We find ourselves in the middle of one of the greatest wealth transfer periods of all time. Those with wealth must decide whether they want to make transfers, and if they do, they must decide how much, to whom, when and in what structure?
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Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman promoted John DeVore to partner in the firm’s tax service area and works in the company’s office in Boulder. Devore provides strategic tax solutions to both public and privately held clients in the telecommunications, technology, distribution, manufacturing, and real estate industries. He has been involved in public accounting since 1999 and has been with EKS&H since 2008. EKS&H also promoted Kelly Kozeliski, Sean McBride, Patrick McFarlen and Eric Stutz as partners at the firm’s office in Denver.
Liz Lotz has been named director of public relations at Boulder-based Tonic – A Public Relations and Marketing Mix LLC, a creative marketing, interactive and public-relations agency dedicated to recreation. Her nearly 20 years of experience includes public-relations and marketing work for a wide range of industries including consumer, hospitality, airline, high tech, law and commercial real estate.
Lafayette-based Design Concepts, a community and landscape architecture, announced that Dave Peterson, PLA, earned a license to practice landscape architecture in Colorado. Peterson also was recently appointed by the Broomfield City Council to a four-year term on the Broomfield Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Peterson has worked for Design Concepts for eight years as a community planner. He earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, magna cum laude, from Colorado State University in 2004. He completed a master’s degree in exercise and sports sciences from the University of Arizona in 1991, and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nebraska in 1989.
Broomfield-based MWH Global, promoted 14 employees to vice president, five of whom are based in Colorado, including: Aaron Burns, vice president and engineer. Burns joined MWH in 2002 and has 15 years of project experience across a variety of sectors including dams, tunnels, water and wastewater, hydropower and mining. Graham Campbell, vice president of finance. Campbell has more than 27 years of experience ranging from engineering planning and design to project management, business development and financial management. Marilynn Robinson, vice president and business unit leader. Robinson joined MWH in 2000 and she leads a team of management consultants and technology experts to optimize people, processes and systems for clients. Philip Tunnah, vice president and program manager. Tunnah has 22 years of experience in design-build and construction management-at-risk projects, and he currently leads the firm’s work on the Colorado Springs Southern Delivery System project, which is one of the largest water programs in the country. Andrew Wilson, vice president and director of finance. Wilson serves as the director of finance across a number of MWH business units. He has more than 17 years of experience in finance and is also a certified public accountant.
John Paul Sales, a wealth-management adviser and senior vice president at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Inc. in Boulder, was appointed to the board of directors of the Rocky Mountain Rough Riders AAA Hockey Association.
Meals on Wheels of Boulder has elected Alan Sher and Scott Walker to its board of directors. Sher is a sales consultant with Asher Sales Group, which provides executive consulting to the food industry. Walker is a retired project manager, having worked for 25 years for IBM and managed a restaurant for four years.
WOW! Children’s Museum in Lafayette selected Jennifer Hinderliter as executive director, succeeding founding director Lisa Atallah. Hinderliter has more than 12 years experience working in the nonprofit sector and most recently served as the development director for Family Star Montessori School in Denver. Hinderliter has a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from San Francisco State University and certification through the Executive Director Leadership Training Program in Denver.
Boulder-based Via, formerly Special Transit, hired Nicole Cavalino as director of customer and community services. Cavalino, has a master’s degree in adapted kinesiology, specializing in mobility rehabilitation. Previously, she worked for R&D Transportation Services in Los Angeles where she developed and managed mobility programs for people with disabilities. Cavalino will oversee Via’s quality assurance program, safety, customer service, client advocacy, service development and mobility management. Via also hired Hillary Johnson as grants manager. Johnson is a Boulder native and has connections with the community having volunteered with the University of Colorado, Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, Sister Carmen Community Center and Community Food Share. Johnson has a law degree from Stanford University and spent her early career in private practice, including a stint as general attorney for Ball Corp.
Richard Bongiardina has joined Boulder-based Freeman Myre as an associate broker. He has lived in or around Boulder since 1986 and attended the University of Colorado. Previously, he worked for Tandy Corp./Radio Shack for 19 years and for the last 12 years as a credit and collections manager for Corporate Express/Staples in Broomfield.
Broomfield-based Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) appointed T. Michael Glenn to its board of directors. The appointment brings the total number of board members to 13. Glenn serves as executive vice president of market development and corporate communications at FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and is president and chief executive of FedEx Corporate Services. Prior to assuming his current position in 1998, Mr. Glenn held a number of executive positions with increasing responsibility at FedEx.
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