2015 EXECs Advocacy Program Recap

Photos by Evan Semón

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Program Schedule:

Wednesday, February 11 – Program and participant introductions

Special Guest: Scott Bemis, former publisher of the Denver Business Journal & current Director of Business and Community Partnerships with EKS&H.

constant contactThursday, March 5 – Chamber Day at the Capitol. 

Join chamber of commerce executives from across Colorado. Learn to advocate and testify on bills.

Guest Speakers include:

  • Loren Furman, The Colorado Chamber SVP of State & Federal Relations
  • Gayle Berry, former legislator & lobbyist
  • Angie Binder,  Encana Oil & Gas
  • Patrick Pratt, The Colorado Chamber C0lorado Manufacturing Initiative Program Manager
  • Ray Johnson, IBM
  • Doug Rhoda,  Wolf Robotics
  • Bill Ray, Homeownership Opportunity Alliance
  • Jenn Penn, Dome Strategies
  • Christopher Guith, Institute for 21st Century Energy, US Chamber
  • Tisha Schuller, Colorado Oil & Gas Association
  • Chuck Berry, The Colorado Chamber President
  • John Gonzales, U.S. Chamber Representataive
  • Dennis Houston,Parker Chamber of Commerce
  • Diane Schwenke,  Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce
  • Kimberly Arnold,  Colorado Women’s Chamber
  • Jack Llewellyn, Durango Chamber of Commerce


Thursday, April 10 – Healthcare Industry Tour, Hosted at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center/ Rocky Mountain Children’s Hospital


Guest Speakers include:

  • Megan Canter, Director of Telemedicine, CO-DOC & WTCN Telemedicine Networks, HCA Continental Division/HealthONE
  • Len Kalm, VP, Payor Engagement, HCA /HealthONE
  • Sara Smith, Division SVP, Strategy & Development, HCA Continental Division/HealthONE
  • Beverly Petry, Chief Marketing Officer, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, HCA Continental Division/HealthONE
  • Dr. Tony Canfield, MD, P/SL Robotic Surgery Chair
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Wednesday, May 13 – EXECs at Black Hawk, hosted by Ameristar Casino

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Guest Speakers:

  • Sean Demeule, VP & General Manager
  • Peter Chu, Assistant General Manager 
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Thursday, June 19 & Friday, June 20 –  Energy & Environment Industry Tour: 
This jam- packed overnight trip to the Western Slope included an underground mine tour at the Henderson mine, a tour of Grand Junction’s Business Incubator, and a tour of Leitner Poma’s management facility.



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Thursday, July 16 – Agribusiness Industry Tour hosted by Aurora Organic Dairy


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Wednesday, August 19 – Energy Tour hosted by PDC Energy

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Wednesday, September 19 – Aerospace Industry Tour hosted by Lockheed Martin

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Wednesday, October 7Graduation/Celebration hosted by MillerCoors


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