Last year’s Annual Hill Climb resulted in the passing of House Bill 1214 with bipartisan support! Join us in 2018 as we educate our representatives and advocate for employee ownership in our state.
When: March 1, 2018
Who: Business owners, Employee owners, Employee ownership champions, Business advisors, ESOP Trustees and Fiduciaries
Here’s our schedule for Thursday, March 1, 2017:
7:30-8:00 a.m. Networking breakfast outside the Old Supreme Court Chambers
8:00-9:00 a.m. Greetings from Representatives James Coleman (legislation sponsor) and Paul Rosenthal
9:00-11:30 a.m. Meeting with our legislators.
11:45-12:30 p.m. Hill Climb Luncheon with legislators and employee owners
12:30-1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion featuring;
Martin Staubus is the executive director of the Beyster Institute, part of the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, where he advises business leaders on the design and operation of employee stock ownership programs to build stronger companies and provide liquidity to owners. Martin has 30 years of experience in business, having served in varied roles as an attorney, consultant, Labor Department policy advisor, corporate executive and corporate director. He has served as Associate Director of the ESOP Association in Washington DC, and as a director of the National Center for Employee Ownership.
Nationally recognized as an expert on the design and operation of employee stock plans, Martin has written extensively in this field, with work published by Harvard Business School Press, Harvard Business Review, and others. He is a frequent speaker on this subject and an adjunct professor at the UC San Diego Rady School of Management. Martin holds a BA in economics from UC Berkeley, an MBA from the George Washington University in Washington DC,and a law degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Jessica Rose is the Democracy Collaborative’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Employee Ownership Programs, working out of the Cleveland office. In addition to her role with internal financial management, she serves as a consultant and project lead in TDC’s advisory practice, oversees research and outreach related to employee ownership projects, and she also provides as needed business development support to the Evergreen Cooperatives.
Jessica’s primary areas of expertise include impact investing, organizational design, and business development, with a special emphasis on start-ups, social ventures, and small to medium sized enterprises. Her early career was spent as a micro-entrepreneur, teacher, and the leader of multiple mission-driven community organizations. After becoming aware of cooperative business ownership models and the broader social enterprise movement, she returned to earn her M.B.A. at The University of Notre Dame, as an M.B.A. Fellow and Forte Foundation Fellow. During this time, Jessica concentrated in investments and social business models and served as an Associate in an early-stage investment office, an Equity Analyst for the university’s endowment, and a Consultant to several domestic and international impact organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, The Irish Angels, and The Valley Alliance for Worker Cooperatives.
DATE AND TIME
Thu, March 1, 2018
7:30 AM – 11:30 AM MST
Colorado State Capitol | Room 220
200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203