STATE BILL COLORADO
Gov. Bill Ritter’s staff continues to land new jobs as his term as Colorado’s governor winds down. A new governor takes over in early January.
Legislative Director Mary Kay Hogan’s last day is today. Hogan, formerly a name partner at the lobbying firm Aponte & Hogan (now Aponte & Busam) is leaving to return to private practice, Ritter spokesman Evan Dreyer said.
Additionally, Mason Whitney, director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, had his last day Aug. 31; he was succeeded by Larry Trujillo.
Other recent moves:
* Stephanie Villafuerte, deputy chief of staff, became executive director of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center.
* Peter Weir, head of the Department of Public Safety, became chief felony prosecutor for Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey.
* Kelly Nordini, deputy chief of staff over special projects, became chief program officer for the Western Conservation Foundation.
* Colorado State Chief Information Officer Michael Locatis became chief deputy director for the California Office of the State Chief Information Officer. Leah Lewis is acting CIO.
* Jim Martin, head of the Department of Natural Resources, left in May to become regional director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Mike King succeeded him.
* In Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien’s office, Bruce Atchison, her chief of staff, left and was succeeded by Yee-Ann Cho.