This week the Colorado Springs Business Journal honored its 2011 class of Rising Stars – 40 up-and-coming business and community leaders under the age of 40.
Rising Stars are recognized for their business and community contributions.
Honorees were selected from the sectors of banking, finance, health care, accounting, construction, marketing, education, media, nonprofits and the arts.
Below is a video segment featuring some of this year’s honorees.
Links to photo galleries from yesterday’s awards reception and a list of this year’s honorees is also included.
Click here to view the special section and read about the Rising Stars.
Julie Abel, Executive Director, Family Life Services
Lisa Abuso, Director of Admissions, Colorado Technical University
Kirsten Akens, Associate Editor, Colorado Springs Independent
Lindsey Arkfeld, Executive Director, Kids on Bikes
Janet Aust, Senior Account Manager, Lewan & Associates
Brittany Bermensolo, National Event Manager, Red Energy Public Relations & Advertising
Mark Bittle, Business Development Director, Amnet
Rebecca Bumgarner, Service Center Manager, Security Service FCU
Mollie Marie Burns, Operations Workflow & Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Freedom Communications, dba The Gazette
Matt Colligan, Division Manager, Southern Colorado, Champion Windows of Colorado Springs
Lonnie Cramer, Director of Imagining Services & Orthopedic & Neuro Surgery Service Line, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
Lorelle Davies, Director of Auxiliary Services, Pikes Peak Community College
Kevin Davis, Sales and Service Manager U.S. Bank, Briargate Branch
Jason Duffy, Marketing Director, Luisa Graff Jewelers
Jennifer Eckels, Senior Project Engineer, Gas Planning & Design, Colorado Springs Utilities
Jennifer Elledge, Program Manager, Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network, Catamount Institute
Ashley Fritz, Project Engineer, GE Johnson Construction Company
Lea Geiser-Hayler, Senior Manager, BKD CPAs & Advisors
Jessica Gladney, Operations Supervisor, Security Service FCU
Steven Gold, Assistant Coordinator, Student Disability Services (OASIS), Pikes Peak Community College
Dr. Dyanna Haley-Rezac, Owner/Physical Therapist, Rezac & Associates Physical Therapy, LLC PC
Randy L. Halfpop, Certified Financial Planner, Randy L. Halfpop, Financial Planner
Etienne Hardre, Principal, Next Exit Advisors
Janelle Irwin, Assistant Manager, Security Service FCU
Rebecca Keith, AP Biology Teacher, Mesa Ridge HS, Widefield District 3
Nicole Kelley, Director of Operations, OfficeScapes
Stanton Kensinger, Business Development Manager, Blu SKY Restoration Contractors
Tony LeVeque, Executive VP, Senior Business Development Officer, Central Bancorp, Central Bank and Trust
Adam Linder, Store Manager, Walmart-Super Center #3805
Christina McGrath, Executive Director, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region
Amanda Mountain, Regional Director and General Manager, Rocky Mountain PBS
Nathan Newbrough, President and CEO, Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Danielle Newsom, Coordinator, Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Andy O’Riley, VP of Materials Processing, Blue Star Recyclers LLC
Cyndi Parr, Employment Services Coordinator, Community Outreach
Victoria Selfridge, Director of Marketing, Ent Federal Credit Union
Scott Sufak, Agent, RE/MAX Real Estate Group
Gina Taranto, Director of Development, Colorado College
Jill Webb, Director of Business Development, Central Bancorp
Jeff Zearfoss, Supervisor/Sommelier, The Broadmoor Hotel