Our Team

District Managers

Ann Finn
Senior District Manager

Ann joined SDMS as a manager in 2004, after working as a paralegal on Title 32 legal matters the previous 20 years.  Ann is an expert on all facets of district operations and management.  She conducts workshops on various subjects including election administration, training of election judges, and assorted statutory compliance matters.  Ann has  extensive experience conducting due diligence for bond issuances, statutory compliance, budget and audit processes, and facilitating service plan approval processes with local governments.

A Colorado native, Ann earned a degree in Business from Western State College and a Paralegal Certificate from the Denver Paralegal Institute. She is a member of the Colorado Paralegal Association.

David Solin
District Manager

David joined SDMS in 2018, bringing a highly diversified skillset developed during more than 25 years in both public and private sector leadership positions.  With particular strengths in asset and liability management, economic development, public policy and affairs, efficiency creation, and change management, David is well-suited for managing the unique needs of many of Colorado’s special districts.

David has been responsible for all aspects of structuring more than $3.5 Billion in debt in a variety of taxable and tax-exempt modes.  He had oversight of more than $1 Billion in assets under management.  His efforts laid the groundwork for Colorado’s largest green-energy international economic development project to date.  David approaches every new challenge as an opportunity for creative innovation balanced within the realistic confines of situational realities.

David has experience managing more than forty Client Districts including Commercial and Residential Developments, Water and Sanitation Districts, Public Improvement Corporations (PIC’s), Business Improvement Districts (BID’s), and Fire Protection Districts.

A Coloradan since 1991, David and his wife have two sons and one overly-energetic black dog.  He has a BS in Finance and Economics from San Francisco State University.  When not working on behalf of clients, you may find David motorcycling, fly fishing, golfing, hunting, camping, hiking, or snowshoeing under the spectacular Colorado skies.

Matt Cohrs
District Manager

Matt has 20 years of experience with local government in a variety of roles.  He started his career in Arizona where he worked in various management capacities for two municipalities.  In 2012, Matt accepted a position with Greenwood Village and moved to the Denver metro area.  In this role, he worked with many partner organizations at the regional and state level, which included special districts.  Most recently, Matt served as Town Administrator in Elizabeth, CO, where he was also involved in the authorization of and coordinating with special districts.  Through his experience, Matt has developed a very broad background and shown leadership in a variety of areas, including work with elected councils and boards, various citizen commissions, communications and outreach, economic development, finance and budgeting, capital planning and construction, contract administration, strategic planning, performance measurement, and project management.

Matt has a Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University (ASU) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, also from ASU.  Additionally, he has continued his professional development throughout his career, such as completing the Leadership ICMA program through the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), a two-year curriculum which included a week at the Senior Executives Institute (SEI) at the University of Virginia.

Matt is married to Crystal Cohrs and has two teenage children from a previous marriage. Besides his family, he also enjoys travel, hiking in the mountains, running marathons, craft beer and just living in Colorado.

 

 

Judy Leyshon
District Manager

Judy has 27 years of Facilities Management experience, with a CFM designation, working for such companies as Oracle, JLL, Trammel Crow, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield, and serving clients that include Oracle, WinStar, McKesson, DaVita, and Avaya.  Judy has managed facilities numbering 5 up to 280. Areas of expertise include:  Facilities Management, Capital Budgeting, Financial Analysis, Organizational Management, Operational Consistency, Revenue/Operating Budgeting, and Vendor Management.

Judy has been a member of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) since 1996, and has served on the Board of the Denver Chapter since 2006 and served on the Executive Board for eight years.  Judy served for four years on the IFMA Foundation Board of Trustees promoting education in the facilities field and raising funds for scholarships.   She currently is serving as the IFMA representative on the Board of the International Ethics Standards Coalition, which has set an overarching ethics best practice standard, for land, property, facilities, construction, infrastructure and related professions around the world.

Judy has worked for 10 years as the Colorado representative for IFMA’s Government Affairs committee. While on the Government Affairs committee she successfully helped lobby Congressional and Senate members to pass legislation on House Bill 1204 (Energy Efficient Schools), House Bill 5112 (Federal Employee Training act) and House Bill 1734 (Civilian Property Realignment Act) campaigning Congressional members to join the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus and to continue funding for the GSA office of High-Performance Federal Green Buildings.

Judy has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.  Judy’s hands on style of management allows for in-depth customer service and problem solving.  Judy is married and has lived most of her life in Colorado.  Her favorite hobbies are her children and grandchildren.