People on the Move

People on the Move – April 17, 2015

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced Kimberly Gibson has affiliated with the company as a sales associate in its Colorado Springs office. In her new position, Gibson will specialize in residential sales in Colorado Springs. Prior to affiliating with Coldwell, Gibson worked in the beauty industry as a full-time stylist, salon owner and educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems.

Garden of the Gods Club and Resort promoted Erik Pedersen and appointed Scott Marble to assistant general manager. Pedersen served as assistant GM for nine years at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen. He will oversee all food and beverage operations, as well as assume leadership for golf operations, tennis and the recreation center.

Marble worked for Cheyenne Mountain Resort for more than 16 years, most recently serving as director of rooms for the past seven years. He has also worked at the resort in the roles of front office manager, revenue manager and individual business sales manager.

Keith Schumacher joined the leadership team of The Resource Exchange as chief financial officer. Schumacher has extensive experience in organizational development, strategic planning, and budget and financial management. He will oversee financial planning, budgeting and billing, and regulatory guidelines related to serving those with developmental disabilities. Schumacher comes to TRE from Douglas County, where he worked as a senior budget analyst.

Aventa Credit Union named Shannon Watkins as consumer lending manager. Watkins has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry.

Watkins will oversee day-to-day consumer lending activities and supervise Aventa’s consumer lending specialists. She will also oversee the approval of all consumer loans and assure they are in accordance with credit union policies. Prior to coming to Aventa, Watkins worked for UMB Bank in Colorado Springs as its client relationship manager and worked for five years at Meritrust Credit Union in Kansas as branch manager and director of market development. Watkins has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Troy University in Alabama.

Ralitsa (Rali) Carter joined Blakely + Company as digital strategist. She has more than eight years experience in digital marketing, including graphic design and digital strategy. Carter has worked for Alaska Airlines, Epson America, Hitachi, Yokohama Tires and media companies Emmis Communications and Lee Enterprises Inc. Carter earned an MBA from Claremont Graduate University in California.

Michael Pierce, vice-president of sales for TriZetto Corporation, a Cognizant company, has been elected to the board of trustees for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Colorado-Wyoming Chapter. The chapter provides programs and resources as well as funds research that benefit 100,000 people affected by MS in Colorado and Wyoming. The chapter has offices in Grand Junction, Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins in Colorado, and one in Cheyenne, Wyo.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado announced its 2015-16 board officers: Marvinetta Hartwig, Hartwig & Associates, will serve as president; Elizabeth Stolfus, Stolfus & Associates Inc., vice president; and Nancy Clanton, Clanton & Associates, Inc., secretary/treasurer. Peter Monroe, immediate past president, will continue board service. Former ACEC Colorado President Rob Refvem, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig, will continue to serve as the council’s national director on the ACEC national board of directors. Directors newly elected to ACEC Colorado’s board are: Brad Doyle, Parsons Transportation Group, Inc.; Jennifer Ashworth, White Sands Water Engineers, Inc.; Karlene Thomas, Pinyon Environmental, Inc.; and Wyatt Popp, Olsson Associates.

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