Shawn Hunter, CEO and co-chair of the upcoming USA Pro Cycling Challenge, is planning a statewide event that has attracted the world’s top cycling athletes, is bringing 150 media representatives from around the world and is expected to be watched by hundreds of thousands of cycling fans. Hunter, former president of AEG Sports, helped run […]
Jay Cimino is president of the Phil Long dealerships, the largest automotive dealerships in the Pikes Peak Region. He’s using traditional business values to push his organization toward success in the future. How and when did you become involved in the auto business? Under the direction of Mr. Philip Long, my good friend, I came […]
A former structural engineer, Sue Moore Fenske moved to Colorado Springs in June from Paducah, Kentucky, to become executive director of the Pikes Peak Community College Foundation. She left engineering and entered the nonprofit world after giving birth to two sons with her husband Thomas Fenske. Their sons are Taylor, 22, a Navy pilot stationed in […]
Whether he’s flying cross-country in his Cessna Turbo 182, wheeling and dealing for water rights with local developers or planning new communities in eastern El Paso County, Rodney Preisser brings almost 40 years of experience to his multiple enterprises. A partner in a new downtown hotel mixed-use complex with Ray O’Sullivan, Allen Brown and Sam Guadagnoli, he got his start in ranching.
In 1967, Jim Johnson’s father started G.E. Johnson Construction Co. with one pickup truck and a contract to build an administration building for the Fountain Valley School. Johnson took over his father’s business in 1997, and today, the company’s reputation reaches around the state with projects that include schools, hospitals, financial institutions, upscale offices and ski resorts.
In 1997, long before he became director of neurosciences at UCHealth’s Memorial Hospital, Dr. John McVicker performed Colorado’s first deep brain stimulation. A neurosurgical procedure used to treat conditions like Parkinson’s disease and essential tremors, DBS implants a device that sends electrical stimulation to targeted areas in the brain that control movement. McVicker remembers it […]
Clay Guillory’s life is hectic — an endless round of meeting with companies, welders and suppliers and managing employees and international orders. And the 29-year-old says he wouldn’t change a thing — success is its own reward. Guillory put together a 3D printer in his garage and advertised his services via Craigslist. A day later, […]
After graduating magna cum laude from UCCS with a degree in criminal justice, Colorado Springs native Bailey Gonzalez participated in the Quad Innovation Program, a summer program designed to help students adopt the entrepreneurial mindset and learn how to implement it. Six months ago, as a 23-year-old businesswoman, she became one of the first paid […]
Commercial broker and community volunteer Steve Bach got his start in Colorado Springs and would like to see others have the same chance. His Bach Commercial Real Estate Partners portfolio includes some of the area’s largest transactions. Just last month, Bach’s company handled the sale of the former 185,000-square-foot Macy’s building for $3 million. As […]