Keith E. Waggoner wanted to be a professional football player — not an outrageous dream, because, after all, he started on the high school varsity team for four years, broke a state record in the 120-yard high hurdles during his senior year and ran the quarter mile in less than 50 seconds. But his life took a different path.
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Few businesses in Colorado Springs are more recognizable than Coca-Cola — and few executives are more popular than Jerry Mayes, the company’s sales center manager. A supporter of numerous nonprofit organizations that help children, Mayes has volunteered with Boys & Girls Club, Ronald McDonald House and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mayes recently took time to tell the CSBJ about himself and his business.
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Keith Barnes, the first-ever executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Pikes Peak Community College, has been in Colorado for all of three weeks. The Chicago native worked in Illinois to make his state a more accepting and empathetic place, and is bringing that experience to the community college, where he spoke with the […]
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This year’s ballot is so packed that even the guy who’s running the election is up for election. Chuck Broerman (R), the incumbent El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, is wrapping up his inaugural four-year term and will be running for re-election against Democratic challenger Elizabeth “Lisa” Wilkes this November. But the clerk and recorder […]
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Steven Condon, president of CB&T Wealth Management, moved to Colorado Springs in 2001 to work for Ron Johnson at The Corundum Group. In 2006, Condon and Johnson merged The Corundum Group (and Corundum Trust Co.) with Classic Mortgage and Classic Title to create Central Bancorp and its affiliates, including CB&T Wealth Management. Central Bancorp also plans to open a banking division by the end of 2007, called Central Bank & Trust, but still needs approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Federal Reserve Bank.
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After growing up playing streetball and fighting neighborhood grass fires with brooms, being accepted to graduate school changed Thomas Duening’s life. Although he could out-jump his college teammates and dunk two-handed, these days he uses his highly analytical mind to study the theories of economics. Duening is fascinated by economic conditions and how wealth is […]
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He’s tasted the world. Now Ronnie Sanchez, executive chef of the Garden of the Gods Collection, is offering his talents to members and guests of the exclusive resort. Originally from Santa Fe, N.M., Sanchez wanted to be a pilot when he was younger, even attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also worked in restaurants to make […]
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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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John Hoelscher is a principal at RTA Architects with 40 years of experience working on healthcare, governmental and educational facility projects. From hospitals to centers of education, RTA has designed some of the Pikes Peak region’s most prominent projects. What drew you to architecture? I had always been intrigued by building things, and had wanted […]
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A former U. S. Air Force officer, Howard Brooks was chief operating officer at Pikes Peak United Way for eight years before becoming executive director of the Energy Resource Center in early 2009. The center employs nearly 50 people and has an annual budget of $4.5 million. It operates in El Paso, Teller, Fremont, Douglas […]
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* Name: Robert Wonnett * Organization: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs * Position: Dean of Students * Hometown: Colorado Springs * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 25 years * Education: B.S., M.S. University of Colorado-Boulder; MPA University of Colorado at Denver; J.D. University of Denver and currently completing a Ph.D. in […]
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Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Peter Speiser planned to be a physical therapist and work in sports medicine — but as is often the case, life took him in a different direction. After competing on the wrestling team at St. Mary’s High School and playing some hockey and football on the side, he enrolled […]
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