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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Boulder-based brand-engagement firm match action, part of Match Marketing Group LLC, named Steve Sanders vice president for development. Sanders’ more than 20 years of experience in advertising and brand management, including recently serving as senior vice president and group account director at The Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia.
Karen Klerman joined Wells Fargo Business Banking in Colorado as vice president and real estate industry specialist for the Northern Colorado Business Banking group. Based in Boulder, she serves clients throughout northern Colorado. Her 25 years of real estate and financial-services experience includes jobs as a market analyst, asset/property manager, leasing agent and commercial real estate lender for both conduits and commercial banks. A graduate of Leadership Boulder, she is vice chair of Boulder Housing Partners’ Board of Commissioners.
Boulder-based FreeWave Technologies Inc. hired Thom Crawford as strategic account manager for the government and defense market. Crawford retired from the military in 2004 and then worked in several product management, engineering management and business development roles.
Louisville-based Envysion Inc., a provider of managed video as a service, named Michelle Shewchuk chief financial officer and Michael Lynch vice president for product management. Both bring 20 years of experience in their fields. Shewchuk previously worked for Exclusive Resorts, a private equity-backed company, where she helped manage a $250 million credit facility. Lynch co-founded SageFire, a SaaS-based point-of-sale and business-intelligence platform, where he was chief operating officer and vice president for product management and services.
Marc Painter, a real estate and finance attorney for Holland & Hart in Boulder, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, one of eight in Colorado.
Mike Ferry was appointed to the 17-member board of trustees for The Organic Center, a research institute focused on the science and educational benefits of organic food and farming. Ferry is president of Horizon Organic at Broomfield-based WhiteWave Foods (NYSE: WWAV), the company that makes Silk, Horizon Organic, International Delight and Land o’ Lakes products.
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research appointed Emily CoBabe-Ammann director of UCAR Community Programs. She previously ran her own consultancy for science education development and management, and spent seven years at the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory hired Tom Foust, a nine-year NREL veteran, as National Bioenergy Center director; David Post as center director for the Energy Systems Integration Facility; and Rich Greene as Biosciences Center director.
Broomfield-based Vista Commercial Advisors hired Kevin Hart and Michael Ruiz as vice presidents, addressing a strategic part of Vista Commercial’s plans for expansion in its brokerage services. Hart has more than 35 years of experience in real estate brokerage and investment consulting. Ruiz has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate.
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