The Herd: New hires and promotions for 1.16.18

Cedric Logan

Cedric Logan


Cedric Logan has been elected to the partnership of Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell.  He focuses his practice on insurance litigation and product liability defense, particularly in the class action context.  He is a graduate of the New York University School of Law.


Lance Smith is senior fitness manager the Staenberg-Loup Community Center’s Fitness & Wellness Center. He had been the fitness services and operations manager at the Indianapolis Jewish Community Center. He is a graduate of Butler University.

Rhonda Sparlin and Shawn Neville have joined the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. Sparlin is with Rubin Brown and Neville is with Boa Technology.

Gabriela Chavarria

Gabriela Chavarria

Gabriela Chavarria has been named vice president of research and collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.  She had been senior advisor and forensic science branch chief at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon.  She has degrees from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Harvard University.

Financial Services

Ed Kleist is regional managing director for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. He is a graduate of University of San Diego in California.


Mark Olson is vice president of key account sales and account management for Colorado and Wyoming for UnitedHealthcare. He had been vice president of key account sales and account management for Arizona and New Mexico health plans.

Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown


Jeffrey Brown has been appointed chief executive officer for Powers Brown Architecture.  Brown is a founding principal of the firm.

Real Estate

Matt Weist has joined the brokerage team of Column Commercial Partners. He had been with Oracle Corp. and Clayton Financial and has a degree from the University of Colorado.

Eric Spery has been promoted to chief technology officer with Trelora. He had been vice president of engineering.

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