On the Job March 15, 2013


Cambria Pardner joined Boulder-based Catapult PR-IR, a public relations agency for technology companies, as an account coordinator. Pardner, a Denver native, previously wrote for All Pro Sports & Entertainment, based in Denver, and produced a variety of collateral pieces for the American Judicature Society, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.


Financial adviser Colleen Harvey joined Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. in Boulder. Harvey has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from Tufts University. She is a member of the CFA Society of Colorado and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Debby Paris was hired as a mortgage loan officer at First National Bank, 915 Hover St., Longmont.


John A. Orwin, chief executive of Affymax Inc., joined the board of directors of Boulder-based Array Biopharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY). He previously held leadership roles in marketing, sales, and operations for major pharmaceutical companies including Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Alza Pharmaceuticals, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer and Schering-Plough Corp.


John Metzger was appointed to the advisory board of the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business. In 1991, Metzger founded Boulder-based Metzger Associates, a public relations firm that caters to high-tech companies.


Bruce Howard, Americas president of government and infrastructure for MWH Global Inc. in Broomfield, was selected to the board of directors of the WateReuse Research Foundation. The foundation is an educational, nonprofit organization that conducts applied research on behalf of the water and wastewater community to advance the science of water reuse, recycling, reclamation and desalination.


Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center based in Boulder elected four members to its board of directors: Dr. Jon Berman, Urgent Care physician; Dr. Nalini Brown, public health consultant; Grace Filiss, La Luna Center; and attorney Lisa Shoemaker.


Boulder-based FreeWave Technologies Inc. hired Eric Hewing as product manager for embedded and serial products. Hewing will be responsible for business growth in several markets. Prior to FreeWave, Hewing worked for Texas Instruments as an engineering and product marketer.

Louisville-based Safe Systems Inc., a residential and business security company, promoted John Wrzesinski to vice president at He was SSI’s operations manager since 2007. His 30 years of industry experience includes owning and operating a residential security company in the Denver area and working with the Department of Homeland Security to organize a technical support division to support electronic security solutions for all federal facilities in 13 western states.


Howard O. Bernstein of the Boulder-based law firm Howard O. Bernstein PC, served as the program chairman and moderator for the Colorado Bar Association’s inaugural continuing education program on International Commercial Transactions, which took place on March 14 at the Colorado Bar’s offices in Denver. He also presented a program on Choosing the Right Entity for Doing Business Abroad.


Craig Heisner was named president of Boulder-based footwear maker Newton Running Co. He will report directly to company co-founder and chief executive Jerry Lee, who has been acting as president. Lee will continue as CEO. Heisner has worked at several sportswear companies, including New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc., Reebok International and Brooks Sports Inc., a subsidiary of Russell Corp. He most recently was vice president for marketing, sales and product merchandising at retail sportswear company Li-Ning Co. Ltd. in China.


Romeoville, Illinois-based KeHE Distributors Inc. announced staff additions to its new Natural Sales and Marketing headquarters in Boulder. Scott Silverman, executive director for the natural and organic division, was founder and president of Boulder-based Scotty’s Naturals. Beata Pabian Klenk is to start on Monday, March 18, as gluten-free category director; her experience includes time at Wild Oats markets. Anne Evanoff, KeHE’s current category director for vitamins, minerals, supplements and personal care, also will move to the Boulder office.


Realtor Chris Sweeney was retained as managing broker at Pedal to Properties of Boulder LLC, and Libby Boyd rejoined the firm as an agent. The full-service firm allows buyers the option to view properties and neighborhoods from cruiser bikes. Sweeney, with 15 years’ experience in real estate, joined the firm in 2006 when the company was under different management. Tim Shea purchased Pedal to Properties late last year. Sweeney managed Q’s and the Corner Bar at the Hotel Boulderado before entering the real estate field full-time in 2002. Boyd, who previously worked for the company in 2010, also teaches yoga and is an ordained minister.

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