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InBank Names Bo Scott as New President

InBank, a growing independent commercial bank serving the Colorado Front Range, southern Colorado, and northern New Mexico markets, announces today that it has named veteran banking executive, Bo Scott, as President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer. Ed Francis, the current Chairman, CEO and President of InBank and InBankshares, Corp (OTCQX:INBC), will continue to serve as CEO and Chairman for both as the bank continues its growth trajectory and prepares for additional expansion plans.

Bo Scott has over 25 years of banking and financial institution experience and will serve as President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer of InBank. Previously, he held the position of Executive Vice President at UMB Bank, leading the Colorado commercial bank, and Senior Vice President at US Bank where he managed multiple West Coast markets for the Emerging Business division.

“It is an honor to welcome Bo to our executive leadership team and we look forward to quickly integrating his leadership and deep experience in commercial banking into the InBank team,” says Ed Francis, Chairman and CEO of InBank. “We are confident Bo will help us accelerate our organic growth.  His acumen for attracting top talent and his deep experience in C&I lending will afford us new opportunities to open doors for new clients and talented bankers.”

“Joining InBank is an exciting new chapter for me and I am very enthusiastic about being a part of the talented and experienced executive team at InBank and contributing to a high-growth organization that will be strengthening its position in the marketplace,” says Bo Scott, President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer of InBank.

InBank’s expansion plans include an increased presence along the 1-25 corridor from Northern Colorado through the Denver Metro Area south to Colorado Springs and recruitment of additional commercial bankers to serve the needs of business owners throughout the Front Range.

About InBank

InBank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of InBankshares, Corp (OTCQX:INBC), a Colorado headquartered bank holding company. InBank is an independent commercial bank growing throughout the Colorado Front Range and serving southern Colorado and northern New Mexico markets. At June 30, 2023, InBank had $1.30 billion in total assets. InBank offers a full suite of commercial, business, personal and private banking solutions with a focus on personalized service, technology and local decision-making. InBank was built on the entrepreneurial spirit and is led by a team of experienced banking professionals committed to the mission of positively impacting the lives of its customers, communities and associates. For more information, visit

People on the Move: Adriana Hidalgo

Healthier Colorado recently announced Adriana Hidalgo as their new executive vice president. Hidalgo joins Healthier Colorado after serving as special assistant to then Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. As Executive Vice President, Hidalgo will be responsible for Healthier Colorado’s politics and policy portfolio.

“Joining the team at Healthier Colorado was an easy decision,” said Hidalgo. “I’m thrilled at the opportunity to join this organization that aligns with my values and isn’t afraid to champion hard-fought issues, holding the needs of real people at its core. There’s no greater work than empowering individuals and communities by creating and supporting policies that level the playing field for all, so that every individual has an equal opportunity to thrive. Transitioning from the Speaker’s office to Colorado, I knew I wanted to find an organization rooted in Colorado and with a mission of making a positive difference in this place my family and I now call home.” 

Throughout her career, Adriana has always prioritized forming strong relationships with her peers on both sides of the aisle to better understand insights of diverse communities across the country. She worked to ensure Speaker Pelosi heard the experiences and points of view of many and strived to move forward bipartisan solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time. She is most proud of being a part of the united front that both Democratic and Republican lawmakers formed throughout the pandemic, fulfilling their responsibility to seek common ground where they could and deliver for the American people. This bipartisan partnership provided billions of dollars in funding and programs to protect communities, families, and workers in the fight against COVID-19.

“We’ve been searching for someone who has the drive and passion to help us take Healthier Colorado to new limits,” said Healthier Colorado CEO Jake Williams. “Given the special nature of our organization, it’s vital that they have a hunger for politics, an urgency to work on both sides of the aisle, and commitment to positive change-making. We’re fortunate to have found all of this in Adriana, and I am eager for everyone to meet her.” 

