Barbara Drake enjoys engaging with the community. Rather than complain about bureaucracy, she’d rather get in her car, drive to Denver and be involved in policy making at the state level. One of her greatest satisfactions comes from helping people get off welfare or end substance abuse and become contributors to the community.
When Jason DeaBueno was growing up in Colorado Springs in the 1980s, he would take the Silver Key Senior Services bus to the Colorado Springs Senior Center with his great-grandmother. “That was my first introduction to Silver Key,” the organization’s new president and CEO said. “From that time forward, I’ve...
A long-standing player in the downtown retail arena, Laszlo Palos primed his creative skills for more than a decade before making a recent career move. His 11-year stint as general manager of Terra Verde and his volunteer involvement with various retail committees provided him the background to take on a new role as marketing director for the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership.
Ent Federal Credit Union is the largest financial institution in the Pikes Peak region and the largest credit union in the state. As CEO and president, Charles Emmer has seen the financial institution’s assets double during the past decade. In 1995, the credit union reported $1 billion in assets. It reached the $2 billion mark last month.
Ann King started working at BKD before she finished college. She now serves as the company’s health care leader and is involved in accounting and auditing, practice management, third-party reimbursement and other financial issues. King also is president of the Health Care Financial Management Association. HFMA has more than 34,000 members who work in the health care industry. The organization’s goal is to provide education, analysis and guidance to health care financial professionals.
Paul Johnson knows there's no place like home.As executive director for Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, he searches for land where volunteers can use hard work, hammers and nails to mete out homes for low-income families. He also oversees the search for funding, as well as project development, monitoring...
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.
As chief operating officer for the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Martin Wood oversees several career fields. The NISSC houses four centers: homeland security, space education, trauma research and programs for math and science teachers from the kindergarten through college levels. The center received a $10 million federal grant to start its programs. Future plans include starting programs to increase interest in engineering, research about how to respond more quickly to disasters, and space and security research.
About two years ago, Homer Henley retired from the business he started in 1945, Henley’s Key Service. Today his son, Paul Henley, runs the business. You may have seen Henley’s signature 1929 Ford service truck cruising from job to job around town. Henley’s may even have re-keyed your home or business, or made a quick key copy for you – or let you back into your home or business when you’ve locked yourself out.
Jerry Rutledge, whose eponymous men’s clothing store has graced downtown for 41 years, is downtown’s senior retailer. For many years, Rutledge’s was on the southeast corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street. Several years ago, Rutledge acquired the historic Perkins-Shearer building a block north, and has been there since. He’s been at the forefront of efforts to renew and remake downtown and said, “I think that Colorado Springs is making great progress in developing its downtown.”
Beth Roalstad is training for her second sprint-triathlon — but running the Women’s Resource Agency and chasing two daughters doesn’t qualify as part of her regimen.<br> Growing up during the Cold War with a fighter-pilot for a father, she was aware of politics and current affairs at an early age. She received the LBJ internship and worked on Capitol Hill right after graduating from college.<br> Roalstad recently took time to tell CSBJ about herself and her organization.<br>
Cathy Green’s role in Monument continues to expand — along with record residential and commercial development in this commuter community, bisected by Interstate 25 and within minutes of two major cities. As the town’s infrastructure grows, her training enables her to work with a dynamic board, to introduce new and better municipal operating systems and to prepare for the town’s evolving role as a key commuter stop on a future Front Range passenger rail system.