Trish Frandsen has been promoted to executive vice president of WSi Healthcare Personnel. She previously was branch manager of the Colorado Springs division.
Azer Yalin has received the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award for young educators who are successfully preparing engineers to meet societal challenges from the Society of Automobile engineers International. He is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Colorado State University.
Carol Chiarito has been named managing associate for the Colorado Agency of New England Financial. She has worked for the company for five years and has been a consistent qualifier for the Women’s Top Producer Forum and Top Producer symposium.
Paul Thayer has received the 2009 Fields/Wolfe: Journey to Justice Leadership Award. He is associate vice president for student affairs and special adviser to the provost for retention at Colorado State University.
Mark Walker has joined the Colorado Brownfields Foundation as project manager. He previously coordinated the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Voluntary Cleanup Program.
Dan Newman has joined Weichert, Realtors — Pikes Peak Group as a broker associate. He has 13 years of experience in real estate and has received Certified New Home Sales Professional designation.
Konrad Sherman has joined Weichert, Realtors — Pikes Peak Group. He is a high school football coach and previously worked in landscaping.
Tom and Becky Kourlis have been selected as the 2010 Citizens of the West by the National Western Stock Show. Both are Colorado natives.
Steve Barta has joined the Colorado Springs Conservatory as director of jazz studies. He has more than 30 years of experience teaching intermediate and advanced students, educators and professional musicians, and is the author of “The Source,” a book that is the standard in music education and is used by teachers and university programs worldwide.