El Pomar Foundation announce two promotions: Gary Butterworth was named senior vice president. Butterworth directs El Pomar’s Fellowship Program, a post-undergraduate leadership and professional development program, and oversees the operations of Penrose House Nonprofit Conference and Education Center. He also serves as a grants officer and senior staff representative to the High Country Regional Council. He joined the staff of El Pomar Foundation in 1998. Matt Carpenter was named senior vice president. Carpenter joined El Pomar Foundation in 1999 and directs the grants office and is the deputy director of El Pomar’s Regional Partnerships program, which works with community leaders to provide grants in rural Colorado communities. He also serves as the senior staff representative to the San Juan Regional Council.
Barbara Harris of Harris Group Realty, Inc. has earned the Certified Investor Agent Specialist designation, having completed extensive training to understand the different real estate investor types, and the investment opportunities, financing options and calculations needed to provide solutions for each.
The Colorado Springs Chorale announced that its executive director Mark Dempsey will retire in 2011. Dempsey served the chorale for more than 10 years and opened up new opportunities for the 120-voice, fully independent organization. He contributed to establishing the chorale as the signature large classical chorus in the region and demonstrated uncommon dedication to the chorale’s present and its future.
Timothy H. Wolfe has been named the general manager of the Antlers Hilton, a downtown Colorado Springs landmark, by the Pyramid hotel group. Wolfe has more than 25 years of experience in hotel management. He began his career in New York City with Hilton International at Windows on the World. His local and international work experience includes Doral Arrowwood Conference Center, GE Conference Center and as director of operations at Tamarijn/ Divi Beach Resorts in Aruba. Currently, Wolfe serves as the 2011 chairman for the Colorado Hotel Lodging Association and is Governor-appointed to the board of directors for the Colorado Tourism Office and serves as vice chairman.
Kim Williams has earned the Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association. Williams has 21 years of experience in the staffing industry and has been ADD STAFF’s director of business development for almost four years.
The Colorado Bar Association announced the members of its leadership training program, COBALT, for 2012 including Colorado Springs members: Debra L. Eiland, The Law Offices of Debra Eiland; Gary M. Kramer, Air Force Space Command; and Lisha M. Sorensen, Hanes Hrbacek & Bartels.
Bill Hurt of ERA Shields Real Estate was named 2011 Realtor of the Year by the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors. Hurt serves on several local and national professional organizations including the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors and the Colorado Association of Realtors. He also has a long history of involvement with the regional Economic Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce.