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 SEO Marketing, an Internet marketing agency and a division of Froggy Marketing LLC, hired Jen Battista as account director and Greg Noonan to oversee the company’s content marketing. Battista will lead client services on marketing strategy. She has more than 10 years of experience in the natural-food and outdoor industries. Noonan has a background in technical writing, having worked as a research scientist at CIRES, a University of Colorado co-op within the U.S. Department of Commerce and NOAA.
Kate Rubsamen was promoted to client-services manager at The Creative Alliance, a Lafayette-based marketing and design firm. She was hired in 2011 as a client-services assistant.
Monica M. Baldwin, a Raymond James financial adviser and president of Main Street Investments Inc. in Longmont, was named a member of Raymond James’ 2013 Executive Council. The appointment honors financial advisers who demonstrate an “extremely high level of commitment to clients through personal service and professional integrity.” This is the ninth straight year Baldwin has qualified for the council.
Michael O’Hern was named senior vice president for organization at Superior-based Key Equipment Finance Inc., an affiliate of KeyCorp. (NYSE: KEY). O’Hern has more than 20 years of experience in the field, most recently as national manager of commercial bank operations and chief operating officer at Chase Equipment Finance.
Lori G. Frasier, senior vice president of strategic services for Key Equipment Finance in Superior, a bank-held equipment finance company, was named chairwoman of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee. Frasier has served as a member of this committee for the past two years. The committee provides input on the direction of the association and serves as a bridge between the membership and the board of directors and staff.
Kelly Cochran joined Merrill Lynch in Boulder as a financial adviser. Cochran graduated from Boulder High School and received a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University.
TechStars Boulder’s managing director Nicole Glaros and co-founder David Cohen will run TechStars’ spring session in New York. Glaros will be interim managing director, and both will return to Boulder after the program’s conclusion. In Boulder, Luke Beatty will join TechStars as Boulder managing director. Beatty has been a mentor for TechStars startups, and this past summer was an entrepreneur in residence. Longtime venture capitalist Mark Solon will become a general partner of TechStars; he is managing partner of Boise, Idaho-based Highway 12 Ventures, which has made investments in Boulder companies such as Lijit Networks Inc., SendGrid Inc. and Orbotix Inc. TechStars’ alum and Filtrbox Inc. founder Ari Newman has joined the organization as its “network catalyst.”
Joe DeNicholas joined The Innovation Center of the Rockies to work directly with the Colorado School of Mines’ Office of Technology Transfer. DeNicholas, director of Texas Instruments’ solid-state lighting unit, will lead the School of Mines’ commercialization effort as a program manager for the center. He will work directly with Will Vaughan, director of Mines’ Office of Technology Transfer.
Alan Krause, president and chief executive of Broomfield-based engineering firm MWH Global Inc., was inducted into the Pan American Academy of Engineering as a new academy member and distinguished engineer. Former CEO and chairman emeritus William Carroll was recognized as an honorary member. The academy aids the development of nations in North and South America through contributions of engineers’ intelligence, experience and time.
Speaker-designate Mark Ferrandino appointed Rep.-elect Dianne Primavera, D-Broomfield, as chairwoman of, the Public Health Care & Human Services Committee. Rep. Dave Young, D-Greeley will be Primavera’s vice chairman of the committee, which will be devoting much of its time to implementing Medicaid provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act as well as child welfare reform, and will have legislative oversight of the departments of Health Care Policy & Financing and Human Services.
Physical therapy assistant Ivonne Vernon and licensed acupuncturist Anne Devereaux, joined the staff of Colorado Physical Therapy Institute in Broomfield. Vernon, a native of Germany, has worked in physical therapy for more than 10 years and holds several certifications including Bruegger and Bobath therapies. Devereaux, who has completed 3,500 hours of training in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, specializes in several areas including obstetrics-gynecology and myofascial trigger-point therapy.
Richard Giancola was named vice president for global sales and marketing at Boulder-based medical-device manufacturer Sophono Inc. Giancola previously served as chief executive of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based Neuromonics Inc.
Wallace “Wally” B. Doolin, former president and chief executive of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide and TGI Friday’s and former president of Applebee’s, joined the board of directors of Boulder-based Splick-it Inc., an online and mobile ordering platform. Splick-it also provides restaurants with an array of customer-relationship management tools.
Attorneys Floy H. Jeffares and Tyrone L. Lufman joined the law firm of Donelson Ciancio & Grant, PC Jeffares and Lufman will focus primarily on the representation of businesses and other entities in real estate and corporate transactional matters. Jeffares has practiced law for more than 20 years. She has served several banks as senior counsel handling commercial banking, farm credit, and agribusiness. She also has experience within the telecommunications industry, bankruptcy, finance, and as a business analyst for a mortgage consulting firm. Lufman has negotiated more than 5 million square feet of transactions on behalf of his clients. Previously he has also served several public corporations as their in-house counsel, including Children’s World Day Care Centers and Einstein Bros. Bagels. The law firm has offices in Broomfield and Longmont.
The Better Business Bureau of Denver/Boulder named Su Hawk president and chief executive of the organization and executive director of its foundation. Hawk replaces Dale Mingilton, who left the bureau earlier this year after taking the job in March 2009. Hawk previously was president of the Colorado Technology Association, a job she held for nearly nine years before stepping down at the end of 2011.
James Waddell was named executive director of Boulder-B-cycle, a public bike-sharing system. Waddell was the sponsorship and marketing director for Denver Bike Sharing, the owners and operators of Denver B-cycle. Previous to that he was the membership manager with the Downtown Denver Partnership. The Boulder and Denver systems are not related but have membership reciprocity, so members can ride in both cities.
Brian Larson, president of FirstBank-Boulder, has joined the board of directors of Community Food Share, which assists the hungry in Boulder and Broomfield counties. He will serve a two-year term and may serve up to six years consecutively.
Richard Gundersen joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Boulder as a broker associate. Gundersen is serving clients throughout South Boulder, Martin Acres, and west of Table Mesa and Broadway. He is a member of the Boulder Area Realtor Association. He earned his real estate license in 2005. Gundersen previously was vice president and director of real estate management at GDA Management Services LLC; construction supervisor at ACF Property Management Inc. and vice president of PDQ Development Inc.
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