On the job


Kim Summitt, broker associate/partner with The Group Inc., has completed required coursework to earn the GRI designation. The designation is given to agents who have completed 92 hours of live instruction and is recognized as the standard for real estate professionalism and knowledge.

Keith Kanemoto of Prudential LTM Realtors in Longmont has been named to the company’s “30 under 30” list. The annual list recognizes young stars in the real estate industry.

The Group Inc. has awarded its Harvey G. Nesbitt Scholarship to Christy Trent, a student in the College of Business at Colorado State University. The full-tuition scholarship is awarded to a sophomore or above who maintains a 3.25 or higher GPA at the CSU Business School. The scholarship was established following the death of Nesbitt in 2000.


U S Bank has hired Leonard Lovin as a relationship manager. From the branch at 2845 Linden Court in Loveland, he works with the U S Bank branches in Northern Colorado to promote and grow the business and retail banking division. He was formerly with Home State Bank.

Daniel Austin of Greeley has qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table’s Court of the Table membership. Achieving membership is a career milestone, attained by those who have demonstrated exceptional professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct. MDRT is an association of financial professionals.

Robert Dahill has been promoted and admitted as a partner to McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP, a certified public accounting and consulting firm in Cheyenne, Wyo. Dahill is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wyoming Society of CPAs. He is also a 2002 graduate of the Leadership Cheyenne Program and a member of the Kiwanis Club in Cheyenne.


Fort Collins-based Northern Engineering Services Inc. has promoted Nick Haws to project manager. Haws has been with Northern Engineering since 1999 and his recent projects include High Plains Marketplace in Firestone and Bennett Road Bungalows in Fort Collins.

Northern Engineering Services Inc. has promoted Mike McRoberts to senior engineer. McRoberts has 10 years of experience in municipal projects and land development. He became a Colorado Registered Professional Engineer in 2002.


Jody Frisbee RN, BSN and Sandi Kaiser RN have successfully completed the exam for the certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical and may now use the designation, COS-C. To earn the designation, an individual must complete a 200-item, two-and-a-half-hour exam. Frisbee is the patient-care coordinator in the Fort Collins Rehabilitation and Visiting Nurse Association office and Kaiser is the coordinator of quality improvement in the association’s Greeley office.

Kendall Alexander has been named executive director of Island Grove Regional Treatment Center Inc., a nonprofit agency based in Greeley with treatment sites in Fort Lupton, Loveland and Fort Collins. Island Grove provides a continuum of substance abuse services for a 12-county area in northeastern Colorado.

Foothills Orthopedic & Sport Therapy has added Andrea Siener to its staff of licensed physical and occupational therapists. Siener works with orthopedic problems for all body parts. She has a specialist certification in vestibular therapy, a new area of rehabilitation, which helps patients with dizziness, vertigo and imbalance problems.


The Board of Directors for Hensel Phelps Construction has named Jeffrey Wenaas as president and chief operating officer; Ronald Norby as president of Phelps Program Management and vice president and International/Special Projects District Manager; Michael Choutka as vice president and Southeast District Manager, and Taryn Edwards as vice president and Plains District manager.


The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers has appointed Carl Maxey, general manager of Maxey Companies Inc. of Fort Collins, as association president. Maxey’s term began in February 2005 and continues until February 2006. Maxey has served on the Association’s Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Association Relations Committee and as vice president of NATM from 2004 to 2005.


Sylvia and Dan Straight were recognized by Bark Busters as master behavioral therapists and trainers. The couple teaches holistic methods to deal with dog obedience and aggression and separation anxiety.

The Fort Collins Symphony has hired Marta Farrell as its executive director. She is a director on the International Board for the Association of Junior Leagues International, chair of the Community Advisory Board and the immediate past-president of the Junior League of Fort Collins.

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has promoted Ann Hutchison to executive vice president. Hutchison will assume responsibility for managing Chamber operations in addition to her government-relations duties. She was previously the policy committee coordinator.

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has promoted Kim Kruse to interim membership manager. Kruse is the former member services coordinator. In her new position she is responsible for all membership activities including recruitment, retention, billings and collections and key member services.

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Erin Collins as its new event coordinator to manage and implement all chamber events. Collins is a recent graduate of Colorado State University.

Luke Hecker has been appointed the city of Loveland’s chief of police. Hecker has been serving as interim chief since chief Tom Wagoner announced his retirement. He has been with the Loveland Police Department for 19 years.

The Rams Cycling Team at Colorado State University hired Andy Clark as director sportif for the team. Clark will be working with the team and its alumni boosters to further develop the program.

David Sharihari, former manager of the Fort Collins Marriott, has been appointed general manager of Carmel Valley Ranch, a Wyndham Luxury Resort.

Maurice’s in Fort Collins has named Erika Baker as store manager. Baker is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the store, including sales performance, visual presentation and personnel recruitment and training.


Event Solutions Magazine has named Sheila Stack, president of Impact Productions Inc. of Denver, as its Creative Director of the Year. Impact produces sales conferences, user groups, product launches, trade show programs and award ceremonies.

Penton Media Inc.’s board of directors has appointed Adrian Kingshott, a managing director at Amaranth Advisors LLC, as an independent director. Kingshott will serve a one-year term. Penton Media operates a division in Loveland.

– Compiled by Kim Lock