Douglas E. Decker, vice president and chief operating officer of White Construction Group, a Denver-based commercial general contractor, was recently elected president of the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado. He has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry and joined White Construction in 1990.
Shane Newman has joined the Denver office of Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers Inc. as a mechanical engineer. He has nine years of industry experience designing mechanical and plumbing building systems and will focus on HVAC design and energy modeling for the firm. Newman is currently working on a new police substation for Arapahoe County, Colo., and a new office building in Steamboat Springs.
James Taylor has been named a senior associate at Denver-based Anderson Mason Dale Architects. He had been an associate since 2006 and joined the firm in 2003. His background is in both public and private-sector projects. Taylor is now working on an office building renovation for the University Corp. for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.
Cathy Bellem has been promoted to associate also at Anderson Mason Dale Architects. She is an architect and project manager with more than 18 years of experience, including several recent campus projects. Gabe Comstock has also been elevated to associate. He has more than 10 years of experience in the integrated delivery of design solutions and is now working on Marquez Hall, a new classroom and engineering laboratory building at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
Noelle Cochran was selected by the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Colorado as its 2011 Outstanding Woman in Engineering. A vice president with URS Corp., Denver, she manages an $8-million project portfolio and also is a national project management webinar instructor. Cochran is also a participating member in the Society of Women Engineers and a proponent of the National Society of Professional Engineers' MATHCOUNTS program, a national mathematics education and competition program for the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The award was presented in February during Engineers Week.
Thomas Hessling has joined ARCADIS, Denver, as vice president and national leader for infrastructure alternative project delivery. He was a vice president at AECOM and directed its alternative delivery group in the Northeast and Midwest regions.
Hessling's experience includes project management of Milwaukee's $810-million Marquette Interchange and project direction of Minnesota's Trunk Highway 212, a $250-million project.
Roy Mucilli has joined consulting engineer The RMH Group, Lakewood, Colo., as senior mechanical engineer. A 38-year engineering and construction industry veteran, he has designed projects that include health-care facilities, data centers and higher education facilities. Mucilli is working on Colorado health-care projects located in Colorado Springs, Denver and Fort Collins.
Sophie DiCaro has been named deputy director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development in Utah. In her previous position as finance director, she managed budgets, funding, fund distribution, contracts and interfaces with the state Legislature and other state agencies. She formerly served as lead budget and policy analyst in the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget. Gary R. Herbert is the state governor.