Yemi collaborates for the health, growth and flourishing of Colorado Springs making his impact through economic development, entrepreneurship, community development, ministry, and leadership development.
In his role as Small Business Development Administrator for the City of Colorado Springs, Yemi serves as the City’s first point of contact to the small business and start-up community. He is the central figure in the City to support business enterprises across the myriad agencies, putting a strategy in place to assist small businesses.
Yemi, a Nigerian Immigrant, served as the Vice President of Business Retention and Expansion for the Colorado Springs Chamber & Economic Development Corporation. He co-founded the Wild Goose Meeting House, Good Neighbors Meeting House, Niche Coaching and Consulting, and has established a church. He was the minister of City Outreach and Engagement at First Presbyterian Church Colorado Springs and spent a previous career in quality control manufacturing.
A strong community advocate, Yemi, holds two master’s degrees, is involved with many boards. He currently serves on the Pikes Peak Community College President’s Advisory Council, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region Board of Directors, Men’s Xchange Board of Directors, Spring Rescue Mission Board of Directors, Thrive Colorado Springs Board of Directors, and is the Co-founder and Chairperson of COSILoveYou, a collaborative movement to unite Colorado Springs churches to impact the city through community engagement and service.
Yemi is a member of the prestigious Colorado Springs Leadership. His recognitions include 2018 Colorado Springs Small Business Champion of the Year, Colorado Springs Business Journal’s 2016 Rising Stars, 2015 Colorado Springs Mayor’s Young Leader Award for Economic Impact, and 2016 Alumnus of the Year from his alma mater Bethel College. Above all, his greatest achievement is his family. He and his wife Abbey, a nurse educator, are parents of an adopted son and a biological daughter.