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
In the financial business, Reno Reser is responsible for finding the right candidate for the right job. Reser is in charge of recruiting and training new representatives at Strategic Financial Partners.
Reser graduated from the University of Colorado, where he received a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Continue Reading Reno J. Reser
Chris Franz exemplifies success in the technology industry. He worked as an executive at several technology companies before becoming chief operating officer at Intelligent Payload Solutions Inc.
This is his fourth start-up company. Continue Reading Chris Franz
A native to Colorado Springs, Beth Sparks is a partner at Keene & Sparks LLP, where she specializes in the areas of wills and trusts, probate and corporate law. She also is a certified public accountant.
Sparks graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, having received the Chancellor’s Graduation Award, Salutatorian; a Boettcher Foundation academic scholarship and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society award. Continue Reading Beth M. Sparks
Angela Hoyle is responsible for building employee ownership and commitment as manager at Security Service Federal Credit Union. She has been working with the SSFCU since 1985, and in 2003 and 2005 she was named Manager of the Year.
One of Hoyle’s major business accomplishments was the opening of the Fountain Service Center of SSFCU in April 2005. She also introduced remote teller systems to the Fountain Valley community. Continue Reading Angela Hoyle
As capital campaign director for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Jessica Turnwald’s job is to see that the center reaches its goal of raising $43 million for a proposed building renovation and expansion project.
Before coming to work for the Fine Arts Center, Turnwald worked at the U.S. Golf Association helping develop a number of national programs. Continue Reading Jessica Turnwald
Dirk Hobbs publishes medical journals for the southern Colorado and Denver metropolitan areas.
M.D. News is a business and lifestyle journal for medical professionals. It is a source for medical agencies, policy makers and government bodies to keep their constituencies up to date with current affairs and to list their programs for enrollment. Continue Reading Dirk R. Hobbs
As a real estate broker, Brian Wagner is challenged to help his clients achieve their goals and long term objectives. Working with bothtenants and landlords, he must approach every assignment with a client-centered focus.
He joined the Sierra Commercial team in 2004 and focuses his expertise on office and medical properties. He has leased or sold about 1 million square feet of office and medical properties. He has worked with clients such as the USA Triathlon, National Junior College Athletic Association, Zamba Solutions, Pikes Peak Partnership and Memorial Hospital. Continue Reading Brian Wagner
Lamar Johnson actively seeks to promote U.S. Bank within the company and throughout the community. He leads by example through organizing teams to participate in community events.
As a branch manger, Johnson provides on-site leadership for customer service, provides leadership, motivation and direction for branch staff, expands customer base and branch profitability, and integrates products and services with customers’ needs. Continue Reading Lamar T. Johnson
Marlena Whitt has the drive to meet standards and go beyond what is required of her position as member relations specialist at Air Academy Federal Credit Union.
In 2005, Whitt helped oversee the opening of the Elbert High School Branch. She also formed an advisory committee to determine ways to market to young adults. Continue Reading Marlena Whitt