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.
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Though she was born in Fayetteville, Ark., a move to New Mexico at 6 months old means Lauren Wade calls the Albuquerque area home. The 24-year-old University of New Mexico graduate worked for a construction company that allowed her to work remotely, which led her to Colorado Springs. It was here that Wade, who studied […]
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The role of a journalist is to tell the stories of one’s community, Abigail Beckman says. “It’s really rewarding and important to me that I help people in my community stay well-informed,” she said. “To be able to provide that service and answer questions about things people might not know or even realize are going […]
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After spending his career serving in the Air Force, Jim Faber wanted to continue his record of public service and that’s how he went on to become CEO of the nonprofit Pikes Peak Action Agency. “We like to say we’re the largest nonprofit helping the most people that you’ve never heard about,” Faber said, referring […]
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In the one year she’s served as executive director of the Senior Resource Council, Kelsie Heermans has begun to fulfill her mission to make sure all senior citizens, and the Colorado Springs businesses who serve those seniors, have the resources needed to support the best life possible. That’s been Heermans’ mission since she was 16 […]
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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.
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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.
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While some prefer to create their own business, others find comfort in the security of established franchises and their proven methodology. “[Franchise ownership] is a great way to get into having your own business,” said Jessica Mizell. “It allows you to have something of your own while really minimizing the risk.” In 2013, Mizell came […]
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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.”
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The Colorado Springs affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has been a part of the Colorado Springs community for 27 years. Current Executive Director Lori Jarvis has led the organization, which assists the families of those living with mental illness and those with mental illnesses themselves, since 2011. With a full-time staff of […]
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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.
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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.
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