Jonathan LiebertThe Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado announced Tuesday that its board of directors has chosen Jonathan Liebert as the organization’s new CEO and executive director.

“The Board of Directors is thrilled to have found such a highly qualified candidate for CEO as Jonathan Liebert,” BBB board chair Glenn Strebe said in a news release. “With his background in business development, budget management and strategic planning, Jonathan will provide capable, visionary leadership to move the BBB in the direction it needs to go.”

Liebert will start in that position on June 1, the news release said. He will relieve Matt Colligan, who has served as interim since March following the resignation of former leader Matt Barrett.

“We are grateful to Matt Colligan for serving as interim CEO and keeping the organization running smoothly during this transition period,” Strebe said in the release.

Liebert has worked at AspenPointe since 2002 and was most recently vice president of care operations and recovery solutions. Prior to that, he as vice president of the organization’s enterprise division for five years. He is also the co-creator of Peer Navigator Model, which helps former military personnel and their families gain employment.

He received his master’s degree in counseling psychology and counselor education from the University of Colorado at Denver and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Mexico.

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“I am extremely honored to be selected as the CEO and executive director of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado,” Liebert said in the release. “I am excited to work with local businesses, BBB members and community partners to build upon the strong legacy of the BBB. Serving an organization committed to trust, integrity, quality and ethics not only resonates with me as a leader but is part of the very DNA of my business philosophy. I am eager to get started and continue to build community partnerships and be a part of growing our region’s economy.”