Hancock selects John Huggins to lead transition

Denver Mayor-elect Michael Hancock today announced that John Huggins will lead DenverForward, his transition team. Huggins, former director of the Denver Office of Economic Development, was chair of Mayor John Hickenlooper’s transition committee in 2003 and Gov. Hickenlooper’s transition committee last year.

Hancock becomes mayor July 18.

“My administration will be one that represents all of Denver,” Hancock said in a press release. “We want to include the entire community in the transition process to ensure our administration and the people of Denver move forward together.

“We are very fortunate to have someone like John Huggins leading this transition,” Hancock said. “John is one of the most well-respected business leaders in Denver, and he has unmatched experience running successful transitions. John is the best person we could hope for to help move Denver forward and position us to launch our 100-Day Plan.”

Huggins, the proverbial software millionaire is perhaps best known as the one-time owner of the Sleeper House.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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