Colorado Public Works Journal, Winter 2019

Winter 2019 • 11 PEOPLE Works News Matt Hitchcock new to Colorado Barricade Matt Hitchcock is a highly experienced work zone safety professional with over 18 years of experience ranging from field labor to branch management. Matt arrived at Colorado Barricade in December 2018 to fulfill the vital role of Key Account Manager and works closely with construction and special event professionals to identify and provide solutions for work zone traffic control concerns. Matt takes pride in accomplishing the improbable. He is especially fulfilled when he has the opportunity to come through in the clutch for his customers. Matt is a US Army veteran having served in the Corps of Engineers. He started in the highway safety industry in early 2001 as Colorado Barricade was transitioning to United Rentals Highway Technologies. In 2013, Matt took on the role of National Planning Manager at Altus Matt Jones of Louisville was sworn into of- fice today as the newest member of the Boulder County Board of Commissioners joining fellow commissioners Deb Gardner and Elise Jones. Matt was elected in November 2018 and holds a term that runs through January 2023. He resides in District 3 (see County Commissioners’ District map). “I am honored and excited to have the op- portunity to serve as county commis- sioner,” Commissioner Matt Jones said after being sworn in on Tuesday by Chief Judge Ingrid Bakke. “I look forward to serving residents so that we can keep Boulder County such a special place.” Before joining the Board of County Commissioners, Matt served for six years as the Colorado State Senator for District 17 (Longmont, Matt Jones joins Board of County Commissioners Traffic Management where he headed the department that designed temporary traf- fic control plans for the company’s client list across several states and municipali- ties. Matt worked closely with superin- tendents, project managers, city planners and engineers, as well as rights of way in- spectors to ensure that every aspect of public and worker safety was addressed. An avid outdoorsman, Matt enjoys many of the activities that make Colorado a national treasure. In his free time he en- joys fishing, camping, hunting, skiing/snowboarding. As a Colorado native, the Broncos and Rockies are his favorite teams to watch. Lafayette, Louisville, and Erie). Prior to becoming a state senator, he served three terms in the Colorado House, from 1986 to 1992, and re- turned for a fourth term from 2010 to 2012. His most recent state legislative highlights include: • In 2017, Matt Jones served as a member of the Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Committee; the Select Committee on Energy and the Environ- ment; the Water Resources Review Committee; Wildfire Matters Interim Committee; and the Legislative (leadership) Council. • In 2016, he was named Deputy Minority Leader for Conservation, Clean Energy, and Climate Change. • In 2015, he was Conservation Colorado's 2015 Legislator of the Year. Matt is committed to keeping Boulder County a leader on climate action, public land conservation, transportation, and education. In his downtime, Matt and his wife Shari enjoy hiking and skiing. Together they have one grown daughter who lives in Denver. Matt has a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Political Science, Natural Resource Policy Program, both from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. He has lived in Colorado since 1968 and in Boulder County since 1993. Shoshana Lew has been named executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation. She previously served in the Obama administration as chief financial officer and assistant secretary for budget and programs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She also served in the U.S. Department of the Interior and in the Office of Management and Budget. Lew is currently the chief operating officer at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. Shoshana Lew named new Executive Director at CDOT She has also served as a visiting fellow at the Urban Institute. A graduate of Harvard College with a B.A. in history, Ms. Lew also has an M.A. in history from Northwestern University.