A long-standing player in the downtown retail arena, Laszlo Palos primed his creative skills for more than a decade before making a recent career move.
His 11-year stint as general manager of Terra Verde and his volunteer involvement with various retail committees provided him the background to take on a new role as marketing director for the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership. Continue Reading Change what you can: Palos’ motto at new job
Col. Doug Gneiser is an Army Reservist with a unique specialty: he advises national leaders about the development of future space law and policy.
Mobilized after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to Colorado Springs, Gneiser lectures, writes and counsels governmental and commercial satellite operators and customers about the legal nuances of operating in space. He will soon be demobilizing and returning to his civilian legal practice. Continue Reading Gneiser takes legal profession to much higher level
After years of working as an economist for various organizations, Debbie Evercloud took a big step: starting her own business — Aspenheart Economics.
Evercloud works as a freelance writer and communicator about economic issues, even writing the economics portion of the online curriculum for Regis University’s MBA program. Continue Reading Evercloud optimistic about growth of the economy
Richard “Rick” Myers brings a wealth of experience to his roles as Colorado Springs’ new chief of police.
Originally from Rochester, Mich., Myers believes that policing will change as law enforcement incorporates more high-tech methods of gathering information and investigating crimes, and that police will expand their relationships with residents and other non-traditional partners. Continue Reading Chief sees continuing evolution of law enforcement
Mara Purl is a teacher, author and actor who has made Colorado Springs her home during the past 12 years.
She is part of a small, independent publishing company, Haven Books, which has four writers and describes itself as an “artists’ collective, a consortium of creative experts.” Continue Reading Purl pushing to see Springs become literacy leader
Stockman Kast Ryan & Co. was started in 1985 by two former Deloitte and Touche employees. Ten years later, they added a third partner, Eric Ryan.
With more than 50 employees, the accounting firm provides business services to a variety of corporate clients. Continue Reading Ryan keeps all the balls in the air and life in balance
Cathy Green’s role in Monument continues to expand — along with record residential and commercial development in this commuter community, bisected by Interstate 25 and within minutes of two major cities.
As the town’s infrastructure grows, her training enables her to work with a dynamic board, to introduce new and better municipal operating systems and to prepare for the town’s evolving role as a key commuter stop on a future Front Range passenger rail system. Continue Reading Green at center of Monument’s expanding footprint
When NASA needed help determining its current and future space communications capabilities in order to reach its goals of sending people to the moon and to Mars, it turned to Regis University Assistant Professor Bob Deemer.
“It was a pretty fascinating study,” he said. “We spent about 14 months studying the ways NASA could communicate in deep space.” Continue Reading Deemer’s degrees of influence not easy to measure
During his 18 months on the job, David Ervin has embraced the mission of The Resource Exchange, a nonprofit organization founded to provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Since he’s been on board, the organization has helped more than 1,800 children and adults with developmental disabilities, a 21 percent increase compared to the previous year. Continue Reading Ervin helping the disabled to ‘build independence’
In just 18 months after opening an international headquarters in Colorado Springs, John Watson, CEO of Orvis/Cushman & Wakefield, and his team have already closed $44 million worth of ranch and recreational land transactions.
The longtime Westcliffe resident and land broker owned his own company prior to approaching Cushman-Wakefield owners John and Lou Cushman about starting a new enterprise. Continue Reading Watson takes global view of real estate market