7:00 am Registration / Networking / Breakfast Buffet Opens 7:30 am Breakfast / Roundtable Introductions and Topic Discussion 7:50 am Program Presentation Begins 8:30 am Audience Q&A 9:00 am Adjourn Presentation
9:15 am Final Networking
Members and guests conveined for a fireside chat with Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, as he gave his thoughts on the importance of strong collaboration between business and government in building our cities and communities. The geologist-turned-brewmaster, and now Governor shared his insights on leadership needed in board rooms and C-suites around the country as we face an environment of increased technology, changing demographics, and shifts in the regulatory environment. Moderated by Houston Business Journal President and Publisher Bob Charlet, the morning was filled with insight, humor, and candor.
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John Hickenlooper is a former geologist and entrepreneur, who recently added “author” to his resume with the publication of his memoir, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics. He champions innovation, collaboration and efficiency. When he was inaugurated Governor of Colorado in 2011, having run on his history of collaboration for community good, he became the first Denver mayor to be elected governor in 140 years. He also became the first geologist to become a governor in the history of the nation, and the first brewer since Sam Adams in 1792. Again he has recruited talent from all quarters, and is redefining the relationship between a state government and its business and civic communities.
Since taking office in 2011, the Governor and his team have endeavored to make Colorado the most pro-business state, with the highest environmental and ethical standards.
He is a great believer that governors, far more than Congress, can revive American democracy.
Market President and Publisher, Houston Business Journal
Bob Charlet has been in the media business for 31 years. A native of New Orleans, LA, Bob worked in various senior management positions there for 17 years, including 10 years with the Times-Picayune. He spent 7 years in Los Angeles with global publisher Canon Communications, and 7 years in Honolulu, HI as publisher of Pacific Business News. He joined the Houston Business Journal in December of 2015 as market president and publisher.