The Herd: New hires, departures and promotions 4.23.19

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Rebecca Chopp


Rebecca Chopp, chancellor for the University of Denver, is stepping down, effective July 14, due to medical issues. Jeremy Haefner, wil become interim chancellor at that time. He is the university’s provost and executive vice chancellor.

Timothy B. Scull has stepped down as managing partner of Merchant & Gould. Gregory D. Leibold has been appointed to replace him. Scull will focus on working with clients.

Dean Griffin


Matt Curtis has joined Swinerton as a senior project manager, focusing on healthcare construction. He is a graduate of Colorado State University.




Dean Griffin is general manager of the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek. He had been with California’s Loews Coronado Bay Resort and is a graduate of Northern Arizona University.

Elizabeth Elia

Tom Davies

At the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley:

Tom Davies has been promoted to sales manager. He is a graduate of Cornell College.

Elizabeth Elia is event manager. She had been with Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and is a graduate of Keene State College.

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