The Herd: New hires, departures and promotions 11.5.19

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Malia Rogers

Diana Sada

Diana Sada has joined Moye White as an associate in the litigation section. She had been Deputy District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Arapahoe County and has degrees from Rollins College and the University of Denver.

Malia Rogers has joined Husch Blackwell as an associate in the data privacy, cybersecurity and breach response and intellectual property practices. She has degrees from Boston College and Villanova University.

Finity Jernigan, Milan Vinnola and Peter Waltz have been promoted to shareholders with Polsinelli.

Chris Balch has been elected Firm Chair at Holland & Hart, effective Jan. 1

Real Estate

Robert Knisely

Robert Knisely has been appointed managing director and market leader for Transwestern. He had been with CBRE and is a graduate of the University of Denver.

Erik Hagevik is senior vice president for High Street Residential. He is a graduate of the University of Denver.


Alexis Martinez

Alexis Martinez is executive chef for the Denver Marriott Tech Center. He had been senior sous chef at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.


Ted Mentry III and Joe Thiede have joined the commercial banking group with 5Star Bank.

Joe Thiede

Ted Mentry

At InBank:

Chris McShane is senior vice president, senior commercial banker. He had been with BOK Financial.

Tom Francis is senior vice president, SBA and commercial banker. He had been with MidwestOne Bank.

Chris McShane

Tom Francis

Jamie Winkler is vice president, treasury management.

At RBC Wealth Management:

Jay Paul Santangelo is senior vice president – financial advisor.

Pasha Ghaemi is associate vice president – financial advisor.

Jamie Winkler

Andrea Hall

Foster Manierre is a financial advisor.

Kali McFarland is a registered client associate.

At Collegiate Peaks Bank:

Rory Hamersky is vice president.

Jim Crosby

Andrea “Dre” Hall is an assistant vice president and commercial lender

Jim Crosby is a commercial lender


Joining the Apollo Advisory Board: Jack Jefferies; Larry Brown with Go Fast Sports & Beverage Co.; Josh Hanfling with Sewald‐Hanfling Public Affairs; Chris Arnold; and Jonathan Ressler.


At Grasslands:

Alex Gnibus is a publicist.

Sean Billisitz and Madison Ware are account coordinators.

Kit Markgraf is an account manager.

Trevor Maniscalo was promoted to junior publicist. He had been an account coordinator.

Amanda Lowell is public relations manager.

Evan Hyatt


Evan Hyatt has joined Care as director of marketing and communications. He had been with Pathways Hospice.


At Mortenson:

Dave Espinosa

Alexis Herzog

Alexis Herzog is a business development manager. She had been with Hensel Phelps in Austin, Texas and is a graduate of Colorado State University.

Dave Espinosa has been promoted to project executive.

At Palace Construction:

Garth Geer

Rick Carter

Rick Carter will assume the role of chief executive officer; he had been president.

Garth Geer is president. He had been vice president.

Todd Henry’s title has changed to vice president. He had been restoration division manager.

Danny Throckmorton’s title has changed to vice president. He had been general superintendent and safety officer.


Casey Alexander

Katie Gomolak

At Shears Adkins Rockmore:

Katie Gomolak is an interior designer. She is a graduate of Kent State University.

Casey Alexander is a designer. She has degrees from Colorado College and the University of California at Berkeley.

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