Meet the Team
The City of Aspen Human Resources’ team is comprised of a group of individuals dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and a rewarding work environment.
Shana Broback, Director of Human Resources
Shana joined the City of Aspen in 2020 as the Director of Human Resources. Shana’s passion for human resources has led her to over 10 years of progressive experience and knowledge in the HR field. Shana has been a Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP) since 2016. In her free time, Shana enjoys camping, biking, hiking and skiing with her family.
Courtney DeVito, Deputy Director of HR Operations and Risk Management
Courtney joined the City of Aspen HR team as the Risk Analyst in the Fall of 2012. She comes to the City with a 10 year HR background in the ski industry having specialized in Worker’s Compensation, Safety Analysis, Recruiting, Orientation/Safety Trainings and Employee Benefits. When not conducting safety training or bringing employees back to work post-injury, Courtney can be found hiking, biking, running, backcountry skiing with her husband and dog and spending time with her son/daughter.
Jessica Roberts, Compensation & Benefits Manager
Jessica holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology; along with actively working on obtaining her Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification. Jessica is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and World at Work. Prior to the City, Jessica worked in the realm of healthcare for many years. In her free time, Jessica can be found skiing or hiking with her kids, and enjoying life in the mountains.
Andrea Benda, Human Resources Business Partner
Andrea joined the City of Aspen Human Resources team in 2016. Andrea graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Business Management and has over 6 years of experience working in Human Resources. In her free time Andrea enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, and camping with her husband.
Alex Darbut, Human Resources Business Partner
At the University of Portland in Oregon, Alex completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and minored in Political Science. Alex is currently completing a Dual-Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Management with Colorado State University – Global Campus. Previously, Alex worked for Vail Resorts , Vail Mountain School, and the Aspen Skiing Company. In his free time, Alex loves athletics, reading, movies, traveling, delicious food, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Vanessa Davila, Human Resources Business Partner
Vanessa joined the City of Aspen Human Resources Team in 2020. Vanessa is currently working on her masters degree on Organizational Leadership and plans to specialize in Strategic Digital Information Marketing.