Radke, Cigna, Field

Matt Radke has been appointed chief operating officer at Jacobsen Construction, and Dennis Cigana has been named the company’s chief development officer. Jacobsen also has promoted Chris Field, a longtime project manager at the firm, to project executive.

Dale Schneider

Saunders Construction has promoted Dale Schneider to vice president. He oversees the Saunders Express business unit, which specializes in tenant improvement and health care projects. Saunders Express was led previously by Ryan Balakas, who now manages Saunders Norwood Construction, a newly formed partnership in Colorado Springs. 

Hensel Phelps has promoted John Hudson to operations manager. Hudson leads Hensel Phelps’s Plains district and the firm’s Great Hall project at Denver International Airport. Hensel Phelps also promoted Cheryl Hoffman to operations manager. She is working on the FoundryLine project at 38th and Blake in Denver.

Greg Timmerman

ISEC Inc. has selected Greg Timmerman as the firm’s new president and chief executive officer. He began work with ISEC in 1988 as an engineering technician and advanced through various leadership and operational roles in the firm’s Colorado, Washington and California offices. 

Jim Haynes

POWER Engineers Inc. has appointed Jim Haynes as the firm’s new president and CEO. Haynes had been executive vice president and chief administrative officer for the past six years and was previously the manager of POWER’s facilities division. 

Dejan Damjanovic

Woolpert has hired aviation and geospatial expert Dejan Damjanovic as an aviation geospatial project manager in Denver. He has more than 25 years of experience in aeronautical information management, navigational data provision, synthetic vision systems and remote sensing. 

Swinerton has promoted 22 employees in the company’s Colorado division. Chad Holajter has been promoted to operations manager. Scott Hill has been promoted to project executive. Kent Bryan and Matt Johnson have been promoted to general superintendents. Adam Diffendal, Bradley Monson and Connor Madigan have been promoted to senior project managers. 

  • Mark Norin and Andrew Love have been promoted to project managers.
  • Zane Green has been promoted to lead estimator for Swinerton’s self-perform group.
  • Bailey Bulls, Charlotte Lundin, Murphy Dutcher and Zach Alves have been promoted to assistant project managers.
  • Andrew Hemeon and Jeff Kummet have been promoted to superintendents, and Grayson Godwin to assistant superintendent.
  • David Suarez, Mario Walker Jr. and Mary Burkett have been promoted to senior project engineers.
  • Katy Spicer has been promoted to solutions manager.
  • Yesenia Ramirez has been promoted to senior craft services administrator.
Aaron Nelson

Dewberry has hired Aaron Nelson as a business unit manager and the West region’s water market segment leader in the firm’s Denver office. Nelson has worked as a vice president, regional area leader and senior director of design operations for a national engineering firm. 

Keo Frazier

Denver Housing Authority has hired Keo Frazier as the new director of communications and public affairs. Most recently, she was vice president of communications and engagement at Emily Griffith Technical College. 


Jennifer (Jen) Riedl

SmithGroup has hired Jennifer (Jen) Riedl as director of business development in the Denver office. Before SmithGroup, Riedl was a senior business development manager for Mortenson Construction.



Charlie Hager

Charlie Hager, civil principal, retired from JVA Inc. at the end of May. Hager started at JVA in 2001, led the firm’s civil department in Boulder and served as a vice president for 10 years. 



Ryan Moler

Taylor Kohrs recently hired Ryan Moler as a project engineer. Moler earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Colorado State University.




Dawn DiPrince

History Colorado has hired Dawn DiPrince as the organization’s new executive director. DiPrince is the first person from Southern Colorado to assume the role and the third woman to hold the director’s position at History Colorado.

Enrique Elizondo has joined Denver’s Gilmore Construction as a senior project manager. He comes to the company with more than 24 years of experience, having worked on a variety of projects in Colorado ranging from K-12, offices, hospitals, road construction and land development. 

Eliza Woodside has joined CSHQA as an interior designer I. She supports the interiors team with special planning, material and finish selections, and conceptual design for a variety of projects. She earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Nebraska in 2021.