|Name||Area of Expertise||Speaker Information||Website|
|David Soucie||Aviation: Aviation Expert||Airline safety analyst, former FAA crash investigator, has authored 3 books on subject of air safety||https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsoucie/|
|Greg Feith||Aviation: Aviation Expert||Gregory Allen "Greg" Feith is an American former Senior Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He currently works as a consultant on aviation safety and security matters in the private sector, and as the aviation expert for NBC and MSNBC.||http://aircrashdetective.com/|
|Matt Robinson||Aviation: Aviation Expert||Official Aircraft Accident Investigator for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Matt holds a B.S. degree in Professional Aviation and a M.S. in Aviation/Aerospace Systems safety from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Matt is also a full member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators and is a frequent lecturer to industry experts on various subjects including Controlled Flight into Terrain and night Vision Devices.||https://www.robsonforensic.com/experts/aviation-mishap-robinson/com/experts/aviation-mishap-robinson/-mishap-robinson/com/experts/aviation-mishap-robinson/|
|Mike Boyd||Aviation: Aviation Expert||President, Boyd Group International. Aviation expert. Mike is well known as an expert in futurist aviation issues, and is often called upon by the national media to provide input regarding events and trends affecting airlines, airports, and aircraft manufacturers.||www.Aviationplanning.com|
|Darold Killmer||Civil Rights: Employment Discrimination, Criminal Defense||Civil rights & employment attorney, Partner with Killmer, Lane & Newman LLP, Denver, CO (2002-present). Founding member and Partner of law firm emphasizing civil rights, employment discrimination litigation, and criminal defense. Killmer has presented conferences and seminars on numerous topics listed at website.||https://www.kln-law.com/darold-killmer|
|Sharon Liko||Civil Rights: Family Law, Mens Rights||Since establishing her law firm in 1991, Sharon D. Liko has focused exclusively on men’s rights in domestic relations and family law. She is an aggressive litigator and sees herself as a “champion of the underdog.” She has accepted clients that other lawyers have refused and due to her tenacity has prevailed in very difficult cases. Ms. Liko is a well-known advocate for men’s rights and father’s rights as they pertain to family law matters. She has been a guest commentator on national television and radio programs for many years. Her law firm has represented a variety of high-profile clients in their divorce and family law matters. Her representations have included politicians, professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, bankers, business owners, CEOs, and senior executives of multimillion dollar corporations in their domestic relations and family law cases.||https://www.mensrightslaw.com/|
|Ather Zia||Civil Rights: Human Rights, Gender, Kashmir||Ather
Zia has a doctorate degree from the Dept of Anthropology at the Univ of
California, Irvine. She also has two Masters Degrees; one in Communications
from California State University, Fullerton and another in Journalism from
Kashmir Univ. Currently she is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology
Department and Gender Studies Program at University of Northern Colorado
Greeley. Research Interests and
Speaker Topics: Gender, Human Rights, enforced disappearances,
militarization, State terrorism with focus on Indian administered Kashmir;
political and cultural anthropology of Kashmir
Regional and Thematic Interests: Kashmir region; India and Pakistan; political & socio-cultural anthropology; ethnographic poetry
Ather has been a journalist with BBC World service.
|Dave Mullins & Charlie Craig||Civil Rights: LGBT rights||David Mullins and Charlie Craig are Denver based, same-sex, married couple who sued Masterpiece Cakeshop (Lakewood, CO) for not baking them a wedding cake because they're gay. The couple filed a complaint against Phillips with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which agreed the baker violated state law. Colorado state courts also ruled in the couple’s favor. In a 7–2 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled on narrow grounds that the Commission did not employ religious neutrality, violating Masterpiece owner Jack Jack Phillips' rights to free exercise, and reversed the Commission's decision.|
|Dennis Shepard||Civil Rights: LGBT rights||Dennis Shepard is the father of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at University of Wyoming who was murdered in October 1998 in what became one of the most high-profiled cases highlighting hate-crimes against LGBT people. He and his wife, Judy Shepard, are co-founders of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and advocates for LGBT rights. He has been an advocate for parental support of LGBT children both during Matthew's life and, very publicly, since Matthew's death. He and Judy continue to live and work in Casper.||https://www.matthewshepard.org/people/dennis-shepard/|
|Leia Pierce||Crime: Bullying||Leia Pierce's 9 year old son committed suicide as a result of school bullying.|
|Mark Geist||Crime: Crimes Against Children, Security||Mark “Oz” Geist is a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi, Libya, from September 11 to September 12, 2012. After serving 12 years in the United States Maine Corps, Mr. Geist became a Deputy Sheriff in Teller County, Colorado. In that role, he was assigned as liaison with the Vice Narcotics and Intelligence Unit in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as well as an Investigator for Crimes against Children. Certified as a Forensic Interviewer of children, he investigated numerous case of abuse in which he helped to secure convictions of the perpetrators. He then took a job as Chief of Police in Fowler, Colorado. After leaving the Fowler Police Department, Mr. Geist began his own business in private investigations. He is a co-author of the bestselling book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.||https://markgeist.com/|
|Rita Smith||Crime: Domestic Violence, Battered Women, Women's Shelters||Executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, since late 1992. Has been interviewed by hundreds of newspaper reporters, appeared on many local and national radio and television news shows https://www.linkedin.com/in/rita-smith-4a184a10/||https://www.womensmediacenter.com/profile/rita-smith|
|Lisa Calderón||Crime: Domestic Violence, Criminal Justice||Educator, human rights activist. Well known for her activism and work around domestic violence, criminal justice and anti-gentrification. Calderón was a criminal justice professor at Regis University and the co-chairwoman of the Colorado Latino Forum. Ran unsuccesfully against Michael Hancock for Mayor of Denver. Currently Chief of Staff for Denver City Councilwoman. Candi CdeBaca.|
|Jeffrey Cohn||Crime: Law Enforcement||Jeffrey Cohn is an experienced law enforcement professional who has worked in a variety of areas including patrol operations, investigations and community programs – has been deputy chief of police for the University of Colorado Denver Police Department. He served for more than 25 years with the city of Lakewood Police Department. Cohn is a certified fraud examiner and completed the Colorado Sheriff’s Association Command School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice, an AAS Accounting degree and is pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice through American Public University.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/cohnjeffrey/|
|Stacy Galbraith||Crime: Rape, Sex Assault||Stacy Galbraith, detective with the Golden Police Department, part of team that solved CO serial rapist case (Netflix film "Unelievable" based on story)|
|John Clune||Crime: Sexual Abuse||Lawyer, Hutchinson, Black & Cook LLC. Recognized as one of the nation’s top sexual abuse attorneys, John Clune, has been successfully litigating on behalf of survivors of assault and harassment in courts and campus proceedings for nearly 25 years. John has been recognized as one of the most experienced and well-known lawyers for survivors of sexual abuse and harassment. Most recently, John was spotlighted in the national news for his representation of Deborah Ramirez during the Senate confirmation hearings involving US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.||https://www.hbcboulder.com/john-clune|
|Sam Zhao||Diplomacy: China, US China Relations||Professor and Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. A founding editor of the Journal of Contemporary China, he is member of the Board of Governors of the US Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, a member of National Committee on US-China Relations||https://korbel.du.edu/about/directory/sam-zhao|
|Susan Shirley||Diplomacy: Kurdish Forces/Syria||Colorado
mother who struggled to bring her son’s body home from Syria.
