People on the Move – May 17, 2013

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Konstance Smith has joined SANDIA Advertising as a senior designer.

She has eight years of advertising agency experience as lead designer working in various industries, including healthcare, athletics, education, manufacturing and banking. During her career, Konstance has designed campaigns and worked on projects for local and national organizations, including Junior Achievement Worldwide, U.S. Olympic Committee, and U.S. Air Force athletics. She has received several awards from the American Advertising Federation, competing at local, district and national levels.

Dan Davis has joined SANDIA Advertising as a senior designer.

He has over 25 years’ experience in small- to mid-sized advertising agencies. His experience includes Caterpillar Inc., Toyota, ADM (Archer, Daniels, Midland Company) and Ameren Illinois. Dan’s 3D illustrations have been featured in industry magazines including CG World and 3D World and he has been involved in many award-winning campaigns.


CenturyLink has named Mindy Powers as regional sales vice president for its central region.

Powers has more than 25 years of telecommunications sales experience and previously served as director of sales for the Qwest Business Partner Program. In 2010, she was named Channel Executive Woman of the Year by CRN magazine.


AdvantEdge Drywall recently promoted Tim Turban from foreman to project engineer. Turban has been with AdvantEdge for seven months and brings 20 years of construction experience to the job.


Pikes Peak Library District’s Sue Hammond has been named Administrative Professional of the Year by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

This award is given to one administrative professional in the region each year, and it focuses on the nominee’s accomplishments during that timeframe.

Last year, in addition to her normal duties and supportive responsibilities for both PPLD’s executive director’s office and the board of trustees, Hammond served as liaison with the poet laureate and has planned and assisted with numerous poetry programs, and was recently named to the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate steering committee.

AARP Colorado has named Terri Potente of Fruita as its state president.

Potente is the sixth president since the Colorado State Office’s inception in 1994. Prior to accepting her new post, Potente had been a member of the AARP Colorado Executive Council for five years. She has been instrumental in educating the public about Social Security and Medicare, and has visited Washington, D.C., to address Colorado’s delegation in Congress, as well as appearing as an AARP spokeswoman in a number of media productions.

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has selected four new members to serve on its Metropolitan Board of Directors. Joining the team are:

Bill Cherrier, chief planning and finance officer of Colorado Springs Utilities;

Mark Hartman, COO of St. Francis Medical Center;

Patrick Rudy, senior investment consultant at Cascade Investment Group; and

Cheryl Serrano, superintendent of Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8.

The board works closely with its executive leadership team, led by Dan Dummermuth, President and CEO, to strengthen the community with programs and services that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Health Care

Lisa Nelson has been promoted to executive director of Liberty Heights Retirement Community. Most recently, she was the assistant executive director and has been at Liberty Heights since 2010. Lisa has more than 20 years’ experience in international hospitality management, primarily with hotels and private clubs. She holds bachelor’s degrees in hotel, restaurant and institutional management and marketing from Virginia Tech. Lisa is also a Colorado Certified Assisted Living Administrator.