Kim Jordan is the co-founder and former CEO of New Belgium Brewing; she now serves as chair of the board for the company. In addition to her roles at New Belgium, Kim is strongly involved with both CSU and the surrounding community. She’s served as the director on several boards over the years, including The Governors Renewable Energy Authority Board and 1% for The Planet, a non-profit that represents businesses tackling environmental issues. Kim currently sits on the board of governors at CSU.
Kim has spent much of her professional career committed to furthering a philosophy of progressive business. During her time at New Belgium, she developed a rewarding and efficient culture for employees through policies such as employee ownership and philanthropy. Today, Kim not only continues to advise New Belgium leadership but also speaks with other businesses and legislators to further progressive business practices. In 2013, Kim and her two sons created the New Belgium Family Foundation, designed to advance the progressive business philosophy through philanthropy and investing.
Nolan Cox works as a consultant in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring Practice at FTI Consulting. He covers the telecom, media and technology (TMT) industry group and has supported various engagements spanning transactions, strategy, business transformation and performance improvement. While a generalist across TMT, Nolan has gained valuable exposure to the data center markets including colocation, hyperscalers and cloud managed services.
Prior to joining FTI in October 2021, Nolan worked at a Denver-based Distressed Debt Fund, assisting with the origination and underwriting of various investment opportunities. Nolan received his Master of Science in applied quantitative finance at the University of Denver. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a focus in Finance and Information Systems.
Mike Hart, senior manager at Accenture in strategy and consulting, has more than 17 years of experience leading complex engagements. He’s passionate about driving value creation and digital innovation and does so at a professional level, generating solutions for high-tech companies to address challenges in the customer, channel, sales and support sectors within the digital transformation journey.
Additionally, Mike provides leading solutions to identify and unlock value out of customer base, product definition and sales revenue streams. Michael lives in the greater Denver area. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University in 2004.
Charlie Hoehn is the author of several highly acclaimed self-help books, including Play it Away and Recession Proof Graduate. Additionally, he worked closely with entrepreneur Tim Ferriss to launch the 4-Hour Body, a New York Times best seller. Aside from writing, Charlie was previously the head of Scribe Media, where he produced several hundred videos and podcast episodes.
Charlie spends much of his time presenting as a keynote speaker for businesses and organizations across the world. He’s spoken to entities such as Microsoft, Stanford University and the U.S. military. During his talks, Charlie focuses on how organizations can implement a “work-play integration” into their operations. Charlie’s work-play concept has been featured on Forbes, Financial Times and the Huberman Lab podcast.
Brandon McNeill graduated from CSU’s College of Business in 2005, quickly finding himself in the field of renewable energy, a nascent industry at the time. He started his career at Ice Energy, a thermal energy storage company. Beginning as an intern, he worked his way up to become the Executive VP of Operations and Manufacturing at the company. During his time at Ice Energy, Brandon accumulated significant knowledge of the inner workings of the renewable energy industry.
After his tenure at Ice Energy, Brandon moved to Lighting eMotors, an EV company with a focus on fleet-based, zero-emission vehicle solutions based in Loveland. He serves as the Vice President of Energy & Insights, where he oversees the vehicle charging and software group of the company. With nearly 20 years of experience in the industry, Brandon has numerous exciting insights about the future opportunities and challenges that face the EV market.