Hidalgo helped to strategically guide change management during the pandemic, amplifying the voices of struggling community members and driving the implementation of Town Halls in response to COVID-19, which garnered a 10,000+ audience. While supporting Speaker Pelosi, she ensured that both San Franciscans and Americans in all states were aware of the benefits of the bipartisan CARES Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. She also traveled alongside Speaker Pelosi throughout the 2018 election cycle, which led to the most racially diverse and female group of freshman representatives ever elected to the U.S. House.

Hidalgo’s hire comes after Healthier Colorado’s longtime Deputy Director, Hillary Jorgensen, stepped down in 2022 to become the co-executive director at Colorado Cross Disability Coalition. Visit here to learn more about Hidalgo and the Healthier Colorado team. 

People on the Move: Sarah H. Abbott

Abbott joined Ireland Stapleton in January of 2021 and is a business, regulatory, and real estate attorney in the Firm’s Grand Junction office. In her practice, she advises clients on corporate governance, regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, and contract negotiations, as well as represents clients in settlement negotiations and mediations. In addition to her business practice, Sarah handles real estate transactions and development.

“We are pleased to welcome Sarah as our newest director. Over the last couple of years, she has added tremendous value to the Firm and its clients around Montrose and across the Western Slope. She has the in-depth legal experience, skills, and leadership qualities to make an excellent director, and we look forward to having her step into this new role,” said Managing Director Erica Tarpey.

Prior to joining Ireland Stapleton, Abbott served as in-house general counsel for a hemp/CBD company; worked in private practice in Montrose, Colorado, where she advised companies in the healthcare, telecommunications, and retail industries; and served as in-house counsel for a Denver-based subsidiary of The Carlyle Group. She is an active member of her community and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Montrose Regional Hospital and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Montrose Community Foundation. She also serves on the Planned Giving Council for HopeWest Hospice. Abbott earned her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University.



Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC is a full-service Colorado commercial law firm with offices in Denver and Grand Junction. Founded in 1926, the Firm provides legal advice to businesses, individuals, and government entities on business, litigation, real estate, employment, intellectual property, environmental, energy, estate planning, special districts, tax, government relations, and regulatory affairs matters. The Firm is the Colorado member of the global law firm network, SCG Legal. The network is an effective tool for identifying and providing local counsel for clients worldwide. Member firms of SCG Legal practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law. To learn more about Ireland Stapleton, go to

YMCA of the Rockies Announces New Chief Operating Officer, Courtney Hill

YMCA of the Rockies has named Courtney Hill as the new chief operating officer (COO) of both the Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch properties. Hill brings nearly two decades of experience with the organization to her new role, most recently having served as the vice president of human resources. 

“We’re elated to have Courtney serve as our COO,” said Julie Watkins, CEO of YMCA of the Rockies. “In her 20 years at YMCA of the Rockies, it is no exaggeration to say she has seen it all. Courtney’s experience, coupled with her passion for our mission, makes her the perfect person to oversee our operations as we continue to grow our offerings in lodging, activities, events and camps for more than 210,000 people annually.” 

Hill began her tenure with YMCA of the Rockies in 2004 as the associate program director, managing the growth of guest programs, as well as handling staff recruitment, training and support. Later, as assistant financial development director, Hill led numerous fundraising efforts and maintained donor relationships, creating consistent annual growth across a number of campaigns. In her subsequent role as the director of philanthropy, Hill orchestrated the vision and strategic execution of fundraising efforts, which led to record giving, including the association’s first-ever seven-figure gift commitment. In her most recent role as vice president of human resources, she managed the coordination of human resources for both properties, led the association’s long range planning process and helmed the association’s diversity, inclusion, equity and global priorities and initiatives.

As COO, Hill will provide strategic leadership for Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch operations in an effort to improve the guest, camper and staff experience. She will also set and oversee operational expectations among management teams and staff as well as help lead the strategic planning process in conjunction with other members of the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors. 

“It’s an honor and a privilege to provide strategic oversight for operations at YMCA of the Rockies,” said Courtney Hill, COO of YMCA of the Rockies. “Estes Park Center, Snow Mountain Ranch and Camp Chief Ouray provide impactful experiences and renewal for so many people annually, and I am excited to further support the advancement of our mission in a way that is accessible for all.”

