Our Team

District Managers

Lisa Johnson Lisa has over 25 years of experience working with federal, state and local governments, including her tenure as the Utilities and Public Works Manager for the Town of Superior.  She joined SDMS in 2005.  Lisa's primary areas of expertise include management issues involved with water and wastewater operations, distribution and collection systems, contractor supervision and contract oversight, budget preparation, staff management and utility billing and fee collection. With Lisa's hands-on management style, she enjoys tackling challenges and securing consensus from the communities and other stakeholders our Districts serve.  Combining her election expertise with her talent for gaining the support of residents, Lisa recently spearheaded a drive to educate and inform the public of a ballot issue to approve a never-before-imposed mill levy.  The ballot issue passed, generating much needed revenue to fund increased operating expenses and future capital improvements. Lisa graduated Magna Cum Laude from Regis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration.  While at Regis, she also earned a Public Administration Certification. She recently was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the St. Vrain Sanitation District and has also served as a Board Member of the HighPointe Park Metropolitan District since 2012.
Ann Finn, 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.

 

Ashley Frisbie,
District Manager

Ashley is a management professional with over 5 years of experience working for Title 32 Special Districts. Her strong communication and customer service skills enable her to individualize her management approach to best meet the unique needs of each client.

A Colorado native, Ashley obtained her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University. Prior to starting with SDMS in August of 2017, Ashley worked in the customer service sector for over 10 years and worked as a paralegal for Special Districts for over 5 years. She has extensive experience conducting Special District Elections and providing law compliance. Ashley has also served as a Designated Election Official and as an Election Judge for Special District Elections.

 

Steve Beck,
District Manager

Steve joined SDMSI in 2018 as a District Manager after over 40 years of experience in governmental and corporate management as a Controller, CFO and District Manager. He holds certifications as a CPA and CGMA and has also been appointed as a Notary Public in Louisiana and Colorado. His expertise is in governmental accounting and district management including extensive experience in all areas of administration, facility and laboratory operations and project management.

Steve earned BS degrees from Louisiana State University in Environmental Health (Microbiology and Chemistry) and Accounting/Business Law, an Executive MBA from Centenary College of Louisiana and did his PhD work in Organizational Performance at Colorado State University.

 

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.