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.
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.
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.
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.