Hill holds a degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University. In 2009, she also received an Organizational Leader certification from YMCA of the USA.

In her free time, Courtney enjoys getting outdoors for some hiking, camping and distance running and spending time with her husband and two adult children. 


About YMCA of the Rockies

YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch put Christian Principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all. To learn more about the YMCA of the Rockies and Snow Mountain Ranch,

Tyler Fuss of LIME Painting Awarded Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association

The International Franchise Association (IFA) named Tyler Fuss, owner of LIME Painting in Northern Colorado as a 2023 Franchisee of the Year. Fuss was honored at the 63rd IFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, for being an outstanding franchise establishment owner-operator.

“Franchisee of the Year recipients represent the best in franchising,” said Matthew Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “This is the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and local business owners like Tyler Fuss exemplify the power of franchising and its positive contributions to communities around the world.”

The Franchisee of the Year Award, sponsored by IFA’s partner Paychex, recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their service to their communities, fostering a strong and vibrant workforce, opening the doors for career growth and entrepreneurship, and supporting their fellow franchisees.

“I am grateful and humbled to accept this award given by an incredible organization. Each day, our team focuses on how to better serve our clients, employees, each other and artisans. We strive for excellence by being intentional and focusing on the activities that will yield the best results. And, we have fun doing it through the LIME way,” said Tyler Fuss. “I’d like to offer our gratitude to God, to the IFA, Nick, our CEO, my parents, wife, employees, artisans, suppliers/vendors, and everyone else who has contributed to our success. Thank you for guiding our team along the way and making it possible. We will continue to work hard to serve others to the best of our ability and be a small part of keeping LIME as a world-class organization.”

LIME Painting offers 40 different painting, coating, and surface restoration services, but the brand is much more than that. LIME’s values of love, integrity, mission, and excellence motivate them to provide the best service possible using the highest quality products to maintain the aesthetic and structure of luxury properties. Whether it’s a standard repaint or a custom restoration job for a heavily distressed home, LIME is prepared to take on tasks and exceed customers’ expectations.

There are approximately 800,000 franchised businesses across the U.S., providing over 8.4 million direct jobs and generating over $800 billion in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising on average provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.

For more information on LIME Painting of Northern Colorado, please visit

About the International Franchise Association:

Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 790,492 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.4 million direct jobs, $825.4 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.

About LIME Painting

After discovering his passion for home improvement while owning his first painting LLC, Nick Lopez founded LIME Painting in 2013 to set the standard of excellence in painting high-end residential and commercial properties. Five years later, he put his perfected business model to the test and began franchising to provide high-quality interior and exterior painting, coating, and other restoration services to maintain the aesthetic and integrity of luxury properties across the country. LIME Painting currently serves luxury home and business owners in all 78 locations in 19 states. For more information, go to

InBank Welcomes Steve Shear and Liz Pike to Senior Leadership Team

InBank, a growing independent commercial bank serving the Colorado Front Range, southern Colorado, and northern New Mexico markets, announces today that it has added Steve Shear and Liz Pike, two talented and experienced bankers, to its leadership team.

“The addition of Steve and Liz to our senior leadership team is another great win for the InBank team. Their talent and leadership will help us achieve several strategic objectives that will continue to fuel our organic growth,” says Ed Francis, Chairman and CEO of InBank. “Steve and Liz bring a wealth of experience in building teams that drive core deposit growth. Their expertise in retail and private banking leadership will help expand our service offerings in these areas as we strive to build market share. They are a great complement to our team that has had a strong track record of success.


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Steve Shear joins InBank as Chief Deposit & Private Banking Officer. Steve will be responsible for managing InBank’s overall deposit function. He will also lead InBank’s Private Banking division, focused on delivering custom banking solutions to business owners and high-net-worth individuals. Prior to joining InBank, Steve was the Executive Vice President, Director of Treasury & Commercial Services at Central Bank & Trust and has held leadership positions at First Western Trust and J.P. Morgan Chase.

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Steve Shear

“I am thrilled to be joining InBank at such an exciting time,” stated Steve. “I look forward to developing strategies to support our new and existing clients, and contributing to the Bank’s continued growth in the markets we serve.”

