On the job
Elevations Credit Union mortgage loan officer Michael Roth was identified as a Top 200 Originator in the nation for 2011 by Scotsman Mortgage Monthly. Michaels’ results were verified through independent auditors as being 164th in the nation by closed dollar volume. Roth also earned the No. 1 spot in Colorado by closed units, making him 97th in the United States in the unit category.
Boulder-based Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) has elected Dr. Liam Ratcliffe to its board of directors as an independent director. Ratcliffe has an extensive background in drug development and translational medicine, including a 12-year tenure at Pfizer Neuroscience.
University of Colorado-Boulder physics professor John Wahr has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences, an honor recognizing scientists and engineers for their achievements in original research. Wahr, who also is a fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, is an expert on theoretical geophysics and on the use of satellite measurements to better understand the planet and its atmosphere.
University of Colorado-Boulder Provost Russell Moore on May 1 named Steven Leigh as dean of CU-Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1. Leigh will leave his post as an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Broomfield-based MWH Global, a provider of strategic wet-infrastructure consulting, environmental engineering and construction services, announced April 30 that seven employees have been promoted to the position of vice president. Simon Alder, vice president and director of program delivery, has more than 19 years of experience developing program and project management delivery processes and tools across the global MWH operation and for clients, and will be based in Broomfield. John Chahbandour, vice president and director of strategic water management, leads MWH’s global water-management initiative for the mining and oil and gas industries, and will be based in Denver. Norman “Mike” Cira, vice president and client service manager, is an environmental scientist, certified hazardous-materials manager and certified hazardous materials technician, and will be based in Cedarburg, Wis. John Guilfoyle, vice president and associate director of technology solutions, has 17 years of experience in assessing, designing, developing and delivering technology systems for a variety of industries and will be based in Broomfield. Greg Rollins, vice president and location manager, is a licensed professional civil and geotechnical engineer and manages MWH operations in Portland, Ore. David A. Smith, vice president and director of global strategy, is responsible for establishing strategic priorities, emphasizing implementation and execution of MWH strategic plans and is based in the Warrington, United Kingdom, office. Chuck Taylor, vice president and director of development, has more than 30 years’ experience in the extractive industry, is responsible for strategy implementation for the global mining sector, and is based in Denver.
Local companies such as Rudi’s Bakery could soon buy wheat and other food grown on local open space under a program going on at Boulder County Parks and Open Space. Jennifer Kemp was hired recently to serve as the program’s new, part-time local foods and public outreach specialist. She makes $21,000 per year to work 20 hours per week on the project, said David Bell, agricultural resource manager for the Boulder County government. Farmers paid about $1.5 million in lease fees last year to grow crops on designated Boulder County Parks and Open Space land, Bell said, adding that the money goes back into the county open space program. Kemp’s job is to sit down with local growers to find out what is being produced, what the market is demanding, and what potential new market opportunities exist, Bell said.
Boulder-based InspiringApps has hired Christy Mercer as a project manager and QA specialist and Will Helling as a software engineer. Mercer, a graduate of the University of Oregon, most recently worked at AdPerk. Helling, a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, was most recently employed with Markit On Demand.
Boulder-based FreeWave Technologies Inc. has added several employees including Glenn Longley as a product manager, IO, Shawn Watson as a regional manager for oil and gas, and Kyle Wulchin as a customer-support technician.
Nicholas “Nick” Muller, founder and former executive director of the Colorado Independent Energy Association, has joined Boulder-based Dietze and Davis PC’s energy practice as of counsel. In his 20 years with the association, Muller has experience before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, years of work with the power grid for the Western United States, and familiarity with national, regional and state energy policy and decision-makers.
Louisville-based 36 Commuting Solutions has hired Paul DesRocher as multimodal planner. DesRocher will work to improve transportation options along the U.S. Highway 36 corridor by coordinating transportation programs and projects with a focus on demand management and Bus Rapid Transit planning. DesRocher previously worked on bicycle, pedestrian and transit planning on the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest.
Carrie Host has joined the Boulder office of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, which handles the sale and purchase of luxury residences throughout Colorado. Before joining FSIR, Host was an internationally published author and public speaker, and is a sponsor of the Tea & Croquet with the Queen event, scheduled for May 20 in Boulder, which will benefit Blue Sky Bridge, a child and family advocacy center.
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