Levi “Jack” Shirley of Arvada was killed fighting the Islamic State with Kurdish forces in Syria.
|Chris Hill||Diplomacy: North Korea, International/Foreign Relations||American diplomat, currently the Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global Engagement and Professor of the Practice in Diplomacy at the University of Denver. Former Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University. Ambassador Hill speaks regularly on cable news on a variety of subjects.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_R._Hill|
|Michael Brown||Disasters: FEMA, Hurricanes||Michael DeWayne Brown, served as the first undersecretary of Emergency Preparedness and Response, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. This position is generally referred to as the director or administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He was appointed in January 2003 by President George W. Bush and resigned following his controversial handling of Hurricane Katrina in September 2005. Brown first had been appointed as general counsel at FEMA. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks President Bush nominated Brown to become deputy director of FEMA. Brown currently hosts a radio talk show on 850 KOA in Denver, Colorado. Republican.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeldbrown/|
|Rachel Carlson||Education: Education as a Benefit||CEO/Founder Guild Education. Pioneering an approach to Education as a Benefit, helping companies transform traditional tuition assistance programs from a cost center into a recruitment and retention tool that drives a positive return on investment. Our network of nonprofit universities along with our team of Guild coaches help each employee find the right program, retain in work, and succeed in higher education.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelrcarlson/|
|Dan Ritchie||Education: Higher Education||Ritchie, former Chancellor at Univ of Denver, who worked for DU without pay, was nicknamed the first "cowboy chancellor" because of his philosophy of cowboy ethics and his background in ranching before living on campus. During his tenure, the University pioneered in the teaching of ethics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He helped rebuild DU's campus and many different programs, such as their International Programs. International Human Rights Advocacy Center||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_L._Ritchie|
|Jeremy Haefner||Education: Higher Education||Haefner is the Chancellor at Univ of Denver. He brings to DU over three decades of leadership experience in higher education.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-haefner-|
|Joe Blake||Education: Higher Education||Joe Blake is Chancellor Emeritus of the Colorado State University System. As chancellor, he oversaw Colorado State University, CSU-Pueblo, and CSUGlobal.||https://agsci.colostate.edu/about/agindustry-leadership-council/joe-blake/|
|David Greenberg||Education: Public Affairs||David
Greenberg was Vice Chancellor of Institutional Partnerships at the Univ of
Denver: Development and implementation of strategic relationships with
academic institutions, private businesses, non-profit organizations and other
entities. Previously Greenberg
was Co-founder and Managing Partner of GBSM, a strategic communications and
public affairs consultancy.
Greenberg founded The Denver School of Science & Technology, cited by US Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Bill Gates and many others as a national model for the teaching of STEM education in an urban setting. Today, DSST Public Schools has been authorized by Denver Public Schools to operate 14 middle and high schools on seven campuses.
|Aaron Cole||Employment: Computers/Data: Intelligence Automation||Aaron Cole Senior Executive at Kofax focusing on strategic insight in Intelligent Automation | RPA I BPM I BPA | OCR in a single platform. Intelligent Automation software platform helps organizations transform information-intensive business processes, reduce manual work and errors, minimize costs, and improve customer engagement. We combine RPA, cognitive capture, process orchestration, mobility and engagement, and analytics to ease implementations and deliver dramatic results that mitigate compliance risk and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronscole/|
|Beth Cobert||Employment: Digital Economy, Customer Service, Cyber Security||Beth
Cobert is the Chief Executive Officer of Skillful, a Markle Foundation
initiative to create a skills-based labor market that empowers all Americans
to succeed in the digital economy. As CEO of Skillful, Beth Cobert employs
her extensive experience in talent management and partnership development, as
well as her acumen for harnessing the constructive potential of new
technologies. Since her appointment as the organization's CEO in April 2017,
Beth has drawn upon her skills as a seasoned and collaborative leader by
working in partnership with others to evolve and expand the program and
Prior to Skillful, Beth was Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) under President Obama. Under Beth's direction, OPM embraced new technology to improve customer service and cyber security and championed recruiting, development, and advancement practices to support a talented and diverse federal workforce. Before her time at OPM, Beth served as the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
|Tasha Eurich||Employment: Leadership Coaching||Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. With a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Tasha is the principal of The Eurich Group, an executive development firm that helps companies—from start-ups to the Fortune 100—succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams. Her primary areas of expertise are executive coaching, executive team development, and leadership and high potential development programs. Her diverse client list includes organizations like T-Mobile, KPMG, Walmart, IBM, Royal Bank of Canada, Vail Resorts, and the Miami Heat.||http://www.tashaeurich.com/|
|Heather Terenzio||Employment: Software Engineers||Heather Terenzio is the Founder and CEO of Techtonic, the premier partner for enterprise-level software development, accelerated delivery, and scalable onshore talent. Four years ago, Heather founded Techtonic Apprenticeship to train people with diverse backgrounds on how to code using a unique, Department of Labor (DOL) approved Apprenticeship program. This highly selective Apprenticeship program recruits people who have the desire, ambition and skill set to be a great software developer – regardless of their background or academic training. The Techtonic Apprenticeship program has been featured in the New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, Fast Company and Popular Mechanics. Heather believes that diverse and inclusive talent are the building blocks upon which great companies are built.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/terenzio/|
|Helen Young Hayes||Employment: Workforce Solutions||Founder/CEO of Activate Workforce Solutions: Helen is a 20-year veteran of the financial industry. As the portfolio manager of the Janus Worldwide and Overseas funds, she built and invested a $50 billion franchise in global and international equities. Conducting detailed country, industry, and company analyses, Helen is regarded as a pioneer in bottom-up international investing. In 2016, Helen founded Activate Workforce Solutions to alleviate poverty through creating pathways to employment. Helen was recipient of the Denver Business Journal's 2018 Outstanding Women in Business Mile High Leader Award and the Girl Scouts of Colorado 2019 Women of Distinction Award.||https://www.activatework.com/about/our-team/|
|Mike Fries||Entertainment: Media, Communications||Mike Fries, based in Denver, is Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Liberty Global, the largest international TV and broadband company in the world. Liberty Global is recognized as a global leader in entertainment, media and communications. Fries is also Executive Chairman of Liberty Latin America, and serves on the corporate boards of Grupo Televisa and Lionsgate Entertainment. Additionally, he also serves as the Digital Communications Governor and Steering Committee Member of the World Economic Forum. Fries and his wife, Michelle Fries, are trustees and lead donors to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and are also involved in organizations including the Denver Film Society, the Colorado Symphony, Biennial of the Americas, ACE Scholarships, and Denver School of Science and Technology.||https://www.libertyglobal.com/leadership/mike-fries/|
|Jeffrey Grubb||Entertainment: Video Game Industry||Jeff Grubb, is an author of novels, short stories, and comics and a computer and role-playing game designer in the fantasy genre. Grubb is a Michigan-born reporter for VentureBeat's GamesBeat website, which covers the video game industry. Prior to GamesBeat, Jeff worked with Bitmob as a staff writer and Kombo as its senior news editor. Jeff moved to Denver in 2014.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/jegrubb/|
|Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell||Environment: American Indian / Alaska Native Affairs, Energy, Natural Resources||Nighthorse
Campbell is American Cheyenne politician who served as a U.S. Representative
from 1987 to 1993, and a U.S. Senator from Colorado from 1993 to 2005. He
serves as one of forty-four members of the Council of Chiefs of the Northern
Cheyenne Indian Tribe. During his time in office, he was the only Native
American serving in the U.S. Congress.
Originally a member of the Democratic Party, Campbell switched to the Republican Party on March 3, 1995. Nighthorse now has a consulting firm in Pueblo that concentrates on American Indian / Alaska Native Affairs, Appropriations, Energy, Gaming, Natural Resources (including Water and Public Lands), Transportation and Trucking
|Laura Krantz||Environment: Big Foot, Sasquatch||Laura
Krantz is a journalist, editor and producer, in both radio and print. She's
the host, creator and producer of the new podcast Wild Thing, about Big
Laura has worked in audio for over a decade. She edited and produced for NPR in Washington, DC, as part of multiple shows including Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. She also served as the lead editor for Take Two, a news magazine show from Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) in Los Angeles. She's written for various publications, including Popular Science, Smithsonian Magazine, Outside, TakePart and Newsweek, as well as for npr.org.
In 2014-15, Laura was awarded a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Environmental Journalism and serves as a mentor for the Crown Reporting Project with the University of Montana's School of Journalism. She's currently a partner at Foxtopus Ink, a multimedia company based in Denver.
|Christina Simeone||Environment: Climate, Energy Issues||Christina
Simeone is a doctoral student in advanced energy systems at the Colorado
School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a joint
program. She is also the former director of policy and external affairs at
the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. While at the Kleinman Center,
Christina engaged in applied research—bringing together analytics, academics,
and industry insights—to further the center's mission.
Prior to joining the Kleinman Center, Simeone served as the director of the PennFuture Energy Center for Enterprise and the Environment, where she focused on energy and climate issues that impact Pennsylvania. Simeone worked on federal energy and climate legislation as policy director at the Alliance for Climate Protection in Washington, D.C., after spending several years in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP), where she worked on climate and energy issues in the Policy Office and as special assistant to the secretary. Additionally, she has experience in private environmental consulting and in the financial management sector.
|Tim Wirth||Environment: Climate, Energy Issues, Fracking||Timothy
E. Wirth is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the United Nations Foundation
and the Better World Fund. Wirth previously served as the UN Foundation’s
President from its founding in 1997 until his transition to Vice Chair in
2013. The UN Foundation and its sister organization, the Better World Fund,
were founded in 1998 through a major financial commitment from Ted Turner and
are designed to support and strengthen the work of the United Nations.
