People on the Move – January 11, 2013

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Mitchell Downs, CPA, has been named partner at the CPA firm of Osborne, Parsons & Rosacker, LLP. Downs has been an associate with the firm for the past 12 years, concentrating his practice in audit, tax and business valuation.

Lisa Amend has joined Blakely + Company as public relations director. She was formerly the president of her own public relations company, Wild River PR, and has worked with various clients in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication from Regis University and an associate’s degree in broadcasting from Pikes Peak Community College.

Jenni Reher has joined Blakely + Company as production and traffic manager. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in French from Texas Christian University. Before joining Blakely + Company, Reher was a project management consultant, raising more than $300,000 for Wildfire Tees, a nonprofit organization benefiting victims of Colorado wildfires.

Jason Winkel has been promoted to media director at Blakely + Company. Winkel has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on marketing from Brigham Young University. He has been with Blakely + Company for four years and was previously the media buyer.

Joe Palmer has been named the City of Colorado Springs’ chief information officer. He begins Jan. 21, pending confirmation by City Council. Palmer has 15 years of experience in information technology and accounting, including nearly five years as a chief information officer. He specializes in strategic planning and process optimization and has experience leading large-scale transformational initiatives and projects that deliver critical business outcomes.

The Southern Colorado Division of The March of Dimes has appointed Dr. Toby J. Genrich its new board chairman. Genrich is an OB/GYN at Academy Women’s Healthcare and Associates. He served in the United States Air Force and spent time in the nonprofit sector prior to completing medical school.

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has elected new board members and selected new officers. They include Randy Stiles as 2013 chairman of its board of directors; Douglas Flinn, vice-chair; Lisa Carlson, secretary; and Jeff Rosacker, treasurer.

New members of the PPHPC Board of Directors are: Paul Anderson, Mike Helwege, Colin Perry and Dan Winter.

Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation has elected Bill Berenz as chairman of its board of trustees. Other officers include: Tom Dermody, vice-chair; Doris Baker, secretary; and Steve Hochstetter, treasurer. New to the PPHF board of trustees are Sharon Hare, Bill Johannsen and Brian Wagner.

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care has announced that Tiffany Buranosky has been named vice president of quality, compliance and education, and Dan Schroder has been named vice president of innovation and business development.

JE Dunn Construction Company has named Philip Macey as national director of collaborative project delivery.

Macey has more than 25 years in the industry and has spent more than 20 years as an architect. He led the net zero energy design and construction of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility in Golden, Colo.