Regional Leaders Forum

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Regional Leaders Forum
Friday, September 18th, 2015
6:45-9:00 a.m.
Peak Executive Forum 2015-2016 Breakfast Panel Series Presents:
Colorado Springs’ Regional Leadership will give their perspective on what’s in store for the city’s business community and the opportunities that lay ahead. 
Please note that seating is limited, and will be first-come, first-served. 
Registration will close on or before September 16th.
Our Panelists:
Mayor John Suthers, 
City of Colorado Springs
A lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, Suthers attended grade school here and graduated from St. Mary’s High School. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, and in the top quarter of his law school class at the University of Colorado.  After graduation he returned home and became a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado Springs. In 1988, he was elected District Attorney of the 4th Judicial District, which includes El Paso and Teller Counties.  For the next eight years he managed the largest and most productive prosecution office in the state of Colorado.
Suthers brings decades of experience in government and management to the City of Colorado Springs.  Before being elected Mayor, Suthers served as Attorney General of Colorado from 2005 to 2015.
Merv Bennett, 
City of Colorado Springs
Merv Bennett spent 38 years at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region where he worked as the vice president, president and CEO. Under his leadership, the Pikes Peak YMCA grew from a $4 million annual budget to nearly $20 million annually and built nine new centers.
Merv served on the Memorial Hospital Task Force and was the council representative on the lease negotiations, established the Colorado Springs Health Foundation, and served as the chair of the Colorado Springs Utilities Board. Currently, he is council president, chair of the Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority, a member of the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Board and an ex-officio member of the Regional Business Alliance Board of Directors.


Al Wenstrand, 
Regional Business Alliance
Al is responsible for growing, supporting and communicating economic opportunity within the Colorado Springs region. Al and the business development team manage a vibrant local industry program to help local businesses expand and grow, a business recruiting program to attract new business to the region and an entrepreneurial support program to help identify entrepreneurial companies and direct them to the resources they need. Al also supervises the ten economic sector teams and works with the Board-appointed Industry Advisory Council to drive business development in the region.


Sparks Willson
The Peak Executive Forum
Peak Executive Forum contributes to the success of small to medium-size businesses by engaging their executives in an exchange of relevant ideas. Our group consists of business owners and senior level executives.
Our five bi-monthly events are highly tailored and  interactive breakfast panel forums. Subject matter experts, from academia, professional services, and actual business application, are drawn from our local CEO and trusted advisor community.
Breakfast attendees stay current with leading edge business practices, intelligent collaborate with their peers and establish or renew business relationships with like-minded business people.
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Breakfast event held at: 
El Paso Club, 
Downtown Colorado Springs, CO 
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