Welcome to the 2007 issue of the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s
The Rising Stars program recognizes business leaders under 40 who have made significant contributions to their chosen industries and community.
On the following pages you will get the chance to learn more about 15 Rising Stars that are making Colorado Springs a better place to live and work.
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Hope Agurkis, assistant manager, Security Service Federal Credit Union
Rye Austin, vice president, Orvis/Cushman & Wakefield Ranch and Recreational Properties LLC
Jill Suzanne Carpenter, Teen Services librarian, Pikes Peak Library District
Trevor Dierdorff, president/CEO, Amnet
Tamarinde Doane, associate vice president, El Pomar Foundation
Debbie Frickey, vice president of account services, PRACO Public Relations Advertising Co.
Mike Frye, vice president of retail operations, Freedom Financial Services
Jamie T. Hess, registered mortgage broker/owner, Red Rock Mortgage Inc.
Nick Kittle, fleet finance supervisor, City of Colorado Springs
Jamie Lynn Martinez, account executive, Braintree Marketing Inc.
Gregory J. Masley, computer consultant, MasleyAssociates.com
Michelle McShane-Frankewich, owner/executive recruiter, ReliaSearch Executive Recruiting
Amanda Mountain, Gazette Charities Program Manager, The Gazette
Kelly E. Phillips-Henry, senior vice president, Pikes Peak Mental Health
Kara M. Roberts, vice president – local industry program, Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp.
Haley Marie Sampson, dean of Student Services, National American University
Lara J. Shadwick, vice president of marketing & business development, Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group
C. Stuart Sloat, associate broker, Rampart Commercial
David P. Steigerwald, shareholder, Sparks Wilson Borges Brandt & Johnson P.C.
Bettina Swigger, Summer Arts Festival manager, Colorado College
Phillip Edward Tapia, entrepreneur, Tray Display Advertising Inc. and Tapia Advertising Inc.
Karen Tracy, commercial property portfolio manager, Griffis/Blessing Inc.
Jill A. Webb, executive and management recruiter, Add Staff Inc.