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2022 Boulder Economic Summit

November 14, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Boulder Economic Summit

The 2022 Boulder Economic Summit: Our Economy: Past, Present and Future
The signature annual event hosted by the Boulder Economic Council, this year’s Economic Summit reflects on the history of our key industries, the current state of our economic resilience and our common challenges to ensure a strong and inclusive future economy.

Join us for the annual Summit convening over 350 business and other community leaders from across Boulder’s industries and sectors.

7:30-8:30 AM – Registration and breakfast
8:30 AM – Program starts
Our Past: Reflections on the Origins of our Key Industries
Moderator: Scott Sternberg, Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council, Associate Vice President for Economic Vitality, Boulder Chamber

Russ Forester, SVP of Insights and Analytics, Hain Celestial
Trent Bush, Founder, Co-CEO, Co-Owner, Artilect Studio
Michael Gazarik, Ph. D., Vice President, Engineering, Ball Aerospace

Our Present: Boulder’s Economic Resilience
Speaker: Rich Wobbekind, Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council, Associate Vice President of Economic Vitality, CU Boulder
Moderator: Brad Bernthal, Silicon Flatirons – Interim Executive Director and Entrepreneurship Initiative Director, CU Boulder
Greg Sebring, Site Director, KBI BioPharma
Calvin Pennamon, Director, Operational Exploitation Systems Operating Unit (OESOU), Space Systems, Northrop Grumman
Jaclyn Hester, Partner, Foundry Group

11:00 AM – Breakout Sessions: Our Future 
Moderator: Erin Jones, Executive Director, Workforce Boulder County
Colleen Simpson, Ph. D, President, FRCC
Mandy Rasmussen, Senior Project Manager, Regional Office Manager, JVA, Inc.
Stephanie Gillan, Associate Dean of Administration and Finance, CU Boulder
Don Haddad, Superintendent, St. Vrain Valley School District
Moderator: Jonathan Singer, Senior Director of Policy Programs, Boulder Chamber
Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde, City Manager, City of Boulder
Amanda Mansfield, Senior Manager, Boulder Transportation Connections, Boulder Chamber
Kelly Flenniken, Director of Community Relation, Xcel Energy
Cheryl Ligouri, CEO, Z2 Entertainment
Danica Powell, Founder and Owner, Trestle Strategy Group
Innovation Economy
Rob Gomeau, Director of Operations, Excelitas
David Zeigert, Operation Partner, Sunrise Strategic Partners
Geri Mitchell-Brown, Co-Owner / Senior Director of Employee Experience & Social Impact, Namaste Solar

*The Chamber and Boulder Transportation Connections (BTC) encourage you to use sustainable transportation options to get to Chamber events! Learn more about transportation options in Boulder and how BTC can help employers encourage their employees to commute sustainably, on the BTC website or by emailing us at [email protected]. BTC promotes transportation choices that are efficient & sustainable and enhance the Boulder community as a great place to live, work, & play.*

PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE: By attending this event, photographs and videos of the event and individuals will be public and possibly used on future marketing for the Boulder Chamber and its associates.

NOTE: The opinions and information provided by Chamber event speakers are strictly those of the speakers. The Boulder Chamber does not necessarily endorse their opinions and has not independently verified the information presented. 


November 14, 2022
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Boulder Chamber


UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
1669 Euclid Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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