Connect & Collaborate Hosts for January 9-13, 2017

January 9 – Pat Maley – Vistage
Pat Maley, Chair of Vistage, a CEO Peer Group, will talk with Vistage members Rob Bohacs and Eric Schraufnagel, co-founders of ClinTrial. They’ll discuss how technology is changing the flow of information in clinical drug trials and the resulting improvement in patient outcome. Then, Neil Anderson will share a Chief Outsiders conversation about how companies can improve their marketing investment outcome.

January 10 – DORA – Financial Literacy         
Jill Sarmo from the Division of Securities, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), talks with Natriece Bryant with the Banking and Financial Services Divisions about financial literacy. DORA’s SeniorSafe program now includes a program designed to teach financial professionals how to spot elder financial abuse. We’ll discuss efforts to provide information on financial literacy through life stages - two initiatives, Smart$tart and $tepUp – that will launch in March.

January 11 – Andrew Moriarty – Immigration Reform  
Andrew Moriarty of joins Jeff Wasden, President of the Colorado Business Roundtable and a member of the new statewide coalition called Coloradans for Immigration Reform, to discuss current efforts to help pass comprehensive immigration reform. We will talk with Brithany Gutierrez, 18-year-old Colorado State University sophomore, about her experience with DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals). We’ll hear from Susana M. Muñoz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Ethnic Studies Faculty Associate, Colorado State University and Elias G. Quiñonez, MA, CSU Colorado Challenge Counselor, The Colorado Challenge, Colorado Department of Higher Education.

January 12 – Edgar Johansson – Aerospace Advocate
Edgar Johansson, COBRT Aerospace Advocate, joins us to discuss progress in Colorado’s aerospace industry. His guests are Rene Simard, Executive VP and Chief of Military Affairs at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and Roger McNamara, Director, Launch Abort and Service Module System on the Orion project for Lockheed Martin. They’ll discuss aerospace and defense as it relates to Aurora’s development, and they discuss progress on Orion.

January 13 – Kristen Muzzy – Manufacturing
Kristen Muzzy, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Leading2Lean, advocates for manufacturing progress in Colorado and nationwide. Her guest is Janet Colvin, Manufacturing Pathways Campus Coordinator for the Community College of Denver and Women in Manufacturing board member. Together, they’ll discuss the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Community College of Denver helping manufacturers narrow the workforce skills gap and giving workforce an alternative pathway for a rewarding career.

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