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February AlumLine

Our alumni are making a difference in business and the community. See the most recent updates here. Have an update to share? Submit your news. February 2020 AlumLine Akasha Absher Board of Directors '17-'20, Leadership Denver '15, Leadership Exchange 15-'19; was named to the Colorado's Women's Chamber Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business. Ann Ayers LD '18; was named to [...]

Meet the Networker of the Quarter

Marisa Gullicksrud is making the most of her connections, thanks to The Network, an online community just for Leadership Foundation alumni. Gullicksrud, a current Leadership Denver participant and Impact Denver ’15 alum, is The Networker of the Quarter. The program director of community-based services for Denver Children's Home has shared reflections as a LD participant from her perspective on inclusivity and [...]

Colorado State University Junior Carmyn Ginnetti Named Student Leader of the Year

Colorado State University (CSU) junior Carmyn Ginnetti was named Colorado Leadership Alliance’s (CLA) 2020 Student Leader of the Year at the CLA Summit on Saturday, Jan. 25. The annual award is given by the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and the Boettcher Foundation. […]

Investing to Create a More Inclusive City

The Leadership Exchange (LEX) trip is an excellent learning lab for the Leadership Foundation’s values. While the principle attributes embedded in Colorado’s Civic DNA™ are necessarily broadly stated, LEX Dallas offered specific and tangible ways that values like inclusivity and collaboration are actualized. The thoughtful design of LEX Dallas and the curation of leaders on the trip assisted in creating [...]

Tackling Big Issues on LEX

The Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation opens people’s eyes to issues in the Denver region – and Leadership Exchange (LEX) did just that, even though I was more than 500 miles from home. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience on the LEX trip in Dallas. Though I am familiar with the city (Jacobs makes its headquarters there), it opened my eyes to [...]

Reflections on LEX Dallas

While I have had the amazing opportunity to attend several Leadership Exchange (LEX) trips, I knew LEX: Dallas would be special. Not only would this be the Leadership Foundation’s 30th LEX trip, during which I would have the honor of serving as the Leadership Foundation’s Board Chair, but Dallas was a community with which I was unfamiliar. From the first [...]

Decision Making Through Collaboration

On the Leadership Exchange, we are privileged to meet people who are working hard to make an impact in their community, from heads of large companies to grassroots leaders. Two of those leaders we met were Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines, and Daron Babcock, founder of Bonton Farms. Their work is so different, yet their messages surrounding how [...]

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