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Mike Kaplan

Daniels College of Business hosts Voices of Experience Oct. 29

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business will host Voices of Experience Thursday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. on sustainability in the snow sports industry. Featured speakers include President and CEO of Aspen Skiing Company Mike Kaplan, Executive Director of Protect Our Winters (POW) Mario Molina and President of Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Nick Sargent.

Kaplan (MBA 1993) is a Daniels alumnus. He started as director of Aspen’s ski school. Named as the organization’s chief operating officer in 2005, he was appointed CEO and president one year later. Aspen Skiing

Mario Molina

Company operates the Aspen Snowmass resort complex, comprising the four ski areas of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. Kaplan also oversees the Little Nell Hotel Group and is an avid outdoor enthusiast and ski racer.

Molina became the executive director of POW in 2017. POW is the leading climate nonprofit in the outdoor industry. Molina is an avid alpinist, snowboarder, mountain biker, guide and life adventurer.

Sargent became president of SIA in 2016. SIA is the winter industry’s nonprofit, member-owned trade association representing winter outdoor suppliers, retailers, sales reps and resorts. He grew up in Vermont as a competitive alpine racer, while simultaneously trying his hand in both the Nordic and snowboarding worlds as well.

Nick Sargent

These three industry leaders are committed to the snow sports industry and to sustainability. Please join the Daniels College of Business for a virtual webinar and lively discussion with these three leaders, moderated by Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor in Business Ethics and Legal Studies Tricia Olsen.

Event information and registration: Voices of Experience
Time: Thursday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. MDT       
Note: Media representatives are welcome to register. The events are free.