Brady Fitzwater was one of 44 graduates of the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program. Fitzwater is vice president of finance at Peak Vista Community Health Centers and completed the 11-day program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management to enhance management and leadership skills of community-based health care and health-related organization executives.
Fletcher Howard has been elected board president of the Colorado Springs Teen Court. Howard has been with the Colorado Springs Police Department since 1977, and is currently the commander of the Falcon Division. Other board officers for the coming year are: Dr. Tim Gramling of Colorado Technical University, vice president; Billie Scholer, service manager for The Bank at Broadmoor, treasurer; Karin Agee, community volunteer and representative of the El Paso County Bar Auxiliary, secretary. Teen Court is a restorative justice program for first-time juvenile offenders. The organization provides educational tools that aid teens in recognizing and repairing the harm they have caused the community.
Christopher P. Riley has been named chief of the Colorado Springs Fire Department, pending City Council approval Aug. 13. Riley is currently chief of the Pueblo Fire Department. He holds master and bachelor degrees from California State University, Long Beach. He attached Chief Fire Officer Designation status through the Center of Public Safety Excellence and is a member of the Institute of Fire Engineering.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade has selected Olivia Mendoza as the new director of the Minority Business Office. She will be responsible for supporting growth and developing opportunities for minority businesses in Colorado. Mendoza comes to OEDIT from the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization, where she served as executive director. She graduated from Drake University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado. She served on the Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Board, is a board member for the Colorado Judicial Institute and serves on the Hispanic Advisory Council for Florence Crittenton. She was a 2013 Livingston Fellow.
Stockman Kast Ryan + Co. has promoted the following employees: Ann Koenigsman was promoted to senior tax manager. She’s been with the firm for six years and specializes estate planning, estate and gift tax and the taxation of trusts. She is currently pursing a certified trust and financial adviser designation and serves on the fundraising committees for Gingerbread and Jazz for the Early Connections Learning Centers and the planning committee for the Pikes Peak Community Foundation Symposium on Philanthropy. She is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Colorado Springs and the probate section of the El Paso County Bar Association. Jordan Empey was promoted to tax manager. He’s been with the firm for seven years and his specialties include closely held businesses, real estate and construction services, automotive dealership services and financial institutions. He is a member of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance Rising Professionals and the Colorado Automotive Dealers Association. Buddy Newton was promoted to supervising senior tax consultant. He has been with the firm for more than four years and specializes in the automotive dealer and construction industries. He is a member of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance Rising Professionals and also serves as a reserve deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff’s office.
The Rotary Club of North Colorado Springs recently inducted its officers and board of directors for 2012-2013: Roseanne Gain, co-owner of Gain-Stovall Public Relations, is president; Lloyd Nordhausen, a retired petroleum refining engineer, is vice president; Janna Haas of Haas Vision Center is president-elect; Mike Carter, retired civil engineer is secretary and president-elect nominee; Mary Cavanaugh of Technology Sales is treasurer and Al Tefft, a retired financial administrator, is the sergeant at arms.
Dan Frasier has joined Adams Bank & Trust as a commercial loan officer. He spent the first 13 years of his professional banking career in the Denver metro area before recently relocating to Colorado Springs. Frasier has held the titles of commercial loan officer, credit analyst and a branch manager. He has attained a bachelor’s degree in business administration finance from Colorado State University and earned an MBA from Regis University.
Rose Ann Scibona, RN, MSN, is serving as the interim chief nursing officer for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Scibona has more than 31 years of clinical and health care leadership experience, all at Penrose-St. Francis. She has a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master of science degree in nursing, both from the University of Phoenix.
Julie Carroll has joined Sherman & Howard as professional recruitment and development administrator. She will oversee professional recruitment, including attorneys and paralegals for the entire firm with offices in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia and Missouri. Her experience includes work as a judicial clerk, practicing attorney and director of recruitment and development for a law firm. She also established the career services office for a newly formed law school in Arizona. She received her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Central Michigan University. Sherman & Howard has about 170 attorneys currently practice law from offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Vail and Aspen.
Roger Johansen is now the senior project manager at Ent Federal Credit Union. In the position, he will oversee internal project management, quality control, procedures management and process improvement services for the enterprise initiatives department. Johansen has an extensive background in project management, most recently as a professional relations manager at 3M where his responsibilities included new business development, strategic planning, new product introductions and account management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science, technology and business from Metro State University in St. Paul, Minn., and is currently earning a masters of business administration at UCCS.