Wirth began his political career as a White House Fellow under President Lyndon Johnson and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education in the Nixon Administration. In 1970, Wirth returned to his home state of Colorado and successfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974. He represented Denver suburbs from 1975-1987. Wirth was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 where he focused on environmental issues, particularly global climate change and population stabilization.
Following these two decades of elected politics, Wirth was national Co-chair of the Clinton-Gore campaign, and from 1993 to 1997 served in the U.S. Department of State as the first Undersecretary for Global Affairs.
|Alice Jackson||Environment: Energy||President, Xcel Energy - Colorado, providing energy to eight Western and Midweste||https://www.xcelenergy.com/company/about_us/leadership/alice_k._jackson|
|Bill Ritter||Environment: Energy||ill
Ritter, Jr. is the founder and director of the Center for the New Energy
Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University which launched on February 1,
2011. The Center employs an assistant director, four senior policy advisors
and analysts, a research manager, a research associate, and a team of student
researchers. Ritter authored a book that was published in 2016 entitled,
Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy
Revolution. Ritter was elected as Colorado’s 41st governor in 2006
|Ken Salazar||Environment: Energy, Politics, Native Americans||Secretary Ken Salazar served as the 50th United States Secretary of the Interior and Colorado United States Senator and Attorney General. Mr. Salazar's law practice, Wilmer Hale, is focused on energy, environment, natural resources, corporate governance and Native American matters.||https://www.wilmerhale.com/en/people/ken-salazar|
|Bob Henson||Environment: Meteorologist, Climate change||Meteorologist and Writer at The Weather Company/Weather Underground. A meteorologist and science writer focusing on weather and climate change. He has more than 20 years of experience translating complex science for general and specialized audiences in an accessible, information-rich, people-oriented style. Adept with short- and long-format text, social and broadcast media, project and content management, digital photography, TV/radio appearances, and public speaking.||https://weather.com/bios/news/2018-08-21-bob-henson|
|Lanny Martin||Environment: Oil Gas||Lanny Martin founded Platte River Equity in 2006 after serving as CEO of publicly-held industrial, chemical and metals companies for 18 years. a private equity firm focused on investments in established lower middle market operating companies with enterprise values of up to $250 million. The firm invests in target sectors where it has substantial operating and investing experience, including aerospace and transportation, industrial products and services, energy products and services, and agriculture and chemicals.||https://platteriverequity.com/our-team/j-landis-martin/|
|Sherrie Kinard||Environment: Policy||Provides expert and technical assistance to local, state, and federal agencies, the regulated community, public interest groups and the general public regarding implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) regulations, policies, directives and guidance.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherrie-kinard-31200354/|
|Senator Mark Udall||Environment: Restoring Public Lands||Udall
served as a United States Senator from Colorado from 2009 to 2015. A member
of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of
Representatives, representing Colorado's 2nd congressional district. Prior to
being elected to Congress, he represented parts of Boulder, Colorado in the
Colorado House of Representatives. Throughout his career he has proposed
legislation to support renewable energy, expand national parks and protect
Born in Tucson, Arizona, he is the son of former U.S. Representative Mo Udall. A member of the Udall family, a western American political family, his relatives include New Mexico's Tom Udall and Utah's Mike Lee. Udall ran for reelection in 2014 to a second term in the U.S. Senate, but was narrowly defeated by Republican challenger Cory Gardner. Udall lives in Eldorado Springs, CO and works for the Grand Canyon Trust.
|William Sarni||Environment: Water Conservation||Will is an internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation. He has been a sustainability and water strategy advisor to multinationals, water technology companies and NGOs for his entire career. Will works with multinationals on corporate water strategies, water technology innovation and water market entry strategies.||https://www.waterfoundry.com/|
|Angela Bricmont||Environment: Water Rights, Water Rates||Angela Bricmont is the Chief of Finance for the Denver Water Board. She speaks around the world about water issues, managing financial resources, creating long-range financial plans, controlling and disbursing funds, and for planning, developing and administrating water rates.||https://www.denverwater.org/about-us/board-and-organization/executive-leadership|
|David Zervos||Finance:||Dr. David Zervos, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Global Macro Division at Leucadia Asset Management, LLC. Dr. Zervos has been Managing Director and Head of Global Fixed Income Strategy at Jefferies LLC since February 2010 and serves as its Chief Market Strategist. He served at Federal Reserve Board as a Visiting Advisor in the Division of Monetary Affairs. Dr. Zervos was a Staff Economist at The Federal Reserve System.||https://www.jefferies.com/|
|Paul Camp||Finance:||Paul Camp, Ph.D., is the chair of the Finance Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He also teaches financial planning classes that focus on estate planning and personal financial planning. Budgeting, Investments, Estate planning, Income taxes, Insurance||https://red.msudenver.edu/all-experts/camp-paul.html|
Quast is an Investor-Relations veteran and founder and President of Modern
IR. ModernIR, launched in 2005, pioneered market-structure analytics that
quantify the behavior of money behind stock-trading for investor-relations
professionals. Specialties: Expert on market structure, equity markets
behavior, trading, and the investor relations function.
Tim is a frequent speaker and commentator on modern equity trading. His quotes on modern trading have appeared in leading media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Financial Times of London, Reuters, Dow Jones, The Denver Post, Traders Magazine, The Securities Technology Monitor, and The New York Times.
|Chris Moody||Finance: Data, Technology, Social Platforms||Considered a pioneer in developing data and platform strategies. Founder of non-profit organization focused on the impact of social platforms and data. View on the importance of data as it relates to global matters of health and safety has been shared across the world,The White House and the United Nations.||https://foundrygroup.com/team/chris-moody/|
|Fritz Meyer||Finance: Economics||Fritz Meyer is a highly respected independent economist and market analyst and former Invesco primary economic and markets analyst. He provides weekly and monthly updates for investment professionals and their clients. He has been a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business Network and has often been quoted in business publications. He specializes in speaking, in-person, to financial advisors and their clients.||http://fritzmeyerpov.com|
|Matt Harrigan||Finance: Financial Analyst||Senior Analyst at Wunderlich Securities, Denver.|
|Craig Callahan||Finance: Investment Management||CRAIG CALLAHAN is the Founder and President of ICON Advisers, Inc., and serves as Chairman of the ICON Investment Committee. Prior to founding ICON, he was a finance professor at the University of Denver. Dr. Callahan has been a television guest on numerous financial networks and has been featured in a number of business and investment publications.||https://iconadvisers.com/about-us/|
|Andy Walden||Finance: Mortgages, Financial Analysis||Director of Marketing at Black Knight - Leading provider of integrated software, data and analytics solutions across the homeownership life cycle. Technology, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the mortgage lifecycle. Provider of analytics for mortgage and home equity lending and servicing.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-walden-54ba5a39/|
|Jeff Mason||Finance: Oil and Gas Markets and Litigation||Jeffrey
Mason is an Oil & Gas, (energy and natural resources) attorney with
Oram-Houghton. He represents clients in all phases of the acquisition,
development, and operation of oil and gas properties. Jeff focuses on
preparing comprehensive acquisition, drilling, and division order title
opinions covering private, state, and federal lands. Jeff also has experience
with oil and gas litigation and appeals.
After graduating from the Univ of Denver Sturm College of Law, Jeff clerked for the Honorable Robert D. Hawthorne of the Colorado Court of Appeals and worked as an associate at a highly regarded natural resources law firm in Denver. He has presented on oil and gas law topics at continuing education events and has written multiple articles about oil and gas law. Jeff is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Wyoming, and North Dakota.
|Tom Petrie||Finance: Oil Prices||Chairman, Petrie Partners - a boutique investment banking firm offering financial advisory services to the oil and gas industry,providing specialized advice on mergers, divestitures and acquisitions and private placements.||https://petrie.com/team/tom-petrie/|
|Kevin Smith||Finance: Stock Market||Kevin
Smith is the founder and CIO of Crescat Capital. He has 28 years of
investment management experience spanning multiple business cycles. Kevin has
been the lead portfolio manager of Crescat’s four investment strategies since
their inceptions. He is the creator of Crescat’s firmwide global macro
investment process and systematic equity valuation model.
