May 1, 2015

On the Job – May 2015


Maddi Brantner joined Loveland-based Davinci Sign Systems as a business developer. Brantner studied interior design at Colorado State University and has more than 10 years of experience in related fields including design and management.

John Ernst joined Niwot-based Wiland Inc. as vice president for solutions and insights – nonprofit. Ernst has more than two decades of nonprofit marketing and analytics experience.


Fort Collins-based Neenan Co. added project engineers Breckon Bice, Shane Fisk, Steve Ott and Chester Sikora; senior interior designer Michelle Goodwin; interior designers Kimberly Hartke and Trinity Kahn, architectural job captain Andy Croxton; assistant preconstruction manager Michelle Meis; assistant project manager Dan Olind; client services coordinator Jennifer Slupe; accountant Lori Ure and architectural intern Charles van Wormer.


Tina Harkness was hired as director of the Mountain States Employers’ Council’s northern regional office in Fort Collins. She joined MSEC as a staff attorney in the employment law services department in 1998, and became information resource manager in charge of MSEC’s legal publications in 2005.



Natalie Ciezczak joined IBMC College to teach in the cosmetology degree program at the campus at 2315 N. Main St. in Longmont. She came to IBMC from Ciao Bella Hair Studio in Longmont and previously worked at the Cyber Salon & Day Spa in Glenwood Springs.


Thomas Liguori was named chief financial officer and executive vice president of Advanced Energy Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS). Liguori, chief financial officer and executive vice president at Irvine, Calif.,-based Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc., will start the new position May 18. Advanced Energy, based in Fort Collins, makes precision-power and solar products. Liguori replaces Danny Herron, who resigned last year, along with chief executive Garry Rogerson and solar-unit president Gordon Tredger. Liguori brings more than 30 years of experience in finance and operations and has spent the last 15 years as CFO of public companies. He also served as CFO at Hypercom Inc., Iomega Corp., Channell Commercial Corp. and Dole Europe for Dole Food Co. He held other financial management positions at Teledyne Inc., Honeywell and Deloitte & Touche LLP.



Sue McCollough joined the Boulder-based Emergency Family Assistance Association as hires Sue McCullough as community resource manager to manage its 725 volunteers. Her decade of experience includes serving as volunteer connection program director for Foothills United Way and managing volunteer services for Volunteer Connection of Boulder County.

KRFC-FM 88.9, a community radio station in Fort Collins, announced new hires and new members of its board of directors. Program director Charles Hale first walked into a radio station in fifth grade and hosted his first show the second week of college. He has had a variety of careers including restaurant general manager, running his own small business and working as a copy writer. Development director Michelle Venus, who filled the same role for nearly two years as a contractor, developed Support Local Culture in partnership with Bellvue-based Noosa Yoghurt. She also is a freelance writer and has worked in marketing and graphic design. Board president Kate Hawthorne is communications coordinator and editor for external relations at Colorado State University and previously wrote for North Forty News and the Northern Colorado Business Report (now BizWest), the final two and a half as editor. Kevin Adams and James Orr joined the board. Adams, marketing manager for Sierra Trading Post, served on a board tasked with creating support for environmental conservation and brain-injury awareness and writes music reviews for a variety of blogs. Orr, a Fort Collins-based real estate agent and business owner, has run a not-for-profit educational club for investors since 2003 and is active in the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce’s Red Carpet Committee.


Alysha Melaragno joined The Group Inc. Real Estate as a broker associate/partner in the Centerra office in Loveland. She graduated from the Colorado State University College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in business with concentration in marketing. The Group also welcomed Marnie Long and Frank Glenn as broker associate/partners. Long has been a licensed broker in Northern Colorado since 1994, previously worked for Re/Max Alliance, and can be reached at The Group’s Harmony Office in Fort Collins. Glenn has a bachelor’s degree in geophysical engineering from Colorado School of Mines and a master’s in business administration with an emphasis on real estate and finance from the University of Colorado Boulder. He worked in Denver for a local developer providing financial analysis for large commercial real estate developments along the Front Range and has been selling residential real estate since relocating to Fort Collins in 2004. He can be reached at The Group’s Horsetooth Office in Fort Collins.

Greg Fair, an associate broker with The Colorado Group in Boulder since 2013, became a partner in the company. Originally from Chappaqua, N.Y., he previously was managing broker of the Davos Group, a boutique investment brokerage group he led for 17 years.

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