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Aspen Daily News Staff Report

Gallegos Corp. offers up holiday cheer

The Gallegos Corporation has given more than $5,000 to food pantries and charitable organizations.

“The season is about compassion as much as it is about celebration,” said Gary Woodworth, CEO. “I am proud to be able to have Gallegos make contributions when it’s so desperately needed. And it’s not just coming from the corporation, the entire staff at Gallegos has donated non-perishable food items to stock pantries’ shelves.”

Over the course of December, Gallegos employees have donated time, money and food — feeding hungry families, providing presents for needy children, or heating homes.

The Gallegos Corporation was founded in 1970 and has offices in Denver, Aspen and Vail, as well as Sun Valley, Idaho. For more information on the company, crafts or tradesmen, please contact them at 800-Gallegos or visit the website, www.GallegosCorp.com.

Seasonal Aspenite joins Fla. law firm

The Pensacola, Fla. law firm of Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon today announced the addition of Brian J. Hooper as an associate attorney with their firm. Brian is a commercial litigator with more than 10 years experience in the public and private sectors. Brian earned his law degree from Harvard Law School where he served as Deputy editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Washington and Lee University. Brian will practice in the areas of construction law, contract and commercial litigation, government and administrative law and trial law. Brian is a seasonal resident of Aspen along with his wife, Aspen Snowmass ski instructor Kimberly Jackson Tucker.


New director of operations at Aspen Club

The Aspen Club & Spa recently appointed Tim Power Smith as the new director of operations for The Aspen Club. Power Smith has been the regional director of Remède and Bliss Spas in the Western U.S. since 2005. His appointment is effective immediately.

Power Smith was the director for 10 spas throughout the Western U.S. and worked on the development and opening of five spas during his time with Remède. Before that, he was the spa director at The Aspen Club from 1997-2005.

“I’m really excited to rejoin the Aspen Club Team. The future and vision of Aspen Club Living is a project I have kept an eye on and I can’t wait to be a part of this development. It’s nice to be ‘home’ again,” said Power Smith.

As director of operations at The Aspen Club, Power Smith will oversee all of the day-to-day operations of the club and will serve directly under President and CEO Michael Fox.

“It’s great to welcome Tim back to the Aspen Club team. His experience in the spa and health fields he will be a tremendous asset to us and to the community as we move forward with the Aspen Club vision,” said Fox.

Power Smith has his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of New Orleans. He is married to Stephanie Power Smith and has two children, Jacob, 8, and Jenna, 5. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, and spending time with his family.

New sales manager at Entravision

Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC) recently announced the addition of Jacob Paulsen as interactive sales manager for its Colorado markets. In his new role, Paulsen will be responsible for leading Entravision’s digital and interactive sales efforts in its Denver, Aspen, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo markets.

“We have developed a robust set of integrated advertising offerings across our digital, television, and radio platforms to give local advertisers dynamic digital marketing opportunities to grow their businesses,” said Mario M. Carrera, Vice President and General Manager for Entravision Communications Corporation’s Colorado markets. “Jacob has an extensive background in online advertising and his digital expertise will benefit our local advertisers as more local businesses add interactive advertising into their marketing plans.”

Entravision’s ongoing digital initiatives in Colorado are designed to complement the company’s Entravision360 cross-platform content and sales offering, and capitalize on the leadership positions of its television and radio properties. Entravision recently introduced several products designed to engage their experienced partners and offer fresh alternatives to local advertising.

Paulsen joins Entravision from Matchbin Inc., where he served as senior regional marketing Director, responsible for establishing relationships with local media partners, and training and supporting local sales staff on online advertising products. Prior to that, he worked as a distributor for network marketing company Agel. Paulsen also owned a small business designing and maintaining websites, and providing search engine optimization services. He is the author of several eBooks including the recently released “The Blog SEO and Syndication Formula.”

Sky raises funds for animals

Kimpton’s Sky Hotel raised more than $1,000 for the Aspen Valley Animal Shelter and Aspen Valley Horse Rescue earlier this month with their Santa Paws and Chanakuah Hooves event. Guests and locals alike brought in their pets to pose for pictures with Santa, enjoy treats and toys in the Sky Hotel’s lobby, and help support these great local organizations.