Liz Pike joins InBank as Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Banking. She will be part of the Bank’s senior leadership team and responsible for leadership, strategy development and implementation, and direct oversight of branch operations for the InBank retail banking team. Prior to joining InBank, Liz was a Senior Vice President and Head of Retail Banking for Citywide Banks.

“I am pleased to be a part of such a service-oriented and enthusiastic team,” added Liz. “I look forward to collaborating with this outstanding group of bankers and building on our already great service culture.





About InBank:

InBank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of InBankshares, Corp (OTCQX:INBC), a Colorado headquartered bank holding company. InBank is an independent commercial bank growing throughout the Colorado Front Range and serving southern Colorado and northern New Mexico markets. At December 31, 2022, InBank had $1.24 billion in total assets. InBank offers a full suite of commercial, business, personal, mortgage and private banking solutions with a focus on personalized service, technology and local decision-making. InBank was built on the entrepreneurial spirit and is led by a team of experienced banking professionals committed to the mission of positively impacting the lives of its customers, communities and associates. For more information, visit

Youth On Record Hires Stephen Smith-Contreras as Director of Academic Success

Youth on Record (YOR) is excited to announce that Stephen Smith-Contreras has been named Director of Academic Success.

The hire marks YOR’s commitment to sustaining and expanding their school programs beyond Denver, Aurora, and Cherry Creek, and supports the development and implementation of career pathways for the creative industries (in partnership with the public schools).

“I couldn’t be more excited about this new addition to the team,” Deputy Director Andrea Viarrial-Murphy said.

“Stephen has a strong background in arts administration, curriculum development, leadership, and mentorship and is an extremely talented artist and musician. Stephen will be working to grow our partnerships with schools in the Denver Metro area, build our Teaching Artist team, and strengthen and grow our substitute roster. I am also thrilled that he will be working side-by-side with our new Director of Music Ecosystems, Erin Roberts, to develop and implement our career pathways programming for the creative industries.”

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Prior to joining the team full-time, Smith-Contreras worked on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), Gustavo Dudamel’s signature program where he managed YOLA National and various community-based music projects.

His professional background includes 15 years of experience working in creative youth development with a focus on social and economic justice. He has a passion for using music and art as an agent for change and has committed to working with young people and communities through his work. He has developed and implemented a variety of arts education curricula with schools, universities, arts institutions and community-based organizations. Smith-Contreras has degrees in Cultural Anthropology, Ethnic Studies and Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder and California State University Los Angeles.

Like so much of YOR’s staff, Smith-Contreras is also a longtime musician himself. He has performed internationally and enjoys exploring the intersections between Afro-Latin percussion and electronic music.

“Youth on Record’s work fostering the intersection of arts education, music innovation and community cultivation has been on my radar for many years, “ Smith-Contreras said. “It is truly exciting to join Youth on Record’s dynamic team of teaching artists and arts administrators, and advancing its mission in our public schools.”

As Director of Academic Success, Smith-Contreras will navigate and oversee YOR’s relationships with public schools and for-credit class programs. Current school partnerships include Aurora Central High School, Colorado High School Charter – GES and Osage Campuses, Compass Academy, Legacy Options High School, Robert Smith STEAM Academy, Vista Peak Preparatory and American Indian School.

About Youth on Record:

YOR recognizes that education alone can not solve for systemic injustice, nor can it, alone, liberate youth. Art is a powerful tool, but it also cannot bear the sole responsibility for creating more equitable communities. Still, education and art, when integrated under the right framework, are powerful tools toward liberation and equity. 

YOR’s education, music, and community programs are designed to help young people become more free, more rooted in their personal power, and better able to thrive in spite of systems and circumstances that dis-empower and marginalize them.

YOR designs and implements strengths-based, music-centered programs intended to equip young people from historically under-resourced communities with the skills needed to find success in life–by advancing their academic success, increasing their economic opportunities and career skills, and strengthening their community connections and networks.

