We find ourselves in the middle of one of the greatest wealth transfer periods of all time. Those with wealth must decide whether they want to make transfers, and if they do, they must decide how much, to whom, when and in what structure?
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Louisville-based Real Goods Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: RSOL), a provider of solar-energy solutions, appointed Tony DiPaolo as chief financial officer, succeeding interim CFO Angy Chin, who will remain in an advisory role during the transition. DiPaolo previously served as president and chief financial officer of Incentra Solutions (now Presilient), a provider of information technology and storage-management solutions to businesses and managed services providers in North America and Europe. DiPaolo also previously served as chief financial officer and chief accounting officer for Roomlinx Inc. (OTC: RMLX), a media and entertainment services company.
Anne M. Pagano, who had worked for 14 years at Boulder-based Drexel, Barrell & Co., rejoined the engineering firm as senior associate to lead site infrastructure design in Boulder and Steamboat Springs. The company provides civil, water resources, traffic and transportation engineering, and land surveying to clients throughout Colorado.
Former Louisville mayor Chuck Sisk was appointed Feb. 5 by Boulder County commissioners to fill a seat on the Regional Transportation District’s 15-member elected board of directors. Sisk, a law partner at Hurth, Sisk & Blakemore LLP in Boulder since 1973 and a 2012 inductee into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame, was picked to represent RTD District O, which includes Boulder and Louisville as well as Superior, Lyons, Hygiene, the Diagonal Highway corridor and parts of Longmont southwest of Mountain View Avenue and Hover Street. Sisk replaces John Tayer, who was elected to a four-year term on the RTD board in 2010 but resigned last month to devote more time to the job of Boulder Chamber president and chief executive that he won in November. Sisk can serve at least through the November 2014 election.
J.J. Collier was promoted to senior vice president for product and design and Russ Rowan was promoted to senior vice president for North American marketing and sales at Boulder-based Spyder Active Sports, Inc., a manufacturer of technical ski and lifestyle apparel. Collier’s experience includes posts as senior designer for Salomon and design director at Polo Ralph Lauren RLX. Rowan has held positions at Helly Hansen, Burton and O’Neill.
Kyle K. Rank was promoted to chief compliance officer at Longmont-based Alliant National Title Insurance Co., an underwriter that partners with independent agents to improve their competitive position in the marketplace. Rank will lead enterprise compliance efforts and implement internal controls, policies and procedures to assure compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations, as well as third-party guidelines. He also will manage audits and investigations into regulatory and compliance issues. Rain joined Alliant as vice president and Missouri agency manager in April 2010.
Firestone mayor pro-tem Paul Sorensen was appointed to serve on the board of directors at the Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA in Longmont. Sorensen will represent the Carbon Valley area and will work with its three communities — Firestone, Frederick and Dacono — to determine recreational needs and programs for the area. The Longmont YMCA currently provides after school care at a Carbon Valley elementary school, as well as other educational programs that support the community. Sorensen advocates planning for a future YMCA facility in Firestone.
Steve Foster has stepped down as chief executive of the Colorado Technology Association to become chief operating officer job at Denver-based Global Technology Resources Inc., an information technology consulting company. Foster was named CEO of the Colorado Technology Association in January 2012. He plans to remain on the association’s board of directors. A search committee for a new CEO will be led by Molly Rauzi, the association’s incoming board chairman.
Anne Stone, director of North American marketing for Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), was named to the first board of directors for Women in the Channel, a nonprofit, grassroots organization made up of women who are in leadership, ownership and revenue-generating roles in the alternate sales channel sector of the telecommunications industry.
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