Colorado Public Works Journal, Spring 2022

6| ColoradoPublic Works Journal PEOPLE Works News In January, 2022 Erika Wojtech joined the Colorado Contractors Association (CCA) as Director of Membership to continue CCA’s success in providing advocacy, networking, education, and training and programs to infrastructure construction professionals across the state. In this new role, Erika will lead membership initiatives to help expand CCA’s industry reach and provide CCA members opportunities to participate in and take advantage of member activities and benefits. Erika comments, “I am excited to start a new challenge within CCA and look forward to working with the team and the members to further develop a strong membership culture within the Association. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected voice in the infrastructure construction industry!” Erika brings with her 12-years of experience working in membership development roles, most recently as the Membership Marketing and Communications Manager for Denver Metro BOMA. “Erika’s energy and fresh perspective is a great addition to CCA’s team,” said CCA Executive Director Tony Milo. “She will focus on building CCA’s membership at both the contractor and associate level as well as facilitating engagement of all CCA members to ensure they are taking full advantage of everything that CCA has to offer its members.” CCA Brings in New Director of Membership Natalie Ulven Joins DACS in Colorado Springs DACS has been in Denver for 8-years. Jason Dunn bought the company four years ago and, always striving for excellence he has hired an array of talented individuals in the industry. In the month of March, DACS opened an office in Colorado Springs. Natalie Ulven recently joined the ‘DACS of Colorado Springs’ Team as an estimator/P.M. and couldn’t be happier. “I get to work with some of the greatest people on the planet!” Ulven has been a part of the industry for 22 years, much of it working in paving and concrete. Her primary focus is to work with the General Contractors and Property Management companies in El Paso County, building incredible relationships and strive for excellence across the board in terms of their asphalt and concrete projects! Ulven was in the excavating business in the late 90’s back in IL and joined the Naval Reserve after 911. After leaving bootcamp, she was called by a recruiter for a paving company in Chicago and did National Paving for 15 years before moving to CO. “The last seven years I’ve been in the Colorado market and absolutely love everything about it, there is nothing mundane about my job. There’s plenty of stress from time to time, however I think I thrive on a bit of stress, it expands my thought process and gets me to my end goal, a successful project from start to finish!”