Mark Smith Inducted Into 2023 Colorado Business Hall of Fame

Slifer Smith & Frampton together with East West Partners are proud to announce that Mark Smith has been inducted into the 2023 Class of the Colorado Business Hall of Fame which honors outstanding individuals who have made legendary contributions to the free enterprise system and provide inspiration for the next generation.

“I couldn’t be more honored to receive this prestigious award alongside such a distinguished group of friends and colleagues,” said Mark Smith. “It has been my life’s work and greatest pleasure to help shape the future of some of Colorado’s most iconic places and I appreciate this recognition tremendously.”

The 2023 laureates were inducted on February 6th, at the 34th Colorado Business Hall of Fame Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Laureates are selected for their enduring and innovative professional contributions to Colorado, inspirational and ethical acumen, and philanthropic endeavors. This annual event, hosted by Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain, Inc. and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce honored five of Colorado’s most distinguished and influential business leaders by recognizing their professional accomplishments and long-term impact on the state’s economy, and philanthropic contributions to the community.

“This tremendous honor recognizes Colorado’s most verdant and longstanding business leaders that inspire change through their professional and philanthropic work, which exemplifies the incomparable Mark Smith who I have had the pleasure of working with for more than three decades,” said Harry Frampton, Founder & Principal of East West Partners and Principal at Slifer Smith & Frampton. “I have witnessed the innumerable professional accomplishments, and his extensive philanthropic work that has truly impacted Coloradoans across the state from Denver to the Vail Valley. He is tirelessly committed to making Colorado a better place for all.”

This well-deserved honor comes after 50 years of experience in real estate development, sales and marketing. Smith is a Founding Principal and Managing Partner of Slifer Smith & Frampton and was a founding principal of both East West Partners and Union Station Neighborhood Company.

Commonly described as a visionary, Smith started his development career with the creation of Beaver Creek Village in the Vail Valley and has played a role in numerous iconic projects throughout the mountain communities including Vail, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Breckenridge and Keystone resorts. He has also grown Slifer Smith & Frampton into the leading independent brokerage firm in Colorado with 270+ brokers and 120+ team members.  It now has 34 offices located throughout Boulder, Denver, the Vail Valley, Summit County and the Roaring Fork Valley with $10B in sales volume since 2020.

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After developing in the mountains of Colorado for 13 years, Smith brought his East West Partners expertise to Downtown Denver in 1999. Beginning with Riverfront Park and eventually taking on Union Station, Smith and East West Partners helped reshape Denver and the metro area, having developed $1.4 billion of real estate comprised of 23 total projects, 1,429 residences, 745,000 square feet of commercial space and 150,000 square feet of retail. His leadership and vision in the master planning and development of both Riverfront Park and Union Station communities was acknowledged by receiving the Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence.

Despite this success, he is most proud of the significant contributions he has made to his community by being the founder of highly impactful organizations, including Youth Foundation (now Youth Power 365), Platte Forum, and Riverfront Park Community Foundation. Mr. Smith’s community involvement extends to the boardroom as well, with current board affiliations with Colorado Forum, First Western Financial, Forbes Global Properties, Riverfront Park Community Foundation, Slifer Smith & Frampton Foundation, and Chief Executives Organization. He has served as chairman of the Beaver Creek Metropolitan District, Bravo Colorado Vail Valley Music Festival, Central Platte Valley Metropolitan District, and Downtown Denver Youth Foundation.

Smith also served as a director of numerous youth and education-focused organizations, including Denver Public Schools Foundation, YPO Rocky Mountain Chapter, Teach for America Colorado, Colorado Succeeds, Mayor’s Leadership Team on Early Education, Colorado Uplift, and the Charter Fund, among many others.

At Slifer Smith & Frampton we’ve always had a shared vision: to cultivate careers and communities that thrive together,” said Jason Cole, CEO of Slifer Smith & Frampton. “We are committed to investing in people, places, and local business in a way that builds us all up for the greatest good of our communities. These were the founding principles of our partners and we are thrilled to see Mark join Harry Frampton (2008) and Rod and Beth Slifer (2013) in the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.”

