Ellie Collinson uses her skills and ideas to bring new programs to the Citizens Project. In her first year as executive director, she increased fundraising by 20 percent and dramatically raised the organization’s profile.
Her success stems from her previous work at Citizens Project as a program director. She gained hands-on experience supervising staff and about six volunteers for special events and other program areas. Continue Reading Ellie Collinson
Mark Patterson can be seen on television explaining new tax laws, or found speaking to various groups about business and tax issues. He has helped implement several tax planning strategies involving significant tax savings for clients of closely held businesses and their owners, and large publicly traded corporations.
Patterson earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and information systems from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and received a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Denver. Continue Reading Mark Patterson
As account executive, Tina-Marie DeWolf is responsible for recruiting groups of 51 or more employees to sign up for Kaiser Permanente’s health coverage
According to C.J. Moore, public affairs director for Kaiser Permanente, DeWolf will bring in more than 3,000 members in 2005-06. Continue Reading Tina-Marie M. DeWolf
Evan L. Randall has extensive experience in real estate and corporate law.
He has only had his law degree for eight years, but has already taken bar exams in four states. He is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Districts Courts for the Western District of Missouri, the District of Kansas and the District of Nebraska. Continue Reading Evan L. Randall
As program manager for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Megan Fisher is a successful grant writer and coordinator/administrator for the center’s member training program.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies and sociology from Ohio State University, graduating magna cum laude. Continue Reading Megan L. Fisher
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