The National Cybersecurity Center’s new chief operating officer can point to a couple of major turning points in his career — and the most recent persuaded him to leave Texas for the Springs. Jonathan Steenland was principal of chief information security officer services with Zyston, and before that served as CISO at Fujitsu, where he […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dan Johnson wasn’t always sure he wanted to pursue economics as a career. But a year of graduate studies in England cemented his decision and he hasn’t looked back. When he isn’t juggling multiple research projects, he’s teaching classes and staying involved on the campus and in the community.
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.
As director of the Catamount Institute, Eric Cefus is responsible for its teaching and conservation programs. The organization has a number of programs designed to reach students and teachers, because Cefus believes ecological stewardship will also help combat the nation’s obesity and diabetes epidemic.
Sumer Liebold is a young woman in a hurry.<br> A little more than a year ago, Liebold and her brother identified a market niche between extended-stay hotels and upscale corporate housing. The niche proved to be profitable, and the brother/sister team currently controls more than 70 units in Phoenix and Colorado Springs.<br> Liebold took time recently to tell CSBJ about herself and her business.<br>
John Morrisroe is a busy man. He runs three companies in Colorado Springs (Gutter Helmet of Southern Colorado, Beauty Bath of the Rockies and Rocky Mountain Awnings), and is expanding into the Denver market. And despite what might seem like an impossible juggling act, he maintains the focus that quality delivery isn’t just expected, it’s required.
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.
John Herrington has had some unique experiences. He has visited the International Space Station and is the first American Indian to journey into space, logging more than 300 hours. Those unique experiences made him the perfect candidate to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs’ Center for Space Studies.