Journey to the Top C-Suite Series

Join us for candid and authentic discussions with CEO luminaries from a variety of industries. Learn from their experience as these chief executive officers share their personal story of how they forged their path forward, stumbled a little on the way, found their voice, broke the mold and catapulted their career. This program features a CEO presentation, an intimate fireside chat with the CEO guest, Q&A session from the audience and a fantastic networking opportunity with cocktails and chef-prepared appetizers.

Who should attend

This program is for those that want to get the inside story of the professional and personal experiences that chief executives faced as they progressed in their career. It is also open to area professionals seeking outstanding networking opportunities.

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Hikmet Ersek, President, CEO and Director of The Western Union Company

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 5:00pm – 7:30pm | $55

Hikmet Ersek is President, chief executive officer and director of The Western Union Company, a Fortune 500 global leader in digital and retail cross-border money transfer and payments services. Read more.



Steve White, President of Comcast’s West Division

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Steve White currently serves as the president of Comcast’s West Division. In this role, he is the senior executive responsible for all Comcast cable operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Texas, Idaho, and Wisconsin. He leads nearly 28,000 (internal and external) employees and serves more than nine million customers, driving annual revenue of nearly $17 billion.

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Kent Thiry, CEO of DaVita Healthcare Partners

Aug. 2019

Kent Thiry is chairman and CEO of DaVita, a FORTUNE 200 company with 75,000 teammates and approximately $14 billion in revenues. The company operates in 11 countries globally, delivering clinically differentiated health care to nearly 2 million patients.

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Mary Rhinehart, Chairman, President and CEO Johns Manville | A Berkshire Hathaway Company

October 2019

Mary K. Rhinehart is chairman, president and CEO of Johns Manville (JM), a global manufacturer of premium-quality building products and engineered specialty materials and a Berkshire Hathaway company.  Rhinehart has spent nearly four decades at JM, holding leadership roles in finance, global treasury, global supply chain, human resources and strategic business development, as well as managing several of the company’s business units. She was named president and CEO in 2012, after serving as CFO.

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The workshop and conference are located at CU South Denver (10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree, CO 80134). Located one mile east of I-25 along Lincoln Ave. There is plenty of free parking available.

Please note that this program is offered as a non-credit course and will not appear on any CU transcripts or apply towards any degree programs.

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