ADVERTISING, COMMUNICATIONS

Boulder-based BlogFrog Inc. hired Jennifer Beaupre to lead its global marketing efforts. Beaupre will oversee all marketing programs, including digital media strategy, demand generation, marketing communications and public relations. Previously, Beaupre led global marketing at Acrolink. She's also held marketing jobs at SDL International, the American Marketing Association, Rally Software Inc. and eRealEstate.com.

Boulder-based BlogFrog Inc. hired Raviv Turner to lead product management for its influencer-marketing platform. Turner will lead product strategy and execution. Prior to BlogFrog, Turner launched Guerillapps, a venture-backed, social gaming startup. He also worked for NYKB, Digital Production Solutions - IDT Entertainment Co. and ZOE Interactive.


BANKING, FINANCE

Boulder-based Chautauqua Capital Management named A. Douglas Rao as partner and co-portfolio manager. He will co-manage the Chautauqua International Growth Equity strategy and the Chautauqua Global Growth Equity strategy with Brian Beitner, CFA, founder and managing partner of Chautauqua Capital Management. Previously, Rao was portfolio manager of the Marsico Flexible Capital Fund.


EDUCATION

Louise Vale, director of internal audit for the University of Colorado system, will start Sept. 10 as vice chancellor for administration at CU-Boulder. The position reports to Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kelly Fox, supervises a division of almost 700 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of $112 million.


ENGINEERING

Marshall Davert will return in September to Broomfield-based MWH Global Inc., ta provider of wet infrastructure and environmental engineering, strategic consulting, sustainable construction and global engineering services. Davert will serve as director of strategic business growth for MWH's Government and Infrastructure team in the Americas. Davert originally joined MWH in 1997 and left the firm in August 2011 to become executive vice president for water in the Americas with AECOM. During his initial tenure for MWH, he held several leadership positions, most recently serving as president of Asia Pacific operations.


GOVERNMENT

Aaron Kennedy, who founded Noodles & Company in Boulder, a fast-casual restaurant serving a variety of noodles, was hired as Colorado's first chief marketing officer to integrate Colorado's brand into economic development efforts.


HEALTH CARE

Dr. Barbara Ryan, chief executive of Mental Health Partners, has been elected to chair the board of directors of the Center for Improving Value in Health Care, a nonpartisan, nonprofit statewide corporation created to coordinate statewide strategic initiatives to improve health of Coloradans, contain costs and ensure better value. Created in 2008 by executive order of the governor, CIVIHC convenes influential decision-makers representing health-care consumers and advocates. providers, health plans, businesses and government leaders.


HIGH TECH

Boulder-based NeoMedia Technologies Inc. (OTC BB: NEOM), named Mark Lanphear as vice president of sales in North America. Lanphear will have responsibility for sales and business development of NeoMedia's core products, NeoReader and NeoSphere. He has more than two decades of experience in the wireless telecom industry. Lanphear was previously vice president of global sales and general manager of Zomm LLC in Boulder.


LAW

Heather K. Elkins has joined Boulder-based Caplan and Earnest LLP's health-care group as an associate attorney. Her practice focuses on state and federal health-care regulations, including federal anti-kickback, Stark and HIPAA compliance, physician contracting and the formation of physician organizations.


NONPROFIT

The Imagine! Foundation has elected three new board members: Richard Ackerman and Lynn Curtis of Boulder and Chuck Sisk of Louisville. The nonprofit foundation is the fundraising arm of Imagine!, which serves individuals with cognitive disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Alexander (Sandy) Bracken will serve a second year as the foundation's board president.

Elyse Foster, a certified financial planner at Boulder-based Harbor Financial Group Inc., was elected to the board of directors of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. She will be working with other board members to further the nonprofit's mission to protect and enhance the lives of companion animals by promoting healthy relationships between pets and people.


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