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Hayes brings energy to Tri-Lakes Chamber role

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Hayes brings energy to Tri-Lakes Chamber role

Terri Hayes, executive director of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce since July 2011, has settled into the greater Colorado Springs area, after growing up in Seattle, Portland and eastern Oregon, and living 16 years in Arizona (where it’s “too hot”), Southern California and several years in England. Hayes, who lives in Black Forest and enjoys… Continue Reading Hayes brings energy to Tri-Lakes Chamber role

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Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

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Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

Losing and regaining her hearing has had a profound effect on Patricia Yeager’s life. Yeager, now CEO of The Independence Center, lost about 50 percent of her hearing at age 2, but wasn’t given a hearing aid until she was 5. By then, the West Virginia native’s speech was affected, leading to 12 years of… Continue Reading Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

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Strunk brings broad experience to Sanders’ company

Steve Strunk, president and CEO of newly formed PRS Holdings LLC., grew up in Schenectady, N.Y., and has decades of experience in the banking industry, including an appointment as Colorado state bank commissioner in 2010. After living in Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M., Dallas and Houston, in 2006 Strunk researched various cities,… Continue Reading Strunk brings broad experience to Sanders’ company

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Turner finds joy in clients’ success

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Turner finds joy in clients’ success

Born in Sacramento, Calif., Scott M. Turner, commercial loan officer at Pikes Peak National Bank, grew up in an Air Force family, living in Fairfax County, Va.; Montgomery, Ala.; San Antonio; and the Air Force Academy for five years in the ’60s. After attending school at the University of Houston, he sold commercial audio equipment… Continue Reading Turner finds joy in clients’ success

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Hardin leads Arts Council in ‘serious business’

Nora Hardin, the new executive director of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, moved last month into the top spot of the organization that’s been supporting the local arts since 1968. Prior to becoming executive director, Hardin served as board vice president. She also held a number of diverse positions in manufacturing, publishing, film and video… Continue Reading Hardin leads Arts Council in ‘serious business’

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Mellado brings global background to Compassion

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Mellado brings global background to Compassion

Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, president and CEO of Compassion International, was born in El Salvador and raised in seven different countries. As a result, Mellado has experienced the powerful impact that local churches can have on their communities, especially in under-resourced environments. Prior to joining Compassion in June, Mellado was president of the Willow Creek Association… Continue Reading Mellado brings global background to Compassion

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Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

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Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

Karla Grazier grew up in Indianapolis with three sisters and parents who instilled in them a love of education. Grazier says their belief that “we are responsible for everything that happens to us” has carried through all aspects of her life. After earning a bachelor’s from Notre Dame and an MBA from Indiana University, she… Continue Reading Grazier finds her place on nonprofit scene

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Building relationships keeps Ayers in banking

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Building relationships keeps Ayers in banking

Kelly Ayers, vice president of business development at Peoples Bank, moved to Colorado 20 years ago after growing up in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area of Florida. She enjoys hiking in Woodland Park, Palmer Lake and on Barr Trail, going to concerts and spending time with her family and children — two grown and one in… Continue Reading Building relationships keeps Ayers in banking

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Tighe brings passion to Community Action Agency

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Tighe brings passion to Community Action Agency

After growing up in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and living 15 years in Trumbull, Conn., John Tighe (pronounced “tie”) moved to Colorado Springs with his wife Shari in 1997. Being fond of golf and skiing and having traveled all over the world (London is one of his favorite spots), he knew Colorado would be the right… Continue Reading Tighe brings passion to Community Action Agency

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Fitzgerald Mosley leads athletes, staff by example

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley has been chief of organizational excellence for the United States Olympic Committee since August. In this role, she oversees athlete career programs, the athlete ombudsman’s office, diversity and inclusion, human resources, facilities, organizational development for national governing bodies, security and strategic planning. For the past four years, Mosley has been chief of… Continue Reading Fitzgerald Mosley leads athletes, staff by example

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