Denver Water has hired Julie Anderson as director of customer relations and Sally Covington as director of public affairs. Anderson joined Denver Water as manager of customer care in 2008. Before that she was group manager of consumer affairs at Molson Coors Brewing Co., where she oversaw all North American contact center operations from 2001 to 2008.

Covington joins Denver Water from Denver International Airport, where she worked for 11 years, most recently as deputy manager of aviation marketing and government affairs. Her expertise is in local, national and international media relations; marketing; public relations; and government affairs.

Steve Parkerof Durango, Colo., was recently elected chairman of the Colorado Transportation Commission.He will serve a one-year term, through August 2012. Parker represents the 13 counties that make up Commission District Eight; the counties are Alamosa, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande, San Juan, San Miguel and Saguache. Parker, who began his term with the transportation commission in 2001, also served as chairman in 2004. He is a career banking executive and serves on the board of directors for Alpine Bank in Durango. He succeeds Les Gruen as CTC chairman.

Dr. David Williams is the new director of water resources at Denver's Nolte Vertical Five.He comes to NV5 with more than 36 years of experience in the water resources industry. Most recently, Williams was principal of his own firm, DTW and Associates Engineers in Fort Collins, Colo. His experience also includes 18 years with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers as a hydraulic engineer as well as working at PBS&J in Fort Collins as the national technical director for water resources and at HDR Engineering in San Diego.

Travis Hossfeld has joined Denver general contractor Taylor Kohrs as director of business development. Hossfeld comes to Taylor Kohrs with more than 14 years of experience in the construction and real estate industry and has managed projects totaling more than $300 million.

Hossfeld has worked for several large general contractors in Denver; Fort Collins, Colo.; Dallas, Los Angeles and New York. He has a wide range of business development and project management experience in multifamily, retail, hospitality, medical, education, senior, assisted-living, recreation and sports projects.