Loveland hires new library director, continues recruiting for other positions

The city of Loveland names Diane Lapierre its new library director Thursday, continues processes for Water and Power director, city attorney hires

By Saja Hindi

Reporter-Herald Staff Writer


Water and Power Director Finalist Bios

Joseph Bernosky: Master’s degree in business from California State University and a bachelor’s degree in plant engineering from Parks College of St. Louis University; P.E. license and member of the AWWA and WEF.

Currently: Two-and-a-half years as Water Treatment Program manager for the North Texas Municipal Water District.

Previously: Utilities director for the city of Waco Water Utilities for two years; director of engineering for Western Municipal Water District for seven years; various engineering roles.

Gregory Low: Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M.

Currently: Three years as CEO at Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative in New Mexico.

Previously: CEO for Klickitat Public Utility District in Washington; special projects/assistant CEO for South Texas Electric Cooperative; management and consultant roles for electric organizations.

Jason Mumm: MBA from CU Denver and a bachelor’s in finance/economics from CSU; member of the AWWA and WEF.

Currently: Five years as the director of Finance, Commercial & Risk Services for Hawksley Consulting in Broomfield.

Previously: President of StepWise Utility Advisors for five years; co-chair of the Joint Publications Committee for the Rocky Mountain Section of AWWA/WEA for 10 years prior; consulting and project management for utility organizations.

published several times through his career.

Gretchen Stanford: Bachelor’s degree in communications and film from Elon University;

SCADA License and Energy Efficiency Management Certificate and Key Accounts Certificate from APPA.

Currently: Acting Water & Power director for nine months.

Previously: Customer relations manager for five years and a technical specialist for six years; sales, management and teaching roles.


SOURCE: City of Loveland


City of Loveland officials named a new library director Thursday, as they continue to work on filling the position of Water and Power director and city attorney.

Diane Lapierre, a Loveland native and director of community relations for Denver Public Library’s 26 locations, will begin in her new role June 5.

According to a city release, Lapierre has worked for the Denver Public Library for 22 years, including as the library’s director of strategic initiatives and as a senior branch librarian.

“We think Diane has all the attributes we seek to raise our outstanding library to an even higher level,” Assistant City Manager Rod Wensing said in the release. “We’re also proud to be…

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