BizWest names Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders – Loveland Reporter-Herald

BizWest has named the Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders for 2023, with the honorees to be celebrated at an event in February.

Honorees are selected from across Northern Colorado and the Boulder Valley following a public nomination and online voting process.

The honorees will be presented during BizWest’s Book of Lists Launch Party, scheduled for 4-6:30 pm, February 9, at Grace Place, 375 Meadowlark Drive in Berthoud.

Honorees include:

• Gerry Agnes, president and CEO, Elevations Credit Union.

• Doyle Albee, president and CEO, Comprise.

• Carrie Markley Baumgart, co-owner and CEO, Markley Motors.

• Mike Bergerson, CEO, Orthopedic and Spine Center of the Rockies.

• Mr. Brent Coan, founding member, Coan, Payton & Payne LLC.

• Dixie Daly, director of business and membership, Loveland Chamber of Commerce.

• Debbie Davis, vice president and financial center manager, Independent Financial.

• Matt Dinsmore, owner, Wilbur’s Total Beverage.

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• Jay Dokter, CEO, Vergent Products Inc.

• Doug Erion, owner, Desk Chair.

• Nathan Ewert, regional vice president for community banking, First National Bank of Omaha.

• Bianca Fisher, executive director, Greeley Downtown Development Authority.

• Mike Freeman, CEO, Innosphere Ventures.

• Ginger Graham, owner and co-founder, Ginger and Baker.

• Dani Grant, owner, Mishawaka Amphitheater and Chipper’s Lanes.

• Josh Guernsey, co-founder and managing partner, Waypoint Real Estate.

• Jamie Henning, president and CEO, Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce.

• Tatiana Hernandez, CEO, Community Foundation Boulder County.

• Landon Hoover, owner and president, Hartford Homes.

• Ann Hutchison, president and CEO, Fort Collins Area of ​​Commerce.

• Kelly Jones, economic-development director, city of Loveland.

• Miles Kailburn, co-founder and CEO, Old Town Media.

• Jay Kalinski, co-owner, Re/Max of Boulder.

• Margo Karsten, Western region president, Banner Health.

• Brett Kemp, president, Flood and Peterson Insurance.

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• SeonAh Kendall, economic health director, city of Fort Collins.

• Jesse Laner, co-founder, C3 Real Estate Solutions.

• Martin Lind, president and CEO, Water Valley Land Co.

• Mindy McCloughan, president and CEO, Loveland Chamber of Commerce.

• Troy McWhinney, chief investment officer and co-founder, McWhinney Real Estate Services Inc.

• Tina Vatanka Murphy, CEO, Global Healthcare Exchange.

• Yvonne Myers, vice president of strategic initiatives, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

• Chris Otto, office managing partner, Plante Moran.

• Dawn Paepke, senior specialist for community health and engagement, Kaiser Permanente.

• Tim Reeser, CEO, Lighting eMotors Inc.

• Curt Richardson, founder, Otter Products LLC.

• Giovanni Ruscitti, managing partner, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP.

• Ryan Schaefer, CEO, NAI Affinity.

• Marilyn Schock, president, UCHealth Greeley Hospital.

• John Simmons, co-founder, C3 Real Estate Solutions.

• Nicole Staudinger, market president, FirstBank.

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• Deirdre Sullivan, president and CEO, United Way of Larimer County.

• John Tayer, president and CEO, Boulder Chamber.

• Stephen Tebo, founder and owner, Tebo Properties.

• Kristin Todd, president and CEO, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado.

• Kevin Unger, CEO, UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital and UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies.

• Rob Vissers, president and CEO, Boulder Community Health.

• Eric Wallace, founder and president, Left Hand Brewing Co.

• Brandon Wells, president and CEO, The Group Inc. Real Estate.

• Rich Wobekind, associate dean for business and government relations, University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business.

The Book of Lists Launch Party, sponsored by First National Bank of Omaha, will also unveil the 2023 Book of Lists, which will provide rankings for hundreds of local companies within their industries.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at


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