Colorado small businesses are less likely to change health insurers for the upcoming year, even as they anticipate continued price increases, according to the second-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Survey.
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Jean Hall has joined United Way of Larimer County as the chief financial officer and vice president of support. Hall has an MBA and a background in finance and management, mostly in the nonprofit medical field. She most recently worked as the CFO at Hospice of Northern Colorado.
Banner Health added palliative care specialist Dr. Robert A. Fried to its team of medical professionals in Greeley. Fried will provide inpatient palliative care consultation service focusing on the needs of hospitalized patients coping with serious illness and those patients’ families.
David Hagan has been named senior vice president of real estate development for Loveland-based real estate firm McWhinney. As senior vice president, he will oversee McWhinney’s commercial development program and lead the company’s efforts to secure acquisition and development opportunities in Denver and surrounding areas.
General contractor and construction management company Drahota has hired three new employees. Jason Butts and Terry Berringer have joined as project managers and Ruth Seiler has filled the position of controller.
The Institute of Business and Medical Careers School of Paralegal Studies announced Kendell Lawyer has been honored as Student of the Year in the Business and Management category by the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools. Each year the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools and the Denver Press Agency selects 15 nominated students from across the state who exemplify excellence in commitment, performance, leadership and professionalism.
Jim Rawlins, executive director of admissions at Colorado State University, was voted president-elect of the National Association for College Admission Counseling at the association’s 67th National Conference in New Orleans in September. Rawlins will serve a three-year term. A member of NACAC since 2000, he has served in a variety of capacities within the association and several of its state and regional affiliates, including Hawaii, Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain.
Christian Kummerow, professor in Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science and director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, has been named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Kummerow was named a Fellow for his research into obtaining a better understanding of global and regional climate change through the use of spaceborne missions.
Greg Anton, Anton Collins Mitchell LLP founding partner, has been elected the chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the world’s largest organization representing the accounting profession. Anton is the past president of the University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association and past chair of the UNC School of Accountancy Advisory Board.
Cindy Gerk, agent for American Family Insurance in Fort Collins, has earned the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow professional designation. The LUTCF is conferred upon those individuals who meet or exceed the exacting qualification standards determined by The American College and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Gerk is a member of the Northern Colorado Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and has been active in the profession for seven years.
Raleigh Brooks of Timnath was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Brooks has been actively involved with youth and agriculture in Colorado since his academic days at Colorado State University. He graduated from CSU in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal husbandry.
The Fine Art and Frame Co. in Old Town Fort Collins welcomed Melissa Williams to its gallery and frame shop as sales/administration manager. Williams’ background includes medical accounting and marketing, as well as formal training as a pastry chef.
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