Community Partnership for Child Development named Mary Smieshek its chief finance officer. Smieshek, a Colorado native, has worked as a CFO with several government contractors in areas such as base operations, innovative research and architecture, and she knows federal acquisition regulations. Smieshek holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in accounting from University of Colorado and has been licensed as a CPA.

Weichert, Realtors added three agents to the company’s residential sales roster: Robert Holiday, Patti Henschen and Porfirio (Sal) Salazar, Jr. The agency offers in-person training for new agents, mentoring, one-on-one coaching for experienced agents, support during transactions, an Internet leads system direct to agents, and marketing support.

Leadership Pikes Peak named Brian Brown program coordinator for its new Leading Edge teen program, as well as communications director. Brown is a former El Pomar fellow, who runs his own company providing communications services to nonprofits.

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., a Colorado injury law firm, announced the expansion of its personal injury and workers’ compensation departments with the addition of attorneys Nick Fogel and Marshall Fogel. The latter will join the firm as special counsel. They are experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers and have handled thousands of legal claims on behalf of injured public and private sector workers, organized labor union and association members.

Roy Bierschenk has joined Terrix Financial as the head of their newly opened mortgage banking office, in Colorado Springs. Bierschenk has more than 25 years of real estate lending experience both in the construction and permanent placement markets. He was formerly the regional real estate manager for Associated Bank in both Denver and Chicago. He will be responsible for the placement of real estate loans with banks, life insurance companies, conduits and with varies agency sources.

Howard Brooks, executive director for the Energy Resource Center, will serve as a designee from the private sector to the Colorado Commission on Low Income Energy Assistance by Gov. Hickenlooper. The commission works through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program to collect and distribute money to eligible recipients for use in the payment of electric and gas utility bills. Brooks is the only designee from the Pikes Peak region.

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Amber Baillie
A Colorado native, Amber Baillie graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. For over three years, she wrote for the Air Force Academy's official base newspaper and has written articles for Your Boulder and the Cheyenne and Woodmen Editions. For the Business Journal, she covers cyber, aerospace and defense, and nonprofit news.