Melissa Grier has been promoted to assistant vice president of member service for the Southern Colorado Mountain Region at Security Service Federal Credit Union. She will oversee all member service activities in Southern Colorado, including cash operations, new accounts, lending and staff development. Grier is a former president of the Top Class Chapter of Toastmaster International, past winner of the SSFCU Mountain Region Manager of the Year and a recipient of the Colorado Springs Business Journal Rising Star Award. She has been with SSFCU for 16 years.
Mark Olsen, agent for Farmers Group Inc., has achieved the company’s highest award to district managers and agents for “outstanding overall performance.” Olsen is a member of the 2012 prestigious President’s Council; selections are based on outstanding customer service, sales production in all insurance lines, overall professional competence and maintenance of the highest quality standards. Olsen represents Farmers’ member companies in automobiles, homeowners, specialty, life, financial products and business insurance.
Bryan Brownlee was named director of internal audit and compliance for Aleut Management Services. Brownlee is responsible for leading the internal audit department in conducting operational, financial and compliance reviews across the company in an effort to enhance internal controls, ensure compliance with internal and external regulations and improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness.
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center named Dana Barton director of business relations and employment development. Barton has served as a member of the Workforce Investment Board for three years and the Youth Council for four years. She will be responsible for the business services and the adult and youth programs at the center.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several boards and commissions appointments. Two appointees are from Colorado Springs: Leslie W. Ralphe will serve as a late deafened member of the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; and Durand E. Cleveland will serve with the High-Performance Transportation Enterprise.