First round of appointments include Chief Deputy, Solicitor General, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Communications

DENVER, December 21, 2018 – Attorney General-Elect Phil Weiser today announced the first round of executive appointments to his administration:

  • Natalie Hanlon Leh, the Partner in Charge of the Denver office of WilmerHale, Chair of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, former president of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, past president of the Faculty of Federal Advocates, and former law clerk to Judge Porfilio on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, will serve as Chief Deputy;

  • Eric Olson, a partner at Bartlit Beck, Vice-Chair of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, member of Leadership Denver 2019, and former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, will serve as Solicitor General;

  • June Taylor, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration and State Personnel Director, member of the Japanese American Leadership Delegation 2018, former Senior Manager of Culture, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Programs for Lockheed Martin Space, and an attorney with a decade’s experience in the federal government, will serve as Chief Operating Officer; and

  • Lawrence Pacheco, Director of Communications at the Colorado Department of Revenue, former communications director for U.S. Senator Mark Udall when he served in the U.S. House, former advisor to Colorado Governor Roy Romer, and a managing director at FTI Consulting in Washington, DC, will serve as the Director of Communications.

AG-Elect Weiser provided the following statement:

“The distinguished individuals who are joining my executive team represent the best of Colorado–a commitment to serve our community, address the challenges facing our state, and act with the highest levels of integrity.  Their diverse backgrounds and life experiences will enrich the AG’s office and help advance our vision of serving as the People’s Lawyer. I am confident that they will work tirelessly to build an office that defends our freedoms, fights for opportunities for all, and protects our land, air, and water.  I appreciate their willingness to serve our state and thank the Transition Team that worked hard to recruit them.”Weiser will be sworn in as Colorado Attorney General on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Denver.