Prior to founding Crescat, he worked as a wealth advisor with Kidder Peabody. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a specialization in finance and a concentration in statistics. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics and German studies from Stanford University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
|Katasha Jones||Finance: Tax||Tax Professional Assistant, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Analytical, highly organized, and driven professional enhancing performance and increasing efficiency by proactively improving processes and workflow. Known for consistently delivering accurate and timely results, demonstrating excellent follow-through, and maintaining a sense of urgency without sacrificing quality. Communicate and collaborate effectively within teams, with internal and external customers, and at all organizational levels.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/katasha-jones/|
|Jim Duffy||Finance: Wall Street Analyst||Jim Duffy is a Wall Street Analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, specializes in the Consumer Goods sector. Managing Director at Stifel Financial Corp. Duffy is a finance professional with a passion for business model analysis, assessment of business attributes and risks, and evaluation/development of strategies to maximize potential and equity value. My appreciation for well-conceived and efficient business models developed with more than 15 years of experience analyzing businesses ranging from start-ups to S&P 500 constituents. In my role as a sell-side equity research analyst I am privileged to interact regularly with C-level executives to hear their management philosophies and strategies to create value for shareholders.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-duffy-3225223/|
|Amy Nofziger||Fraud: Elder Abuse||Amy Nofziger of the AARP Fraud Watch Network has been fighting fraud for 18 years. She served a term on the State of Colorado's Elder Abuse Task Force, which resulted in Colorado passing a mandatory Elder Abuse reporting law. Due to her experience and expertise, Amy has received frequent public speaking invitations and has presented across the country to consumers and professionals on consumer fraud. She has a degree in Sociology and Criminology and a Master of Arts in Leadership. Amy is a Certified Fraud Examiner.||https://cle.cobar.org/About/Faculty-Authors/Info/CUSTOMERCD/283152|
|Markus Weaver||Guns: Aurora Theater Shooting||Aurora theater shooting survivor. Marcus Weaver is a top, Vocational Specialist in the Denver Metro area receiving various National, State and Local awards in recognition of his outstanding work with marginalized populations and community engagement.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-weaver-488b2721/|
|Tom Sullivan||Guns: Aurora Theater Shooting||Leo Thomas Sullivan III, is an American politician who is a member of the Colorado House of Representatives in Arapahoe County. Son killed in Aurora theater shooting. After his son's murder, Sullivan entered into politics to fight for tighter gun regulations. In May 2019, a recall effort was launched against Sullivan. The organizers of the recall, lead by Kristi Brown, vice chairwoman of the Colorado Republican Party, were upset with his sponsorship of a successful bill (HB 19-1177) that permits judges to take citizens' guns away from them if the judges receive information that a citizen is dangerous. The recall was unsuccessful. Previously worked for USPS and is an Air Force Veteran.||https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators/tom-sullivan|
|Zachary Cartaya||Guns: Columbine School Shooting||Survivor of Columbine HS Massacre 1999. Co-Founder and CFO of The Rebels Project - Mass Shooting and Trauma Support. The Rebels Project seeks to embrace, support, and connect survivors of mass tragedy and trauma by creating a safe environment to share unique resources, experiences, and provide education surrounding the varying effects of mass trauma.||https://www.therebelsproject.org/zach|
|Steve Reams||Guns: Gun Control||Weld County Sheriff (Colorado). Critic of Colorado's "Red Flag Law" which established a process to temporarily seize the guns of individuals deemed a danger to themselves and others.||https://www.weldsheriff.com/about/command_staff|
|David Kopel||Guns: Gun Rights Advocate||David
B. "Dave" Kopel. is an
American author, attorney, gun rights advocate, and contributing editor to
several publications. He is currently research director of the Independence
Institute in Denver, Colorado, associate policy analyst at the Cato
Institute, adjunct professor of advanced constitutional law at Denver
University, Sturm College of Law and contributes to the Volokh Conspiracy
legal blog. Previously he was adjunct professor of law, New York University,
and former assistant attorney general for Colorado.
Kopel writes on constitutional law, criminal justice, civil rights, firearms policy, international affairs, technology, politics, environmental policy, and the media. He is the author of 17 books, hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and over 100 scholarly journal articles. His newspaper articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.
|Patrick Neville||Guns: Gun Rights Advocate||Patrick Neville, is an American politician and a member of the Colorado House of Representatives. A Republican, Neville currently serves as the Minority Leader of the House, having been elected to this position at the beginning of his second term in January 2017. His father, Tim Neville, is a former Colorado State Senator. Endorsed by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners PAC (RMGO), the most strident gun rights group in Colorado||https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators/patrick-neville|
|Shannon Watts||Guns: Gun Violence, Mass Shootings, Women in office||Founder of Moms Demand Action, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. Also an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office.||https://momsdemandaction.org/shannon-watts/|
|Coni Sanders||Guns: School Shootings, Columbine||Coni's father, Dave Sanders, was a coach, a teacher, and a man who gave his life at Columbine High School April 20, 1999. Coni is a mental health counselor, a therapist with PFA Counseling and assessment. She works with those convicted of violent crimes and those on parole. Her work is to prevent tragedies like Columbine from happening again. She speaks nationally on High Profile Grieving in addition to working at the Colorado State Mental Institute.||https://www.pfacounselingandassessment.com/staff.html|
|Samantha Haviland||Guns: School Shootings, Columbine Survivor, Gun Control||Samantha Haviland was a student at Columbine High School during the shooting in 1999. She's now director of counseling support services for Denver Public Schools. Experienced Director Of Counseling with a demonstrated history of working in the primary/secondary education industry. Skilled in Supervision and Consultation, Lesson Planning, Educational Technology, Grant Administration, Tutoring, and Classroom Management. Strong support professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Counselor Education and Supervision from Oregon State University. She disagrees with the notion that guns in teachers' hands would deter mass shootings||https://www.linkedin.com/in/samantha-haviland-61579817/|
|Aaron Stark||Guns: School Shootings, Gun Violence||Wrote an article "I Was Almost a School Shooter', detailing his mental health problem. This letter earned national/international notoriety. His Ted Talk highlights solutions to gun violence.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-stark-8481b615a/|
|John McDonald||Guns: School Shootings, School Security||Former police officer. In charge of school security at Denver suburban school.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mcdonald-14a2a910/|
|Steven Leonard||Health: Children, Cardiac||Steven
Leonard, MD saw a gap in Colorado's pediatric cardiac services in 2009 and
became determined to ensure Colorado kids have access to expert heart care.
As an extension of services for Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, he
formed Rocky Mountain Pediatric Heart Surgery. Here he provides
compassionate, patient-centered care and heart surgery to children in need of
cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Leonard brings more than 25 years of experience
in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery to Rocky Mountain Pediatric Heart Surgery
and previously served as a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at Children's
Medical Center of Dallas.
Over the course of his distinguished career, Dr. Leonard has received numerous honors and awards, including "America's Top Physicians," "The Best Doctors in America: Central Region" and a "Top Doctor" in 5280 Magazine. He has published articles and lectured frequently on topics related to pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.
|Dr. Ken Lyn-Kew||Health: Coronavirus||Dr. Lyn-Kew is a critical care pulmonologist with National Jewish Health||https://www.nationaljewish.org/doctors-departments/providers/physicians/kenneth-e-lyn-kew|
|Michelle Barron, MD||Health: Coronavirus||Dr. Barron oversees infectious disease control and prevention at University of Colorado Health||https://www.uchealth.org/provider/michelle-barron-md-infectious-disease/|
|Covid 19 Experts||Health: Coronavirus Experts||As the CU Boulder community responds to the global COVID-19 pandemic, our researchers are available to discuss various aspects of this disease and its impact on people in Colorado and beyond.||https://www.colorado.edu/today/media-covid-19-experts|
|Barbara Brohl||Health: Drug Strategies & Regulation||Barbara
Brohl is currently a Principal at B J Brohl Strategies, where she consults on
drug policy strategies for the 21st century. She believes that successful
reform can occur when drug policy and effective regulation intersect.
