Deni Blumhardt (Herndon)
Deni Herndon is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia Green Technologies, Inc. and has over 30 years in accounting, management, and operations. For the past ten years, she has acted as a strategic partner to Columbia Green Technologies CEO Vanessa Keitges, most recently as COO, helping to propel long-term financial growth, championing culture, and helping to drive forward the company’s vision to create green resilient cities and eco districts with green infrastructure.
In addition to her work with Columbia Green Technologies she has served as a member of executive management teams and provided analytical support regarding strategic decisions on acquisitions, expansions, staffing and other corporate development possibilities. She has been a part of large publicly held companies and small startups where she has orchestrated dramatic improvements in operational efficiency, productivity, and internal communications.
Deni is Certified Public Accountant licensed in both Oregon and Washington. She also holds the designations of CGMA and CFF and is an active member of the AICPA and ORCPA.