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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Publications manager and copywriter Lynn Nichols and project manager Lynne “LT” Thielen joined Fort Collins-based Jet Marketing. Nichols received a master’s degree in professional writing from Colorado State University and started Healthwrite Communications. Thielen worked with local organizations, including Colorado Proud in addition to national luxury brands Sub-Zero and Wolf.
Banner Health changed its leadership structure for Northern Colorado on Sept. 29, naming North Colorado Medical Center Chief Executive Rick Sutton CEO of Banner’s Northern Colorado operations: North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, McKee Medical Center in Loveland and the new Fort Collins Banner Health hospital. Sutton has worked for Banner Health since 2001. Marilyn Schock, CEO of McKee since 2009, has left that post and is considering a number of options within Banner. The other members of the Northern Colorado executive team and their roles within the new structure include: Dr. Sheldon Stadnyk, chief medical officer; Dr. Bert Honea, area associate chief medical officer; Dr. Steven Loecke, NCMC associate chief medical officer; Mary McCabe, chief financial officer; Lori Sehrt, associate chief financial officer; Patricia Gibson, finance director; Jeanie Gallagher, chief human resources officer; Bev Walton and Jennifer Johnston, NCMC and market human resources consultants; and Heather Huntley, McKee and market human resources consultant. Tiffany Hettinger will be interim NCMC associate chief nursing officer, with Deb Fox in that role at McKee. Chief operating officers will be Wendy Sparks at NCMC and Michelle Joy at McKee.
Certified physician assistant Terri Hall joined Colorado Health Medical Group General Surgery on Sept. 30. She received her degree from Central Michigan University and has 12 years of experience in general surgery, with special interest in laparoscopic and breast surgery.
Pediatrician Dr. Kathryn Chmura joined Banner Health Clinic in Greeley. She received her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver and completed an internship and residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Bud Litchfield, Brian Fabrizio and Abby Bell-Wilson were named members of the New York Life Insurance Co. executive council. They have been New York Life agents since 1992, 2006 and 2007, respectively, and are associated with the Fort Collins sales and Colorado general offices.
Beth Bishop joined The Group, Inc. Real Estate as a broker associate/partner in the Loveland office. She recently relocated to Northern Colorado from Steamboat Springs, where she was part of a real estate team for 10 years. In Steamboat, she served as president and board member of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and volunteered for organizations including the Northwest Boys and Girls Club, Family Development Center, Prudential Sunshine Kids and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Nina Rutt joined Fidelity National Title Co. in Fort Collins as a residential and commercial real estate closer, Rutt began serving the local real estate community in 1980.
Brokers Pete Kelly, Peter Kast and Matt Patyk of Realtec Commercial and Mike Eyer, Julius Tabert, Kyle Lundy and Jon Rue, all of Sperry Van Ness, left their companies to form a Fort Collins branch of CBRE, formerly CB Richard Ellis. Staff members Linda Reyes, Blake Craig and Kit Brown also left Sperry to join CBRE.
Amanda Tate, a senior private banker at First Western Trust, was appointed to the board of the American Red Cross Northern Colorado Chapter. Tate, president of Northern Colorado Trail Riders and committee chair of Moose Run Dual Sport, has spent more than six years with First Western. She received a bachelor of science in marketing from the University of Wyoming.
Shelley Carroll joined Realities For Children as business membership director. She has worked in marketing and promotions in Northern Colorado since 1999 with TownSquare Media, where she helped gain community awareness for the nonprofit’s events.
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