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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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Denver International Airport Announces Appointment of new Chief Financial Officer

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DENVER — May 26, 2015 — Denver International Airport (DIA) today announced the appointment of Gisela Shanahan as its new Chief Financial Officer/Executive Vice President of Finance.

Shanahan will lead the business unit that includes Finance, Accounting, Business Management Services, Internal Audit and Financial Planning and Analysis. In this role, she will direct the financial and strategic management of the airport’s capital program and operating budget with annual revenues of approximately $900 million and a $1.4 billion capital program.

Shanahan has been with DIA since 2014, serving as the senior manager for capital planning and budget and more recently as the acting senior vice president of finance, where she was responsible for financial forecasting, management of the airport’s debt profile, aligning the capital program with the airport’s strategic objectives and the design and implementation of a new operations and maintenance budget project to ensure effective and efficient use of financial resources.

Prior to joining DIA, Shanahan was the financial manager and agency controller for the Denver Wastewater/Stormwater Utility Enterprise. She also spent seven years serving as the chief financial officer for the Colorado Springs Airport. Shanahan is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has served on a number of national boards and committees, including a task force at the White House, the City and County of Denver’s Employee Health and Benefits Committee, and the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Shanahan has a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from the University of Maryland and an MBA in finance from the University of Nebraska.


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