Partnering for success.

The Daniels College of Business’ mission is to benefit the public good by developing business Pioneers through impactful scholarship, challenge-driven education and lifelong learning. The Executives in Residence (EIR) program furthers these goals by inviting executives at the forefront of business to share their experience and insights with our students, faculty and the College leadership.

The Daniels Executive in Residence program features exceptional business leaders who want to make a difference in how business evolves.

Program Benefits

Daniels Executives in Residence program seeks to encourage meaningful engagement in the life of the College by senior executives whose perspective can shape and add value to students, faculty, staff, College leadership and departments within Daniels. Activities include:

  • One-on-one student career advising
  • Guest lecturing and participation in industry panels
  • Case writing and/or competition judging
  • Advise student organizations in area of expertise
  • Participate in advisory boards for College leadership

Program Details

Participant Benefits

The benefits for a participating executive are multi-faceted, tangible and long lasting. Participants are associated with a nationally-ranked business school, are provided shared office space on campus and have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the students and faculty.

Eligibility Criteria

EIRs can be working, semi-retired or retired executives, or successful business owners who are recognized as significant leaders within their industries and meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum of 20 years of increasing responsibility and acknowledged success in a specific industry.
  • Prior experience with business schools or universities including: teaching, writing, consulting, guest speaking and research.
  • Previous mentoring experience and willingness to assist students and faculty with networking opportunities.
  • Availability for one to three quarters during the academic year for significant interaction with students and faculty.

Selection Process

EIRs are appointed by the Dean after being nominated by College departments and screened by a selection committee.

  1. Nomination by a member of the Daniels College of Business faculty or administration.
  2. Letter of intent from the nominated Executive in Residence.
  3. Candidates must be available from one to three quarters during the academic year for significant interaction with students and faculty.
  4. Final appointment approved and delivered by the Dean of the College.


Upon selection, the EIR is assigned to a sponsoring academic department/school or academic area. The sponsor:

  • Provides a letter of agreement detailing the EIR’s interests and the College needs related to the EIR’s background.
  • EIR candidates are assigned to a sponsoring department.
  • Sponsoring department prepares MOU and it is signed by the EIR candidate.
  • Introduces the EIR to select student groups, faculty, and staff.
  • Engages the EIR in upcoming programs, advisory boards, research programs, corporate engagement initiatives, career programs and departments, academic programs, centers or schools within Daniels.

EIRs are provided with shared office space and computer access while on campus, including assignment of a DU email address, phone number and business cards. EIRs are invited to College and University events as appropriate. Routine office supplies and modest expenses are covered by the College, but no salary is offered.


To learn more about the Executive in Residence program, please contact:

Daniels Career Services
+1 303.871.3911

Current Executives in Residence

Joe Colosimo

Mr. Joe Colosimo

President, Colosimo and Associates

Department of Management, Executives in Residence


Ms. Diana Fredericks

Director of Business Development and Sales, Air Methods

Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, Executives in Residence

BIAB Evon Holladay

Ms. Evon Holladay

Vice President Enterprise Intelligence, Catholic Health Initiatives

Department of Business Information and Analytics, Executives in Residence


Ms. Marcianne “Marci” Jenkins

Daniels Alumna, BSBA, MBA | Senior Manager, Accenture

Department of Management, Executives in Residence


Mr. Collon C. Kennedy

Director, Peabody Natural Gas, LLC

Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies, Executives in Residence

Daniels 215E | CV


Mr. George L. Thorn

Executive in Residence

Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, Executives in Residence

Daniels 215E

Robert Troccoli

Mr. Robert Troccoli

Former KPMG Partner

School of Accountancy, Executives in Residence