People on the Move – February 10, 2012

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Blair Reeves has been appointed COO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado. Reeves joined the bureau in 2004 and has served in several different capacities.

Douglas L. Gibson has been named to the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s board of directors. Gibson is CEO at Colorado Springs Radiologists, PC/Penrad Imaging.

UMB Bank Colorado announced Gregory Shaw has joined UMB as a vice president and commercial banking officer. In this role, he is responsible for developing and maintaining commercial banking relationships, providing solutions that address customers’ needs. Shaw has 21 years of experience in the financial services industry.

USA Karate, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s national governing body for Karate, has appointed Jake Lease as its new CEO. Lease, 31, a native of Cross Lanes, W.Va., has served as director of member services and events for USA Karate since 2008. He becomes one of the youngest national governing body chief executives in USOC membership’s history.

The City of Colorado Springs named Michael Sullivan as its new human resources director. Sullivan replaces Ann Crossey, who retired in December. Sullivan has more than 30 years of human resources experience. He recently served as director of international relations and international security for Northrop Grumman, where he worked 11 years.

Dr. George Ulrich is now an ophthalmologist and physician with Colorado Springs Health Partners.

Ulrich, a native of Colorado Springs, graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver in 1985. After serving as a submarine and diving medical officer, he completed specialty training in ophthalmology in San Diego and then served as an ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist in the U.S. Navy until 2006 when he retired as a Navy captain. He was the head of ophthalmology services in Europe and later played a role as a medical consultant in Iraq and returned to Colorado Springs in 2011.

Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado announced three new employees: Jennifer Kleinschmidt will serve as chief financial officer. Kleinschmidt is a former Air Force comptroller and is an active community volunteer. She replaces current CFO Susanne Baker, who is retiring from the work force after 14 years with Care and Share. Donna Gibson is the director of individual giving. She has worked at United Way and the Center of Nonprofit Excellence and is currently a volunteer for Junior League. Stacy Poore joins Care and Share to serve as chief development officer. Poore comes from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, where she served as executive director for Southeastern Colorado. Poore has also worked for JA Worldwide and Current, Inc.

Tony Peccolo has been named vice president of sales and marketing in Colorado Springs for Constant Wave, Inc., a privately held, developer and provider of measurement analysis software for use in the electronics and communications industries. Steve Witt has been named vice president of business development at Constant Wave.

Hogan Lovells announced that Cole Finegan, managing partner of the Denver office, has joined the Denver Foundation Board of Trustees. The Denver Foundation is a community foundation dedicated to improving life in Metro Denver through philanthropy.

Christine R. Harms, MS, has been named director of the Colorado School Safety Resource Center. She replaces Dr. Linda Kanan, who retired. Harms served as the school outreach consultant for the Center since April, 2009. She has also been a psychotherapist, an administrator and a teacher throughout her professional career.

Kumar and Associates, Inc. announced the retirement of Colorado Springs office manager, principal and senior geologist, Roger Barker, P.G. Barker has been with the firm 19 years and his career consists of more than 40 years of diversified experience in geological and geotechnical engineering.

Chad Parker of Colorado Springs has been appointed a full-time agent for American Family Insurance Group. Parker opened an office at 2130 S. Academy Blvd. in January. He has been a Colorado Springs resident for 25 years. He completed the 24-month American Family Insurance agent-in-training program under the mentoring of agent John McDonald of Security.