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A former Navy pilot, Bob Lally moved to Colorado Springs in 2006 for a job with U.S. Northern Command. The “wow factor” of the city captured his attention, so he dropped anchor and waded into the community. Today, Lally’s involved with the National Homeland Defense Foundation and the UCCS athletic foundation. But he might be… Continue Reading Lally leading the conversation about Memorial’s future

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David Loose has been Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado’s CEO since 2008, but he has been with the organization for nearly three decades. During his 14-year tenure with J.A. International, Loose traveled to nearly 60 countries, expanding J.A.’s outreach from 15 nations to 97, increasing the number of students reached from 50,000 to more than… Continue Reading David Loose works to ‘create the future’ at JA

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Daisy McConnell is the new co-director of the UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art. GOCA is a nonprofit art center and school. It offers visual art exhibitions from emerging and mid-career artists from its two galleries, one downtown at 121 S. Tejon St. and one on the UCCS campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.The downtown gallery opened… Continue Reading McConnell: Ready to serve ‘culture with cocktails’

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Eric Austin Attard has been the executive director of the Pikes Peak Gay & Lesbian Community Center since May. He’s also busy working on a master’s in marriage and family counseling. The Springs has a reputation for being intolerant. What’s your take? I think where you immerse yourself is vital to that question. A lot… Continue Reading Attard: Working to build cohesion amid diversity

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Jackie Driscoll’s newly created position at Centura Health, the parent of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and about a dozen other hospitals in Colorado, grew out of the system’s plans to deal with health care reforms. Driscoll, a native of Colorado Springs, started her career as a medical technologist and now serves as the chief business… Continue Reading Driscoll pushing personal accountability to keep costs down

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Greccio Housing Development Director Jill Gaebler is the board president of the Colorado Springs Charter Academy, now one of the city’s most successful charter schools, which she helped found several years ago. She’s an Air Force veteran, a mother of two and a swift marathoner. How did you decide to start a Charter School? Back… Continue Reading Gaebler’s success lies in scripting of school

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The 2011 U.S. Women’s Open is still a year away but Doug Habgood is already busy getting things ready. Habgood, the head of the Bruno Events team for the Open, knows how much work is involved. “You’ve got to remain cool and calm, even when everything is crazy,” he said. Apparently, Habgood’s good at the… Continue Reading Open organizer has 150,000 reasons to pull his hair

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Richard Nehring has spent 27 years tracking oil and gas deposits in the United States. The founder of Colorado Springs-based NRG Associates, Nehring says that, despite the Gulf oil spill, oil companies will seek to tap reserves in deeper waters and in more remote areas. And as that occurs, the nation will have to make… Continue Reading Local oilman offers insight on spill, cleanup and future

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The Western Museum of Mining and Industry is one of the few privately funded history museums in the nation. David Carroll, who has a master’s in arts administration, has been executive director since 2005. Under his leadership, revenue has increased 86 percent and total visitation increased 27 percent. What’s new at the museum? Most people… Continue Reading Mining museum chief emphasizes mix of art, heritage

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Denver native Chuck Fowler has lived in Colorado Springs for many years and now runs CFowler Communications. He has been married to Cindy (who received the Chamber’s Athena award earlier this year) for more than two decades, and the couple has one daughter, Emily. Recently, Fowler volunteered his time to head the “City Committee,” which… Continue Reading Fowler: Offering advice to the city, free of charge

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