People on the Move – December 10, 2010

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Deborah Elliott-DeSorbo has joined the University of the Rockies in Colorado Springs as a core faculty member in the School of Professional Psychology. She is president of the Psychological Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

Norman Alvis has been named a senior portfolio manager by the U.S. Bank Private Client Group in Colorado Springs. He has been working in the financial services industry for 10 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst. He was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic men’s cycling team.

Sandra Turner has joined Mackenzie Place as a general manager and will be responsible for community lending operations. She has more than 18 years experience in the industry. She most recently worked as general manager at The Inn at Garden Plaza in Colorado Springs.

Kathy Kranz is the new associate vice president of finance for Pinnacol Assurance. She previously served as Pinnacol’s controller. Prior to joining Pinnacol in 2008, she oversaw property and casualty insurance operations, warranty reserves and corporate department budgeting cycles for a national homebuilder.

Kelly Johns is now working with the University of the Rockies’ Academic Department as an administrative assistant. She has a bachelor of science degree in Business Accounting from University of Phoenix.

Dawn White of Dawn White and Company has earned the Master in Residential Marketing designation from the Institute of Residential Marketing. She is now one of three people in Colorado Springs who have this designation and 1 of 10 in the state.

Janice Nerger has been named dean of Colorado State University’s College of Natural Sciences, where she started her career as a psychology professor 20 years ago.

Home Instead Senior Care is now owned and operated by Jerri Schomaker. She earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to purchasing the local franchise, she worked as a business performance manager at Home Instead Senior Care’s global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Colorado Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division has named Emanuel Anton as its Gary L. McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year. After working as an economist and marketing executive and later at a large Denver firm, Anton developed Anton Law Group. He splits his time between the law group’s Denver and Colorado Springs offices, and acts as outside general counsel to more than 40 companies. Anton, 36, has served as parent advocate for Mile High Down Syndrome Association since 2005.

The Colorado Springs division of the American Heart Association has named the following new board members:

Pat Becker, principal of 2WIN! Global. He has been in software sales for more than over 28 years.

Debbie Chandler, CEO of Colorado Springs Health Partners: Since June 2008, Chandler has ledColorado Springs Health Partners, the largest physician-owned practice in Colorado. She serves on the boards o the EDC, Chamber and Pikes Peak Workforce Development Center.

Dr. Kimberly Dulaney, Pikes Peak Cardiology. Dulaney is board certified in both cardiology and nuclear medicine. She is a partner with Pikes Peak Cardiology.

Allen Greenberg, editor, Colorado Springs Business Journal. Prior to joining the Business Journal early this year, he was the political editor of the Indianapolis Star.

Nate Olson, CEO, St. Francis Medical Center, which opened in August 2008. Prior to that, he served as CEO of hospitals in Nebraska, Illinois, and Colorado.