in 2006.
- Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has elected Randy Stiles, special adviser for the president-business analytics at Colorado College, as 2013 chairman of its board of directors. Other officers include: Douglas Flinn, general counsel and chief of staff, Diocese of Colorado Springs, vice-chair; Lisa Carlson, investment specialist and director of compliance, El Pomar Foundation, secretary; and Jeff Rosacker, CPA, Osborne, Parsons & Rosacker, treasurer. New members of the PPHPC board of directors include Dr. Paul Anderson, retired from Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers; Mike Helwege, principal, Colorado Springs Commercial; Colin Perry, owner of Rampart Supply; and Dan Winter, president of DJW Consulting Group Inc. Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation has elected Bill Berenz, consultant, Kirkpatrick Bank, as 2013 chairman of its board of trustees. Other officers include: Tom Dermody, of Tom Dermody LLC, vice-chair, Doris Baker, publisher/president of Filter Press, secretary; and Steve Hochstetter, audit partner, Stockman, Kast, Ryan & Co., treasurer. New to the PPHF board of trustees are Sharon Hare, vice president, The Hare Group, PPHPC board liaison; Bill Johannsen, owner/ president of C&C Sand and Stone Co., and Brian Wagner, managing director, Sierra Commercial Real Estate.
- Mike Jorgensen, president and partner of Red Noland Cadillac in the Springs, has been named 2013 board chairman of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. The Business Alliance, the area's primary jobs-generating organization, was formed by the merger of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. Jorgensen takes over from attorney and developer Doug Quimby, who headed the board after last year's merger. Jorgensen previously served on the chamber and EDC boards. Newly elected members of the Buisness Alliance board include Jerry Forte, CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities; Amanda Mountain, executive director of the Tim Gill Center for Public Media at Rocky Mountain PBS; and Leslie Thomas, president and principal of Thomas & Thomas Planning, Urban Design & Landscape Architecture Inc. Tom Neppl, president and CEO of Springs Fabrication Inc., was elected to serve a second term on the board. The 2013 board also includes Chris Blees of accounting firm BiggsKofford; Dan Malinaric of chipmaker Atmel Corp; Frank Caris of high-tech manufacturer dpiX; Debbie Chandler of Colorado Springs Health Partners; Toby Gannett, formerly of the Palisades at Broadmoor Park; Steve Helbing of Wells Fargo Bank; Chris Jenkins of real estate firm Nor'wood Development Group; Kevin O'Neil of The O'Neil Group, an investment firm; Venkat Reddy of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' College of Business; and retired Air Force Gen. "Gene" Renuart Jr.
- JE Dunn Construction Co. announced the hiring of Philip Macey as national director of collaborative project delivery. Macey has more than 25 years in the industry and expertise in specialized design of complex facilities. Je led the net zero energy design and construction of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Research Support Facility in Golden.
- CarpetCare Craftsman of Colorado Springs has earned the 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of the companies rated on Angie's List, the nation's leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies. Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements, including earning a minimum number of reports, an excellent rating from their customers and abiding by Angie's List operational guidelines. Allen Shipley is president of CarpetCare Craftsman.
- Mitchell Downs of Colorado Springs has been named partner at CPA firm Osborne, Parsons & Rosacker. Downs has been an associate with the firm for 12 years, concentrating his practice in audit, tax and business valuation services.
- Springs Community Acupuncture, 2828 W. Colorado Ave., has hired a second acupuncturist, Rebecca Hasty. Hasty is a graduate of the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder.
- Linda Leitz and Jane Young, co-owners of Pinnacle Financial Concepts in Colorado Springs, announced they are changing the name of their financial planning firm to It's Not Just Money Inc. - a name they said better describes the services offered. The online address has also been changed to www.itsnotjustmoney.com. Leitz and Young are also the It's Your Money columnists for The Gazette.
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