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People on the Move

January 29, 2008
People on the Move Reprints RSS Feeds Most Viewed Most Emailed Advertising AOR Inc. promoted Karen Wachtel to associate creative director. Magnifi Online named Andie Jones director of client services. Karen Wachtel Architecture & design studioINSITE hired Mike Siniscalchi as a graduate student intern and Michael Halliburton as a marketing/administrative assistant. Michael Halliburton Arts 42 Productions in Boulder named Cathy Reinking of Eliot Street Casting in Denver, casting director for its film, “Workshop.” Banking & finance Steele Street Bank & Trust promoted Brian Wilkinson to president, a newly created position. The fourth-generation banker also joins the board of directors. Liberty Savings Bank’s wholesale mortgage lending department named Matthew Thomson a senior wholesale account executive. UMB Bank Colorado named Chris Ross manager of treasury management. He brings 20 years of experience and most recently was with KeyBank. Boards The National Institutes of Health named Donna Bates Boucher (Bates Group) to a four-year term on the NIH Council of Councils, a national advisory group. The Colorado Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society elected Michael King (Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck) chair of the board of trustees, Angela Kennedy (GHP Financial Group) treasurer and Jan Steiert (Electrum USA Ltd.) secretary. Jan Steiert Cable The Cable Center named Bill Dorman director learning and development. He has 24 years of experience in the cable industry. Bill Dorman Education FirstNet Learning named Mindy Simon an instructional designer, Connie Beavers manager of client services, and as account executives, Gretchen Ficek, Sam Prien, Alberto Lopez and Shannon Thomas. Engineering M-E Engineers Inc. promoted Brian Kannady to principal, and Leonard Gurule and Dave Groulx to senior associates. New associates are Brent Billau, Brian Bowyer, Joseph DeBell, Ed Hornfeck, Steve Peterson, Austin Simmons, Damian Smith, Jeff Smits and Adam Zorn. Rothburg, Tamburini & Winsor Inc. named H.C. Liang to its waste and wastewater engineering and design team. Nolte Associates Inc. named Lance Malburg an associate in its Denver office. This also makes him a partial owner of the firm. Lance Malburg Food Celestial Seasonings named Michael Bloom vice president, marketing. He had been a marketing director at Nestle. Government Paul Orentas, managing partner for Denver-based LiquidMaize, will serve on Virginia’s Commission on Climate Change. The Colorado Lottery named Jack Boehm chief operating officer. Health care Christian Living Communities promoted Bryon Childs to chief financial officer. Exempla Lutheran Hospice at Collier Hospice Center named Dr. Gary Graham medical director of palliative care services. Exempla Physician Network named Susan Young-Donahue director of primary care practices. Gary Graham Marketing & PR Factory Design Labs promoted Tracy McInnes to president from vice president, account services. Adrenalin Inc. promoted Shane George to senior designer. ProConnect Public Relations named Kari Larese public relations specialist. Turner PR promoted Jill Neumann to writer/research analyst, and nam­ed Amanda Conti an account executive, and BrieAnn Fast and Jordan Blakesley account coordinators. Manufacturing The Gates Corp. named Meg VanderLaan vice president, corporate communications and public affairs. Mining The Minerals Management Service’s Royalty in Kind Program named Jim Steward associate director. Nonprofits Downtown Aurora Visual Arts elected to its board of directors Randy Berner (Adolfson & Peterson Construction) and Shubhra Raje (H&L Architecture), co-chairs; Mitzi Schindler (Forest City Stapleton), vice chair; Greg Glade (MGL Partners), finance chair; Narcie Crosby, secretary; Georgia Duran (Aurora Public Schools), Michael Friedman (Lottner Rubin Fishman Brown + Saul PC), Maria Halloran (Community College of Aurora), Kerby Meyers (The Communications Refinery) and LeWanda Spearman (Dorsey & Whitney). Real Estate The Lodge at Balfour, in Louisville, named Alex Augustine leasing consultant. The Builder Realty Council of Metropolitan Denver named Kelly Spencer (Keller Williams) president. Tourism The Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau promoted Rachel Benedick to the newly created position of associate vice president of convention sales. She will market the Colorado Convention Center.