Ben Harvey, of Northwestern Mutual has been appointed to the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates.

David Neville, Jim Raughton, Robert Shonkwiler and Wynne Palermo were appointed to the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board. Neville is a real estate attorney with Kraemer Kendall Benson Rupp Deen, LLC. The former naval officer and Northwestern graduate is also a member of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs. Raughton is a planner in private practice for Gathers-Devilbiss Architects and Planners and owns Golden Square LLC, a real estate development company in Colorado Springs. Shonkwiler’s experience spans 40 years in Boulder with planning and developing urban infill of business properties, residential condominiums, residential subdivisions and density transfer and conservation easement protections. He was the founding chair of the Front Range Community College System and he is a member of the Colorado Springs Planning Commission and the chairman of Mayor Bach’s transit solutions team. Palermo, a licensed Colorado Springs Realtor since 1982, is the CEO and president of her own firm. She is a certified international property specialist and has served as the chairman of the board of directors of the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors and Colorado Association of Realtors.

Heather L. Kelly has been named chair of the Green Cities Coalition, a local non-profit that promotes healthy, equitable and sustainable communities in the Pikes Peak region. She is a managing partner at Vantage Business Solutions, LLC, where she advises small businesses about strategy, sustainability, and information management.

Access/Information, Inc. announced the addition of Angela Kangiser to the firm. Kangiser, former owner of Online Business Research, brings expertise and experience to help expand resources and better serve Access/Information clients. She specializes in providing competitive intelligence, business and market research to companies across the country.

Lisa Bigelow, budget director for the city of Colorado Springs, has retired from her position. Bigelow has been with the City for 17 years.

Darrell S. Lingk of Arvada has been named director of the Office of Transportation Safety for the Colorado Department of Transportation. Lingk brings more than 20 years of experience in directing and implementing environmental, health and safety compliance programs in both the public and private sectors. He spent nearly 12 years as senior director of safety and environmental management and disaster preparedness for Qwest Corporation. Most recently, he was director of environmental, health, and safety for Comcast Corporation.

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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox announced additions to the front office lineup for the 2012 season: In sales department, Chris Phillips, Alec Shepherd and Ben Stewart join the team; Jon Eddy joins as director of marketing and promotions; Andrew Mitchell joins the team as the public relations assistant; Alyce Bofferding is ticketing assistant; Josie Drago acting as the promotions assistant and Liz Sundland assisting with community relations; and operations assistant Jesse Hickey and group sales assistant Sean Smalley.

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Amber Baillie
A Colorado native, Amber Baillie graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. For over three years, she wrote for the Air Force Academy's official base newspaper and has written articles for Your Boulder and the Cheyenne and Woodmen Editions. For the Business Journal, she covers cyber, aerospace and defense, and nonprofit news.