InBank and InBankshares, Corp Announce Mark Christian as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

InBankshares, Corp (OTCQX: INBC) and its wholly owned subsidiary InBank (together, the “Company”), an independent commercial bank serving the Colorado Front Range, southern Colorado and northern New Mexico markets, announced earlier this month that they have added veteran banking and operations executive Mark Christian as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. InBank had total assets of just over $1.2 billion as of September 30, 2022.

Mr. Christian has over 35 years of experience in bank operations and systems, including branch administration, IT strategic planning, system conversions and optimization, and mergers and acquisitions. Most recently, Mr. Christian held the position of Executive Vice President, Operations & Systems Group, for Pacific Western Bank (Nasdaq: PACW), a national financial institution with over $41 billion in assets.

“I am very excited to welcome Mark to our executive leadership team. He will lead all operations and technology for InBank as our new Chief Operations Officer,” says Ed Francis, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Company. “Mark’s deep expertise in scaling banks across the western US will add significant depth to our leadership team and position us well for continued success in growing our Colorado and New Mexico markets.”

As Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Christian will be responsible for operations and systems for the Company.

“It is a great pleasure for me to join InBank and to have the opportunity to make immediate contributions that will add to the health and growth of the organization, create efficiencies in our systems, strengthen relationships with our customers, associates and partners, and ultimately build shareholder value,” says Mr. Christian.


InBankshares, Corp (OTCQX: INBC) is the holding company for InBank, an independent commercial bank serving the Colorado Front Range, southern Colorado and northern New Mexico markets. InBank had total assets of just over $1.2 billion as of September 30, 2022.  InBank offers a full suite of commercial, business and personal banking solutions with a focus on personalized service, technology and local decision-making. InBank was built on the entrepreneurial spirit and is led by a team of experienced banking professionals committed to the mission of positively impacting the lives of its customers, communities and associates. For more information, visit

BKD Announces Promotion, Hire for Marketing Roles

BKD is a national CPA and advisory firm that assesses not only accounting, but further risk management, technology, wealth management, and forensic and valuation services, serving nationwide and internationally.

Across 14 markets in eight states, Jennifer Hallam will now take the helm as regional marketing director, and in Hallam’s previous role, Cecily Waters will now lead of BKD’s Colorado and Salt Lake markets.

Based in Denver, Hallam has been with BKD since 2010, first as senior operations manager and later as marketing manager for the Denver, Colorado Springs, and Salt Lake City offices, leading marketing, branding, and advertising efforts across the three markets. She also has played a key role in community engagement via the BKD Foundation.

Jennifer Hallam, new BKD Regional Marketing Director

Hallam will provide coaching and guidance to office marketing teams across the region, to build upon the culture of growth and support them in their efforts to serve local markets.

She also serves on the board of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, is a Mile High United Way Women United member, and an active alumna with her Leadership Denver class (2009).

“Jennifer brings a collaborative approach to our marketing structure and a wealth of experience working in different sized markets and industries,” said North Region Managing Partner Jeff Ronsse.

“Having a wide range of experience within BKD provides a great perspective for working with our firm leadership and industry leaders to develop and implement growth opportunities.”

Waters succeeds Hallam as marketing manager for the Denver, Colorado Springs, and Salt Lake City offices.

Cecily Waters
Cecily Waters, (new) BKD Marketing Manager for the Denver, Colorado Springs, and Salt Lake City offices.

Her responsibilities include identifying strategies and tactics to improve BKD brand awareness, generate demand for services, foster media relationships, and coordinate community involvement such as local seminars, speaking engagements, and client appreciation events.

Prior to joining BKD, Waters planned and executed integrated marketing communications plans for clients in the hospitality, IT, software and hardware, and health care industries.

She is a 2010 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Double Minor in Journalism and Business. She also holds a Certificate in Marketing Strategy from Cornell University.

“We look forward to working with Cecily who will bring new ideas and experience to our marketing and business development efforts here in Colorado and Salt Lake,” said Tammy Rivera, managing partner of the Colorado-Salt Lake practice unit.


(article: in conjunction with the release by BKD CPAs & Advisors)

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