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Aspen Valley Hospital CFO Collins earns industry honor
Aspen Valley Hospital Chief Financial Officer Terry Collins has been awarded the Founders Medal of Honor by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
He was given the accolade last week at the Healthcare Financial Management Association conference in Denver.
Collins has been an active member of the association for almost 40 years, has served on numerous committees and boards of directors and has contributed numerous hours to the organization, whose purpose is to serve the health care industry and advance the health care finance profession.
Established in 1960, the Founders Merit Award Series acknowledges contributions made by association members. This year, only two people in Colorado were presented the Medal of Honor.
“I have dedicated almost my entire career to the health care industry and have always felt that my role was bigger than my current employer,” Collins said. “I’ve enjoyed teaching, mentoring and volunteering in various capacities for the benefit of the profession. It is very gratifying to be recognized and to represent Aspen Valley Hospital.”
Montemayor, Geary join Community Banks of Colorado in Aspen
Community Banks of Colorado recently announced two additions to its Aspen banking center.
Eric Montemayor Sr., vice president and commercial relationship manager, joined Community Banks of Colorado in February. He will help maintain and grow the portfolio of business clients by cross-selling bank products and services. As a representative of the bank, he also will be actively involved in community development. Previously, he was retail banking manager, principal relationship manager and business banking manager at Wells Fargo Bank.
Some of Montemayor’s community involvement includes Colorado Habitat for Humanity, Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club volunteering and Glenwood Springs Youth Zone. He received a degree in finance and accounting from Texas State University in San Marco, Texas.
Lindsey Geary joins Community Banks of Colorado as a personal banker. Geary will focus on providing client service while cross-selling consumer and small-business banking products and services to clients and prospects. Prior to joining Community Banks of Colorado, she served as communications coordinator for the Aspen Board of Realtors, where she still volunteers for its Heldman/King Scholarship Foundation.
Area resident updates retirement-planning book
Snowmass Village resident Donna Davis’ book “Retirement Basics: Help for Broke Baby Boomers” was recently updated with current information for 2015.
The book offers common-sense solutions to the many decisions individuals and families face as they prepare for the years ahead.
Davis said her exhaustive research into the many aspects of retirement planning inspired her to write the book.
“As I looked at the mountains of paper in front of me, I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice if all of this information was in one place in simple, easy-to-understand language? Wouldn’t it be nice if it was fun?’
“Baby boomers are coming of age to the tune of 10,000 per day. I wanted to share what I knew and hopefully make the process a little less painful and perhaps improve your financial future.”
The book includes information on Social Security, Medicare, 401(k) accounts, IRAs, when to retire, where to live and how to earn more.
According to Age Wave CEO Ken Dychtwald, “Many baby boomers are frozen with fear and have shied away from exploring the basic elements of retirement. (‘Retirement Basics’) takes the fear out of looking into what the future holds.”
The book is available at Explore Booksellers, Carl’s Pharmacy, 81615 T-Shirt and Gift, Book Train and Amazon.com.
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