Rosana Ramponi is a straight-shooter, and it serves her well.
Chris Long believes in changing people’s lives through helping them achieve financial independence, plan for retirement and invest in the future. As a partner in Breglio, Long and Associates, a wholly owned firm of Ameriprise Financial, his role is to serve as investment manager for the group, and give clients...
Kathy Boe, Boecore Boecore, the defense contractor founded by Kathy Boe, employs 150 and has a wholly-owned subsidiary. Boe herself has been named “Entrepreneur of the Year,” and now a “Woman of Influence,” and it all started in Southern California with a job tip. At age 20, Boe, who grew up...
Colorado Springs native Terrell Brown grew up in the Hillside neighborhood and graduated from Palmer High School. He was a pretty good basketball player, and decided to take his shot at Division I. “I went to three colleges in four years,” he recalled. “Started at South Dakota, then transferred to...
The bright, welcoming fourth-floor office space on Tejon Street stretches what seems like a city block. On one end, the word “Relax.” adorns the wall in metallic letters. The subtle reminder seems to have an effect. Those who work at Navakai, a local IT consulting company and this year’s winner of the 6035 Healthiest Companies […]
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Jayme McConnellogue, as battalion chief, is responsible for the medical division and 911 responses for the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
Ann Winslow, Winslow BMW Ann Winslow knows her automobiles. And although it took her a few years to apply that knowledge on the job, it was inevitable that one day she would be involved in the car business. Winslow, vice president of corporate communications for Winslow BMW, grew up as the...
At 28, Grace Harrison might be the youngest CEO in Colorado Springs — and there’s no doubt she’s one of the most energetic. The Eaton, Colo., native started working as a teenager for the Keirnes Companies, a family-owned real estate development and management company — and she never looked back. “We...
Jan Mchugh-Smith, Humane Society Anyone who loves animals understands the value of Jan McHugh-Smith’s professional accomplishments. For 27 years, Humane Society CEO McHugh-Smith has focused her career efforts in service of animal welfare, leading others to save and improve the lives of animals through educational programs, spay and neuter clinics, awareness-building...
Marcia Jackson, director, SACHS Foundation Research Marcia Jackson’s life has followed an elegant arc curving around the ideal of giving back to the community so that others can make a future contribution. The Sachs Foundation research director, clinical psychology doctoral student and Women of Influence honoree freely admits she didn’t do...
Shannon Brinias, KKTV 11 News Shannon Brinias knew in high school she wanted to be a journalist and has never looked back. “I love the camaraderie in the newsroom,” she says, “when there is breaking news, fire or severe weather, we all pull together and gather information. It’s very satisfying.” With...
Paul Sutton attributes the phenomenal growth of his company, Peak Structural Inc., to the decision to move to Palmer Lake in 2015. “No question, the bigger building we have now spurred the growth,” he said. “If we’d moved in 2011 or ’12, we probably would’ve had a surge in growth...