Dena serves as Kodiak’s Senior Director of Talent Management.
Dena’s responsibilities include the build out and implementation of North Star, Kodiak’s leadership development program, and works with Kodiak operations to ensure that organizational development structure is aligned with the company goals and initiatives.
“Kodiak truly embodies what the LBM industry is all about: entrepreneurship, independence, and working together to develop next-level success while your people are well taken care of and the culture you have worked so hard to build remains intact.”
As a 30+ year veteran of the LBM industry, Dena has held various positions in her career including trading commodities, purchasing and sales management for Georgia Pacific and Boise Cascade, and Regional Sales Director for Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company. Prior to her tenure at Kodiak Building Partners, she served at the Executive Vice President for Mountain States Lumber Dealers Association. Dena also worked with Blue Tarp Financial as the National Corporate Sales Manager where she built a communications platform to bridge the world of finance and banking to the world of LBM.
From building her career in all facets of the LBM industry, Dena has a unique perspective on and and advantage in understanding the many challenges that the industry faces in an ever-changing business. She is a passionate advocate of education, leadership development, mentoring, legislative advocacy, and service to community. Dena was the first female President of Mountain States Lumber Dealers Association in 2009 and had the honor of being the first female Director for Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Company in its 112-year history. She has held various board positions within the National Lumber Dealers Association in Washington, D.C., where she served as the Vice Chair and Chair of the MSC and the Chairman for the Federated Association Executives.
Dena studied at the University of Northern Colorado and Kennedy University, and holds a BS in Business Management.
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