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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Burns Marketing added programmer Alex Golebiewski to its office in Johnstown and project manager Caroline Condon joined the Denver office. Golebiewski has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Colorado State University, and Condon graduated from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.
Certified financial planner Jim Johnson was named senior vice president and complex manager of Wells Fargo Advisors’ Boulder/Northern Colorado Complex. Before accepting the position, Johnson managed Wells Fargo Advisors’ Lake Forest and Skokie Complex in Illinois and served in several management positions for the Northeast Ohio market. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Melanie Crane was named faculty manager at IBMC College’s Longmont campus. She has more than 25 years of experience in higher education including 14 as academic dean at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder.
Barry Braun, director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was selected to head the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Braun will start his new position at CSU on Aug. 15, succeeding current department head, Gay Israel. Israel, who was department head for the past 18 years, plans to move into a three-year transitional role with HES. Braun received his Ph.D. in nutritional sciences from the University of California-Berkeley, a master’s in exercise science from UMass-Amherst and a bachelor’s in biology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Tess Heffernan, Michael Liggett and Tracy Nelson, all of Fort Collins, were elected to the board of directors for the Health District of Northern Larimer County. Five candidates were running for three open seats on the board, and 1,021 people voted. Heffernan, 58, is a retired policy and project manager for the city of Fort Collins. Liggett, 63, is a Fort Collins lawyer. Nelson, 44, is a professor and associate director of the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University. The district provides dental, mental health, prescription assistance and health-promotion services to residents of northern Larimer County.
Nurse practitioner Stacy Cabbage was hired at University of Colorado Health’s Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery clinic in Fort Collins. She has 14 years of experience as a critical-care nurse.
Attorney Walter Winslow and paralegal Leigh Downing joined Coan, Payton & Payne LLC. Winslow, who will be based at the law firm’s office in Fort Collins, has been practicing law since 1996 and is admitted to practice before all courts in Colorado in addition to the Northern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Tenth Circuits. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Dayton and graduated in the top of his class from that university’s law school. Downing has focused on real estate and business transactions in Northern Colorado since 1994. She previously worked for two law firms in Denver that focused on intellectual property and litigation matters. A Greeley native, she obtained her Colorado real estate license in 2005.
Boulder-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., a division of Broomfield-based Ball Corp. (NYSE: BLL), announced several leadership changes in the company’s Finance, Communications and Human Resources divisions. Bill Unger, vice president for finance at Ball Aerospace, will join Ball Corp.’s North American beverage packaging business as vice president for finance. Alison Medbery, director of project controls at Ball Aerospace, was promoted to vice president for finance at Ball Aerospace. Tom Deany, vice president for human resources at Ball Aerospace, was named vice president for communications at Ball Aerospace. Vikki Schiff, director of human resources operations at Ball Aerospace, was promoted to vice president for human resources at Ball Aerospace.
Jill Scadden was hired as sales manager for Colorado Springs-based Linear Manufacturing and will pursue business in Northern Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. A lifelong resident of Northern Colorado, Scadden graduated from Longmont High School and attended both Front Range and Aims community colleges. Her father owned a printed circuit board manufacturing company, Centerline Circuits, in Longmont for 35 years, and she gained her early industry experience by working for him. Linear is a 17-year-old contract manufacturer for electronic circuit board assemblies and services clients in many market segments for original equipment manufacturers including water treatment controllers, aerospace assemblies, medical devices, oil and gas equipment and GPS and Bluetooth technology.
Claire Clurman was named executive director of Boulder-based Attention Homes, a 48-year-old nonprofit agency serving displaced, homeless and runaway youth in Boulder County. Clurman, who has served for the past four months as interim executive director, has held a variety of roles at Attention Homes in the past six years, including volunteer management, marketing, fundraising and program development. Prior to her time there, she was executive director of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. She has been a Boulder County resident for more than 20 years.
The Light Center, a lighting company at 2725 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins, hired Tracy Miller as retail and builder sales manager and promoted Greg Smith to manager of outside sales and business development.
Tim Ash and Jacque Beckman joined The Group Inc. Real Estate as broker associate/partners. . A graduate of Fort Collins High School, before beginning a career in real estate, Ash worked at Advanced Energy for 19 years. He will work from The Group’s office at 401 W. Mulberry St. Originally from Grand Junction, Beckman, who has owned and operated her own business in Loveland for the past 10 years, can be reached at The Group’s Centerra Office, 5401 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland.
Lisa O’Neil and Chris Olson joined All County Boulder Property Management, she as a property manager and employing broker and he as an assistant property manager. O’Neil has more than 20 years of experience in property management, real estate investment and brokerage. Olson is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder with a master’s degree in chemistry. Originally from Ohio, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University.
Jane Everhart was named chief financial officer at Fort Collins-based Brinkman Partners. Everhart has 25 years of global finance and accounting experience. A former local business owner and CFO for numerous companies, Everhart most recently served as global director of finance and global controller for Fort Collins-based OtterBox.
Boulder-based Zayo Group LLC elected Linda Rottenberg, co-founder and hief executive of Endeavor, to its board of directors. Endeavor, headquartered in New York with 20 affiliates throughout Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe, has screened 39,000 candidates and handpicked nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs who have created 400,000 high-wage jobs and generate over $6 billion in annual revenue. A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Economic Forum.
The Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association board of directors elected new officers at its April 29 meeting. The board elected Jack R. Schneider president, Rick D. Johnson vice-president, Robert A. “Bob” Lock secretary/treasurer and Georglyn Diehl assistant secretary/treasurer. Thaine J. Michie was elected to represent Poudre Valley REA on the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Board of Directors, the cooperative’s wholesale power supplier. Schneider was elected to represent Poudre Valley REA on the Colorado Rural Electric Association board of directors, and Steven D. Anderson was chosen as the alternate delegate. James F. Fender was elected to represent Poudre Valley REA on the Western United Electric Supply Corp. board of directors and Diehl was chosen as the alternate delegate.
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