On the Job August 17, 2012


Lafayette-based Design Concepts Inc., a community and landscape architecture firm, hired Robyn Bartling as a landscape architect and project manager, Bartling previously worked for Mundus Bishop Design in Denver. She has a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Colorado State University. The company also hired Carter Marshall as a landscape designer. Marshall previously was principal/landscape designer at Siteline Design in Boulder, and worked for Belt Collins West in Boulder. He has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a dual master’s degree in landscape architecture and urban design from the University of Colorado-Denver.


Key Equipment Finance in Superior named John Miller as north central regional manager -municipal for its government finance division. Miller will be responsible for the origination of municipal, nonprofit and other tax-exempt obligations in a 10-state area that includes Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota. Miller previously worked for GE Equipment Finance.


William S. Marshall, president and chief executive of Boulder-based miRagen Therapeutics Inc., has joined the business advisory board of Boulder-based AmideBio LLC, a privately held biopharmaceutical company that develops recombinant manufacturing processes for peptides and proteins. Marshall received a doctorate. in chemistry in the laboratory of professor Marvin Caruthers at the University of Colorado-Boulder.


Catherine Shea was named chief of staff for University of Colorado-Boulder’s chancellor Philp P. DiStefano. Shea previously served as senior associate counsel for technology transfer and research compliance for the CU system.


Jeremy Ehrhart has joined Boulder Housing Partners as director of portfolio operations. He is responsible for planning, preservation and sustainability of assets owned or operated by BHP, including nearly 2,000 households in five housing programs — one-third of the affordable housing units in Boulder County. He also supervises implementation of BHP’s Moving to Work demonstration program. Ehrhart previously was senior asset manager at Mercy Loan Fund, an affiliate of Mercy Housing.

Matthew Lepore, a Denver lawyer and former Colorado assistant attorney general, was named director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Lepore recently served as lead counsel for the commission and represented the agency on numerous matters including environmental protection, permitting and regulatory enforcement. Lepore has also worked extensively for private firms and specialized in natural resource and environmental law in a legal career spanning nearly 20 years.


Dentist Michael Makoto Okuji was named dental director for Delta Dental of Colorado. Okuji will oversee the 3,000 dental providers who partner with Delta Dental to care for more than a million members statewide. Okuji is a private practice dentist who is relocating from San Francisco to Denver. He has a master’s degree in public health from University of California-Berkley, and a master’s degree in business from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Dr. Larry Wolk, has been named chief executive of the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, the state-designated health information exchange. Wolk is founder and executive director of Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics, a position he has held as a volunteer for nearly 20 years, and a clinical professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center’s department of pediatrics. He previously served as president and CEO at Correctional Healthcare Companies and senior medical director of both Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado and Prudential Healthcare of Colorado.


Alan C. Friedberg joined Boulder-based Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP as of counsel. Friedberg has been a trial lawyer for four decades and concentrates his practice in the commercial area, including securities, business disputes, real estate matters, insurance, and professional liability cases. Peter C. Schaub joined the law firm as an associate. Schaub practices real estate transactional law including commercial leasing, financing, land use, zoning, purchase and sale, land development, and oil and gas. Katie R. Schwalb joined the firm as an associate. Schwalb focuses her practice on general litigation, including complex commercial, construction, employment, and intellectual property litigation.

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