The Herd: New hires, departures and promotions 11.17.20

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Susana Cordova


Susana Cordova, superintendent for Denver Public Schools, is leaving to become Dallas Independent School District’s deputy superintendent of leading and learning.


Steven Paletz

Amy de La Lama has joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner as a partner in the data privacy and cyber security team in the corporate and finance transactions department. She had been with Baker & McKenzie.

Steven Paletz joined Pless Law Firm as a senior associate. He focuses on real estate acquisitions, development and commercial real estate leasing matters.

Kristen M. Geary and Matthew M. Metcalfe have joined Merchant & Gould as associates. Geary works in software and life science and has degrees from Denison University and the University of Denver. Metcalfe focuses on patent prosecution and has degrees from the University of Texas and the University of Houston.

Kris Furniss


Kris Furniss is managing food and beverage director for the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley. He has degree from Hobart College.

Randy Johnson


Randy Johnson is executive director for Emily Griffith Technical College. He had been with Denver Public Schools and has degrees from Eastern New Mexico University.


Susan Sauer

Susan Sauer is vice president of franchise success with Bad Ass Coffee Company of Hawaii. She had been with The Wendy’s Company.


Bobby W. Dishell has been selected to Colorado’s Regional Transportation District board of directors for District D. He is with Moye White.

Denice Reich

Real Estate

Denice Reich has joined Re/Max Masters Millennium in Greenwood Village as a broker associate.

At NavPoint Real Estate Group:

Mike Quinlan

Amber Beede

Mike Quinlan has joined commercial brokerage.

Amber Beede is digital media coordinator.


Ashley Nepomuceno is an installation technician at Ford Audio-Video. She has degrees from the University of Colorado – Denver.

Jamie Lane is vice president of research for AirDNA.


Julie M. Walker has been elected to the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s board of directors. She is with Ireland Stapleton.

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