Missouri native Marcus Featherston joined Intelligent Software Solutions in 1999 as a senior software engineer, less than a year after the company was founded. He was ISS’s first employee, hired by the company’s founders. A 1992 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Featherston spent five years on active duty before returning to Colorado Springs […]
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Aside from Gen. William Palmer, who founded the city of Colorado Springs in 1871, few residents have had a greater impact on the city’s built environment than Nolan Schriner. When he and his spouse Sharon arrived here in 1968, Colorado Springs was still a small city — but one ready to explode. In 1973, Schriner […]
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When Sallie Clark leaves office in January 2017 at the end of her third term as an El Paso County commissioner, she will join an elite group of long-serving local elected officials such as Bob Isaac, Terry Harris and Marcy Morrison. She ran for office a total of six times, serving on City Council between […]
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Colorado Springs filmmaker Pete Schuermann, 50, began making movies with the Star Trek parody Hick Trek: The Moovie, produced in 1999. He settled in Colorado Springs in the late 1980s and has been here ever since. He owns and operates Schuermann Collective, a video production company. He directed the award-winning documentary Haze in 2008 and just […]
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Hannah Parsons is the newly selected chief economic development officer for the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, formerly the Regional Business Alliance. Parsons is filling the position vacated by Al Wenstrand, who retired at the end of 2016. Parsons has been active in Colorado Springs throughout her varied professional career. Real estate, entrepreneurship and downtown […]
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In a sea of fashion mediocrity, James Proby stands out. As a professional and entrepreneur, Proby understands the importance of looking the part, and wants to help other men in the Pikes Peak region unleash their full potential — starting with their appearance. The Colorado native is in the process of launching his social enterprise, […]
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For local entrepreneur Kevin O’Neil, home is where his heart  — and his business — is. A Colorado Springs native and CEO of The O’Neil Group, he works passionately to enhance the city’s economy by bringing more companies to Colorado Springs. He’s purchased five buildings downtown, created a campus to train engineers and offer collaborative […]
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After working in the cyber field for 25 years in the Air Force, Col. Jeffrey Collins knows the ins and outs of the evolving domain: solving multi-level network security issues downrange, commanding air traffic control, developing future cyberspace strategies at the Pentagon and now heading the CyberWorx unit at the Air Force Academy. As director, […]
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When Oraida Roman’s daughter began telling everyone in Florida real skiing is done on snow, she knew it was time to pick up and head back to the hills. Roman is the latest CEO to take over at Colorado Springs Health Partners, the city’s largest physician group. For the past two years, she was the […]
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Stephannie Finley Fortune went from being a big thinker in the small town of Strafford, Mo., to a Capitol insider, moving to Denver two days after graduating from high school, then building a career in politics and public policy in Washington, D.C. After traveling the world, serving on President George H.W. Bush’s advance team and […]
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Col. DeAnna Burt is focused on one thing: the well-being of the more than 8,000 airmen and civilians at Schriever Air Force Base. Burt, wing commander at the base east of Colorado Springs, oversees its missions, active-duty military members and civilian workers.  She’s on her third command and her second leadership role at Schriever. Wing […]
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Growing up as the son of a homebuilder, Mark Long was decidedly averse to following in his father’s footsteps. The decision not to take over the family business led him to Texas State University and a nine-year career in the U.S. Army. But by the time he ended his military career at Fort Carson in […]
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