The Administration

Charter Officers

Laura Aldrete
Executive Director & Deputy Mayor
Department of Community Planning and Development

Happy Haynes
Executive Director
Department of Parks and Recreation

Adam Phipps
Executive Director
Department of Transportation & Infrastructure

Margaret Danuser
Chief Financial Officer
Department of Finance

Jay Morein
Executive Director
Denver Human Services

Andrew Amador
Executive Director
General Services

Phil Washington
Chief Executive Officer
Denver International Airport

Bob McDonald
Public Health Administrator
Department of Public Health and Environment

Kerry Tipper
City Attorney
Denver City Attorney's Office 

Armando Saldate
Executive Director
Department of Public Safety

Molly Duplechian
Executive Director
Department of Excise and Licenses

Desmond Fulton
Chief of Fire
Denver Fire Department

Ron Thomas
Chief of Police
Denver Police Department

Elias Diggins
Denver Sheriff Department 

Agency Appointees

Dave Edinger
Chief Information Office
Technology Services

Mike Bouchard
Executive Director
Office of the National Western Center

Laura Brudzynski
Chief Housing Officer
Department of Housing Stability  

Melissa Janiszewski
Executive Director
Office of Children's Affairs

Bennie Milliner
Director of Community Engagement
Denver Sheriff Department

Jen Morris
Executive Director
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity

Matthew T. Mueller
Executive Director
Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Derek Okubo
Executive Director
Agency of Human Rights and Community Partnerships 

Grace Rink
Executive Director
Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency

Dr. Aisha Rousseau
Chief Equity Officer
Mayor's Office of Social Equity and Innovation 

Ginger White
Executive Director
Denver Arts & Venues 

Mayor's Office Staff

Alan Salazar
Chief of Staff

Evan Dreyer
Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Officer 

Tracy Winchester
Deputy Chief of Staff

LaTonya Lacy
Deputy Chief of Staff, Administration 

Josh Laipply
Chief Projects Officer

Shannon Gifford
Deputy Chief Projects Officer

Jen Welborn
Deputy Chief Projects Officer

Lisa Carpenter
Director of Strategic Operations and Senior Advisor to the Mayor & Chief of Staff

Derrick Fuller
Director of Economic and Community Partnerships and Senior Advisor to the Mayor 

Jeannine Shaw
Director of Legislative Affairs

Mike Strott
Director of Communications

Gabrielle Bryant
Deputy Director of Communications for Digital Media, Equity and Engagement

Kailee Stiles
Deputy Communications Director

Jennifer Castor
Press Secretary

Romaine Pacheco
Director of Boards and Commissions

Paul Rosenthal
Public Affairs Liaison 

Matthew Wilmes
Homeless Encampment Program Executive 

Georg Hill
Director of Scheduling and Advance 

Taylor Vinson
Community Engagement and Research Associate

Mary Crosswright
Executive Operations Coordinator

Elizabeth Clippinger
Legislative Staff Assistant

Baily Richter
Executive Assistant

Valerie Sanchez
Executive Assistant

Angela Rotello
Executive Assistant 

Gail Griggs
Staff Assistant