Michael Hannigan, CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, will retire in December after 16 years as head of the organization. The fourth-generation Coloradan, former Colorado College administrator and educator spoke about turning an idea into a foundation with a cumulative community impact of $150 million. How did you end up CEO of the Pikes […]
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For Mike McNeill, one conversation stands out from the year he decided to pivot toward a cybersecurity career. “I shifted gears about the year before I retired from the Air Force,” he recalled. “I was like, ‘You know, this cyber thing seems to be expanding. Instead of getting out of the military and going the […]
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Ralph Hibbard, a Colorado Springs native, comes from a family which has been in business in downtown Colorado Springs for 115 years. His great-grandfather opened the original Hibbard’s department store on Tejon Street during 1892.
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Matthew Stevens, who entered the world of filmmaking when he became manager of Kimball’s Peak Theater at the age of 19, founded the Indie Spirit Film Festival in Colorado Springs three years later. This year’s festival, held during April at multiple venues throughout the city, attracted hundreds of entries and thousands of attendees.  Stevens took […]
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Oda Roozeboom has come a long way since she grew up in the Philippines. She is now the vice president of professional services at Memorial Health System. Despite their poverty, Roozeboom’s parents provided for their children and taught them not to be defined by their circumstances. When she left the Philippines, she landed a job […]
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For a number of national sports organizations, Colorado Springs is not only on the map, it’s a common destination point for meeting, training and competing. Runners, wrestlers, swimmers, divers, bikers and ice skaters are among the many athletes the U.S. Olympic Training Center brings to the state. And, along with the athletes come their money, pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy each year. Well aware of this, Mike Moran works to attract and retain sporting organizations to the city as communications director for the Colorado Springs Sports Corp.
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Born in Biloxi, Miss., to a military family, Kent Fortune doesn’t serve on the front lines, but he provides military members assistance in a different way. As vice president and general manager of USAA Financial Services in Colorado Springs, he helps active and retired military find banking, mortgage and insurance services that suit their specific […]
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* Name: Michelle Narron * Organization: Phil Long Dealerships ~ Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo * Position: Corporate communications manager – Phil Long Dealerships; Grant manager and board secretary – Phil Long Community Fund * Hometown: Born in California, but grew up all over the United States as my dad was in the Air Force. He […]
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No matter what jobs Jeff Schneider has held, he’s always gravitated toward numbers. It’s that inclination that landed him a variety of positions in public accounting and banking, and his experience working with large public corporations and small start-up companies provided him with the background necessary to build his own company.
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Bill Walton, who grew up on a large ranch south of Walsenburg, has always been interested in business. After attending seminary, he became a small-town youth pastor but also followed his entrepreneurial ambitions. Walton started his first business at 23, the year he got out of college. He’s now CEO of Accelerated Wealth, a growing […]
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UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak has withstood both the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, and the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression at the helm of the constantly expanding local University of Colorado campus. She’s seen state support shrink and student loans grow — and says that her biggest challenge is juggling educational quality with […]
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* Name: Michael J. Decker * Organization: Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging * Position: Director * Hometown: I was born in Greeley, my mother and my grandfather were born in Brush. My father is from Nebraska. Colorado Springs is my real home town * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 10 years. […]
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