Committees

DAB Committees, Committee Chairs and Committee Members

Community Outreach Committee Chair: Alex Dvorak, advorak@tworld.com

Committee Members: Brad Johnston, Paul Rizzo

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, the DAB's website 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.
  • Occasionally hold networking events after activities to further relationship building.

Diversity Committee Chair: Wes Garnett, wgarnett@wgarnett.com

Committee Members: Dave Johnson, John Jordan, David Silverman, Suraya Yahaya

Responsibilities

  • Guide the recruitment and retention of diverse members up to and including diversity in gender, race, socio-economic backgrounds and age, and especially underrepresented minority groups. 
  • Be responsible for facilitating cohesion, understanding, and camaraderie among existing members and new members belonging to these groups in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner. 
  • Attract and retain a diverse membership through many approaches, including partnering with minority business groups, hosting minority events, and more. 
  • The DAB will avoid affirmative action or other similar quota-based programs.

Events Committee Chair: Adams Price, adams.price@pmcf.com

Committee Members: Ron Jensen, Julie Mansfield

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 Engagement Committee Chair: Bob Dodge, bob@tabdenverwest.com                    

Committee Members: Dean Isaacs, Ron Jensen, Dave Johnson, Julie Mansfield, Linda Montgomery Streeter, Rob Spangler, Karen Susman

Responsibilities

  • Assist our members in gaining maximum benefit based on the DAB’s purpose:  “Creating and growing professional friendships resulting in personal & business success.”
  • Provide a variety of opportunities for members to engage with each other to grow relationships.

Goals

  • Increase response rate in our annual survey that “Being a DAB member helps my business.”
  • Increase response rate in our annual survey that “I plan to renew my DAB membership next year.”
  • Achieve at least 90% retention of members annually.

New Member Committee Chair: Camilla Manly, cmanly@akamai-systems.com    

Committee Members: Bob Deprez, Ken Galecki, Dave Johnson, Colin Kresock, Peter Tedstrom

Responsibilities

  • Continue to expand membership in identified and targeted business sectors.
  • Maintain optimal membership diversity.

Goals

  • Educate members about new electronic nomination and application process.
  • Reinvigorate targeted recruitment – build on progress made in the years prior.
  • Ideas to get new members announcement to DAB members.

PR & Communications Committee Chair: Doug Phelps, DougMovesYou@gmail.com

Committee Members: Jeff Aronheim, Brian DeLaet, Brian Leugs, Carey Madsen, Kevin Sullivan, Cynthia Wellbrock

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 the organization and be 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.

Peer Advisory Groups Committee Chair: Lauren O'Connell, lauren@oconnellconsultinggroup.com  

Committee Members: Colleen Belak, Stu Perlmeter, Doug Phelps, David Silverman, Kevin Sullivan, Vince Tinnirello, Cynthia Wellbrock, Robin Whitelaw

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: Eric Walters, ewalters@summithillwealth.com                        

Committee Members: Brian DeLaet, Cindy Gomerdinger, Mike Larkin

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 a diversity of topics such as leadership, growing a business, communication, Colorado business and economy, and inspirational as requested by the membership.
  • Provide knowledge that expands our perspective and awareness on matters connected to our business and professional lives.
  • Organize panels and roundtables each year.
  • Maintain an alternate networking or event plan in the event of a last minute speaker cancellation.

Goals

  • Maintain speaker requirements:
    • Good public speaker.
    • Interesting topic.
    • Applicable topic to our business or personal lives.
  • Have a balance between business, local, national and international issues.
  • Seek input from all DAB members for speakers and topics.
  • Maintain and grow the committee and ensure members are actively involved in the selection and presentation process.
  • Collaborate with the Board to identify a successor to lead the committee after an appropriate period of time.