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Speaker Bios

Jessica Kimber: Economic Future of Colorado Springs
Jessie Kimber is the Economic Development Officer for Colorado Springs, leading the economic development and airport economic development departments and driving efforts to foster a business-friendly environment supporting attraction, retention, and expansion of business in Colorado Springs. Previously VP of Defense Development for the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, she also served as Special Assistant for Military Affairs for Mayor John Suthers, directing various outreach programs. With over 24 years of military service, she held various leadership roles across U.S. Naval warships, Combatant Commands, NATO, and the Defense Intelligence Agency, with deployments in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. A Colorado native, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, a Master’s in Military Studies from the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a Master’s in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Brad Bird: Office, Retail, & Industrial Brokerage
Brad T. Bird serves as the Principal of Millennium Commercial Real Estate. Over the past decade, he and his team have successfully negotiated and closed transactions totaling over 5,250,000 square feet. Boasting an impressive client portfolio, which includes Fortune 500 companies, as well as prominent regional and local businesses, Brad has earned a trusted reputation and a track record of exceptional performance. His standing establishes him as one of the premier brokers and advisors in the market.

Bill Morkes: Multi-Family Brokerage
Bill Morkes, Senior Vice President at Colliers International and a distinguished investment sales broker. With a focus on multifamily assets in Colorado and the Mountain states, Bill leads a team specializing in the disposition of various apartment communities. A West Point graduate with a military background, Bill brings a unique perspective to the world of multifamily brokerage.

Tiffany Lachnid: Single Family Brokerage
Tiffany Lachnid, a top-producing real estate agent with 18 years of experience. Tiffany serves as the Team Leader at The Distinctive Group of Keller Williams Premier, bringing a personal touch to every transaction. With a proactive approach to selling, Tiffany ensures a seamless process for buyers and sellers alike.

Greg Dingrando: Permit Process and Upcoming Projects in the Pikes Peak Region
Over the course of his four-year tenure as the Chief Public Information Officer at the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, Greg Dingrando has been dedicated to enhancing understanding among Realtors and contractors regarding construction processes specific to the Pikes Peak region. His expertise and commitment contribute significantly to the collaborative efforts within the community. Greg’s educational foundation includes a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, which he earned from the University of Southern Indiana in 2004, underscoring his multifaceted skills in communication and information dissemination.


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