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Each spring, the Daniels College of Business hosts its most prestigious event of the year, the Daniels Executive Summit. Dean Brent Chrite invites key advocates and supporters of Daniels to a complimentary two-day event where business leaders can learn about current hot topics, experience a challenge-driven educational activity and network with fellow entrepreneurs, academics and industry leaders. The 2017 Executive Summit took place April 26 and 27 on the DU campus and in downtown Denver.

Elevate Ethics

From the latest incidents with United Airlines and Fox News to the fairly recent scandals involving Wells Fargo and Volkswagen, the 2017 Elevate Ethics panel had much to discuss at its fourth annual event held April 26. A crowd of about 100 people packed the Reiman Theater at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business to hear New York Times bestselling author and Former President and CEO of Campbell’s Soup Douglas Conant, Founder and CEO of GoreCreek Advisors Barbara Mowry and Managing Director of Appian Mark Soane. Daniels Ethics Professor Buie Seawell moderated the conversation, initially asking what kinds of difficulties large corporations face in order to lead responsibly. Read more.

Executive Challenge 

Housing, transportation and workforce development. These are the three big challenges Denver is focusing on to ensure future growth and development. Last week, the city of Denver and the Daniels College of Business partnered in an effort to find solutions to these challenges. Daniels hosted an Executive Challenge at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. It was an opportunity for more than 100 executives from metro-area companies to work together on these challenges.

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Voice of Experience

Whether leading a team of 100 employees or merging four companies onto 100 acres, executives face similar challenges in today’s business landscape, according to Voices of Experience speakers Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts, Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota and Gary Rozier, senior vice president of Ariel Investments. The men were the featured panelists at VOE on April 27, hosted by the Daniels College of Business in the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. Read more.