The Herd: New hires and promotions for 5.5.18


Chris Achatz has joined Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld, & Gaddis. He focuses his practice in data privacy and security.  He had been with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and has degrees from the University of Colorado.

Bradley H. Oliphant has joined the environment, energy and resources practice of Perkins Cole.  He had been with the U.S. Department of Justice.  He has degrees from Harvard University and Cornell University.

Justin R. Cruz and Ben Roxborough have joined the litigation practice group of Michael Best & Friedrich.  They will focus their practice on intellectual property litigation.  Cruz has degrees from the University of Colorado and DePaul University.  Roxborough has degrees from the University of Wollongong in Australia, The College of Law in Sydney and Stanford University.

Melisa Baldwin

Melisa Baldwin


Melisa Baldwin will become vice chancellor of advancement for the University of Colorado Denver, effective Aug. 1.  She is with Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.

Chuck Plunkett will lead CU News Corps with the University of Colorado.  He had been with The Denver Post.

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Chauncey Billups and Jamie S. Gronowski have been elected to the board of trustees of Regis University.  Ritter is currently with the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University.  Billups is an ESPN NBA analyst.  Gronowski is with Gronowski Advisory Services.

Ernie Shih

Ernie Shih


Ernie Shih has joined Shears Adkins Rockmore as a project manager.  He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.

Real Estate

Harper Davis has joined Cushman & Wakefield as an associate in the industrial advisory practice.  She had been with Newmark Knight Frank.  She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.

Warwick Olney has joined CBRE as a first vice president with the capital markets’ debt and structured finance practice.  He had been with Summit Investment Management.


Margaret Kelly has been elected to the board of directors of The Daniels Fund.  She is retired from Re/Max.

Mike Miller

Mike Miller


Joining Levels Beyond:

Audrey Turco is a workflow engineer.  Mike Miller is a technical operations engineer.

Kristen Kidd is marketing manager.  She has degrees from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and the University of Denver.

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