While doctors often have privileges at both Colorado Springs hospitals, it’s rare for upper level administrative staff to make that leap. But Mike Scialdone has. After working at Penrose-St. Francis Health Center for three years, he moved earlier this month to Memorial Health System.
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.
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.
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.
Like the subject of a Jack Kerouac novel, Ed Rudolph has covered a lot of ground during his 47-year sports and business career. From winning a silver medal in the 1962 Olympics for speed skating, setting a world record in 1963 and being inducted into the U.S. Speed Skating Hall of Fame, to founding a successful commercial real estate marketing and development company in Colorado Springs, he’s made quite a mark.
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.
When Nate Olsen starts work at Centura Health next month, he will be responsible for overseeing an enormous task: moving Penrose Community Hospital to St. Francis Medical Center. Olsen recently took time to tell CSBJ about himself and his business.
Stockman Kast Ryan & Co. was started in 1985 by two former Deloitte and Touche employees. Ten years later, they added a third partner, Eric Ryan. With more than 50 employees, the accounting firm provides business services to a variety of corporate clients.
During his 18 months on the job, David Ervin has embraced the mission of The Resource Exchange, a nonprofit organization founded to provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since he’s been on board, the organization has helped more than 1,800 children and adults with developmental disabilities, a 21 percent increase compared to the previous year.
After working toward a nursing degree, Susan Davis detoured into the banking world as an entry-level teller during the 1970s. She’s been vice president and trust officer for Wells Fargo, The Private Bank, for 11 years, and has “never had a dull moment.” Davis enjoys mountain biking, taking her grandchildren swimming, and is “impassioned about educating women about finances.”
Sixteen years ago, Chris Sondermann and her then-husband Gary launched Terra Verde, a new kind of downtown retailer catering to a young, upscale, fashionable and largely female clientele. The store, in a renovated Victorian building on Tejon Street, is open and airy, lit by natural light from half a dozen skylights. The venture was an immediate success, and Terra Verde was soon recognized as one of downtown’s most successful retailers.
An integral part of the Colorado Springs downtown business community since the 1980s, Morey Bean’s background includes a broad spectrum of professional projects, volunteerism and community involvement. From serving as a member of the design team for Nor’Wood Development’s Pikes Peak Place to working with fellow Southern Colorado American Institute of Architecture members on the recent “Great Streets, Great Skyline” project, he continues to bring creative concepts together with practical application.