join us thursday, october 2, 2014
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Get leadership fit

As you start your day, are you high energy? Are you motivated and inspired to learn and listen as well as lead? Maybe you’re at your starting line, maybe you’re at an aid station mid-way, or you’re almost at the finish line; wherever you are in your career, the day’s nationally-recognized speakers were chosen with you in mind. They have a leadership fitness plan that you and your organization can achieve; together you can grow and strengthen your tomorrows.

The 2014 Success Forum’s theme encircles all areas of leadership fitness required by today’s business organizations to achieve success and sustainability.

Put on your mental warm-ups, prepare for multiple can-do vitamins, and plan on building your leadership core as you join us for a rewarding and get-to-the-finish-line-in-fashion day, on Thursday, October 2nd.

2014 Kick-off Keynote speaker
Debra Benton

Debra Benton, a local award-winning author, and highly sought after keynote speaker will help us kick off the 2014 Success Forum,  “Get Leadership Fit,” with her keynote, “Successful Leaders Needed: Apply Within.”

Are you as effective as you want to be or know you can be? Do you hesitate to make a leap to become a more powerful manager or executive? Maybe you’re stalled in the “now.” Benton will take you on an inspirational and motivational “training course” for Leadership Fitness. Her speech promises to give you insightful tools, tips and techniques that can guide you to the next level of mental fitness and re-vitalize your desire to move to higher personal and professional goals.


Join over 1200 men and women, emerging and exceptional leaders, who will be your team members at the starting line of the 2014 Success Forum.

 our Executive Panel

Pictured: Gregg Moss, Donna Lynn, Mary McBride, and Mary Rhinehart

Gregg Moss, Anchor and business reporter for 9News will facilitate our afternoon Executive Panel. We’re pleased to announce our Executive Panel: Donna Lynne, CEO Kaiser/Colorado Region; Mary McBride, President CoBank and Mary Rhinehart, CEO Johns Manville

These three leaders will cite what they know to be courageous and current traits that helped them become the leaders they are, and what they know to be fitness strategies for emerging leaders. During this presentation you will hear from their hearts and experiences, as Gregg Moss poses questions about their leadership path.


Is the auction of auctions! Many of you asked for another auction based on our successful 2013 Summer Auction and here it is!  We’ve gathered, received, donated and partnered with restaurants, theaters, artists, speakers, educators and The Leadership Investment enthusiasts to bring together an exciting variety of auction items for our second annual “Auction it Forward” event; benefitting the programs and initiatives of The Leadership Investment, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We will be providing a “sneak peek” of selected items during the month of September.  Auction it Forward tables will be located just outside the Mile High Ballroom and bidding opens at 7:30 a.m. – and closes at 2:45 p.m.  Watch those bids and bid upward and often for a great cause!


This year we are once again featuring a variety of business and leadership books for sale at The Tattered Cover booth. Many of the Forum speakers and facilitators of The Leadership Investment programs are authors of popular business books. You will have the opportunity to meet the authors and have your book autographed. A percentage of the proceeds are donated back to The Leadership Investment initiatives.
Call today to reserve your place, your table or your sponsorship.

Register and Purchase Your Tables Today!

As a sponsor, your company not only gets priority seating, but also inclusion in the VIP event on October 1, advertising and marketing placement on the Web site and in marketing materials for the event, as well as exposure to over 6,000 individuals from our readership, membership and community leaders. We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about being a sponsor.


Meet the Co-Chairs

Kamela Pancroft
Vice President of Human Resources and Learning and Development
Credit Union of Colorado
Kamela Pancroft serves on the Executive team for the Credit Union of Colorado as Vice President of Human Resources and Learning and Development.  Kamela Pancroft is a native of Texas, but has been a Colorado transplant for 20 years, currently living with her daughter, Payton, in Castle Rock, CO.  She received her bachelor and graduate degrees from Texas A&M University.  Her 27 years of professional human resources experience covers a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, high tech, information and financial services. She has volunteered for various local organizations including The Junior League of Denver, Habitat for Humanity, Colorado Human Resource Association, and The Colorado Society for Human Resource Management.

She was on the Board of Directors and served as President for the Colorado Human Resources Association for 7 years. She currently serves on the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation Board of Directors.   She is certified as a PHR (professional in human resources) by the Human Resources Certification Institute and has maintained this designation since 1990. Kamela enjoys gardening, interior decorating, and skiing.    

Tanya BradbyTanya Bradby
Portfolio Leader for the Nonwovens business within the Engineered Products Americas Division
Johns Manville
Tanya Bradby is the Portfolio Leader for the Nonwovens business within the Engineered Products Americas division of Johns Manville (a Berkshire Hathaway company), headquartered in Denver, Colorado.  In this role, Tanya is responsible for profitably managing the portfolio of fiber glass & synthetic nonwoven fabrics used as a composite component in filtration, battery, roofing and interior commercial building applications (e.g., carpet tiles, ceilings, acoustical office panels) to enhance performance properties.
In her 30 year career in the materials science industry, Tanya has worked for Morgan Thermal Ceramics, Mid-Mountain Materials, Aspen Aerogels and currently Johns Manville.  Her job responsibilities have included engineering, sales & marketing, business development and leadership positions. 

She is a graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering.  Tanya and her husband, Martin, reside in Boulder, Colorado.  In her free time, Tanya enjoys rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking and international travel.




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