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Clarissa Arellano

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As government affairs director for the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors since 2003, Clarissa Arellano is deeply involved in the government and business issues of the Pikes Peak region.
At 34, Arellano already has a decade of high-level political experience, beginning in 1997 when she worked for U.S. Rep. Joel Hefley. She’s been an independent political consultant and spent four years as a policy analyst with the Bighorn Center for Public Policy in Denver. Continue Reading Clarissa Arellano

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Jesse Spaeth

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After only three months at Vectra Bank Colorado, Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer Jesse Spaeth is already serving as relationship manager for a $20 million loan portfolio.
“Working here has been great”, Spaeth said. “There is a strong team atmosphere where everyone really wants everyone else around them to succeed.”
Management is committed to helping you reach your goals and supporting different ways of doing so.” Continue Reading Jesse Spaeth

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Carmen Azzopardi

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A career in multifamily property manage-ment was hardly what Carmen Azzopardi had in mind when she began work as a housekeeper for a California-based manage-ment company in 1986.
Her energy and determination, however, made her a standout, and she soon moved into apartment leasing. Continue Reading Carmen Azzopardi

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Danielle Summerville

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Danielle Summerville, the manager of corporate partnerships and program director for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, has lived in Colorado Springs since 1990.
While a student at Carmel Middle School, one of her teachers suggested that she might consider applying to Fountain Valley School, the nationally-acclaimed private college preparatory school that occupies more than a thousand acres near Fountain. Continue Reading Danielle Summerville

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Pamela Burnelis

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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

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Dr. Nat Timmins

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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

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Chris Chippindale

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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

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Tim Watson

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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

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Becky Farrar

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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

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Megan Harmon

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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

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