The Chamber Rising Professionals are cheering the selection of Donna Nelson as economic vitality specialist for Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach.
“We are incredibly excited that the Mayor chose Donna Nelson as the director for such an important initiative. Her enthusiasm and passion for this city make her the perfect voice for ‘Spirit of the Springs,’” Chair Cyndi Parr said in a statement.
“Donna has been a fierce advocate for creating economic opportunities for all, including those whom the Mayor has focused his attentions on for ‘Spirit of the Springs,’” said Sandy Wenger, also in the statement. “Donna has also been a strong influence in actively retaining young professionals in our city, something that is critical to a healthy, dynamic economic environment.”
Nelson, 40, who was operations manager at Security Service Federal Credit Union before joining the Bach administration today, is the immediate past chair of the Chamber Rising Professionals. She was also a 2011 Athena Award nominee.
According to the statement:
The Chamber Rising Professionals renew their commitment to helping Mayor Bach in his efforts to engage young professionals and put people back to work. Ms. Parr and the advisory board of the CRP’s ask everyone to join them in uniting behind this important initiative and helping our city capitalize on our very best assets…our people.
The mission of the Chamber Rising Professionals is to empower young career-minded individuals and future leaders of the Pikes Peak region through professional development, civic engagement, mentoring and networking.