STATE BILL COLORADO
Barbara J. Kelley, a partner at the Denver law firm Kamlet Reichert, was named today by Gov. Bill Ritter to serve as the new executive director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. She succeeds another lawyer, Rico Munn, who was named executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
Kelley’s appointment is effective Dec. 1.
Kelley is a member of the American, Colorado, Denver and Sam Cary bar associations. Earlier this year, Law Week Colorado honored her as one of “2009 Top Women Lawyers.”
“Barbara is a strong leader whose dynamic set of skills, knowledge and experience will be of great value to the people and businesses served by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies,” Ritter said. “In this tough economy, we need leaders like Barbara whose fresh ideas and new approaches will help protect consumers, support small businesses and guide us toward a quick, strong and sustainable recovery.”
Kelley received her bachelor’s and law degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington. At Kamlet Reichert, she specializes in corporate and financing transactions, commercial banking, commercial real estate, as well as general commercial and business matters. She heads the firm’s secured transactions practice area.