People on the Move – August 5, 2011

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Susan R. Vervaeke has joined Erickson, Brown & Kloster P.C.’s audit team. She has 28 years of accounting experience, most recently as the CFO of the Humane Society.

Matrix Design Group, Inc. named Greg Severance as director of energy. Severance joins Matrix after decades of experience in public works, including energy and traffic engineering. Severance most recently served as director of public works for Pueblo County in Colorado.

Nancy Kristof joins Matrix as marketing director, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in marketing professional services to the firm.

Matrix water resources engineer Jennifer Newby is now a licensed PE in the state of Colorado. Newby has been involved on the Sand Creek/Coal Creek /Murphy Creek Master Drainage Plan and the Washington Street Widening project.

Matrix project engineer Brian Bern has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers Region 7 Board of Governors to receive the 2011 Outstanding ASCE Younger Member Award.

Kristin Bennett, a senior transportation planner with the City of Colorado Springs Traffic Engineering Division, has been appointed by the national Transportation Research Board to serve as a panel member to update the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials guide for the planning, design and operation of pedestrian facilities. Bennett manages the non-motorized transportation and school safety programs for the city and is a nationally recognized bicycle and pedestrian transportation specialist with more than 15 years of experience.

Mike Ramseier has been named president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado, effective Sept. 1. Ramseier replaces John Martie, who was appointed president of Anthem National Accounts earlier this year. Ramseier currently serves as vice president, provider engagement and contracting, for Anthem’s California affiliate and for Anthem’s consumer business unit. He has been with Anthem for almost 15 years and previously served as vice president of health care management for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado from 2005 — 2009.

Robb Pike has been named vice president for development for the University of Colorado Foundation, effective Aug. 22. Pike will lead development activities at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and manage the foundation’s seven member local staff. Pike has more than 12 years fundraising experience for such institutions as Project Angel Heart, United Way and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is vice president for the Lewis Palmer School District Board of Education in Monument. A certified fundraising executive, he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mesa State College, Grand Junction.