Prior to this, Barb led the varied functions of the Colorado Department of Revenue. Appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to his Cabinet in 2011, she was responsible for Colorado’s Tax Division, the Division of Motor Vehicles, Lottery, and Enforcement for Gaming, Liquor and Tobacco, Racing, and Marijuana.
|Randy Owen||Health: Emergency response||Randy Owen is President and CEO of Global Medical Response. With more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response teams deliver medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and worldwide. GMR was formed by combining the industry leaders in air, ground, managed medical transportation, and community, industrial/specialty and wildland fire services.||https://www.globalmedicalresponse.com/about/leadership/randy-owen|
|Michael Ramseier||Health: Healthcare||President Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Colorado. Ramseier oversees all of Kaiser Permanente’s care delivery and health plan operations in Colorado. The Colorado Region operates 40 medical offices and has 572,997 members.||https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/who-we-are/leadership-team/regional-leaders/michael-ramseier|
|Michael Salem, MD||Health: Healthcare||President, CEO National Jewish Health, an academic medical center known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune, and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research.||https://www.nationaljewish.org/about/leadership/president-and-ceo|
|Kent Thiry||Health: Kidney Dialysis Co||Kent Thiry became Chairmanand CEO of DaVita® in October 1999.Upon Thiry’s arrival, the company embarked on an ambitious restructuring plan to save it fromthe brink of bankruptcy. Ten years later, the company’s dedication toteammate (employee) engagementand empowerment has helped transform DaVita into a FORTUNE500® company with approximately$6.1 billion in annual revenues, a stock price that has increasedmore than 2,600 percent sinceshortly after he joined, and an 11percent reduction inteammate turnover.||https://www1.davita.com/UploadedFiles/About/Media_room/CEO%20Kent%20Thiry%20Bio.pdf?n=7279|
|Vincent Atchity||Health: Mental Health, Opioids||Vincent
is President/CEO of Mental Health Colorado. He previously served as Executive
Director of The Equitas Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization
working to disentangle mental health and criminal justice by activating
leaders, influencing policy, and spurring innovation. Vincent is an advocate
for public health and health equity, a population health management
strategist, and a builder of communications bridges connecting communities
and community partners with better health outcomes and more efficiently
Vincent has served on the Colorado Governor’s Mental Health Holds Task Force and the Colorado Opioid Epidemic Symposia Steering Committee, and currently serves on the Colorado Public Defender Commission, Governor’s Strategic Planning Task Force to Increase Behavioral Health Access in the state, the Denver District Attorney Advisory Council on Mental Health, the Colorado School of Public Health Behavioral Health Initiative Advisory Board, as well as on the board of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Vincent has held positions with the North Colorado Health Alliance, the Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment, the Univ of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Fordham Univ, and the Univ of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in comparative literature at the Univ of Southern California, and his undergraduate degree in classics at Georgetown Univ.
|Hildegard Messenbaugh, MD||Health: Mental Health, Teenagers||Hildegard is a Psychiatrist at the Thirdway Center for Youth. This organization strives to successfully break the cycle of intergenerational abuse by empowering traumatized teens to become successful adults and productive members of the community.||https://thirdwaycenter.org/staff/hildegard-messenbaugh-md/|
|Michael Schonbrun||Health: Senior Living / Nursing Homes||Michael Schonbrun is founder and CEO of Balfour Senior Living, that provides high quality care for independent and assisted living, and memory care programs. Leading provider of high quality senior housing and serivces in Colorado.||https://balfourcare.com/about-balfour/our-team/|
|Hadley Manning||Health:Policy Issues||As director of health policy at the Independent Women's Forum, Hadley Heath Manning studies free-market approaches to health care, entitlements, economics, and fiscal policy. She manages IWF's health policy projects, and frequently appears on Fox News, PBS and other media outlets. In 2016, Manning was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Law and Policy. In 2015, the Republican National Committee honored her as a Rising Star, and in 2014, she was named to the Red Alert Politics 30 Under 30 list.||https://www.colorado.edu/cwa/hadley-heath-manning|
|Vicki Cowart||Heath: Women's Healthcare, Abortion, Sex Ed, Choice||Dir
of Planned Parenthood of Rocky Mountains since 2003 is an excellent speaker
regarding women's healthcare, choice and women's rights.
|Mari Newman||Law: Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Criminal Defense||Mari Newman is a civil rights and employment law attorney (Partner with Killmer, Lane & Newman LLP - Denver) who has dedicated her entire career to advocating on behalf of the underdog and disenfranchised against the entrenched power of government and corporations. She has received numerous awards for her work. Newman has presented conferences and seminars on numerous topics listed at website.||https://www.kln-law.com/mari-newman|
|Siddartha Rathod||Law: Civil rights, employment law||Siddhartha is a partner at Rathod, Mohamedbhai LLC, whose practice areas include civil rights, employment law, and criminal defense. Siddhartha has been a faculty member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy since 2011 and is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Colorado School of Law. Numerous awards and recognitions.||https://rmlawyers.com/attorneys/siddhartha-h-rathod/|
|Dan Recht||Law: First Amendment and Consitutional Law, Sexual misconduct at colleges.||Dan Recht is an experienced trial lawyer who has been successfully defending the criminally accused and Constitutional Rights in Colorado for over 25 years. Dan began his career as a Colorado State Public Defender and is a nationally recognized expert on criminal law, the First Amendment and Constitutional Law in general.||https://www.rklawpc.com/dan-recht|
|Norm Brownstein||Law: Real Estate, Telecom, Financial, Tax, Healthcare||A founding member and Chairman of the Board of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Norm Brownstein is nationally recognized for his extensive experience in real estate law, commercial transactions and public policy advocacy. His policy practice spans the economic spectrum, extending to telecommunications, financial services, tax and health care interests.||https://www.bhfs.com/people/attorneys/a-b/nbrownstein|
|Dominique Mendiola||Marijuana Industry||Deputy
Director, Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (Colorado Dept of Revenue)
Dominique Mendiola, Esq., joined the Colorado Department of Revenue's
Marijuana Enforcement Division in 2014, where she serves as the Deputy
Director overseeing the Division's Policy, Regulation, and Communications
Section. Her responsibilities include management of all Division
administrative action, legislative, and rule-making matters. In her role,
Dominique conducts legal and policy analyses, makes recommendations regarding
initiation and resolution of administrative actions, monitors and advises on
legislative proposals and implementation, facilitates stakeholder engagement,
and serves as the primary liaison between the Division and Office of the
|Dr. Doris Gundersen||Marijuana Industry||Doris Gundersen, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1989 and specializes in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Gundersen has provided education and consultation across the country pertaining to the legalization of marijuana and the implications for health care professionals.||https://cphp.org/medical-directors-and-staff/|
|Mary Smith||Marijuana Industry||CEO Greencroft Strategies? Marijuana market trends. She is the former Chairman of Denver County Republicans.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/marymoransmith/|
|Mason Tvert||Marijuana Industry||Director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and co-author of Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? Mason Tvert is a partner and Vice President, Communications at VS Strategies. He has been working to change public policies and public attitudes surrounding marijuana since 2005, and he has been called "The Don Draper of Pot" by Politico Magazine, "marijuana's top evangelist" by The Boston Globe, and Colorado's "top thinker" in politics and government by The Denver Post. In 2017, he was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Cannabis" by High Times magazine.||https://vicentesederberg.com/people/mason-tvert/|
|Ricardo Baca||Marijuana Industry||Ricardo
Baca is a 20-year veteran journalist, keynote speaker, TEDx veteran and
thought leader in modern media and drug-policy circles. He served as The
Denver Post’s first marijuana editor and founded news vertical The Cannabist,
where he extensively covered the advent of adult-use cannabis and related
issues across the country and around the world, as seen in the feature
documentary Rolling Papers (Netflix).
In 2016, Ricardo launched Grasslands: A Journalism-Minded Agency to work directly with business leaders in highly regulated industries, including cannabis, energy and traditional healthcare.
|Tami Door||Misc: Building a Strong City||Door joined the Downtown Denver Partnership in 2005 as President & CEO after serving as Executive Vice President of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest regional chamber, and as Vice President of a five-state division of NBD-First Chicago. She is the Co-founder of Denver Startup Week and The Commons on Champa. Tami is a recognized leader for her innovative approach to convening, collaborating and innovating to build a strong city. She is also the Chairman of the International Downtown Association.||https://www.downtowndenver.com/home/about-us/team-and-careers/|
|Colorado Business Leaders||Misc: Colorado Business Leaders||A list of Colorado Business Leaders||https://coloradoconcern.com/members/|
|Peter Coors||Misc: Beverage Industry||Mr. Coors served as Molson Coors Chairman from May 2017 to May 2019 and Chief Customer Relations Officer from October 2016 to December 2019. He also serves as a trustee and is Co-Chairman of Adolph Coors Company, LLC, the trust holding company of the Adolph Coors Jr. Trust (Coors Trust) and other Coors’ family trusts. He is Chairman of the Trust Committee of the Coors Trust and trustee of various other Coors’ Family Trust Committees. He is also the President of the Adolph Coors Foundation, a family foundation and a manager of Keystone, Inc., the holding company for Coorstek and other Coors’ family owned businesses. He has also been a director of Energy Corporation of America since 1996. Since joining our Company in 1971, he has served in a number of different executive and management positions for Adolph Coors Company, Coors Brewing Company and Molson Coors.||https://www.molsoncoors.com/about/board-of-directors|
|Phil Anschutz||Misc: Business||Aschutz is a businessman who owns or controls many companies in a variety of businesses, including energy, railroads, real estate, sports, newspapers, movies, theaters, arenas and music. His name appears on medical and educational institutions to which he has donated millions. Anschutz has been described as a Christian conservative, who has donated to openly antigay, anti-transgender, and anti-abortion causes.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Anschutz|
|Brent Handler||Misc: Consumer Trends, Luxury Resorts||Brent Handler, is an American entrepreneur and pioneer of the destination club industry. Throughout his career, Handler has been recognized for his success building businesses that capitalize on nascent consumer trends and transform established industries. He is founder/CEO of Inspirato, a private, luxury destination club. In 2002, along with his brother Brad Handler, he founded Exclusive Resorts and served as the company's president from 2002 to 2009, during which time he drove innovation that set the standard for the burgeoning destination club industry. He is based in Denver, Colorado.||https://www.inspirato.com/company/about-us/|
|Levi Tillemann||Misc: Electric vehicles||Levi
Tillemann. Partner at Valence Strategic. Electric Vehicles & Autonomous
Dr. Levi Tillemann is responsible for electrification and autonomous vehicles. He has more than a decade of experience in automotive innovation and policy. He was the CEO of IRIS Engines, Inc., is author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future, and is a fellow at New America.
