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>
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlie Lucy came to Colorado Springs as a cadet at the Air Force Academy. Now, after retiring from the military, he’s using that experience to help companies grow and obtain government business. He was staff judge advocate at the academy — and went to work for Holland & Hart after his military service. Lucy recently took time to tell the CSBJ about himself and his business.
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.
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.
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.
As group director of the Center for Creative Leadership, Joan Gurvis is responsible for developing tomorrow’s leaders and helping today’s leaders through a focus on education and research.<br> Gurvis is responsible for implementing programs that are specific to the city and its leadership.<br> She took time recently to tell the CSBJ about herself and her organization.<br>
Most 21-year-olds probably don’t know much about running a company. But Patrick Calhoun isn’t your average 21-year-old. Calhoun is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and is currently completing his undergraduate degree in political science at UCCS. But when he’s not in the classroom, Calhoun is CEO of Vision Restoration International, a nonprofit he […]