Higher energy prices are just one of the factors likely to make this year’s Christmas spending a little tighter for the average El Paso County resident. For the county’s low-income families, it’ll be tighter still. That’s why Bart Givens and the Pikes Peak Community Action Agency are partnering with the Rock Bottom Foundation to coordinate the Miracle on Tejon Street. The Miracle on Tejon Street will serve a complete Christmas Day meal at Old Chicago to 450 of El Paso County’s low income families. Givens is the executive director of the PPCAA, which helps low-income families with basic needs and attaining self sufficiency.
By age 5, Jean Sebben could “space-plan” and organize her brother’s snowball forts and tree houses. By eighth grade, Sebben knew she’d be a designer. These days, she eyeballs a space, immediately knowing how to improve the matrix and layout to benefit the people who work or live there — from dormitories to hospitals to […]
* Name: John Ferguson * Organization: Strategic Financial Partners * Position: President and chief executive officer * Hometown: Independence, Mo. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Nine years * Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in marketing, Agency Management Training Council graduate, Certified Fund Specialist, Chartered Life Under-writer and […]
* 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 […]
Colorado Springs native Niki Moore recently became the executive director of Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers. She has more than 10 years of experience in the criminal justice field and said the two things she enjoys most about her job is working through Colorado’s complex, multi-level justice system and the camaraderie that is present in the criminal justice field, which is not typically found in other professions.
Community Bank President Jason Doyle joined UMB Bank in 2011, the same year he moved to Colorado Springs. He was hired as vice president, business development officer but had no idea that UMB was grooming him for bigger things. The former golf pro was elevated to president weeks later and has thrived in the role […]
After spending his career serving in the Air Force, Jim Faber wanted to continue his record of public service and that’s how he went on to become CEO of the nonprofit Pikes Peak Action Agency. “We like to say we’re the largest nonprofit helping the most people that you’ve never heard about,” Faber said, referring […]
Bettina Swigger began her career in arts administration with the Albuquerque Youth Symphony. Bettina Swigger, an Albuquerque native and a graduate of Colorado College, was most recently director of the Summer Arts Festival at Colorado College. She left her alma mater to become the first executive director of COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes […]
You may not see Mark Iorio wearing a white lab coat with a stethoscope stuffed in the pocket, but he knows how to keep a physicians’ network in good health. Iorio is CEO of Colorado Springs Health Partners, a group of 90 Colorado Springs physicians. As the city has grown, so has CSHP, which was formed nearly 60 years ago by six World War II veterans who were doctors. Today, the organization numbers some 700 employees, including physicians and their support staff, at 11 locations.
During the 2000 presidential election, Clay Turner targeted Al Gore – and was instrumental in helping defeat the former vice president in two key states: Arkansas and Tennessee. As advertising director for the National Rifle Association during the election, Turner put together television ads and campaign materials directed at defeating the candidate in his home state. Turner, senior vice president and managing director of Ackerman McQueen Advertising Agency, said his work with the NRA is some of the most enjoyable time he’s had at the office – putting together a magazine that is sent to about 700,000 NRA members. When Turner isn’t putting together advertising campaigns and magazines for the NRA, he’s in his 1988 BMW M roadster, autocross racing at local and state events.
Mike DeGrant is stepping down as president of the Housing & Building Association Cares, a nonprofit branch of the HBA that assists other nonprofits with construction needs. But as he vacates the position he’s occupied since 2014, DeGrant is preparing to move into his new role as Colorado Springs HBA’s 2018 president. He is also […]
In a growing age of globalism, it’s becoming more common for corporations down the street from your house to oversee operations around the planet. Jerry Schaefer works for one of those corporations, Agilent Technologies. He is the director of Agilent Global Financial Services, and keeps an eye on Agilent’s financial offerings around the world from here in Colorado Springs. When his focus is not on business matters overseas, it’s at home – where he invests time mentoring the city’s young people.