People on the Move – June 15, 2012

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Rich Lucas was promoted to program manager at Infinity Systems Engineering, which was recently awarded an $8.2 million contract with the U.S. Air Force and through the 4th Space Operations Squadron System Engineering Services contract. He will oversee the contract execution. The Infinity team will provide Milstar/Advanced Extremely High Frequency strategic communications support services, tactical planning services, Milstar/AEHF Cryptographic and communications security operations support services, computerized communications planning tool services, Milstar/AEHF systems technical services, and additional and quick response services. The winning team includes Integrity Communications Solutions.

Bob Condron, who directed media operations for the United States Olympic Committee through 15 Olympic Games, has been appointed as the manager of Media Operations for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Condron was involved in planning and directing media services for Team USA and U.S. delegation for every Olympic Games since the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. He also served at seven Pan American Games, 11 U.S. Olympic Festivals and countless Olympic Trials, World University Games, World Cups and international championships for the USOC. Condron will manage media operations during race week, July 3 through raced day July 8.

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several board and commission appointments to the Early Childhood Leadership Commission; the Small Business Council; the Commission on Family Medicine; the State Board of Psychologist Examiners; the Transportation Commission; the State Board of Assessment Appeals; and the State Board of Parole. Ronald D. Baalman of Colorado Springs was appointed to the Small Business Council, which makes recommendations for regulatory and statutory changes needed at all levels of government to encourage the initiation, stability and growth of small business enterprises. His appointment is to Aug. 1, 2015.

Community Partnership for Child Development named Laraine Saldivar Gillespie development officer for the agency. Saldivar Gillespie has more than 20 years experience in marketing, sales and advertising in the corporate world. Most recently, she was Webster University’s community relations coordinator. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in human resources development from Webster University. She is president of the Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity board of directors; a campaign and fund allocation volunteer with Pikes Peak United Way; and the chair for Habitat’s Women Build project.

KOAA 5 named Eric Naktin sports director/sports anchor. Naktin comes to KOAA 5 from ABC affiliate KRCR in Redding, Calif., where he was sports director. He also worked in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort appointed Brian-Douglas Stanwood senior sales manager. Prior to joining Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Stanwood spent two years as the director of group sales at the Renaissance Denver Hotel. He also worked as the senior sales/corporate business travel manager at the Hotel Monaco Denver. Stanwood held similar positions with the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau where he was awarded Employee of the Year in 2005. He is an LGBT advisory member at Johnson & Whales University, and a member of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals, Meeting Planners International and the Rocky Mountain Business Travel Association.