Energy Resource Center — a nonprofit that helps low income people with energy conservation services, health and safety repairs, and energy conservation education — announced its new board of directors. Cat Eli was appointed board chairperson. She is recently retired from her former position with the Better Business Bureau. David Groe, Colorado State Bank and Trust, serves as vice chair. Robert Bailey, CPA, maintains his position as secretary / treasurer. Other board members include; Jack Johnson, Gambuo Products; Bill Leonard, Shriever Air Force Base; Chris Tucker, consultant; Ann Nichols Duffy, Colorado Springs Utilities, retired; Adriana Murillo, U.S. Investigations; and Herman Gallegos, retired.

David R. Tohlen has been elected to the board of directors of The Home Front Cares, serving as the chair, strategic planning committee. The Home Front Cares provides emergency and responsive support and grants for Colorado’s service members, veterans and family members, who have been impacted by deployment in harm’s way. Tohlen, a retired Air Force colonel had a military career supporting space programs. He also brings 14 years executive level experience in the defense contracting industry having successfully held key positions in management, planning and business development.

Allen “Al” Mathews, vice-president and co-owner of Peak Aviation Center, and partner, Pat Carlile, retired Army aviator, have established High Hopes for Colorado, a non-profit program to provide flight opportunities to wounded warrior and to introduce at-risk youth to aviation ( Mathews has been a pilot for more than 30 years, flying various general aviation aircraft during his career as an Air Force communications engineer.

U.S. Bank in Colorado Springs has named Brenda Lammers and Amber Moro trust relationship managers. Lammers and Moro are responsible for providing expert advice and counsel in the area of personal trust products and services. They join Norman Alvis, portfolio manager, who is a Chartered Financial Analyst, in U.S. Bank’s Private Client Group, 6 S. Tejon Street. Lammers worked as a practicing CPA for 30 years, most recently as a tax partner for Stockman, Kast, Ryan + Co. Moro has been working in the financial services industry for 19 years in investment management and private banking.

Peter Carey has been named police chief. Carey had been serving as interim police chief since October. Carey was named deputy chief in 2008. He began his law enforcement career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 1982. He joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1984. He has been a master patrol officer, field training officer, narcotics detective, and crisis negotiator. Carey has held supervisory positions in the patrol pureau; metro vice, narcotics and intelligence unit; training academy; specialized enforcement unit and major crimes unit.

Chris Scovil has joined Stockman Kast Ryan + Co., locally-owned certified public accounting firm, as a tax manager. He specializes in tax planning and compliance for C corporations of varying sizes as well as transactional tax matters. He also works with partnerships and S corporations. Scovil has a B.B.A. and a master of science in accountancy with a tax concentration from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society and the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council.

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Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has elected Randy Stiles, special advisor for the president-business analytics, Colorado College, as 2012 Chairman of its Board of Directors. Other officers include: Douglas Flinn, general counsel and chief of staff, Diocese of Colorado Springs, vice-chair; Jameson Smith, chief operating officer, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, secretary; Steve Hochstetter, CPA, audit partner, Stockman, Kast, Ryan & Co., treasurer. Three new members have joined the PPHPC Board of Directors: Lisa Carlson, registered investment specialist, El Pomar Foundation, Wendy Oatis, M.D., J.D., Memorial Health System Cancer Center; and Michelle M. Smith, RN, MSN, chief nursing officer, Memorial Health System.

Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation has elected Jeff Rosacker, CPA, partner, Osborne, Parsons & Rosacker, LLP, as 2012 Chairman of its Board of Trustees. Other officers include: Doris Baker, publisher/president, Filter Press, LLC, vice-chair; Patricia Martin, attorney in private practice, secretary; and Dan Winter, president, DJW Consulting Group, Inc., treasurer.