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Tuesday, October 10 • 11:45am - 1:30pm
Tuesday Luncheon Plenary—View from the Top

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Enjoy lunch and a panel discussion on the role higher education plays in the success of businesses—from talent acquisition and workforce development to quality of life for employees and the important role of scholarship and research to a thriving business community. Welcome remarks and introductions provided by Dorothy Horrell, Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver.

Kelly Brough, President & CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, will moderate the panel of leading CEOs, including:
  • Kirk Mielenz, president of Revgen Partners
  • Debbie Zuege, chief nursing officer, Kaiser Permanente
  • David Eves, president, Xcel Energy Colorado 

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Kelly Brough

President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
As president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Brough is focused on putting more Coloradans to work – in really great jobs. It’s a clear call to action that’s driven this CEO from higher education to City Hall to the Chamber. Kelly has worked to advance... Read More →
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David Eves

President, Xcel Energy
David Eves is president of Xcel Energy - Colorado. He also serves as a director of Public Service Company of Colorado. Previously he served as president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Company. He also has served as vice president of Resource Planning and Acquisition for Xcel... Read More →
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Dorothy Horrell

Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver
About Chancellor Dorothy HorrellDorothy A. Horrell, PhD has been chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver since January 2016. She is leading the university toward becoming a top asset of the city of Denver by prioritizing​ student success, scholarly excellence, community impact, inclusive excellence and financial sustainability.  A recognized leader in higher education, she received a gubernatorial appointment to the Colorado State University System Board of Governors in 2009 and served as board... Read More →
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Kirk Mielenz

President, RevGen Partners
Prior to co-founding RevGen Partners, Kirk held positions at Hitachi Consulting and Arthur Andersen where he led teams on numerous high-profile client engagements. Kirk is currently serving on the board of directors at the Denver Public Schools Foundation. He is the proud father... Read More →
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Debbie Zuege

Chief Nursing Executive, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Debbie Zuege, RN is Chief Nursing Executive for Kaiser Permanente in Colorado—the first position of its kind for the state’s largest nonprofit health plan. In this role, Zuege is responsible for the nursing care delivery of more than 2,000 registered nurses, licensed practical... Read More →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 11:45am - 1:30pm MDT
Colorado Ballrooms