Richard “Dick” Marshall has joined Nolte Associates Inc. as a group director of planning and entitlements. He has 35 years of land planning and landscape architecture experience.

Kenneth Carpenter has become an associate member of the National Association of Home Inspectors Inc. He works for Reliable Home Inspection.

Darlene Garcia has joined Restored Hearts P.C. as a career counselor.

Patricia Ezell-Meier has received the “Making Democracy Work” award from the League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region. She is executive director of the Colorado Springs Teen Court.

Gregory J. Waldmann has been accepted as a charter member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network. He works for Re/Max Alliance.

David Leasure Ph.D. has been promoted to chief academic officer of Colorado Technical University. He also will continue to serve as chancellor of CTU’s Institute for Advanced Studies.

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Ken Emory has been named Volunteer of the Year for Colorado by the Bureau of Land Management. He also is a member of the BLM’s Southwest Resource Advisory Council and a member of the Colorado Recreation Resource Advisory Committee.

Kirk Harley has joined Allegory Advertising as business development manager. He has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience.

Bernard Benyak has been promoted to senior tax manager at Stockman Kast Ryan and Co.

Mark Snead has been named assistant vice president and branch executive of the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He previously was a research economist at Oklahoma State University.

Joe Hodas has joined Vladimir Jones as senior vice president of brand communications. He has more than 15 years of experience in media relations, marketing communications, branding, crisis communications, investor relations, internal communications and community relations.

William Lewis has been named director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Office of Consumer Counsel. He previously was vice president and general counsel for Nuss PSG and CAP Logistics.

Richard Bengtsson has been named acting director of the El Paso County Department of Human Services. He has more than 25 years of experience, including 16 with the county, and has been deputy director since August 2007.