Briefcase, March 6, 2014
Contractor trade group names board
Western Colorado Contractors Association announced its new slate of directors last week. Officers of the board include: Katy Schreiner of Asset Engineering & Construction, president; Gordon Harbert of PRO Build, vice president; Mark Gardner of Whitewater Building Materials Corp., secretary-treasurer; and Dave Jenkins of High Desert Survey, past president.
Directors include: Billy Foster of Adcock Concrete, Rich Keller of Shaw Construction, Gordon McFerron of Mays Construction Specialties, Rick Davis of Mountain Valley Contracting, Kirsten Jansma of Valleywide Fence, and Merritt Sixbey of Merritt & Associates G.C.
Exner resigns from Fruita Chamber
Shauna Exner of the Fruita Chamber of Commerce announced Monday she was stepping down from her post as director of the business-boosting organization.
“I will be resigning from my position as the director to stay home and enjoy my new husband, new grandson and do some much needed traveling,” Exner wrote in a letter to chamber members.
“I think it’s time for me to take some time to enjoy the life I have created. One of my favorite quotes is, ‘Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.’ I feel it’s time to live by that motto,” she wrote.
Exner’s last day will be April 24.
“I am blessed to have been part of the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce team and wish you much success,” she wrote.
Exner “will be greatly missed,” the chamber board wrote in a news release. “It will be difficult to replace Shauna because of her deeply rooted tenure with the Fruita Chamber and community.
An open house honoring Exner will planned in the near future, the board said.
Alpine Bank helps with cancer treatments for Glenwood AD
Alpine Bank is matching the fundraising efforts of the Glenwood Springs Basketball Officials Association with a gift of $5,000 for the benefit of Glenwood Springs High School athletic director Craig Denney.
The association ran a campaign during the recent basketball season at high school games from Aspen to Rifle; Glenwood Springs to Vail. In total, it raised $5,735. The entire gift of $10,735 will help to offset Denney’s significant medical and living expenses since he was diagnosed with cancer last fall.
“People in our communities have big hearts, and Craig is a loved and respected teacher, coach and athletic director,” said Jay Rickstrew, regional president of the Colorado River Valley region of Alpine Bank.
Colorado Youth Corps announces new board
The Colorado Youth Corps Association announced the addition of three members to its board of directors. Sharon Sturges of Daniels & Sturges; Peter Robinson of Suncor Energy; and Jessica Kelleher of DCP Midstream began their three-year terms of service on the board of directors in January.
“We give a warm welcome to our three new board members, who bring diverse expertise that will round out our board composition,” executive director Jennifer Freeman said in a news release. “Our board is an essential component to helping us reach our mission to promote youth development and conservation, and we’re grateful to have added such high-caliber individuals to our already very strong group of leaders.”
The association also recognized several outgoing board members for their outstanding service and dedication to the organization: Greg Clifton (founding board member) of the Town of Telluride; Bernie Buescher of the State Attorney General’s Office; Katy Fitzgerald of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; and Maelly Oropeza of Larimer County Conservation Corps. John Swartout is the association’s incoming board chair, and two board members are renewing their terms: Peter Smith of Steele Street Bank & Trust is the current chair, and Jim Corlett remains as secretary/treasurer.
Obermeyer ranked second in state by Barron’s
Wally Obermeyer, president of Obermeyer Asset Management with offices in Aspen and Denver was named to Barron’s “2014 Top Advisors Rankings.” This marks the first year that Barron’s has made registered investment advisors eligible for inclusion. Obermeyer ranks second in the state of Colorado and is the top-positioned independent advisor in the state, Barron’s said.
“I am pleased Barron’s expanded the state rankings to include registered investment advisors. I am honored that we are in a leading position within Colorado, and on behalf of our team, want to thank our clients for their ongoing partnership and support,” Obermeyer said in a news release.
Haas promoted to Fidelity National Title sales team
Fidelity National Title Company, 480 W Park Dr No. 200, a leader in the title insurance industry, announced last week the promotion of Aubrey Haas to its sales team. Haas has years of customer service experience and has worked in many aspects of the business over the last two years.
She brings her expertise in closing transactions with a focus on customer service and retention.
“Aubrey’s organizational skills, experience level and problem-solving techniques, along with her leadership and positive team building, affords her the ability to help you with any transaction in an efficient, timely and professional manner,” a company spokeswoman said in a news release.