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Gov. Hickenlooper names Barbara Brohl as Executive Director of Department of Revenue

Thursday, June 30, 2011 -- Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Barbara J. Brohl will be the Executive Director of the Department of Revenue.


Brohl served as Corporate Counsel for Qwest Corporation in Denver since 2003. She is an attorney and has more than 24 years in business and is a strong community leader.


“Barb’s extensive leadership and business experience, particularly her expertise in compliance, technology, customer service and training, will be a great asset to the Department of Revenue,” Hickenlooper said. “She is an active community member and we are pleased to have her as part of our team.”


Brohl worked at Qwest, and previously US WEST, since 1983. She addressed all business and legal matters regarding large wholesale carriers, negotiating commercial transaction contracts and settlement agreements, resolving billing disputes, and customer service. She developed legal strategy and direction for the regulatory affairs of a 23 state territory.


“I look forward to working with Gov. Hickenlooper and his team of dedicated public servants,” said Brohl.


“The Department of Revenue plays an essential role in the state’s operations and it is a privilege to serve the people of Colorado. I am honored to continue the work toward greater customer service, and creating a more responsive and efficient licensing and business environment for Colorado.”


In 2005, Brohl was elected to the Regional Transportation District Board, responsible for overseeing multi-billion dollar budgets, setting policy on all transit issues and matters for the metropolitan area, meeting with the Colorado Delegation to obtain support and funding for transit projects.


Brohl worked for Qwest Corporation, formerly US WEST Communications, Inc., in several positions, including the Director of Legal Issues and Expert Witness, Bellcore Alliance Manager Compliance Manager and Project Manager. Also, she was a judicial law clerk for Colorado Supreme Court Justices Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. and William H. Erickson.


As Executive Director, Brohl will be the principal officer for Colorado’s Tax Division and the Division of Motor Vehicles. Included under her umbrella of responsibility are the Divisions of Gaming, Tobacco and Alcoholic Beverages, Lottery, Racing, Hearings, and the recently added Division of Medical Marijuana.


The entire Department has more than 1,500 employees and brings in more than $11 billion in fees and taxes for the state on an annual basis.


Brohl earned a bachelor’s degree from the Regis University of Colorado and a juris doctorate from University of Denver College of Law.


Hickenlooper also praised the interim director of the department, Roxy Huber. "Roxy got us through our transition and many challenges over our first legislative session. She is a dedicated public servant and we will always be grateful for her guidance and leadership."