Three advertising and marketing professionals from the Boulder Valley have been named to a team that will create a brand identity for Colorado. Todd Berger, Justin Fuller and Mona Hasan will join nine others from around the state to develop visual and verbal branding concepts to present to the public for feedback in July. Berger is a graphic designer and co-founder of Berger & Fohr LLC in Boulder. Fuller is a graphic designer and founder of Good Apples LLC in Boulder. Hasan is copywriter at Crispin Porter + Bogusky LLC in Boulder. The project, called Making Colorado, was commissioned by Gov. John Hickenlooper and is made possible by contributions from Colorado companies including KUSA-TV Channel 9, Boulder Brands Inc., the Stanley Hotel, Crocs Inc., Crestone Capital and the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. promoted John Terrion to senior vice president at the firm’s office in Boulder. Terrion is a wealth-management adviser.
The U.S. Small Business Administration appointed Matt Varilek as regional administrator for Region VIII, which encompasses Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Varilek replaces Daniel Hannaher, who stepped down in July. Stan Nakano, district administrator in Utah, has been serving as acting administrator for the region. Varilek most recently was economic development director in the office of U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D.
Louisville-based CableLabs, a nonprofit research and development consortium for the cable industry, hired Tom Lookabaugh as executive vice president for research and development. Previously, Lookabaugh was vice president of ViaSat Communications’ commercial mobility arm, chief technology officer at Entropic Communications, and chief executive at PolyCiper, a joint venture formed by Comcast, Time Warner and Cox Communications to develop downloadable conditional access security products. He was also a co-founder of DiviCom.
Boulder-based FreeWave Technologies Inc. hired Trevor Thorson as an engineering technician, Graham Boon as a systems engineer to support the company’s oil and gas, original equipment manufacturer and utilities markets in the Rockies and Canada, and Theresa Aubinger as a member of the inside sales team to support military and utilities customers. It also hired Larry Weaver as senior manufacturing technician to provide technical product support to manufacturing at the component level, and also provide first-level support to the production operators. Karen Lambert joined FreeWave as marketing manager and will be responsible for developing marketing strategy, branding and communications.
Boulder-based A Spice of Life Catering + Events promoted Chris Lockyear to sous chef; overseeing production and organization of the catering company’s kitchen. Lockyear has 30 years of restaurant experience, and owned a food truck, The Magic Bus Café; he has five years experience as chef de cuisine with D’Amico Catering.
Dominick M. Saia has opened the Law Offices of Dominick M. Saia at 1400 Main St., Suite 200, in Louisville. Saia’s litigation practice focuses on family law, wills, real estate, personal injury, disability and criminal defense.
Radio Colorado Networks hired former Major League pitcher Mark Knudson as the network’s sports director. The network includes KRCN-AM 1060 serving Longmont and Denver and KREL-AM 1580 in Colorado Springs. A member of the 1993 Colorado Rockies, Knudson is and 20-year veteran of the Denver radio market. He also will write a weekly column for the KREL/ESPN Radio website.
Susan Lythgoe was appointed executive director of Flatirons Habitat for Humanity in Lafayette. Lythgoe previously was executive director of The Learning Source in Lakewood. She also managed her own consulting firm. Flatirons Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
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