Colorado Public Works Journal, Fall/Winter 2022

8 Colorado Public Works Journal PEOPLE Works News Jessica Ray - VP of Business Development Naranjo Civil Constructors is proud to announce the hiring of Jessica Ray as VP of Business Development. Jessica has 16 years of diverse construction industry experience in estimating, subcontractor/supplier management, contract management, DBE and community outreach, proposals, marketing, branding, and business development. She played an active role in developing and branding the Colorado Contractors Association’s Emerging Leaders Council, of which she served three years on the steering committee. Jessica has led various community outreach and fundraising campaigns and is known for her positive attitude, collaborative nature, and relentless work ethic. As VP of Business Development, she will create growth strategies that align with Naranjo’s vision while strengthening relationships with current and prospective industry partners. Jessica is passionate about building synergy among employees, businesses, and communities with the motto, “together, we achieve more.” Running on the Runway in the Rain! On September 10th at 6am, when it was dark, cold and very wet Colorado Public Works Journal’s Jo Taylor joined over 2,000 runners to complete the very first 5k on the runway at Denver International Airport. This once in a lifetime experience was made possible by the Colfax Marathon in cooperation with the airports operations team. A post race party was held at the United Airlines hanger where participants were able to enjoy breakfast, music and collect swag which included an exclusive medal. Newly Appointed Association Administrator Nicole will be splitting her time between the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) and the Colorado/Wyoming American Concrete Pavement Association (CO/WY ACPA) and will work with the ACI Certification program and assists with association meetings, office management and membership. Nicole holds a B.A. in Organizational Communications and a minor in Marketing from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has a background in office management, administrative and executive support, and recruiting. Contact email: CRMCA: CO/WY ACPA: Nicole Aganon new Association Administrator