Colorado Public Works Journal, Spring 2024

10┃ Colorado Public Works Journal Works News P E O P L E Over recent months, our Governance Committee and Executive Board of Directors have been dedicated to finding a new leader who truly embodies the HCC’s core values, mission and vision. We are thrilled to introduce to our new leader, Alejandra “Ale” Spray, who has taken on the role of HCC’s first CEO and President. Ale has been an integral part of the HCC for the last 20 years, contributing her time and expertise in various capacities. From volunteering to committee membership, chair, board of director, and founder of the HCC Women in Leadership (WIL) committee, Ale has significantly shaped and transformed our organization. Congratulations Cal Beyer CPWJ could not pass up the opportunity to congratulate Cal Beyer on this Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him at the 3rd annual Construction Working Minds Summit, by Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas. Cal Beyer who has authored many articles for CPWJ over the years, is well recognized in the world of Mental Health. Spearheading talks on the risk of opioids, overdose and suicide prevention. His compassion for others in all walks of life is so evident upon meeting him, you cannot fail to like this man. He has done extraordinary things to raise awareness of mental health in the construction industry, in Colorado and beyond. Cal cochaired the last 2 summits with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, the first of which was held in Denver where CPWJ were media sponsors. Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas said “Cal has been an incredible force for change in this movement.” Seth Hearn has joined Hot Shot Supply With nearly 15 years of experience in construction supply sales, he is eager to apply his knowledge and skills to the Hot Shot Supply team. As an outside sales associate, Seth will help supply heavy highway, concrete paving, and infrastructure materials to companies with ongoing projects throughout Colorado and Wyoming. He is looking forward to providing the most positive sales experience for both new and existing clients of Hot Shot Supply. Outside of work Seth enjoys spending time with his family. Married for 20 years, he and his wife have two sons, 17 and 20. They spend most of their weekends on baseball and lacrosse fields watching their kids play sports and wouldn’t have it any other way. HHC has New Leadership With a wealth of construction experience, Ale has a profound understanding of how the HCC operates and currently collaborates with numerous industry organizations to advocate for small and diverse businesses. Ale has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and brings over 20 years of construction experience with small to large-sized construction firms, providing her with unique insights into what it truly takes to support small and diverse businesses in our industry. Ale is also passionate about supporting legislative initiatives and has cultivated strong connections with A/E/C organizations and public officials across Colorado – all things the HCC needs in our leader to advocate for our members. Please join us in welcoming Ale to her new role. We are confident that under her leadership, the HCC will continue to be a diversity leader in Colorado’s construction industry.