Regional Leaders Forum

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Regional Leaders Forum

Opportunities and Challenges for Area Businesses

Friday, September 15th, 2017
6:45-9:00 a.m.
Peak Executive Forum 2017-2018 Breakfast Panel Series Presents:
Join us for a panel discussion by leaders in the community regarding important opportunities and challenges for area businesses, plus effective strategies for handling diversity of thought in a politically-charged environment.
Please note that seating is limited, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration will close on or before September 13th.
Our Panelists:
johnMayor John Suther
City of Colorado Springs
Jill GaeblerJill Gaebler
Council Member
City of Colorado Springs
tatianaTatiana Bailey, Ph.D.
Executive Director
UCCS Economic Forum

John Suthers was elected the 41st mayor of Colorado Springs by an overwhelming majority on May 19, 2015. 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.  Under Suthers’ leadership, the Colorado Attorney General’s office earned a national reputation for excellence.  In 2012, he was awarded the Kelly-Wyman Award, the highest honor given by the National Association of Attorneys General.

Prior to being Attorney General, he was named by President George W. Bush in 2001 to be United States Attorney for Colorado and he was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate.  In 1999, Suthers was appointed by Governor Bill Owens as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, based in Colorado Springs. In that position he managed an organization with 6,000 employees and a budget in excess of $500 million.

As the former Development Director for Greccio Housing, a local nonprofit, Jill Gaebler is an advocate for a connected community. She co-founded Colorado Springs Charter Academy, a public school in District 5, and currently serves on the boards of the Pikes Peak Library District’s Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments.

In addition, she is a member of the Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District and Homeward Pikes Peak boards.During her term as Board President at Colorado Springs Charter Academy, Jill oversaw the $7 million purchase of the school campus and led the school during significant state budget reductions. During her tenure at Greccio, she raised over $2.5 million to provide affordable and safe housing for hundreds of low-income families in Colorado Springs.

Tatiana Bailey has her Master’s in economics and her doctorate in public health, both from the University of Michigan. In the health care arena, Dr. Bailey has focused on programs that aim to increase access and quality while reducing costs particularly for at-risk populations. She also presents to audiences who wish to be better informed about the general framework of the health care system in the U.S.. In the economic development field, she has focused upon economic growth initiatives primarily through the venues of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Currently, Tatiana is the Director of the UCCS Economic Forum within the College of Business and serves as an economic development resource to local businesses and government. She aims to inform audiences about our national and local economy and participates in initiatives that leverage the region’s many assets.

ThePeak 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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