With more than 15 years of experience as an interior designer, former HGTV personality Carriann Johnson understands the psychology of harmonizing a space. Whether designing a home or commercial office, Johnson said there is more to her job than just making a space look pretty. She emphasizes the importance of having chemistry and trust with […]
Once Tech for Less’ founder and owners were approached to sell the company to industry giant, ModusLink, a search began for just the right individual to provide transition leadership and to lead the $40 million electronics remarketer to new heights. Following more than a year’s search led by the Dixon-Midland Co., a Chicago-based investment firm, […]
Memorial Hospital’s north and central campuses started the new year with a new chief executive officer. Joel Yuhas, 46, began leading the system Jan. 9, taking over from George Hayes, who stepped down in November. Yuhas brings with him 20 years of health care leadership experience, most recently as president and CEO of Dignity Health’s […]
Some may not see the connection between weather forecasting and organizational communication. For Matt Meister, however, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. The former KRDO chief meteorologist began in April as director of communications for Falcon School District 49. In his new position, Meister hopes to transfer his ability to clearly deliver important information from the […]
* Name: Michelle Wolf * Organization: The Friends of Cheyenne Canon and the 14th Wine Festival of Colorado Springs * Position: TFOCC president and event planner and lifestyles co-chair of wine festival * Hometown: Pueblo * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since 1974 * Education: Master’s degree in education and administration certification […]
Eric Evans has service coursing through his veins. Helping others seemed inevitable for the Colorado Springs “semi-native,” as he calls himself. Evans has two brothers and a brother-in-law with a history of military service, and Evans’ father retired from the U.S. Air Force following his final assignment at the Air Force Academy. And while the […]
Dr. Lynne Fitzhugh founded The Dyslexia Center, which recently opened its doors at Penrose-St. Francis Hospital. About 10,000 children in Colorado Springs have dyslexia. Fitzhugh serves on the national board of the Academic Language Therapy Association and has been appointed to the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee as well as the Response to Instruction Implementation Team. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the department of psychology.
* Name: Robert Ginnett * Organization: Center for Creative Leadership * Position: Senior Fellow * Hometown: Camp Springs, Md. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Since March 1980. * Education: Too much. BA, Psychology, University of Maryland; MBA, University of Utah; MA, Organizational Behavior, Yale University; M.Phil. Organizational Behavior, Yale University; Ph.D. […]
Ed Sauer’s career in the banking industry started not by making loans, but by collecting on defaulted loans. Repossessing cars and furniture taught Sauer valuable lessons about the responsibilities of underwriting loans, he said. “You get a different perspective about loaning money when you start out having to collect from people who can’t pay their loan,” Sauer said. “It gave me a much better perspective on (people’s) character.”
As a professor and director of work force training, job satisfaction for Jaki Taggart is reflected in reports from students who have graduated from Pikes Peak Community College. Taggart says that her proudest moment was reading a story in the Pikes Peak News, the student newspaper, about a student who returned to the classroom after a 30 years’ absence and described Taggart’s influence. But Taggart is more than a professor — she’s also an entrepreneur. She operates an Internet-based business, Blackberry Boutique, and she and her husband recently bought The Alumni Bar, which will open Jan. 13.
Don’t be fooled by the suit and tie. Brad Kreikemeier earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wyoming on a rodeo scholarship. For 17 years, he has competed in steer wrestling, roping, saddle bronco riding and bull roping. He grew up in Nebraska, and loves to camp, ski and fish with his family. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in animal science, he realized he preferred business courses — so he switched from pre-vet to a business option.
Amanda Mountain is the new general manager and station director of KTSC-TV, southern Colorado’s public television outlet. Headquartered in Pueblo, the station has long had a low profile in Colorado Springs. Mountain, 34, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado with a degree in media management. She most recently was director of Gazette […]