Alumni On The Move

Our alumni are making a difference in business and the community. See the most recent updates here. Have an update to share? Submit your news.

Cuneyt Akay

Impact Denver ’16; is now a shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice

Christine Benero 

Access Denver ’04, Board of Directors ’07-13, Colorado Experience ’11, Leadership Denver ’05, Leadership Exchange ’06-12, ’14-16, Legacy Denver ’07, ’09; president and CEO of Mile High United Way was named one of the 100 “Women to Watch” in an annual report from Bizwomen

Seth Belzley

LEX ’15, LD ’14; was one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 2017 winners

Kristen Blessman

AD ’14, LD ’16; is now CEO of Women’s Chamber

Ryan Boykin

LD ’16; was one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 2017 winners

Will Chan

ID ’15; was one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 2017 winners

Andrew Freedman

LD ’12; will be launching a consulting firm, Freedman & Koski, LLC which specializes in advising state and local governments on how to best implement marijuana legalization

Andrew French

JD ’11; was one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 2017 winners

Jocelyn Hittle

LD ’16; director of Denver program development for CSU, is a part of the project to partner with National Western Center and Denver Water to develop the CSU Water Resources Center, which will create collaboration around water quality, conservation, reuse/recycling, treatment and more

Rebecca Holmes

LD ’10; was named president and CEO at The Colorado Education Initiative

Carrie Johnson

ID ’16; made partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Chelsea Magin

ID ’16; accepted a fulltime, tenure-track faculty position in the School of Medicine at CU-Anschutz

Lydia McCoy

LD ‘16; will be Colorado Nonprofit Association’s new vice president and CEO

Brigid McRaith

LD ‘11; is the new CEO at the Mile High Youth Corps

Kyle Mickalowski

ID ‘16; was promoted to director of quality management at Craig Hospital

Dennis Moore

BOD ’10-16, CE’11-12, LD ‘10, LEX ‘15; was one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 2017 winners

Tiana Nelson

BAD ’16, ID ’15; was one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 2017 winners

Rebecca Oakes

LD ’05; was re-appointed to serve on the Colorado State Board of Parole for her 4th term and 2nd term as Vice Chair which members of the Colorado Senate voted unanimously to approve the recommendation of Governor Hickenlooper to re-appoint Oakes. Oakes is a Council Member on the Colorado Restorative Justice Council (formed via HB07-1129) as an appointed representative of the Colorado State Board of Parole and was recently asked to serve as an Advisory Board Member for Friends of the Haven (FOH). FOH provides The Haven, and the Baby Haven, with resources for programming and projects designed to further the abilities of women from across Colorado who are in treatment at the Haven, as they work to break the cycle of drug and alcohol dependence.

Julia Richman

LD ’16; is now the chief innovation and analytics officer for the City of Boulder, CO

Penfield W. Tate III 

LD ’84, LEX ’02-08, ’12, ’14; attorney with Kutak Rock LLP, is now a board member at Community First Foundation

Jamie Torres 

CE, LD ’11; was one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 2017 winners

Hollie Velasquez Horvath 

CE ’16, LEX ’16; was one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 2017 winners

Seth Wong 

ID ’06; was one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 2017 winners

Joe Zimmermann

ID ’14; has taken a position with West Metro Fire Rescue as a firefighter

 Have exciting news that you would like to share with us? Email erica.rutledge@denverleadership.org.