2013 Executive in Residence
Conversations with Change Leaders: Success During Transitions
Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) professionals have escalating opportunities to positively impact organizational success in the global innovation economy. The evolving landscape of globalized innovation requires leaders who can define strategy, encourage creativity and foster collaboration while implementing best practices in process and execution and protecting the interests of the enterprise. These diverse skills must be deployed in a dynamic and disruptive environment filled with rapid technological and competitive change. This is no small challenge, but the rewards are great - ETM professionals are uniquely positioned to help change our world.
The ETM Seminar Series is designed to be interactive and practical, exploring contemporary business issues and trends with a focus on the career implications for ETM professionals within the global innovation environment. The topics are intended to provide context for many of the skills and tools addressed in coursework for the ETM Master’s program. Overall, the purpose of the seminar series is to enhance awareness about what professionals should expect in organizations and economies confronted with the new innovation economy realities, and how professionals must take ownership of their career, craft their definition of success, and prepare for, and be, receptive to change.
The 2013 Executive-in-Residence Seminar includes six executives in industries ranging from energy exploration to biotechnology. In each seminar the executive will discuss his or her leadership lessons during challenging transitions. The series is led by Dr. Charles Scoggin. For the first seminar, Dr. Joy Godesiabois interviews Dr. Scoggin. In subsequent seminars, Dr. Scoggin and industry executives discuss leadership during transitional times and provide you with insights to their professional and personal experiences. These executives’ experience in their industries and locales provide a rich variation of leadership knowledge. Please join us for these enlightening and informative seminars.
Dr. Scoggin is the founder and CEO of N30 Pharmaceuticals, a Boulder-based biomedical company. He also founded and led several other biomedical companies. Dr. Scoggin received his medical degree from the University of Colorado (CU). He trained in internal medicine at Duke University, in pulmonary medicine and critical care at CU, and in molecular and cellular biology at CU and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. He has held positions at CU’s medical school and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.
February 5, 2013: Andy Love
Andy Love recently concluded three years of service as Counselor to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Washington, DC. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Love served as president of Morrison, Love & Company, established in 1985 and offering corporate consulting services to both regional and national clients. Upon leaving the VA, he resumed his role in the company. Mr. Love served for more than 37 years in the United States Air Force and National Guard rising from the rank of Airman Basic to the highest rank held by a citizen airman, that of Major General. During much of that career he flew fighter aircraft, the last of which was the F-16.
February 19, 2013: Ginger Graham
Ginger Graham is an advisory board member at the CU BioFrontiers Institute. She teaches a course in entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School and consults first-time CEO’s in leadership, strategy, board-effectiveness, and organization building. She is the former President and CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company based in San Diego, CA, which during her tenure, launched two first-in-class medicines, was listed on the Nasdaq 100 and was rated as one of the Top 10 places in the industry for scientists to work. Prior to her time at Amylin, Ginger was Group Chairman, Office of the President for Guidant Corporation. Ms. Graham serves on the Boards of Directors for Walgreen Co., Genomic Health, Inc., Proteus Biomedical, ICAT Managers, and the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation where she serves as Vice Chair.
March 19, 2013: Peter Dea
Peter Dea is President and CEO of Cirque Resources LP. He was President, CEO and a Director of Western Gas Resources, Inc., from 2001 through their merger with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2006. He joined Barrett Resources Corporation in 1993 and was CEO from 1999 and Chairman of the Board from 2000 until the sale of Barrett in 2001 to Williams. Prior to joining Barrett, Dea held various management and geologic positions for Exxon Company USA. He serves on the boards of Encana Corporation, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Chairman 2009-2010), Alliance for Choice in Education (Vice-Chairman), Western Energy Alliance (Chairman) and the Colorado Forum. Mr. Dea was named Wildcatter of the Year in 2010 and inducted into the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Hall of Fame in 2009.
April 2, 2013: Scott Schoelzel
Scott Schoelzel is best known as the Portfolio Manager of the Janus Twenty and Janus Forty Funds, both of which he managed for over 10 years. During the ten-year period beginning January 1, 1997, and ending with his retirement on December 31, 2007, the Janus Twenty Fund and Janus Forty Fund were the two singl- best-performing Large Cap Growth funds in the industry. In addition to his management of the Janus Twenty and Forty funds, Mr. Schoelzel launched the Janus Olympus Fund in 1995 the single most successful fund launch in Janus’ history. In 1998 Mr. Schoelzel was named Mutual Fund magazine’s Portfolio Manager of the Year and was an honorable mention candidate for the same honor from Morningstar in 2007. Barrons magazine consistently named Mr. Schoelzel as one of the mutual fund industry’s top 100 portfolio managers and in January 1999 he was featured in a Barrons cover article entitled "The Best, By Far."
April 23, 2013: Barth Whitham
Mr. Whitham earned a B.S. in Engineering with PE and a M.S. in Mineral and Energy Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. He has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Enduring Resources since inception. Enduring resources is a highly technology focused energy resources identification and exploration company headquartered in Denver, but with operations throughout North American. Mr. Whitham wa the co-founding officer of Westport Resources Corporation (NYSE:WRC) and President and COO from 1991 to 2004 through its merger with Kerr-McGee, which is now Anadarko (NYSE:APC). Prior to Westport, Mr Whitham worked extensively in the upstream U.S., international and offshore energy industry in project planning, development and operations.
All seminars are held from 4:00 - 5:15 pm in Hill Hall 202. These seminars are required for all ETM students.