Director of HPTE
Colorado Department of Transportation
David Spector serves as the director of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE). David has focused his career on providing strategic direction and advice on high-profile public-private infrastructure projects and politically sensitive issues of public importance. Prior to HPTE, he served as legal counsel to Colorado Gov. John W. Hickenlooper, where he worked on multidisciplinary, cross-functional teams, providing strategic advice on a variety of substantive matters including: legislation, public-private partnerships, state budget issues (including TABOR), and economic development. Previously, he was a partner at Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, where he focused his practice in the areas of land use, transportation, energy, and municipal law, with an emphasis on counseling public authorities and developers in connection with project development, including public-private partnerships. He has a background in public finance and broad experience working with local communities and nonprofit organizations across Colorado on a variety of issues.
David earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his juris doctor from the University of California, Hasting College of the Law.