People on the move – November 29

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Jo Schantz is the new executive director of the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance, effective Dec. 1. A magna cum laude graduate of Metro State University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in English/journalism, Schantz also earned a master’s degree in nonprofit management at Regis University.


Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade named Maj. Gen. Jay Lindell the official aerospace and defense industry champion this week. The Colorado Springs resident graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and has a master’s degree from Troy University.


Colorado Business Bank hired Maria Miller as customer service manager II for its new Colorado Springs location. Miller is currently working on her accounting degree from the University of Phoenix, and she expects to graduate in May.

Classic Homes President Joe Loidolt was installed as the 2014 president of the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs. Loidolt succeeded JM Weston Homes President John Bissett, who served as 2013 HBA president and now continues as immediate past president. Mike Ruebenson, chief operating officer of La Plata Communities, was installed as president-elect for the organization. Ruebenson received his B.S. in accounting from the University of South Dakota and has been in the Springs since 1985. The HBA also elected six new board members for 2014: Ralph Braden, Nor’wood Limited; Jen Gesick, Jen Berry Productions; Bobby Ingels, Nor’wood Limited; Steve Neary, Copperleaf Homes; Todd Stephens, Windsor Ridge Homes; and Greg Wolff, Fidelity National Title Company.