Andrew Gunning has been on the job (and in Colorado) for just a couple of months now, but the new executive director of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is eager to dive back into regional planning and equally excited to get to know his new home. Prior to beginning at PPACG in February, […]
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Greg Phillips sometimes jokes that he should’ve thought about building Denver International Airport farther away. “It would’ve helped us out a little bit,” he says. Decades before Phillips became director of aviation for Colorado Springs Airport, he helped lead the project team that built Denver’s airport — which, of course, is now COS’ main competition […]
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Dr. Magdiel Trinidad-Hernandez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, the city in which he’d grown up and attended medical school. The vascular surgeon with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services spent some time training in general surgery in Mexico before moving to Chicago and attending the University of Illinois. “I started all over again with general surgery training […]
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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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Prior to being hired as CEO of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, George Taylor had attended just two rodeos. However, the former business executive has just the right skill set to lead PRCA. And though he’s only held the CEO position for a few months, the rodeo culture has quickly grown on him — in […]
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“What took us so long?” That’s what Nicholas Gledich’s wife of 40 years, Nora, wanted to know when they decided to move to Colorado Springs from Florida nine years ago when Gledich became Colorado Springs School District 11 superintendent. They’d always wanted to come here, and the position sealed the deal. In those nine years, […]
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Collaboration is key. At the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association, it’s about creating just the right ratio of manufacturers and service providers to help the local manufacturing environment succeed. As CAMA South coordinator (a position he’s held for just a few months), Paul Choate focuses on supporting and growing manufacturing in southern Colorado, including Colorado Springs, […]
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Taj Stokes is putting into practice the quote, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” The former pastor of Passion City Church on the Southeast side of Colorado Springs is a keep-it-real, street-level guy who knows people find […]
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Thanks to enterprising individuals such as George Hess, high school for some 300 Colorado Springs students is a lot more fun. That’s because the Vantage Homes CEO and newly elected chairman of the Home Builders Institute helped create the Careers in Construction program in 2015. Now students learn how to build a home while incorporating […]
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For the last 10 years, Curt Wyeno, the Cheyenne Mountain Branch president of Legacy Bank, has helped solidify its community bank reputation by offering personal services to its customers. A Colorado native (from the Arkansas Valley in the southeastern part of the state), Wyeno was raised on a farm and attended the University of Northern […]
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The ability to read proficiently greatly enhances life. Gina Solazzi, executive director of the Children’s Literacy Center, understands the importance of reading and has made it her mission to ensure that kids are reading at their proper grade level. Through CLC, children along the Front Range receive free, one-on-one tutoring to help bring them up […]
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On Oct. 1, Chad Graves took the helm at Ent Credit Union. The financial institution recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and finished 2017 with more than $5 billion in assets and more than 300,000 members. Ent is building three new locations in town (near UCCS, on Interquest Parkway, and at Powers Boulevard and Woodmen Road) […]
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