Daniels Announces New Executives in Residence

September 05, 2013

Three outstanding business leaders to share their experiences and thought leadership

The University of Denver Daniels College of Business today announced three Executives in Residence appointees, Joe Colosimo, Collon Kennedy III and Robert Troccoli. The Daniels Executives in Residence program offers a strategic opportunity for working, semi-retired or retired business leaders whose perspective can shape and add value to students, faculty and staff. Each Executive in Residence will share experiences and real-world successes in business, ethics and entrepreneurship to Daniels students throughout the school year—giving students an unprecedented opportunity to learn from successful business leaders.  

“The Daniels Executive in Residence program shines a spotlight on the work of successful business leaders, and gives students an opportunity to learn directly from some of the best in their field,” says Andrea Matousek, senior director of corporate and community relations at Daniels. “These leaders come from a wealth of different backgrounds that complement the classroom experience and provide students with unparalleled access.”

Joe Colosimo:

Joe Colosimo is founder and president of Colosimo & Associates, an organization that focuses on strengthening non-profits, Fortune 300 Corporations and small businesses. Colosimo’s executive positions include Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Westinghouse, and UtiliCorp United. He also worked in senior Human Resources positions with Ford, and Loral. He has been featured in The Journal of Business Strategy as one of the leading strategists in the country to watch, and in Financial Executive Magazine on future corporate talent challenges.

 Collon Kennedy III:

For nearly three decades, Collon Kennedy III has served as a senior executive and attorney with major energy and mining companies operating in North America and Chile. Kennedy’s most recent experience includes serving as outside legal counsel to Ruby Canyon Engineering Inc., a Colorado environmental engineering firm, where he analyzed environmental, legal, operational challenges and incentives associated with the capture, sale and destruction of coalmine methane (CMM), a source of greenhouse gas emissions. From 2001-2008, he served as Vice President of Peabody Natural Gas, LLC. His work has been featured in Coal Mine Methane:  The True Unconventional Gas and other white papers and presentations prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Coalbed Methane Outreach Program. 

Robert Troccoli:

Robert Troccoli worked as a Senior Partner in KPMG’s Sovereign Wealth Funds Practice from 2009-2010, where he led the firms’ North American team. He is a founding member of KPMG’s Private Equity Group in New York City, where he worked with some of the country’s top private-equity firms. From 1985-2010 he served as the lead audit partner for several public companies, mutual funds and investment advisors, including Oppenheimer Funds and the Davis and Selected Funds.

The Executives in Residence program began in September 2012 as an opportunity for semi-retired or retired business leaders to provide Daniels students with hands-on experience, and to strengthen traditional classroom learning in a broad range of fields. Each Executive in Residence leader is selected based on his or her contributions to successful and ethical business practices. 

Click here to learn more about the Executives in Residence program or visit: www.daniels.du.edu.