Meet the CRRO Team


Molly Urbina, Executive Director


“We are fortunate to hire someone with Molly’s experience in planning and land use,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said. “Molly knows how to bring people together to solve complex issues. We look forward to working with her on the ongoing and long-term efforts to rebuild and recover from the devastating floods that impacted so many Coloradans.”

Molly Urbina was appointed Executive Director of the Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office by Gov. John Hickenlooper in February of 2014. She serves as the resiliency and recovery leader of the state to coordinate the diverse and complex portfolio of disaster recovery and resiliency efforts with a sense of urgency.  Working with federal, state and local partners to advocate for and leverage resources, develop long-term plans/strategies to support and empower Colorado leading the Governor’s mission to build back stronger, safer and more resilient from the historic 2013 flooding while also shaping an adaptable and vibrant future.


Prior to her current appointment, Molly served as the Deputy Manager of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department from 2005 to 2014. She oversaw the city’s planning and zoning/building functions encompassing broad city visioning and tactical plan implementation. She was integral in the drafting and enactment of Denver’s new citywide zoning code and mapping, passed by City Council in 2010.

Before her work with the City of Denver, Urbina spent much of her career in the construction and real estate development industry where she worked in government affairs and land use consulting for local and regional clients.


Molly serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver and the national EcoDistricts Board. Molly is a Colorado native and enjoys giving back to the community through public service.





Iain Hyde, Deputy Director

 

Iain Hyde joined the Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office in 2014. He has nine years of professional experience in emergency management and disaster recovery. He previously worked at the Colorado Office of Emergency Management (Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management) for five years, most recently as the Recovery Manager. In that role he worked closely with and provided support to local governments, state and federal agencies and non-governmental partners before, during and after disasters.

While at DHSEM, Hyde frequently worked on a wide range of issues, including hazard mitigation, infrastructure, floodplain management, environmental restoration, economic and community development and disaster case management. He coordinated the agency’s long-term recovery support activities with communities which were impacted by the 2013 floods, as well as the 2012 and 2013 wildfire seasons.

Before he joined the State workforce, Hyde worked in the private sector on hazard mitigation planning projects and disaster recovery operations, including supporting implementation of the temporary housing program following the 2008 Iowa floods.

Hyde is a proud Colorado native and graduate of Colorado College, where he studied political science. He has worked professionally or volunteered on wildfire, flood, tornado and hurricane disasters in Colorado, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee and Iowa. In his free time, he is a musician, an avid Denver sports fan and enjoys the outdoors.



The CRRO Staff