Colorado small businesses are less likely to change health insurers for the upcoming year, even as they anticipate continued price increases, according to the second-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Survey.
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden named Barbara Goodman as associate laboratory director for Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Systems to replace Dale Gardner, who retired at the end of 2012. Goodman joins NREL’s executive leadership team and will be responsible for the laboratory’s transportation and fuels research and development programs, including hydrogen technologies, vehicle systems and biomass research. In addition, she will oversee the National Bioenergy Center and the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium.
Robert B. Uhler stepped down as executive chairman of Broomfield-based MWH Global Inc. and became chairman emeritus on Dec. 14. Uhler’s move to chairman emeritus represents the culmination of a leadership transition that began in November 2011 when Uhler and the company selected Alan Krause to take over as president and chief executive officer. In addition to his current role, Krause was named chairman of the board of directors on Dec. 14. During Uhler’s tenure as CEO, MWH increased its revenue 66 percent to annual revenue of more than $1.5 billion. MWH offers engineering consulting and construction services, and has 7,500 employees in 35 countries.
Boulder-based A Spice of Life Catering and Events hired Leanne Jewell as banquet manager. She will oversee events and staff at the Spice of Life Event Center. Jewell, has an extensive history of working in the restaurant/catering industry and has been planning events for 12 years.
Denver-based Rose Community Foundation hired Lisa Harris as communications manager. She will help implement the foundation’s communications and marketing programs including web and electronic communications, print publications, media relations and the management and creative development of special projects. Harris was previously director of communications for web and new media for the Colorado Health Foundation. Rose Community Foundation supports efforts to improve the quality of life in the Denver area through endowed grantmaking programs, and by advising and assisting donors who wish to make charitable investments. The foundation has granted more than $188 million since it was founded in 1995.
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