The Herd: New hires, departures and promotions 2.25.20

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Victoria Donovan has joined the national corporate practice group of Kutak Rock as Of Counsel. She has degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Denver.

Thomas Krysa has joined the litigation department and securities enforcement and litigation practice group of Foley & Lardner. He had been with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

Gregory Hall

Kate Kalanick

Kate Kalanick has joined Holland & Hart as an associate. She focuses her practice in various business and financial matters. She has degrees from Boston College and the University of Minnesota.

Kristin M. Walker has joined the real estate practice of Polsinelli as a shareholder. She has degrees from University of Missouri-Columbia.

Gregory R. Hall has joined Faegre Drinker as a partner in the corporate group. He had been with DLA Piper in Phoenix and has degrees from the University of Kansas and the University of Arizona.

Real Estate

Matt Smith has founded Premises Commercial Real Estate. He had been with Vector Property Services.

Bryan Semel

Matt Smith

Joining the retail advisory and transaction services in Colorado of CBRE:

Bryan Semel is a vice president based in Aspen. He had been with Compass.

Molly Bayer is a senior associate based in Boulder.


Lisa Douglas

Lisa Douglas is vice president and trust officer with the financial services division of ANB Bank at the Cherry Creek Banking Center. ‘

John Ikard is chairman of the board for FirstBank. He is replacing Larry Hauserman who will remain on the board.


At Gensler:

Juan Padilla, Rebekah Wagoner and Austin Zike were promoted to associates.

Joy Hughes, Ronnie Leone, Erin Vinezeano and Michael Yeager were promoted to senior associates.

Christy Headlee and Alex Garrison were promoted to design director.


Nicholas M. Cassidy has been appointed to serve as a member of the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Fisher House Foundation. He is with Polsinelli.

Ginny Bishop


Ginny Bishop is director of development for the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. She had been with the Montessori School of Denver.


Daniel Oftedahl has joined the healthcare business and community solutions team at Michael Best Strategies as principal. He had been with Aetna and is a graduate of St. John’s University.

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