Levi also recently finished an appointment as an advisor to the Obama administration at the Department of Energy. He holds a BA from Yale, a PhD from Johns Hopkins and speaks Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese.
He was an unsuccessful candidate in the Democratic primary in the 2018 election in Colorado's 6th congressional district. The seat Jason Crowe eventually won.
|John Ferrugia||Misc: Investigative reporter||John Ferrugia is an investigative reporter, News Anchor and Managing Editor for Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver, CO. From 1992 through February 2016, he worked as an investigative reporter at KMGH-TV. He is a former CBS News correspondent.||https://www.rmpbs.org/insight/|
|University of Colorado: Nobel Prize Recipients||Misc: Nobel Laureates||Nobel laureates, Notable Faculty and Staff, Alumni at the University of Colorado||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_University_of_Colorado_Boulder_alumni|
|University of Denver||Misc: Notable Alumni||Notable Alumni from the University of Denver||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_University_of_Denver_alumni|
|Finn Lanning||Misc: Notable Hero||Aurora, Colorado Finn Lanning is a math teacher who fostered his 13 year old student, Damien, so he could be put on a kidney transplant list.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/finn-lanning-6b254029/|
|John Vaught||Misc: Rural Internet Infrastructure||John Vaught has extensive class action defense and securities litigation experience and served as national trial counsel to USAA. An AAA-trained mediator, John helps litigants resolve complex disputes outside of court. John is immediate past-President of the Colorado Bar Association, and served as President of the Denver Bar Association 2014-2015. AS head of the CBA, John fought to bring broadband to rural communities.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-vaught-87669533/|
|Wellington Web||Misc: Urban Economic Development and Revitalization||Webb Group International has more than 50 years experience of working with and solving problems for city government, county government and state government, and a wide variety of clients. The firm was founded in 2003 by former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb following his 12 years as the leader of the Mile High City. Under his administration, Denver International Airport was completed and opened; downtown Denver was revitalized with vibrant residential and commercial foundations; he added more park and open space than any mayor in history; and oversaw the passage of numerous bond issues, which expanded the arts, culture and professional sports venues in the heart of the city. Mayor Webb opened up airport concessions for women and minority-owned businesses and helped pass laws to promote small businesses while also protecting smart growth citywide.||http://webbgroupintl.com/|
|Ed Perlmutter||Politics:||In 1994, Ed was elected to the Colorado State Senate as the first Democrat to hold the seat in nearly 30 years. He served two terms and garnered the reputation as a bipartisan bridge-builder and a champion of renewable energy and smart growth policies. In 2006, Ed was first elected to represent the 7th Congressional District in Congress and is currently serving in his seventh term. Committees in the House: Financial Services; Science, Space and Technology; and Rules. Ed is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition which is focused on harnessing American ingenuity and innovation to create new jobs, greater economic prosperity and a safer and more secure future for our county.||https://perlmutter.house.gov/|
|Jason Crow||Politics:||Jason Crow, Democrat, is an American lawyer, veteran, and politician who is a member of the US House of Representatives for Colorado's 6th congressional district. Crow is a former U.S. Army Ranger. He served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. After service, Crow became partner with the Holland and Hart Law Firm. Impeachment Manager prosecuting House Democrats’ case against President Trump in the Senate trial.||https://crow.house.gov/|
|Joe Neguse||Politics:||Joseph D. Neguse is an American politician serving as Congressman representing Colorado’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously was a Regent of the University of Colorado from 2008 to 2015. Neguse is the first Eritrean-American elected to the United States Congress and Colorado's first congressman of African descent. He was elected to his first term in November 2018, becoming the first African-American member of Congress in Colorado history. He serves as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, House Natural Resources Committee and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.||https://neguse.house.gov/|
|Mark McKinnon||Politics:||Political Media Expert. Political advisor, reform advocate, media columnist and television producer. Was the chief media advisor to five successful presidential primary and general election campaigns, and is a co-founder of No Labels, an organization dedicated to bipartisanship and political problem solving.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_McKinnon https://www.caa.com/caaspeakers/mark-mckinnon|
|Morgan Carroll||Politics:||Morgan Lenore Carroll is an American politician from Colorado and is currently the Chairwoman of the Colorado Democratic Party. A Democrat, Carroll represented Colorado House District 36 in the city of Aurora from 2004 to 2008, and she represented the state's 29th Senate district from 2009 to 2017.Carroll served as President of the Colorado State Senate from 2013 to 2014 and as minority leader in 2015 Carroll stepped down as minority leader in July 2015 to unsuccessfully run against incumbent Republican Mike Coffman for Colorado's 6th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.||http://www.morgancarroll.org/|
|Senator Cory Gardn||Politics:||Senator
Cory Gardner is a fifth-generation Coloradan who was born and raised in Yuma,
a small town on the Eastern Plains of Colorado where his family has owned a
farm implement dealership for over a century. He lives in the same house his
great-grandparents lived in. Cory graduated from CSU and received his law
degree from CU, Boulder. After working at his family implement business and
the National Corn Growers Association, Cory took a position as a Legislative
Assistant for Senator Wayne Allard (R-CO) and quickly advanced to his
He began serving in the Colorado House of Representatives in 2005 where he spent time as the Minority Whip and became known for his expertise in natural resource and agriculture policy. Cory was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Cory championed a true all-of-the-above energy strategy that promoted traditional resources as well as renewable energy. In addition, Cory is a national leader on energy efficiency initiatives and founded a bipartisan energy efficiency caucus in the House.
|Ted Harvey||Politics:||Ted Harvey is a former conservative Republican state legislator from Colorado. In 2001, Harvey was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Republican. Harvey serves as Chairman of the Committee to Defend the President, a pro-Trump super PAC. Ted speaks regularly on Russia Today.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedharveyco/|
|Michael Hancock||Politics: City of Denver, Guns||Michael B. Hancock (born 1969) is a Democratic American businessman, author and politician, serving as the 45th mayor of Denver, Colorado. He was sworn in on July 18, 2011. Hancock was born in Fort Hood, Texas. He holds a B.A. in political science from Hastings College and an M.P.A. from the University of Colorado Denver. His professional experience includes working at the Denver Housing Authority and National Civic League and the Metro Denver’s Urban League.||https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/mayors-office.html|
|Senator Michael Bennet||Politics: Education||Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat, is an American politician, businessman, and lawyer. He was appointed to the seat when Senator Ken Salazar became Secretary of the Interior. Bennet previously worked as a managing director for the Anschutz Investment Company, chief of staff to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, and Superintendent of Denver Public Schools.||www.bennet.senate.gov|
|Mike Coffman||Politics: Guns, Syria, Republican||Michael
Harold Coffman, is an American politician, businessman, and retired member of
the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps currently Mayor of Aurora, Colorado. A
Republican, Coffman has spent 30 years in public office in Colorado. He was
the U.S. representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district for five
terms, as well as the Secretary of State of Colorado and Colorado State
Treasurer. Served in the Gulf War and War in Iraq.
Coffman generally supports pro-life legislation, opposes an income tax increase, opposes federal spending and supports lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth, opposes requiring states to adopt federal education standards, supports building the Keystone Pipeline, supports government funding for the development of renewable energy, opposes the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, opposes gun-control legislation, supports repealing the Affordable Care Act, opposes same-sex marriage, and supports requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship.
|John Hickenlooper||Politics: guns, violence, law enformcement, government||John Wright Hickenlooper Jr. is an American politician, businessman, and petroleum geologist who was the 42nd governor of Colorado from 2011 to 2019. Democratic Party.||https://hickenlooper.com/|
|Polly Baca||Politics: Immigration, National Popular Vote, Multicultural Relations, Diversity Training||Polly
Baca is an American politician who served as Chair of the Democratic Caucus
of the Colorado House of Representatives (1976–79), being the first woman to
hold that office and the first Hispanic woman elected to the Colorado State
Senate and in the House and Senate of a state Legislature.
