Interim Chief Executive Officer
Pamela Shockley-Zalabak, Ph.D. is President of CommuniCon, Inc., an organizational and leadership development corporation. She is Chancellor Emerita of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs(UCCS) and the author of 9 books and over 100 other publications and productions. She is the founding member of the UCCS Communication Department and continued to teach and research throughout her tenure as Chancellor. As Chancellor, Dr. Shockley-Zalabak was responsible for guiding a 75% increase in students to over 12,500, was responsible for supporting new academic programs, and was part of an over $500,000,000 expansion in campus facilities. Dr. Shockley-Zalabak, as part of her consulting responsibilities, currently is the Interim CEO of the United States Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame which is under construction in Colorado Springs. She has two degrees from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Interim Chief Operating Officer
In September of 2016, Peter Maiurro was named Interim Chief Operating Officer by the USOM Board of Directors. Peter is on loan part-time from El Pomar Foundation where he began working in 2003. He participated in El Pomar’s Internship and Fellowship programs and is currently a Vice President and the Director of El Pomar’s legacy properties; The Penrose House, The Penrose Heritage Museum, and The Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Peter is involved with numerous community organizations such as Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado and The United States Olympic Endowment.
Peter earned a B.A. from Colorado College and Master's in Public Administration from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Project Manager/Owner’s Representative
Stan Rovira is a LEED accredited professional with a proven track record in sustainable building practices. He has successfully managed and completed projects totaling over $180 million in higher education over the past 16 years. All were completed within their budget and time constraints, and five earned LEED certifications.
Executive Administrative Coordinator
Julia provides administrative and program management support to the Board of Directors, manages fundraising administration and gift tracking, and coordinates fundraising and public relations events. Previously, Julia Lawton joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2015 Fellowship Class. At the Foundation, Julia worked with Empty Stocking Fund, Hundred Club of Colorado Springs, and Police Foundation of Colorado Springs.
Julia is from Durango, Colorado. She graduated from Colorado College where she studied mathematical economics.