Brad Kreikemeier didn’t know he was born to bank. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wyoming on a rodeo scholarship. Continue Reading Brad KreikemeierContinue reading …
Shannon Roth has a heart for kids, especially teenagers, in the community.
Before becoming a volunteer center director for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, she worked for Young Life for eight years. She managed up to 70 staff and volunteers to lead eight programs for 6th through 12th grade students. Continue Reading Shannon Roth
Steve Czarnecki went to college on a caddy scholarship called the Chick Evans Scholarship.
He also was a member of the first United States Golf Association Fellowship class in 1997 before being hired as the manager of the Grants and Fellowship Programs.
In the Fellowship class, he managed USGA grant activity throughout its 13-state central region. Continue Reading Steve Czarnecki
Pamela Burnelis is the “right hand man” for Kaiser Permanente’s public affairs director C.J. Moore.
“She has assisted me with our corporate contributions program and has been another set of eyes for Kaiser in the community, seeking out worthy nonprofit programs that fit our charitable giving guidelines, and coming to me with suggestions that have really made a difference,” Moore said in nominating Burnelis for the award. “She is something else.”
Burnelis is the executive assistant and office manager for Kaiser Permanente. Continue Reading Pamela Burnelis
For Dr. Nat Timmins, hospice care is the most rewarding medical practice — providing “old fashioned” medicine to the critically and chronically ill.
“Many people think it would be depressing,” he said. “But there are so many options in hospice. We can’t fix the disease, but we can work on the symptoms. And when people are not in such incredible pain, they can get on with the more transcendent parts of life — doing what they need to do with their family, friends, spirituality. Continue Reading Dr. Nat Timmins
With an eye for innovation and a drive to make things happen, natural leadership won Chris Chippindale a spot as a Rising Star.
“Chris’ leadership qualities are clearly exemplified through an unwavering commit-ment to hard work and clear communication. He is a key member of our management team and a valuable asset to our community,” said Matthew Gendron, vice president of operations at Ent Federal Credit Union. Continue Reading Chris Chippindale
Tim Watson loves the Buckeyes.
After moving to Colorado Springs, he and his wife were searching for ways to meet new people and decided to create the area’s first Ohio State Alumni Association chapter.
From an initial 15 members, the organization has grown to more than 150, with a strong community and philanthropic presence. Continue Reading Tim Watson
Becky Farrar is the youngest employee of the City of Colorado Springs with a professional job title, public communications specialist. She joined the city in November 2004, a few months after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado.
It was, Farrar said with an amused laugh, her first job.
Since her first day at work, Farrar has rarely slowed down. Continue Reading Becky Farrar
Megan Harmon is a busy lady. In addition to holding the position of regional president at Garden of the Gods Bank, she also is a new mom (to baby daughter Allison) and active on several community boards.
Harmon oversees the efforts of 10 branch employees, while trying to acquire new customers, retain existing customers, manage the branch’s finances, conduct training and serve on a variety of committees. Continue Reading Megan Harmon
After 10 years of working for substantial divisions of major companies, Barbara Horst did what many mid-career senior managers dream about doing: she went into business for herself.
Horst, who left a position as CFO of a $50 million division of Centura Health Systems to start Sunbelt Business Advisors two years ago, hasn’t regretted her decision for a moment.
“I always wanted to own a business,” she said. “I looked around for one to buy, and eventually decided to start my own.” Continue Reading Barbara Horst