July 11, 2014

On the Job – July 11, 2014



Luke Swedbergh was hired by Burns Marketing to handle information technology and facilities operations in its Northern Colorado office. Swedbergh has 14 years of systems-administrator experience.

Sabrina Steele joined Davinci Sign in Windsor as business development manager. She previously worked for 10 years as a marketing and event account manager, assisting a variety of clients in various industries with their online and grassroots marketing.


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Jeremy Ehly and Nathan Gulash joined the Denver office of Boulder- and Denver-based architecture firm Arch11. Ehly has a master’s degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology and most recently worked as an intern architect on health-care and student housing projects while at Davis Partnership Architects in Denver. Ehly teaches design studios and 3D modeling and rendering courses at the University of Colorado-Boulder’s environmental-design program. Gulash received his master’s in architecture at the University of Michigan and previously worked at the Denver office of RNL, specializing in energy-efficient and net-zero energy facilities. He will serve as Denver section president of the American Institute of Architects in 2015.



Sandja Brügmann, founder and chief executive of Refresh Agency, joined the Boulder-based Unreasonable Institute, a mentorship and training program for entrepreneurs tackling the world’s biggest social and environmental needs, as an Unreasonable Mentor.



Michael Colyer and Margaret Pond were hired by IBMC College in Longmont to provide career-training instruction in the School of Business to students seeking an accelerated business degree program. Colyer has spent nearly 25 years in adult higher education, including as a retention specialist and academic adviser at Colorado Christian University, a customer-service representative at Mardel Education Resources Inc., a career-readiness executive and consultant at the Full Employment Council of Greater Kansas City, director of education in Kansas and Missouri for National American University, dean of academics at Denver Business College, liaison at the University of Denver, a summer youth program instructor at Arapahoe Community College and a research associate for the National Conference of State Legislators. Pond’s 35 years of experience includes owning POND-erosa Enterprises, Bookkeeping & Business Services. She is an adjunct instructor at Front Range Community College and taught at Eastern Montana College, Denver Business College and Northwest Community College. She also was municipal clerk and treasurer for the city of Powell, Wyo., from 1980 to 1987.


Steve Thweatt was named vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado-Boulder effective July 1 after serving in the post on an interim basis since March 15. He also served as assistant vice chancellor for facilities management at CU and associate vice president for planning, design and construction at Emory University in Atlanta. From 1994 to 2007, Thweatt was the CU-Boulder campus architect and director of planning, design and construction.


Jack Aydin joined the board of directors of Platteville-based Synergy Resources Corp. (NYSE MKT: SYRG). Aydin has 46 years of experience as an analyst covering the oil and gas sector and has focused on emerging-growth companies with assets in North American shale plays for the past 11 years.



Lafayette City Administrator Gary Klaphake was elected to the board of directors for the Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency, a not-for-profit, member-owned insurance pool operating since 1982 and serving 80 percent of Colorado municipalities and affiliated public entities. Klaphake, city administrator since 1998, also held that position in Estes Park, Carroll, Iowa, and Fairmont, Minn.



Dr. Alissa Wicklund joined Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies in Fort Collins as its first sports concussion specialist dedicated to working with athletes in team and individual sports throughout Northern Colorado Wyoming, and western Nebraska. She most recently spent eight years in private practice as a neuropsychologist and concussion specialist in the Chicago area. At Nortthwestern University in Evanston, Ill., Wicklund earned a Ph.D. and then completed a two-year specialized fellowship in neuropsychology.


Roxanne J. Decyk was appointed to the board of directors of Longmont-based DigitalGlobe Inc. (NYSE: DGI), a provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions. She currently is on the boards of directors at Alliant Techsystems, ENSCO PLC and Petrofac Ltd, From 1999 to 2010, Decyk worked for Royal Dutch Shell, where she served on the executive committee and most recently was executive vice president for global government relations.


Danny Goldmann was named general manager of the Omni Interlocken Resort & Spa in Broomfield, a property he helped open in 1999. He had been general manager of the Omni Tucson National Resort in Arizona for six years, and served in various capacities at Omni hotels in Indianapolis as well as Richmond and Norfolk, Va.

Johanna Murphy was elected to as an independent member of the board of directors of Broomfield-based Noodles & Company (Nasdaq: NDLS) and a member of its audit committee. She fills a vacancy created by the resignation of James Pittman, who had served on Noodles’ board as a designee of Argentia Private Investments Inc., which is owned by the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, since December 2010. Murphy is chief marketing officer and director of digital for Ivanka Trump, a retail fashion apparel and accessories brand. She previously was vice president of e-commerce at Kate Spade & Co.


Dorothy Sadd was named chief operating officer of Boulder-based Fresh Produce, a brand of women’s apparel. She has 25 years of experience in the apparel industry with national and international brands including Guess, Levi Strauss & Co., Gap Inc., Adidas, Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, The North Face, Vans, Gymboree and Talbots. She also spent more than a decade at Kurt Salmon, a management-consulting firm that specializes in apparel, retail and consumer products. Sadd worked in-house for both Pottery Barn and VF Corp. in senior operational roles focusing on supply chain, product development and a number of other production and operational initiatives.



Brian Smerud joined Wheeler Management Group Inc. in Greeley as a commercial real estate broker. A Greeley native, Smerud earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Colorado-Boulder and has experience in the oil and gas industry.



David Everhart, a longtime Boulder resident, was named president of San Francisco-based Aperian Global, a provider of consulting, training, and web tools for global talent development. Since joining Aperian in 2011, he has focused on its clients and worked with service delivery and account-management teams. He was co-director of PacificVision, a Japanese-owned management training company headquartered in Boulder, from 1989 to 1994, and executive director of Boulder-based Ionis International, from 1994 to 2006. He also chaired the Boulder-Yamagata Friendship Committee for two years in the 1990s and accompanied then-Mayor Leslie Durgin and other delegates to Yamagata, Japan, Boulder’s sister city there.

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