Former Denver City Council President Albus Brooks Joins Milender White
Tue, July 02, 2019 8:00AM
Milender White (MW) is proud to announce that former Denver City Council President Albus Brooks has joined the company’s leadership team. As Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, Brooks is charged with building on MW’s legacy of constructing and developing equitable and key community projects. That legacy includes the Rose Andom Center for victims of domestic abuse, Denver Union Station and multiple affordable housing authority projects in the region.
“Albus has been an outstanding community leader in Denver for the last 19 years,” said Bryon White, President and CEO of Milender White. “We believe in his vision for building an inclusive city and, as experts in construction and development, we are honored to have him join our team. We look forward to utilizing his expertise to further our commitment in developing meaningful projects across Colorado and Southern California.”
Brooks has spent the last eight years serving as Councilperson for Denver's District 9, a key Denver economic engine and cultural hub. A two-time President of City Council, his new focus will be guiding Milender White’s business development strategy throughout Colorado and Southern California, creating places where people feel a sense of belonging and can proudly call home. His start date at MW is July 15.
“I’m honored to join Milender White, an employee-owned company with a strong set of values and dedication to the communities in which it operates,” Brooks said. “The last decade has prepared me for this new role. I will get to use my leadership and community development expertise to develop lasting projects that add value to the places that my heart beats for.”
Brooks grew up in Southern California and moved to Colorado in 1996 to play football at the University of Colorado. Before his time in politics, Brooks pursued his calling for community development by working with young people in Denver’s urban neighborhoods. He served as the Director of the Issachar Center for Urban Leadership (ICUL), an organization that invests in Denver’s emerging leaders. In 2010, Albus left ICUL to join then-Mayor John Hickenlooper’s campaign for Governor of Colorado as Outreach and Political Director where he managed field and constituency outreach operations.
Privately owned and founded in 1997 in Colorado by Bryon White and Mike Milender, Milender White has seen tremendous growth over the last 22 years. MW made its second appearance on the ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list earlier this year, ranking #317.
About Milender White: Milender White is an innovator in construction and development, delivering outstanding projects based on proven systems and advanced technology. With offices in Colorado and Southern California, we are builders of award-winning and community-oriented commercial and residential. We provide unsurpassed service to clients, superb career opportunities, and total commitment to safety, quality and integrity. More information is available at milenderwhite.com.
About Albus Brooks: Albus Brooks served on Denver City Council for eight years, including two terms as City Council President, and in the community non-profit sector before that. He has an MBA from the University of Denver and a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he started his hard-hitting career on the football field. He is an Aspen Rodel Fellow and national leader on urban issues facing cities. Albus and his wife Debi live in Northeast Denver with their three children Makai, Kenya, and Kaya - and their puppy Cali.