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
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
Shawn Keehn has a lot of irons in the fire.
He received the 2003 Coldwell Banker Shooting Star award and helped the Coldwell Banker Dave Brown Team receive the International President’s Elite Team award. Continue Reading Shawn Keehn
The Rising Stars program recognizes business leaders under 40 who have made significant contributions to their chosen industries and to the community.
On the following pages you will get the chance to learn more about 20 Rising Stars that are making Colorado Springs a better place to live and work. Continue Reading 2006 Rising Stars Nominees
Amy Kirlin has developed the Chancellor’s Leader-ship Class into the premier leadership development program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
That’s according to Marta Erhard, co-founder and partner at CorVirtus, who nominated Kirlin as a Rising Star. Continue Reading Amy M. Kirlin
As an associate vice president of the El Pomar Foundation, Gary Butterworth is responsible for the leadership and professional development of about 25 select college graduates.
He also is responsible for managing grants activity in areas of education and amateur athletics. Continue Reading Gary A. Butterworth