She also was the first to co-chair a National Democratic Convention. She was a member of the Colorado State Legislature for 12 years and was elected to the Colorado Senate in 1978. She was also the founder and director of the Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA), as well as its president and CEO. She founded the LARASA nonprofit organization in 1964 "to lead and influence change to improve the quality of life for Latinos through advocacy, capacity building, and education."
Polly is currently the president and CEO of "Baca Barragan & Perez Associates," a consulting firm specializing in political campaigns, multicultural leadership development, diversity training, motivational presentations, policy analysis and development, and government relations. Baca still remains active in her community working on behalf of local and national issues important to low income Americans. She also continues to help with issues on civil rights, political campaigns and consulting with companies and organizations on developing multicultural relations programs.
|Andrew Romanoff||Politics: Mental Health||As
president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, Andrew led the fight for the
prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Among
the results: pathbreaking programs for children and families and $68 million
per year in life-saving services for Coloradans in need.
Andrew won four terms in the Colorado House of Representatives —including two terms as speaker of the House— and led the Democrats to their first majority in 30 years. He earned recognition from more than 50 state and national organizations as one of the most effective legislative leaders in America.
Andrew authored laws to protect the environment, expand the supply of affordable housing, and support the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. He crafted an economic recovery plan to put Coloradans back to work, built a bipartisan coalition to pass it, and secured the largest investment in school construction in state history.
|Christian Whiton||Politics: Campaign Advisor, Public Diplomacy||Christian
Whiton is Senior Vice President at Banner Public Affairs, and a senior fellow
for strategy and trade at the Center for the National Interest. He was a senior advisor in the George
W. Bush and Donald J. Trump administrations. A long list of articles and videos are
available on his website.
In the Trump administration, Whiton was a senior advisor for strategic communications at the State Department. He advised the new administration on public diplomacy, media, and East Asia issues. On the presidential transition, he served as an advisor to the Secretary of State, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and ambassadors to Israel and Japan for their Senate confirmations. Whiton appears regularly on Fox News.
|Senator Wayne Allard||Politics: Chronic Wasting Disease, Motorcycle Lifestyle||Senator
Wayne Allard, Republican, is an American veterinarian who served as a US
Senator and US Representative from Colorado, as well as a member of the
Colorado Senate. He did not seek re-election in 2008. He worked at The
Livingston Group, a Washington D.C. lobbying firm. His US Senate committees
are listed at this LinkedIn url.
Allard founded the Prion Research Institute to raise funds to research Chronic Wasting Disease in a herd of elk in Rocky Mountain National Park, develop improved testing procedures, expand research interest in prion diseases and expand the basic knowledge of infectious prion diseases.
Allard is currently the VP of Government Relations for the American Motorcyclist Association, managing government relations at International, federal, state and local level where he promotes the motorcycle lifestyle and fights to protect the right to ride.
|Jared Polis||Politics: Colorado Issues, Coronavirus||Jared
Schutz Polis is an American politician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist
serving as governor of Colorado since Jan 2019. Governor Polis, Democratic,
and former Congressman, started
his first business, American Information Systems, while in college out of his
dorm room. By the time he was 30, he’d launched three successful companies,
including ProFlowers, one of the world’s leading online flower retailers.
Jared’s pioneering role in the internet economy earned him an “Entrepreneur
of the Year” distinction from Ernst and Young.
Polis then co-founded Techstars, a startup accelerator that mentors entrepreneurs from all walks of life, and Patriot Boot Camp, which helps veterans start their own small businesses after coming home from their service.
|Larry Ryckman||Politics: Commentator||Editor, journalist for The Colorado Sun. Larry Ryckman is a former senior editor of news for The Denver Post, which he joined in 2013. He left The Post in 2018. He spent about 22 years at The Associated Press as assistant managing editor, national editor and Moscow correspondent, among other duties. He has also served as managing editor at The Gazette in Colorado Springs and city editor at the Greeley Tribune.||https://coloradosun.com/author/larry-ryckman/|
|Craig Silverman||Politics: Commentator, Conservative||Attorney & Conservative radio host, The Craig Silverman Show airing on 710 KNUS. He was fired from Fox 31 and Channel 2 for being critical of Trump on his radio programme. Craig Silverman is a partner in the downtown Denver law firm of Springer & Steinberg, PC. The law firm specializes in personal injury law, criminal matters, and problem solving.||https://www.springersteinberg.com/firm-overview/attorneys/craig-silverman/|
|Jenna Ellis||Politics: Conservative Commentator||Jenna Ellis, Senior Legal Adviser at Trump 2020 Campaign. She is also a contributor to the Beltway Confidential Blog. She is a constitutional law attorney, radio host, and the author of The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennaellisjdfi/|
|Jimmy Sengenberberger||Politics: Conservative Commentator||Jimmy Sengenberger is a Denver-based, constitutional conservative public speaker, writer, political commentator, and radio host. At 29 years of age, Jimmy Sengenberger has been nationally recognized by Western Journal, twice by Newsmax, and by Red Alert Politics as being a leading conservative under 30. He already has nearly a decade of experience as a talk radio host, has spoken on numerous occasions to many groups and written for several national and Colorado state publications, and serves as president and CEO of a national nonprofit organization, the Liberty Day Institute.||jimmysengenberger.com|
|Jason Crow||Politics: Dark Money, Gun violence, immigration||A former Army Ranger and lawyer, Congressman Jason Crow represents Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District The House passed his first bill, the End Dark Money Act, which would close a loophole that allows mega-donors to hide their political contributions, in HR 1: For the People Act. Beyond increasing government transparency, Jason is focused on preventing gun violence, protecting DREAMers and passing comprehensive immigration reform, and combating the effects of climate change.||https://crow.house.gov/|
|Cary Kennedy||Politics: Finance||s an American politician from Colorado. She is a former Colorado State Treasurer, as well as a former Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer of Denver, Colorado. She was also a candidate for Governor of Colorado in the 2018 election. She is currently a Senior Advisor of Fiscal Policy, is responsible for long-term creative fiscal policy solutions in the administration of Governor Polis.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cary_Kennedy|
|Dianna Degette||Politics: Healthcare, Immigration||Diana
Louise DeGette is an American politician who is currently the U.S.
Representative for Colorado's 1st congressional district, serving since 1997,
and a Chief Deputy Whip. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Her
district is based in Denver. She is currently the dean of the Colorado
congressional delegation. Now in her twelfth term, DeGette is recognized as a
leading voice in the nation’s ongoing health care debate.
And as the newly-appointed chair of a key oversight panel, DeGette is responsible for overseeing some of our nation’s most important federal agencies – including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to chairing the Energy and Commerce Oversight panel, DeGette also serves as a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, where she’s working to enact policies that will further protect Colorado’s public lands and combat climate change, as well as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Telecommunications Subcommittee.
|Daniel Baer||Politics: Human Rights, Education||Daniel Brooks Baer, is an American politician and former diplomat from Colorado. Baer served in the Obama administration's State Department, first as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (2009-2013) and then as United States Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (2013-2017). In 2018, Gov Hickenlooper appointed Baer as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Baer|
|John Samson||Politics: Immigration||Mr.
Sampson is a 27+ year veteran of the former Immigration and Naturalization
Service (INS) and its successor, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of
the Department of Homeland Security. Assist attorneys and their US citizen
clients in matters involving immigration fraud, immigration marriage fraud,
VAWA Fraud, Visa Fraud, and Forensic Document Analysis
Specialties: Conduct comprehensive and strategic immigration based investigations aimed at uncovering fraud perpetrated against US citizens by foreign nationals who fraudulently induce US citizens to marry them in order to obtain permanent residence in the United States.Testify in both civil and criminal judicial proceedings as an expert witness on the subject of immigration fraud and domestic violence fraud. John Sampson was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 25 of the Colorado State Senate.
|Tom Tancredo||Politics: Immigration||Former Republican US Congressman, Thomas Gerard Tancredo, is an American politician from Colorado, who represented the state's sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009 as a Republican. He ran for President of the United States during the 2008 election, and was the Constitution Party's unsuccessful nominee for Governor of Colorado in 2010. Immigration opponent.||https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomastancredo/|
|Scott Barker||Politics: Impeachment||Military
Intelligence Officer Turned Attorney, Scott S. Barker is senior counsel at
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell in Colorado.
