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Allen J Hanano, Founder
Allen has extensive background in manufacturing. For over 30 years, he successfully owned and operated a $300 million industrial packaging machinery business before selling it. He holds an MBA from the University of Denver and currently leverages his experience by aligning international investors with US based investment opportunities. Known as a tough but a fair negotiator and with his broad experience in international business and culture, he has brought businesses to the USA from foreign-based operations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of a German and Mexican Corporations.
Lonny E. Phelps, P.E. President & CEO, Phelps Engineering, Inc.
Lonny is a registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado. He has more than 30 years of engineering and construction management experience, and has managed civil design projects ranging from intersection improvements for safety consideration to CDOT rehab projects along with water and wastewater transmission design and oversight. His clear project understanding of engineering design and his construction tolerance are critical to the success of every project. Lonny's wide range of experience includes managing large scale development projects, serving as the development manager. During this time he worked with the businesses and homebuilders throughout the process within these developments in multiple States.
Tim Stack, First Western Trust, Market President
Tim has over 30 years of financial services experience. Originally from Costa Rica, Tim has worked with businesses and families both in Latin America and the US. Additionally, Tim was the founder and executive director of a multi-bank community development corporation in Austin, Texas known as The Peoples Fund. The Fund was founded with the vision of assisting minority and women-owned businesses by providing alternative funding strategies. Most recently, Tim has worked with Wells Fargo Bank, The Sturm Financial Group, CoBiz Financial and First Western Trust in various senior executive positions. He has served on numerous non-profit boards, including the Colorado Springs Chamber Economic Development Council.
Thomas R. Warren, General Manager, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa, Nathrop, CO
Thomas is a visionary change leader with proven results in revenue generation and business development to achieve profitability and sustained growth in startup, expansion, and acquisition situations. He has extensive resort development and operational experience, and has used his resort capital improvement experience to lead developments across the USA, Puerto Rico, and Czech Republic. Thomas has used his relationship management expertise to cultivate strategic partnerships and global business alliances across the US, Czech Republic, Germany, and the Netherlands. As GM for a multimillion dollar Hotel and Spa Operation in Chaffee County, he divides his time over many time zones.
F. Lee Robinson
Lee has been successfully engaged in the energy industry for over 40 years. He began his career with Exxon Production Company in California with additional related assignments in Alaska and the Gulf Coast. In the 1990s, he was instrumental in the development of, and participated in the ownership and operation of, the Thermo cogeneration plants in Ft. Lupton and Greely (over 300MWs of capacity). These natural gas fired plants remain pivotal power generation assets of the Xcel Energy system. Beginning in 2006, Lee worked with the Colorado School of Mines to conduct an independent study to quantify and map the geothermal potential of Colorado. Studies were completed in 2007 and numerous sites were selected. In 2009, under the Recovery Act, Mr. Robinson was successful in being awarded a $5 million grant to support the new $7.7 million program. While energy-related projects remain a priority of interest, Lee also holds investments and management interests in cattle and farming, mining, and real estate. He holds a Master's Degree in Engineering from University of Southern California.
Todd K. Greimann, Senior VP, Northrim Bank
As a seasoned banking and financial services professional, Todd has enjoyed a successful 30 plus year career in the industry. The last 15 years of his corporate tenure were spent in leadership roles with the Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Private Banking Divisions. Todd has broad expertise in capital markets, wealth advisory, multigenerational client relationships, Private Banking and Commercial Credit Structuring. In May 2018, Todd accepted a position as Senior VP, Regional Market Manager for Northrim Bank in Juneau, Alaska.
Eddie Pacheco, Owner, Allstate Insurance Agency
Eddie, owner of the largest insurance agency in the Rocky Mountains with three major offices, is a Colorado native. As a graduate of the University of Colorado, his extensive interest in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain community is impressive. Frequently voted "Best in Sales" with his insurance carrier, Eddie makes an invaluable contribution to our group with new business contacts in the insurance industry. His knowledge and understanding of risk management in both residential and commercial assets is impressive.
Margaret Battiste, CoBiz Financial, CTP, AAP, Executive Vice President and Director of Real Estate Deposit Services
Margaret has more than 30 years of banking experience managing Domestic and International Treasury Management and Deposit Services. As the Director of Real Estate Deposit Services for CoBiz Financial, Margaret is responsible for driving deposit growth by working closely with the real estate and public finance teams in Colorado and Arizona. During her 10 years at CoBiz Margaret developed the domestic and international treasury management group. She was responsible for creating a global banking platform of treasury services which included CoBiz’s own SWIFT code, FX capabilities, letters of credit and financing options through SBA and EXIM Bank.
