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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Bryan Willson, director of CSU’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory and co-founder of Envirofit International, has accepted a short-term assignment as a program director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s research division. A CSU mechanical engineering professor, Willson’s three-year assignment to the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will focus on natural gas and stimulating new technologies to reduce the environmental impact of production and developing beneficial new uses for natural gas. Willson will continue to serve in his position as director of the lab.
Dr. Timothy Hackett, a board-certified emergency and critical-care veterinarian and professor at CSU, has been named interim director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He replaces Dr. Dean Hendrickson, who was promoted to associate dean for professional veterinary medicine at CSU. Hackett, a professor in the department of clinical sciences, is a leader in CSU’s emergency and critical-care service. He graduated from CSU with his veterinary medicine degree in 1989, and has been practicing emergency and critical-care medicine for 22 years.
Dena Sanders of Sample & Bailey, CPAs, has been named to the board of CASA Larimer, a nonprofit organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to be court-appointed special advocates. CASA provides support in court for abused and neglected children and a safe place in the community for conflict-free family interactions. Sanders has been with Sample & Bailey for more than two years as staff accountant within the audit group.
Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers Inc. announced that Adam Rubin, PE, LEED AP, recently passed the Electrical Engineering (Power) Exam to become a Colorado licensed professional engineer. Rubin designs and manages power distribution systems for educational, institutional, commercial, healthcare and industrial projects.
Bethany Beers, EI, LEED AP, has relocated from Farnsworth Group’s Colorado Springs office to the Fort Collins office. Beers serves as sustainable technologies manager for the engineering, architecture and survey film company and leads its sustainability services in Northern Colorado.
Dr. Michael H. Metzler has joined Colorado Health Medical Group. Metzler specializes in trauma surgery as well as acute and elective surgery and will see patients in CHMG’s General Surgery and Acute Care Services office on the Medical Center of the Rockies campus in Loveland.
Mike Jobman and Bud Litchfield have been named members of the 2012 Executive’s Council with New York Life Insurance Co. Members of the Executive Council are among the most successful of New York Life’s sales force. Jobman has been a New York Life agent since 2011 and is associated with New York Life’s Fort Collins office. Litchfield is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table and has been a New York Agent since 1992.
AlphaGraphics, a print and visual communications business, has hired Kyleen Baker as the business development specialist for the Greeley center. Baker is a Colorado native and graduated from Aims Community College. She has nine years of sales experience.
The company also hired Shannon Hein as the marketing and social media manager to manage marketing and public relations in both Greeley and Fort Collins. Hein has seven years of experience and is a former employee of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity.
The Group Inc. announced that Shelly Goldrich has joined as a broker associate/partner. Goldrich was raised in Fort Collins, attended Fort Collins schools and earned a degree in human development and family studies from CSU. She has held a Colorado real estate license since 1995.
Crystal Schwartz has joined Sears Real Estate as a broker associate. She is a graduate of UNC and has a master’s degree from the University of North Dakota. Schwartz was formally a patrol officer and detective with the Fort Lupton Police Department.
Ted Warner, president of Connecting Point Greeley, was selected for the Nine Lives Media’s fifth annual MSPmentor 250. The global list identifies the world’s leading managed services provider executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders. This is the second time Warner has been named to the top 250 list.
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