On the Job May 10, 2013
The Dairy Center for the Arts hired Beth Smith as development coordinator. Previously, she was the development coordinator for the Children's Health Investment Program in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Dairy Center for the Arts is offers performing and visual arts experiences to the Boulder community. It hosts 15 resident arts organizations; it provides three performance theaters, three visual art gallery spaces, 25 music and dance rehearsal studios and the 60-seat art house cinema, The Boedecker Theater.
Derek Cole was appointed chairman of the board of the Colorado BioScience Association at the trade group's annual meeting May 1. Cole, president of Investor Relations Advisory Solutions LLC in Broomfield, takes over chairman duties from Steve Orndorff, chief executive of Broomfield-based Ariel Pharmaceuticals Inc. Cole has 22 years of experience in the capital-markets and corporate-planning sectors. He has 16 years of dedicated investor relations, corporate communications and media relations experience focused on supporting the development of private, small- and mid-cap companies. New officers on the board include vice chairman Mark Spiecker, CEO, Sharklet Technologies Inc. in Aurora; treasurer Jim Wilson, partner, Ernst & Young in Denver; and secretary Lisa Drake, director of government affairs for Monsanto Co. in Englewood. New board members include Bill Marshall, president and CEO of miRagen Inc. in Boulder; Chris Myatt, co-founder and CEO of MBio Diagnostics Inc. in Boulder; Bob Reddy, director of global marketing, Medtronic Navigation Inc. in Louisville; Brenda Fielding, executive vice president of regulatory and strategic development at Clinipace Worldwide in Boulder; Scott Larson, senior vice president of Terumo BCT in Lakewood; and Brett Lund, executive vice president of Gevo Inc. in Englewood.
Boulder-based bioscience firm Actium Biosystems LLC appointed pharmaceutical scientist Jessie L.-S. Au to its scientific advisory board. Au recently resigned her position as professor in the School of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University and is an independent cancer research scientist and consultant. During her career she has been one of the top recipients of grants from the National Institute of Health with a career total of $140 million. Currently, she is the lead investigator for more than $5 million in NIH grants on various cancer research topics. Actium's scientific advisory Board includes Drs. Edward M. Messing, Michael O'Donnell and Craig S. Rosenfeld, and Ph.D's Bruce F. Mackler and Richard Willson.
IBMC College, with campuses in Fort Collins, Greeley and Longmont, hired Mitch Thomas as chief operating officer. Thomas will be responsible for overseeing companywide operations. Most recently, Thomas was vice president of the Denver Online Center at Ashford University, vice president of the Iowa Online Center at Ashford University, vice president of Westwood College Online and campus director at Westwood College of Aviation Technology Los Angeles.
University of Colorado-Boulder professors Kristi Anseth and Henry Kapteyn have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, a top honor recognizing scientists and engineers for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Anseth works in the chemical and biological engineering department, Kapteyn works in the physics department. Anseth and Kapteyn bring the number of CU-Boulder faculty members who have been elected to NAS to 27. The academy elected 84 new members in 2013, along with 21 foreign associates from 14 countries.
Drexel, Barrell & Co. promoted Keith E. Hensel to senior associate. Hensel is a civil engineer in the company's office in Boulder. Hensel has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering technology from Metropolitan State College and has 28 years of engineering experience. Drexel, Barrel provides civil, water resources, traffic and transportation engineering, and land surveying from its offices in Boulder and Colorado Springs.
Former Boulder mayor Shaun McGrath was named regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 8 Office in Denver, covering Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and 27 tribal nations. McGrath most recently worked at Wheelhouse Associates based in Nederland, where he co-led the policy, program and technology integration company's efforts to help governments advance clean energy and environmental goals. Prior to that, he was executive director of the American Solar Energy Society in Boulder.
John Hilgers has been hired as planning director for the city and county of Broomfield. Hilgers takes over for Dave Shinneman who, since his promotion to community development director in December, has been serving in both roles. Hilgers has been the planning director for Waconia, Minnesota since 1988.
Louisville-based Coalfire Systems Inc. added Mark Weatherford, former top cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security, to its advisory board. Coalfire provides information technology audit, risk assessment and compliance management products.
Boulder-based FreeWave Technologies Inc. hired engineers Dan Bowen, Vikram Shah and Alan Doak. Bowen, who will serve as the software development manager of the company's engineering team, has more than 25 years of experience developing, managing and delivering complex software systems. Shah was hired as software engineer, and Doak was hired as a senior radio frequency engineer.
UQM Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UQM), a manufacturer of electric propulsion systems based in Longmont, named David I. Rosenthal treasurer and chief financial officer. He is taking over for Donald A. French, who is retiring after 25 years as the company's CFO. Rosenthal has more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting in senior leadership roles across a variety of industries. Rosenthal will lead accounting, finance, investor relations and human resources. Previously, Rosenthal was a director and served as interim president and chief executive of Cyanotech Corp., a publicly traded manufacturer of nutritional supplement products. He is a certified public accountant and holds an MBA from California State University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
Boulder-based A Spice of Life Catering hired Danielle Staunton to run its new Café Division. The division provides in-house café services to corporations with 250-plus employees along the Front Range, from Longmont to Denver. Staunton has 15 years of sales, marketing and client services experience.
Broomfield-based Ball Corp.'s (NYSE: BLL) board of directors elected John A. Hayes, the company's president and chief executive officer, as chairman of the board. R. David Hoover, who had been chairman since 2002, will remain on the board as a director. Additionally, the board elected Michael W. Feldser, Gerrit Heske and Robert D. Strain as new corporate officers, appointed Theodore M. Solso as the corporation's lead independent director and announced Erik H. van der Kaay's retirement from the board.
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