Margaret currently serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the World Trade Center Denver (WTC). She chairs the WTC Real Estate Committee which is overseeing the development of the new WTC campus targeted to break ground in 2018. She serves on the NAIOP membership committee, a Real Estate professional association. She also serves on the board of directors and executive committee for the Japan America Society of Colorado, an international non-profit organization.
Dave Bauman, Coldwell Banker
Dave is a residential Realtor in Denver, Colorado specializing the sale of homes and condominiums. He was the top individual agent in Coldwell Banker's downtown Denver office in 2017 and consistently ranks as one of the top producers in the state. Dave’s extensive experience and knowledge of the Denver market and growth opportunities uniquely qualifies him as a true real estate professional. Dave is married with two teen aged sons and lives in Denver. When not working or spending time with family Dave is coaching baseball, snowboarding or mountain biking.
Paul Hummel, Investment Center Advisors Group
Paul began his career in financial services in 1987 and holds a BA in Economics from the University of Minnesota. Paul earned his ChFC, Chartered Financial Consultant, which signifies in depth knowledge of the skills needed to provide comprehensive financial planning for his clients. Paul continually participates in classes, seminars and conferences to stay abreast of the latest economic trends and investment opportunities. In 2008, Paul was recognized as the Investment Centers of America Representative of the Year, which is awarded annually to one of the 400+ advisors. Paul continues to enjoy his work as an advisor, giving “hands on” personal service and intends to continue meeting his clients’ investment objectives for years to come.
Katie Williams, LIV Sotheby’s International, Executive VP, COO
Katie has earned a reputation as one of the most respected leaders in the real estate industry, consistently ranking as the #1 Top Producer at a variety of leading residential real estate companies. Named New Home Salesperson of the Year with recognition among the 'Best of the Biggest' and 'Who’s Who in Real Estate', she also holds the distinguished honor as a Board of Realtors: Affiliate of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Realtor of the Year, and Past President.
Her extensive background includes owning and operating successful real estate companies, and serving in executive level roles at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, where she oversees 15 offices, 350+ brokers and 110 support staff. Her extensive knowledge of brokerage management combined with her ability to help find solutions to complex problems for the highest and best of those involved is what sets Katie apart.
She served as President of the American Cancer Society, President of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, a Mentor at Fresh Start, Chairman of the Financial Stability Committee and Helping the Working Poor Committee for United Way, President of Unity of Phoenix, and a Board Member of First Western Trust.
Carlin Walsh, Elevation Beer Company, Founder and CEO
Carlin was born in Sterling, Colorado where is family homesteaded in the mid-1800’s. Following his father’s passing, his family moved to Buena Vista where he graduated High School. Following High School, Carlin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University in 2008 and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2013. During his graduate degree studies, Carlin started his first entrepreneurial endeavor – opening Elevation Beer Company in 2012, where he is currently the CEO. Beyond Elevation, Carlin works with and manages other organizations, preparing them to raise money, manage their cash flow, and build thoughtful leadership teams. Carlin and his wife, Michelle, reside in Buena Vista where they are raising three children and a couple of pups. They are avid outdoor enthusiasts enjoying hunting, fishing, running, skiing, and backpacking while also enjoying cooking and, of course, cocktail hour.
Amanda Krost, Director of Operations, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Amanda has worked with Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort since 2010 in various management roles, including project management and capital improvements. Amanda’s unique leadership skills has greatly assisted in the exploding expansion of the Spa Resort operations in Nathrop Amanda studied Hotel & Restaurant Management through the Conrad Hilton College at the University of Houston and explored the hospitality industry finding a passion for the resort segment. In her limited free time, she has a passion for volunteer work and serves on several local boards, The Japan America and, The Arkansas Valley Young Life Committee. Amanda has lived in several states and currently resides in Buena Vista. She enjoys travel and has traveled in Canada, Germany, Mexico, and U.A.E.
Yutaka Yamagishi, J2 Global Communications Japan, Inc. Director
Yutaka is a native of Japan and has been in the USA for 15 plus years. He is currently employed by J2 Global Communications, Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. Yutaka's unique bilingual expertise combined with his degree in marketing makes him a valuable team leader for J2Com with their Japanese office in Tokyo. J2Com is a worldwide leader in the internet software service industry. Yutaka's multi-cultural experience with Asian connections is a valuable asset to TEDC.