Barker wrote a critically acclaimed book, “The Impeachment Quagmire,”
which draws on historical analysis of impeachment, and provides an objective
analysis of the Mueller Report.
Scott is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is consistently listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers (including as Lawyer of the Year) and Colorado Super Lawyers (including multiple appearances in the Top 10 and Top 50 Lawyers in Colorado lists).
As an AAA-trained mediator and arbitrator, Scott brings his extensive litigation experience and case assessment skills to help litigants resolve disputes outside of court.
|Chuck Plunkett||Politics: Journalism: Newspaper editorials in politics||Director
of CU News Corp (CU Boulder). Chuck Plunkett, a professional journalist for
more than 22 years, is the director of CU News Corps, serving as the main
coordinator for the university's investigative news outlet, which produces
long-form journalism for professional media organizations in the state of
Colorado as part of a for-credit class.. Prior to joining the university, he
served as the editorial page editor for The Denver Post, where he also served
previously as politics editor.
Plunkett joined The Post as a reporter in 2003, led coverage of the city's hosting of the Democratic National Convention in 2008, and had a front-row seat to the destruction of the once fine Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire at the hands of its hedge fund owners, Alden Global Capital. After Plunkett made international headlines for leading a team of writers who called out Alden for its business practices, he was forced to resign. Since then he has been recognized by many in the industry.
|Gary Grappo||Politics: Middle East||Gary
Grappo is a former US ambassador and a distinguished fellow at the Center for
Middle East Studies at the Korbel School for International Studies,
University of Denver. He possesses nearly 40 years of diplomatic and public
policy experience in a variety of public, private and nonprofit endeavors. As
a career member of the Senior Foreign Service of the US Department of State,
he served as Envoy and Head of Mission of the Office of the Quartet
Representative, the Honorable Mr. Tony Blair, in Jerusalem.
Grappo held a number of senior positions in the US State Department, including Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the US Embassy in Baghdad; US Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman; and Charge d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. From 2011-13, he was President and CEO of The Keystone Center. He currently serves as CEO of Equilibrium International Consulting, providing analysis and policy guidance on foreign affairs to businesses, institutions and the media. Grappo is chairman of the Board of Directors at Fair Observer.
Middle East & Islamic
||Nader Hashemi is the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies University of Colorado, and an Assistant Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.||https://www.colorado.edu/cas/nader-hashemi|
|Senator Gary Hart||Politics: National Security Consultant, Internation Law & Business, Expert on Russia||Gary
Hart is an American politician, diplomat, and lawyer. He was the front-runner
for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. He represented Colorado in
the United States Senate from 1975 to 1987. After his retirement from the
U.S. Senate and abrupt departure from national politics in 1988, Hart turned
his attention to teaching and to national security issues. He served as
co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century and was a
visiting lecturer at such universities as Oxford, Yale, and the University of
Colorado at Denver. Since retiring from the United States Senate, Gary Hart
has been extensively involved in international law and business, as a
strategic advisor to major U.S. corporations, and as a teacher, author and
Since retiring from the Senate, he has emerged as a consultant on national security, and continues to speak on a wide range of issues, including the environment and homeland security. In 2006, Hart accepted an endowed professorship at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has been a visiting lecturer at Oxford University, Yale University, and the University of California. He is Chair of the U.S. State Department's International Security Advisory Council, Chair of the U.S. Defense Department's Threat Advisory Council, and Chair of the American Security Project. He was Vice-Chair of the Advisory Council for the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Co-Chair of the U.S.-Russia Commission, Chairman of the Council for a Livable World, and President of Global Green, the U.S. affiliate of Mikhail Gorbachev's environmental foundation. Most notably, he was Co-Chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century, known as the Hart-Rudman Commission, which predicted terrorist attacks on America before 9/11
He is president of Hart International, Ltd., a business advisory group. He is chair of the International Security Advisory Board of the US Department of State and is chair of the Threat Reduction Advisory Council at the Department of Defense. He was vice-chair of the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, is now chair of the American Security Project, and co-chair of the US-Russia Commission.
|Walker Stapleton||Politics: Republican||Walker Stapleton is an American politician who served two terms as Colorado's State Treasurer from 2011 to 2019. Stapleton was the Republican nominee for Governor of Colorado in the 2018 election, which he lost to Democrat Jared Polis. Member of the Bush family.|
|Linda Chavez||Politics: Republican Commentator||Linda Lou Chavez, is an American author, commentator, and radio talk show host. She is also a Fox News analyst, Chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, has a syndicated column that appears in newspapers nationwide each week, and sits on the board of directors of two Fortune 1000 companies: Pilgrim's Pride and ABM Industries. Chavez was the highest-ranking woman in President Ronald Reagan's White House, and was the first Latina ever nominated to the United States Cabinet, when President George W. Bush nominated her Secretary of Labor. She withdrew from consideration for the position when the media published allegations that she had employed an illegal immigrant a decade earlier. In 2000, Chavez was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. Resides in Boulder.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Chavez|
|Jena Griswold||Politics: Voting Rights, Laws||Secretary of State, Colorado, Jena Marie Griswold, Democrat, is an American attorney and politician. Griswold has practiced international anti-corruption law and worked as a voter protection attorney. Before her election to Colorado Secretary of State, Griswold ran her own legal practice in Louisville.||https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/info_center/biography.html|
|Jonah Keri||Sports: Baseball||Canadian journalist, sportswriter and editor. Keri is mostly known for writing about baseball, though he has also covered other sports as well as business and entertainment. His writing has appeared in many national news publications. He's written numerous books, including, NY Times Bestseller, "The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First", about the Tampa Bay Rays. Also hosts a podcast including interviews with famous personalities (Justin Trudeau, Shaquille O'Neal)||https://www.jonahkeri.com/about/|
|Greg Feasel||Sports: Baseball, Football||Greg Feasel is in his 24th year with the Colorado Rockies and ninth as chief operating officer. In this role, Feasel manages all aspects of the organization's business operations, including all revenue areas, customer service, ticket sales and operations, corporate partnerships, communications, marketing, broadcasting, community affairs, merchandising, promotions, special events, private suites and party facilities, information systems, human resources, ballpark operations and capital improvements.||https://www.mlb.com/rockies/team/front-office/executive-bio/gregory-feasel|
|Dan Issel||Sports: Basketball||Dan
Issel is a retired Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame professional
basketball player and coach. An outstanding collegian at the University of
Kentucky, he was twice named an All-American en route to a still school
record 25.7 points per game. The American Basketball Association Rookie of
the Year in 1971, he was a six-time ABA All-Star and one-time NBA
A prolific scorer, Issel remains the all-time leading scorer at the University of Kentucky and second all-time for the NBA's Denver Nuggets and the American Basketball Association itself. Upon his retirement from the NBA in 1985, only Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Julius Erving had scored more professional points
|John Elway||Sports: Football||John
Elway is a former American football quarterback who is currently the general
manager and president of football operations for the Denver Broncos of the
National Football League (NFL).
After his retirement as a player, he served as general manager and executive vice president of football operations of the Broncos, which won four division titles, two AFC Championships, and Super Bowl 50 during his tenure. Elway has been a member of the Broncos organization for all three of their Super Bowl victories, two as a player and one as an executive.
Elway was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 in his first year of eligibility and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
Elway is the owner of four steakhouse restaurants, each named "Elway's" and some car dealerships and is involved with The Elway Foundation.
|Mike Shanahan||Sports: Football||Shanahan
is best known as the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the National
Football League (NFL) from 1995 to 2008. During his 14 seasons with the
Broncos, he led the team to consecutive Super Bowl victories in XXXII and
XXXIII, including the franchise's first NFL title in the former. His head
coaching career spanned a total of 20 seasons and also included stints with
the Los Angeles Raiders and Washington Redskins. He is the father of San
Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.
|Shannon Sharpe||Sports: Football||Shannon
Sharpe is a former American football tight end who played for the Denver
Broncos and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL), as well
as a former analyst for CBS Sports on its NFL telecasts. He is a TV presenter
who co-hosts Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with Skip Bayless.
Sharpe was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6, 2011. He played 12 seasons for the Broncos (1990–1999, 2002–2003) and two with the Ravens (2000–2001), winning three Super Bowls.
|David Duval||Sports: Golf||David Robert Duval is a American professional golfer and former World No. 1 Golfer who competed on the PGA Tour. Duval won 13 PGA Tour tournaments between 1997 and 2001; including one major title, The Open Championship in 2001.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Duval|