Nancy Whitford, Peak Vista Community Health Centers’ newly appointed chief development officer and executive director of the Peak Vista Foundation, will begin her duties Dec. 29, moving from the position of development director at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in advertising from San Jose State University. Whitford, 50, enjoys […]
After graduating from the University of Arizona with a marketing degree, Gary Feffer began working at Goldwater’s Department Store, pursuing his dream of being a haberdasher. After comparing his life with that of his friends, he moved north to pursue commercial real estate. He is married and has four children: Sophie, Army, Davis and River. […]
Eric Sherraden, president and chief operating officer of CEA Medical Manufacturing, moved to Colorado Springs 18 years ago from southwestern Kansas. “I came out here and knew nothing of the area,” Sherraden said. “I happened across CEA, which was, at that time, maybe 40 people. That was in 1998.” Sherraden took a warehouse position. “I […]
John Rovie joined The Broadmoor as director of sales in September, after 17 years as sales director or catering director at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and the Arizona Biltmore Phoenix. Rovie holds a bachelor’s in management from Arizona State University and has also worked in Vail and Seattle. What are the challenges of your position? […]
Longtime Colorado Springs resident and financial planner Mike Cecere says that there are two stories about debt in this country. There’s the negative story about soaring credit card debt, about $900 billion in card balances, and about one-in-ten cardholders who carry a balance of more than $25,000 on their cards. And then there’s the positive story of Americans who are facing reality and trying to do better.
Sam Gappmayer, the new CEO of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, said that he’s excited about coming to Colorado Springs, and acknowledges that former CEO Michael De Marsche is a hard act to follow. “What Mike did is absolutely amazing,” Gappmayer said. Born in San Francisco, Gappmayer moved with his family to Bozeman at age 15, and said that Montana is still home. He was cautious about his plans for the FAC, saying only that he hopes to integrate programs in performance arts, visual arts and the humanities.
The Hispanic Chamber of Colorado Springs has managed to keep a pretty low profile. Despite its 13-year history, nearly 200 member organizations and the city’s prominent Hispanic business community, you just don’t hear much about the chamber. Joe Aldaz wants to change that. As of Aug. 15, he’s the chamber’s new, and first, executive director. And he has ambitions to take the organization where it’s never been before.
ITT Mission Systems, located in Colorado Springs, provides technological services to the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, so it seems fitting that a retired Army general who served in Iraq lead the company’s efforts in the Springs. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Kenneth Hunzeker worked in both infantry and armored positions in the Army, and also has […]
U.S.Air Force Academy graduate Jim Solti, Ph.D., retired last year after 30 years in the Air Force. During his career he moved around the country, but despite being born and raised in Ohio, he found that the Academy and Colorado Springs still felt like home. At the time of his retirement, the Academy posted a […]
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.
The hardest part of Kathryn Curry’s job hasn’t been overseeing 180 employees and 1,500 clients during the past 10 years — it’s convincing families that their aging loved ones can benefit from her services. As local franchise owner of Home Instead Senior Care, Curry’s staff is responsible for taking care of non-medical needs for senior citizens. They cook, they clean, they run errands — and they’re involved in personal hygiene care as well.
Meet Matt Barrett. He’s not only one of the newest guys in town; he’s also the new director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Barrett, who started the new job this month, is taking over a position that has been vacant since September, when former director Luis Saldarriaga left.