Join CU Energy for our next membership meeting November 6th from 5-6 pm in Humanities 150. This month, we are partnering with the CU New Venture Challenge, and talking about how entrepreneurship relates to energy. We will start the meeting of with brief announcements about the club, followed by a discussion with our speaker Dick Franklin. Immediately following the meeting, we will have an optional breakout session for anyone interested in learning more about the New Venture Challenge, anyone looking for a team or additional members, or anyone looking to bounce ideas around. We will also be providing FREE COSMOS PIZZA, so be there!
Topic: Entrepreneurship in the energy sector
Speaker: Dick Franklin
Special events: Optional breakout session immediately following to discus the New Venture Challenge. Chance to meet a team, interested members, or bounce ideas around
Speaker Bio: Richard brings 25 years of CEO, COO, CSO, SVP level experience with corporations such as Reebok, Coors, Head Sports, Seven-Up, TCI, Nestle etc. His expertise is in strategic, organizational and process change which transforms ecological challenges with economic returns. He has done sustainability work, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) projects, EMS (Environmental Management Systems), eco-strategies and brand positioning for organizations such as Merrick, Channel 9, Douglas County Schools, St. Mary’s University, Accuwater, Texas Business for Clean Air, etc. Among his many community activities are United Way Denver, Children’s Museum, Renewable Energy Task Force, Audubon Society, Denver South Metro Chamber, Renewable Energy Taskforce, CORE, Clean Start Incubator, Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open, Earth Protect and CCIA.
Richard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University, Halifax; and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce degree from SMU, Nova Scotia in 1999. In 2008, the South Metro Chamber awarded Richard the “Volunteer Leader of the Year” award.