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Businesses step up for the arts

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) brought a new sense of accessibility, creativity and purpose to its annual Business for the Arts Awards. As the state’s art industry grapples with the devastating effects of COVID-19, the virtual event celebrates the resiliency of the arts community and the businesses that continued to lift the community.

Joe Goorman works hard and gives back

Since starting Commercial Concepts by American Furniture Warehouse five years ago, Goorman has built a successful portfolio of over $40 million in project sales and has won ColoradoBiz’s “Best of Colorado” office furniture dealer three years running. His dedication to community service is a result of his mission to give back.

Jordan Deifik's coworking space and mentoring program for Colorado attorneys

As the co-founder of LawBank, the largest and first-ever coworking space for attorneys in Colorado, Deifik has brought together more than 115 lawyers from diverse backgrounds and experience. LawBank initiated and created the first-ever Mentoring Circle group for solo and small law firm attorneys through the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program supported by the Colorado Supreme Court.

Joe Montoya brings his best to everything he does

Joe Montoya supports a team of 75 as one of Namasté Solar’s senior leaders. In 2019, Montoya oversaw the installation of 6.25 megawatts of home solar in Colorado—the equivalent of removing the CO2 emissions from 4,869,132 pounds of coal. His division hit a sales record, and his improved service division repaired nearly 1,000 systems, many of which were not originally installed by Namasté. In addition, Montoya has added more women to his teams and in leadership roles in support of a company effort to diversify Namasté Solar and the industry.

Jonathan Munro is inspired by the success of those he leads

Being tapped to lead KeyBank’s Colorado retail bank operations in May 2020 was just the latest in a rapid succession of promotions for Munro, who has been redefining KeyBank programs since joining the company just three years ago. Munro also chairs the board of Intercambio, a nonprofit providing cultural integration and English classes to immigrants in Boulder County, and sits on the board of Latin American Education Foundation, which provides higher education scholarships to Hispanic students in Colorado.

Holly Wilson advocates for women in the addiction and recovery space

Holly Wilson founded Women’s Recovery in 2017. As a recovered addict and one of the few female leaders in the addiction and recovery space, Wilson has a deep understanding of the kinds of care models that women need. She advocates developing services that are more affordable and accessible for women, and support women’s unique needs, including outpatient recovery programs that don’t require women to step away from familial duties and home support networks.

Kristin Myren is a driving force in promoting health care access

Myren manages $30 million in facilities, including 10 health centers and pharmacies. She helped to establish a Pilot Program for under-served patients in rural Nevada to access Mayo Clinic services. And she served as a senior manager for an onsite-health care company and helped to lead the opening of a new rural Texas health care facility—all while completing her MBA in health administration.

Allison Gambill prioritizes fairness, respect and inclusiveness in all that she does

As a member of the firm’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Gambill has helped prioritize fair treatment and the creation of a respectful and supportive workplace. She helped institute a mandatory implicit bias training program where civility, harassment and inclusiveness are highlighted and high-ranking speakers promote a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Cally Cripps connects her community with important health services

For the past two years, Cripps has facilitated awareness through advocacy efforts as Colorado’s representative to Worldwide EndoMarch, the largest international coordinated endometriosis coalition in the world. Also, tasked with leading a system-wide implementation of Smart Care, a clinical health care software designed by providers for providers, Cripps led a lean team through a complex process.