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Executive Voices

Thought-provoking executive dialogue to expose audience members to new ways of thinking

I have attended many Executive Voices programs for years. This was so valuable to our leadership team. It was also great to network, see old friends, and make new connections. 

Executive Voices is both a fantastic networking opportunity and a valuable educational opportunity for business leaders in Colorado. Learning from other leaders is a great way to evaluate our current plans and incorporate new practices.

Yesterday's Executive Voices event was incredibly insightful. The panelists were top notch and the real world stories and learning opportunities they shared were very helpful. I was able to take back some key learnings while also having an opportunity to meet some new people in the Denver community.

Executive Voices Leadership Team

Anna Conrad

Impact Leadership Solutions


Patty Fontneau

Reach Out and Read Colorado

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Molly Mangan


Mike Lopez

Plante Moran

Noah Patterson

Programming Editor

Tess Anderson

Art Director

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Mike Lopez

Plante Moran

Executive Voices Speaker Alumni

Cherie Axelrod, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, Western Union

Carl Lukach, CFO, Noodles & Company 

Lori Winters, Vice President of Employee Experience, Southwest Airlines

Patty Fontneau, President, Benefits Exchange and Technology Solutions Business, Cigna


Christine Benero, President and CEO, Mile High United Way


Bobbi McPherson, Chief People Officer, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (former)


Dan Jablonsky, President and CEO, Maxar Technologies; currently Board of Directors


Deboleena Bose, CHRO, CoBank


Jacqueline Molnar, Chief Transformation Officer and Chair of the Board, Western Union Foundation, Western Union (former)


Crystal Heter, COO, Tallgrass Energy

Heather Erickson, VP of Talent and Organizational Capability, Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Cammie Blais, Chief People Officer, Pager

Shalini Sharma, Chief Legal Officer, Ping Identity


Rich Frommer, President and CEO, Great Western Operating Company; Board of Directors Chair, Colorado Oil & Gas Association

Dustin Bashford, Segment President, Natural Gas, Tallgrass Energy

Helen Drexler, CEO, Delta Dental

Julie Tschido Brown, CHRO, Zayo

Shannon Sisler, SVP and CPO, Crocs

Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, President and CEO, Craig Hospital


Natasha Wright, Google, former of Head of Google's Executive Leadership Lab

Kelly Dunkin, CEO, Community First Foundation


Adi Merchant, Chief of Staff, Vail Resorts


Hollie Velasquez Horvath, Regional Vice President, State Affairs and Community Relations, Xcel Energy


Courtney Graham, CHRO, Four Winds Interactive


Michele Delman, Executive Vice President of Member Experience, Inspirato


Kristen Blessman, President and General Manager, Colorado Public Television


Robin Wittenstein, CEO, Denver Health


Chris Deel, Vice President of Engineering and Advanced Programs, United Launch Alliance (ULA)


Pat Givens, Chief Nursing Officer, Children’s Hospital Colorado


Mark Cornetta, President and General Manager 9News

Michelle Lucero, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Flash Mob Officer, Children's Hospital Colorado

Katherine Keegan, Director of the Office of the Future of Work, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment


Kelly Kaminskas, COO, First Bank

Experience Past Executive Voices Events

Almost every Executive Voices event has sold out. Watch the videos below to see why. Enjoy your front-row seat!

ILS Executive Voices: Power and Influence | March 2019

ILS Executive Voices: Power and Influence | March 2019

Not all leaders have titled positions of power and influence. What is power and influence? How do you get it? What do you do once you have it? What impact does being a woman have on influence and power? Join us for a candid discussion with three of Colorado's most prominent female leaders as we explore these questions and more. Anna Conrad moderates this lively panel with Jacqueline Molnar, Chief Compliance Officer for Western Union; Patty Fontneau, President, Benefit Exchange and Technology Solutions Business at Cigna; and Hollie Velasquez Horvath, Director of Community Relations for Xcel Energy. RESOURCES ILS’s CLASSES ON UDEMY (Affiliate): 🖥️ Confidence Mastery Class: 🖥️ Burnout Bootcamp: Linkedin: Monday Morning Mentoring and the ILS YouTube channel, this channel, help people like you become leaders others want to follow. The channel focuses on leadership skills, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills. If you're looking for self-paced leadership skills training, this is the channel for you. Sign up for Newsletters: Copyright ©2023 Impact Leadership Solutions. All rights reserved. 00:04:34 Power of Women: The Western Union Foundation 00:06:08 Power v. Influence 00:08:22 Patty and Jacqueline on Influence and Power 00:10:31 Holly on Contemplating Her Career 00:14:24 Jacqueline and the Hawaii Dream 00:15:44 Barack Obama on Power and Influence 00:18:38 How to Build Influence: Holly? 00:22:44 Fair Process for Health Care 00:24:59 Jacqueline How Much Time Does Someone Need to Put in Before You Have Power 00:29:50 How to Gain Influence Without a Title? 00:35:16 Patty Cigna on Power in the Organization 00:37:45 As a Leader, Do You Have Power? 00:41:33 When Did You Start to Have Power? 00:43:36 In a contentious environment, 00:45:39 Patty - Advice for mid and jr 00:47:00 Building a Women's Network 00:48:00 Holly - Advice to Build Influence and Power 00:51:18 Jacqueline - Advice for gaining power and influence 00:52:37 Good Advice for Working More Flexibly 00:57:30 Holly, Being Your Authentic Self 00:59:49 Panel Discussion

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