Robert Mathisen has been appointed senior vice president/general manager for Murphy Co., a Denver mechanical contractor. Mathisen has 33 years of experience in the mechanical construction industry and is a member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, the Design Build Institute of America and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Cornell University and studied finance and accounting at Columbia University.

Swinerton Builders Colorado,based in Arvada, Colo., has hired Scott Conrad as division manager. Before joining Swinerton, Conrad was an officer and served on the board of directors for Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Greeley, Colo., and Milender White Construction, Arvada. With 30 years of building experience, Conrad is a LEED Green Associate and an active member of the Design-Build Institute of America and Associated General Contractors. He was appointed to serve on Denver's Building Code Review Committee, has lectured at universities around the country and has been a speaker at American Institute of Architects and DBIA conferences and seminars.

Robert W. Bailey, president of the Water Business Group at CH2M Hill, Denver, and a member of the firm's board of directors, was appointed to the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Water Security. The council brings thought leaders together to study how water shortages could affect the world's future energy, food and industrial needs. Bailey currently serves on the Water Initiative Steering Board of the World Economic Forum and has written a chapter about water scarcity for the forum's book, “Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus.”

Thierry Prate has been named a principal consultant in the Denver office of consulting engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff. Prate will provide strategic advice to Parsons Brinckerhoff's transportation clients in infrastructure, financial and project planning. He has extensive experience as a strategic consultant specializing in international economics and finance for transport and rail projects with an emphasis on high-speed and regional rail. Before joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was a senior project manager with a management-consulting firm in Paris and London. Prate holds a master's degree in economics, finance and project management and a bachelor's degree in economics and statistics from Montpellier University in France.

Bill Green, president of The RMH Group, Lakewood, Colo., was named Volunteer of the Year at the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp.'s (Jeffco EDC) fourth annual luncheon on Sept. 8. As chairman of the Energizing Tomorrow Task Force from 2008 to 2011, Green donated many hours of his time linking individuals and organizations in the region to help spur innovation and improve economic growth. In addition to his involvement with the Jeffco EDC, Green is regularly engaged with the local business and design community. He is founding president of the Design Build Institute of America's Rocky Mountain Region and currently sits on that organization's board.