July 19, 2017
July 19 – Anthony Lambatos – Footers
Anthony from Footers Catering weighs in on our focus on Colorado's Economy with a look at the hospitality industry's impact as the 5th largest industry employer in the state, with 164,000 employees in just the Denver area.
July 18, 2017
July 18 – Paul Kullman – Business Beyond Borders
We’ll continue our focus on Colorado’s Economy with Paul Kullman the founder and owner of Business Beyond Borders, an international business consulting company which helps U.S. firms to strategically enter and expand in overseas markets.
July 17, 2017
July 17 – Karen Gerwitz – World Trade Center
We’re kicking off a week-long focus on our Colorado Economy with Karen Gerwitz, president of the World Trade Center Denver. She will discuss the importance of trade to Colorado, and the role international trade plays in the local economy. We’ll also talk about recent and upcoming trade missions, as well as progress on the new WTC campus.
July 14, 2017
July 14 – Kristen Muzzy – Leading2Lean
Kristen Muzzy, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Leading2Lean, is an advocate for promoting manufacturing in Colorado and nationwide. Kristen brings us her guest Jennifer Albert, Regional Business Development Manager of Employment Solutions. Jennifer is a fellow woman in manufacturing and will give us her perspective on how leadership plays a role in her career. Kristen’s other guests include Rick Wagner, President and Founder of Employment Solutions. Employment Solutions helps more than 5,000 employees find work, and hundreds of companies optimize their staffing program per year. Kristen’s final guest is Jeff Putt, General Manager at DeLine Box and Display. Jeff explains how his 35 years of experience in the point of sale packaging industry makes him a great leader within his company.
July 13, 2017
July 13 – Andrew Graham – Centennial State Leadership Program
The South Metro Denver Chamber and University of Denver’s – Centennial State Leadership Academy will bring positive change and actionable learning to Colorado’s business and civic leaders. This transformational program kicks-off with a 3-day mountain retreat. Andrew Graham is the President and CEO of Clinic Service Corporation and brings his two decades of experience in the healthcare, financial, and consulting industries into CSLP. We will also be joined by Kerry Plemmons, Clinical Professor at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business. Together Kerry and Andrew will tell us all about South Metro Denver Chamber’s newest program.
July 12, 2017
July 12 – Dan Caruso – Zayo Group
Dan Caruso is Chairman and CEO of Zayo Group. Dan is an active supporter of the University of Colorado at Boulder where he co-teaches Entrepreneurship and the Private Equity Process in the Leeds MBA Program. He is on the Entrepreneurship Initiative Advisory Board of Silicon Flatirons, a centre for law, technology and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado, as well as a board member of StartUp Colorado.
July 10, 2017
July 10 – Pat Maley – Vistage
Vistage is a CEO Peer Group for business executives. Pat Maley, Vistage Chair, introduces us to CEO Peer Group members, chairs and speakers. CEOs have a lot on their plates, and Vistage provides a sounding board for members to talk about many of the challenges they face to get different perspectives and a chance to get their biggest issues solved by advice from peers. We’ll hear from Vistage Chair Bob Carrothers and his CEO Peer Group members. We’ll also hear from Christina Russell, President of Camp Bow Wow a franchiser of dog day care facilities nationwide. She is a very respected leader in the franchising industry.
July 7, 2017
July 7 – Peter Moore – VITAL for Colorado
Peter Moore, from VITAL for Colorado will talk with John Brackney, Director of Public Policy & Community Engagement at Webolutions - and Co-chair of Metro Energy. They’ll discuss how they came together to start VITAL for Colorado, as well as many other commonalities and concerns they share in the energy industry.
July 6, 2017
July 6 – Bill Lindsay – Healthcare Reform
Bill Lindsay, Principal of Lindsay Consulting joins us to discuss the intricacies of healthcare reform. Bill has worked in insurance and employee benefits for 40 years, and has spent the past ten years in public policy. We’ll discuss just what has the GOP stalled on healthcare reform with insight on what they’re trying to accomplish.
July 5, 2017
July 5 – Stephanie Veck – TalentFound Career Pathways
We’ll talk with Stephanie Veck, Executive Director of the Colorado Workforce Development Council and Thomas Hartman, CWDC Talent Development Coordinator about Career Pathways and the many resources that have been developed by various agencies to help match young people with career paths, and education programs with employers to develop a strong Talent Pipeline for Colorado.