Sam Gappmayer, the new CEO of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, said that he’s excited about coming to Colorado Springs, and acknowledges that former CEO Michael De Marsche is a hard act to follow. “What Mike did is absolutely amazing,” Gappmayer said. Born in San Francisco, Gappmayer moved with his family to Bozeman at age 15, and said that Montana is still home. He was cautious about his plans for the FAC, saying only that he hopes to integrate programs in performance arts, visual arts and the humanities.
Dean Williams, who heads Colorado’s Department of Corrections, aims to reduce the state’s high recidivism rate and help Colorado businesses at the same time. Williams took the job in January after meeting with Gov. Jared Polis and has already started implementing reforms. A graduate of Ohio University with a degree in organizational communication, Williams moved […]
Marica Hefti believes this year’s Pikes Peak Arts Fest was even better than last year’s inaugural event, and as the festival’s director, she should know. Hefti said hundreds of art enthusiasts and shoppers attended last weekend’s event, which was held on the grounds of the Pikes Peak Center. More than 80 artists displayed their work, while bands played, vendors served up food and entertainers performed. Hefti said more people came to shop for art this year rather than to stroll and gaze, which is a good thing because if artists can sell their work at the festival, they’ll come back.
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Cory Arcarese is director of the Mi Casa Resource Center and the Southern Colorado Women’s Business Center. Mi Casa’s overarching goal is to increase the employability, education, knowledge and life skills of Latino families. Tell us about the Mi Casa Resource Center. How long has it been around? What’s its mission? Mi Casa’s mission is to advance […]
Longinos Gonzalez is determined to give back, as much of his life has revolved around some form of public service. The El Paso County Commissioner took the oath of office in January 2017 to represent District 4, which includes about half the landmass of El Paso County. The district is diverse and includes areas near […]
Everyone thinks they know Discover Goodwill. But here’s what Karla Grazier wants people to know: It’s so much more than a store. “My wish would be that when people take a tour of Goodwill, they don’t say the following: ‘I had no idea …’” said Grazier, who has been president and CEO of Discover Goodwill of […]
Beth Roalstad is training for her second sprint-triathlon — but running the Women’s Resource Agency and chasing two daughters doesn’t qualify as part of her regimen.<br> Growing up during the Cold War with a fighter-pilot for a father, she was aware of politics and current affairs at an early age. She received the LBJ internship and worked on Capitol Hill right after graduating from college.<br> Roalstad recently took time to tell CSBJ about herself and her organization.<br>
William Mutch is the new director of government affairs and public policy for the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs. And while he’s in a new position, he’s no stranger to politics, the sate’s key policy makers, the building industry or Colorado Springs. Mutch took some time to talk with the CSBJ about himself, […]
John Herrington has had some unique experiences. He has visited the International Space Station and is the first American Indian to journey into space, logging more than 300 hours. Those unique experiences made him the perfect candidate to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ Center for Space Studies.
Nora Hardin, the new executive director of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, moved last month into the top spot of the organization that’s been supporting the local arts since 1968. Prior to becoming executive director, Hardin served as board vice president. She also held a number of diverse positions in manufacturing, publishing, film and video […]
Doug Martin needed less than a week to learn banking was not for him. “I worked there four days and then I quit,” Martin said of his first post-collegiate job, in 2003 with a multinational bank in his native Montana. “It literally was not for me.” Martin called Tom Osborne, who was CEO of the […]