On The Job – 01/31/2014

Denver-based Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners, hired Steve Rogers as vice president of development and construction management. Rogers will manage development and construction activities throughout the development and redevelopment process. Rogers is also responsible for the management oversight of project and tenant construction within the region, assisting the property management and leasing teams with the execution and delivery of space to tenants. Previously, Rogers served as director of construction for The Opus Group.

Boulder-based BC Interiors hired Katie Ludwig as an interior designer. Her specialties are space planning, customized drawings, selecting fabrics and finishes. She graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in interior design.

Boulder Valley Credit Union hired Jean Lippitt-Schloesslin as business development manager. Lippitt-Schloesslin has more than 20 years experience in the banking and investing industry. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and has been a Rotarian for nine years.

Boulder-based data-storage company Spectra Logic Corp. appointed Bruce Kornfeld as interim chief marketing officer, replacing Molly Rector, who left the firm to take a similar job at DataDirect Networks in Santa Clara, California. Kornfeld joined Spectra Logic in 2013 as an adviser for the company’s emerging markets division. He has 20 years of experience in the computing industry including stints at Dell and Compellent.

Broomfield-based Redstone College, a technical and aviation school, announced that Ray Garcia will lead the college’s Airframe and Powerplant program. As program chairman, Garcia will oversee the school’s largest program, where he will examine the departmental offerings and curriculum. He will mentor and supervise the program’s faculty. Garcia previously served as an instructor at Redstone. Prior to that, he worked at the Sierra Nevada Corp. as an aircraft mechanic and structural tech lead.

Louise Vale, vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will retire March 14. CU named Steve Thweatt, who is currently assistant vice chancellor for facilities management, as interim vice chancellor for administration starting March 15. The vice chancellor for administration supervises a division of almost 700 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of $112 million. Areas of responsibility include campus construction, facilities management, public safety, environmental health and safety, human resources, risk management, environmental sustainability, printing and the campus bookstore.
The University of Colorado-Boulder named Mark D. Gross as director of the campus Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society, or the ATLAS Institute. Gross taught at CU-Boulder from 1990 to 1999 as an assistant and associate professor of architecture, planning and design. He returns to CU-Boulder for the ATLAS post from Carnegie Mellon University where he has been a professor of computational design since 2004. From 1999 to 2004, Gross was a professor of architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Joseph Harbouk has been named vice president for finance and administration at Front Range Community College. He will lead FRCC in the areas of finance, business services and budgets, information technology, facilities planning and management, campus security and preparedness, and continuous process improvement. Harbouk previously served as vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and vice president for administrative services at Loyola Marymount University.

New York-based WSP USA appointed Josh Nothwang as a practice leader within the engineering firm’s Sustainability and Energy team. Nothwang is based in WSP’s office in Boulder. He will help clients develop comprehensive strategies, uncover opportunities to improve performance, and overcome organizational challenges related to sustainability. His team also provides guidance in managing supply chain sustainability risk and navigating the evolving landscape of voluntary reporting frameworks.

S.M. Stoller Corp., a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), hired Jeffery M. Baker as an assistant vice president at Stoller’s office in Broomfield. Baker currently serves as deputy director of the project management coordination office for the U.S. Department of Energy. He will join Stoller Feb. 10 and will be responsible for business development and the development of sustainable markets. Stoller became a subsidiary of HII Jan. 2. It operates under HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Stoller provides technical, environmental, ecological, waste management, remediation and consultation services to private-sector companies and the U.S. government.

Community Food Share in Louisville appointed Courtney Banayad to a two-year term on its board of directors. Banayad is the foundation partnerships manager at the Global Greengrants She recently completed the People Engaged in Raising Leaders program facilitated by Boulder County. Community Food Share’s mission is to ensure that no one in Boulder and Broomfield Counties goes hungry.

36 Commuting Solutions, a nonprofit based in Louisville, added David Driscoll, partner at Garlin Driscoll Litigators; Mary Beth Archer, human resources director for Hunter Douglas, and Pat Quinn, former Broomfield mayor and chief financial officer of Loja Group LLC, to its board of directors. 36 Commuting Solutions’ mission is to enhance the mobility of commuters along the U.S. Highway 36 corridor.

Devin Chamberlain and Alan Quiller have joined Boulder-based Pedal to Properties. Chamberlain has been a resident of Boulder for nearly 10 years and has an extensive background in marketing, sales, and residential and commercial property management. Quiller is a longtime Boulder resident, who previously worked for the city’s Parks and Recreation department for 33 years. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado. Pedal to Properties offers customers the option of riding cruiser bikes to view properties and neighborhoods.

Triathlete Timothy O’Donnell of Boulder signed a one-year contract to join Newton Running’s roster of pro athletes. Boulder-based Newton Running, is a running shoe designer and manufacturer. It is the official run course and shoe sponsor of Ironman in the United States. Newton provides sponsorships for competitive athletes as well as athletes or groups that are raising money for charities that fit in with Newton Running’s philanthropic pursuits. O’Donnell is the first American on Newton’s pro athlete roster. He was the top American finisher at the 2013 Ironman World Championships, placing fifth. Originally from Shaverton, Pennsylvania, O’Donnell now lives in Boulder.

Texas-based Affiniti, the network operator for the EAGLE-Net Alliance based in Broomfield, appointed Dale Briggs to be vice president of field operations in charge of project management, facilities and operations. Briggs previously served as vice president of operations at EAGLE-Net, where he helped provide broadband services to school districts and government entities in Colorado. As part of its agreement to operate the network, Affiniti will be hiring nearly all of EAGLE-Net’s employees.

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