Committees

Communications Committee Chair: Doug Phelps

Committee Members: Linda Montgomery, Kevin Sullivan, Cynthia Wellbrock

Responsibilities

  • Announce and promote new members.
  • Create and distribute monthly newsletter.
  • Promote and recap meetings and events.
  • Provide and promote access to a central repository of relevant and useful information.

Goal

  • Increase usefulness of communication tools available to members.

Community Outreach Committee Chair: Max Eckstein

Committee Members: Todd Krapf, Kristi Shaffer

Responsibilities

  • Accelerate relationship building among members through shared volunteer events.
  • Positively impact the community.
  • Partner with volunteer organizations whose vision, mission, goals and objectives align as closely as possible with those of the DAB.
  • Organize and facilitate quarterly volunteer events.
  • Provide “other” opportunities for DAB members to give back to the community throughout the year.

Goals

  • 50% member participation goal for all volunteer activities.
  • Provide opportunities at a wide variety of times, geographic locations and types to encourage all members to at least volunteer one time a year.
  • Effectively communicate monthly through newsletters, Meetup page and verbally at each monthly meeting on all upcoming community activities.
  • Utilize member testimonials in communication plan to raise awareness and increase excitement among DAB membership.
  • Formalize partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) in an effort to develop a long-term partnership benefiting both organizations. Building that lasting bond with JA, student participants, staff and community.
  • Occasionally hold networking events after activities to further relationship building.

Events Committee Chair: Tony Giarratano

Committee Members: Ron Jensen, Julie Mansfield, Suzanna Martinez

Responsibilities

  • Organize monthly meeting catering and A/V needs.
  • Organize annual events and catering for:
    • New Year Kickoff Party.
    • Golf/Dinner event.
    • Fall Social.
  • Organize Quarterly Happy Hours.
  • Organize other events such as the ski day, bowling and a bike event.
  • Continue to promote the events through a variety of communications (verbally at the meetings, in the newsletter, Meetup reminders).

Goals

  • Increase event participation.

Member Services Committee Chair: Rich Moore

Committee Members: Todd Gilson, Ron Jensen, Dave Johnson, Bill Magnusson, Suzanna Martinez, Karen Susman, Yvonne Wilder

Responsibilities

  • Continue to expand membership in identified and targeted business sectors.
  • Ensure quick integration/acceptance of new members into group via new member ambassadors.
  • Enhance member exposure to group.
  • Maintain optimal membership diversity.

Goals

  • Educate members about new electronic nomination and application process.
  • Reinvigorate targeted recruitment – build on progress made in 2015.
  • Ideas to get new members announcement to DAB members.
  • Modify table meet & greet – encourage all to meet everyone at their table.
  • Hold Member Services Committee meeting in late 1st Q, 2016 and 3rd Q, 2016.

Peer Advisory Group Chair: Colleen BelakColleen

Committee Members: Mike Butler, Todd Krapf, Stu Perlmeter

Responsibilities

  • Provide members an opportunity to build member relationships by knowing and understanding other PAG member’s businesses.
  • Provide members a venue to receive structured peer-advisory support, insights from other business owners & executives and a forum to receive feedback, ideas and advice from other members.
  • Ensure DAB PAG Facilitators are engaged, trained and committed to their groups.
  • Ensure groups work well; have proper structure and accountability.
  • Assist facilitators with topic generation.
  • Represent DAB PAG Initiative in front of membership, potential members and the public.
  • Recruit both facilitators and group members.
  • Help members leverage each other as “trusted resources.”

Goals

  • Improve member accountability to their group and their group members.
  • 5 PAG groups at capacity and stable.
  • Launch PAG group to cover the NW Metro area.

Programs Committee Chair: Rick DaggettRickD

Committee Members: David Cohn, Cindy Gomerdinger, Stu Perlmeter, Jayne Sanders, Gary Taylor

Responsibilities

  • Enrich and enhance the DAB member experience.
  • Create a positive experience for guests as prospective new members.
  • Schedule speakers that can provide valuable, useful and interesting content to members at monthly meetings:
    • Focus on “hard business topics” as requested by the membership.
  • Provide knowledge that expands our perspective and awareness on matters connected to our business and professional futures.
  • Promote Monthly Meetings via Meetup.
  • Organize 2 “panels of experts” and/or “roundtables” annually.
  • Post information/content provided by speakers, “panel of experts” and “roundtables” to DAB Meetup.”
  • Maintain an alternate networking event plan in the event of a last minute speaker cancellation.

Goals

  • Define speaker requirements:
    • Good public speaker.
    • Interesting topic.
    • Educational, something we can use or take away.
  • Have a balance between business, local, national and international issues.
  • Seek input from all DAB members, for future speakers and topics.
  • Make sure all committee members are actively involved in the selection and presentation process.

Public Relations Committee Chair: Lauren O’Connell

Committee Members: Jeff Aronheim, Brian DeLaet, Lynndell Epp, Paul Hartmann, Carey Madsen, Karen Susman

Responsibilities

  • Increase awareness of the DAB with targeted Denver metro business leaders through the DAB website, LinkedIn and media.

Goals

  • Continue to evolve the DAB website to become the public face of our organization and the go-to resource for non-members interested in finding out who we are and what value we bring to our membership.
  • Complement DAB Meetup communications and content to add value for members.
  • Increase DAB exposure in targeted open sectors in the Denver business community.