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Community Bank President Jason Doyle joined UMB Bank in 2011, the same year he moved to Colorado Springs. He was hired as vice president, business development officer but had no idea that UMB was grooming him for bigger things. The former golf pro was elevated to president weeks later and...
While she was born in Mexico, Yolanda Avila’s family has had ties to Colorado Springs since the late 1950s. The city councilor represents District 4 on the Southeast side, an area with which she is entirely familiar. Avila’s father spent 21 years in the Army and was stationed at Fort...
Nathan Newbrough, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, is entering his 10th year at the nonprofit organization. Since being named CEO in 2008, Newbrough has pulled the philharmonic out of financial turmoil and significantly increased attendance, ticket sales and subscribers. “There was the perception that the orchestra was just...
Brendan Zahl is the president and CEO of Peoples Bank, a former college football player and the chair-elect of the Colorado Bankers Association. He has been on the CBA board for three years and began serving July 1 as the chair-elect. He’ll begin a year as CBA chairman next...
With a twang, Colorado Springs Chief of Staff Jeff Greene will relay that his accent was not a result of his living in southern Colorado. Born in Nashville, Tenn., Greene grew up in south-central Georgia before returning to his home state to attend the University of Tennessee. It was there...
While he never thought he’d pursue a life in public service, Monument Mayor Jeff Kaiser will be stepping away from his mayoral position (and nearly two terms as a town trustee) in April. The California native has lived all over the world, including New Zealand, Israel and Canada, but...
Everyone thinks they know Discover Goodwill. But here’s what Karla Grazier wants people to know: It’s so much more than a store. “My wish would be that when people take a tour of Goodwill, they don’t say the following: ‘I had no idea ...’” said Grazier, who has been president and CEO...
Gus Hernandez began Dynamic Aerospace Technologies in January 2015. For the past two years, the retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and Air Force Academy graduate has been establishing a foundation for his “imagery engineering” business, which utilizes unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to capture imagery for everything from...
Being raised in an Army family has been one of several things that shaped Shanna Hughes’ career in the hospitality industry over the past 20 years. Now, as the director of catering at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Hughes is grateful for that background, and for a good friend, her mother...
Eric Evans has service coursing through his veins. Helping others seemed inevitable for the Colorado Springs “semi-native,” as he calls himself. Evans has two brothers and a brother-in-law with a history of military service, and Evans’ father retired from the U.S. Air Force following his final assignment at the...
In late May, John Foss was named president of the Corundum Group, and says he’s part of a talented team that strives to serve clients in the best way possible.
While Karen Cullen has four generations of roots deep-set in Colorado, she couldn’t be much greener in her new position as executive director of Old Colorado City Associates. Officially taking over the merchants association May 30, Cullen spoke with the Business Journal about her myriad careers in Colorado, from...