Friday, Jan. 31 /
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. /
Denver, Colo.

Business for the Common Good 2020

Event details

This is a SOLD OUT event! Thank you to everyone for your interest and enthusiasm. If you have been given a complimentary ticket, please RSVP using the "Register Using a Promo Code" option below.How do you determine if a business is successful? Is it reflected in a positive balance sheet, gleaming customer reviews, or a charismatic CEO? What if God measured success by a broader standard—by the way businesses help every employee, supplier, consumer, or community they touch to thrive? Join Denver Institute for Faith & Work and 300+ leaders from across the nation at “Business for the Common Good,” a one-day event for business leaders passionate about professional excellence and using their gifts and resources for lasting impact.


Katherine Leary Alsdorf

Vice President, Faith and Work

Robert Doll

Chief Equity Strategist & Senior Portfolio Manager

Aimee Minnich

Chief Impact Officer & General Counsel

Bill Kurtz


David Park

Founder & Partner

Rico Munn


Hanna Skandera

President & CEO

Jake Thomsen


Hannah Cumming

Business 360 Program Manager

Emanuel Bistrian


Alan Barnhart


Richard Lackey

Chairman & CEO

Greg Lernihan

INDLU Partners

Mike McFadden

Executive Vice President of Digital Transformation and Partnerships

Erik Mitisek

President & Founder

Becker Polverini

CEO & Founding Partner

Jesus Sampedro

Founder & President

Dale Scott

Senior Development Officer

Lisa Slayton

Renise Walker

Senior Consultant

Catherine Capilupi

Mortgage Loan Originator

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Friday, February 3rd

8:00 a.m.


Work is a Way to Love Our Neighbors - Keynote

What is the meaning of work? While contemporary culture prizes self-fulfillment and advancement, could work itself be a way to love our neighbors? How could reframing our vision for work transform our companies, cities, and culture? How might this journey change our own hearts and lives?

Katherine Leary Alsdorf; Co-Author, "Every Good Endeavor;" Vice President Faith and Work, Redeemer City to City

Wholehearted Leadership

In a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, business leaders often become disintegrated, fragmented and disconnected from their core identity and most meaningful relationships. But what if the gospel offered a path to more wholehearted living and leadership? What if clarity about God’s call and the friendship He offers could alleviate the stress we feel in business? More than a technique or program to be followed, this seminar will offer a holistic look at factors that build emotional, spiritual, and relational health.

David Park, Founder, Supra Solem; Partner, Greenwood Hospitality Group
Lisa Slayton, Founder, Tamim Partners; Former President, Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation

The Challenge and Opportunity of Global Business

Business is the greatest tool to alleviate the world’s poverty. But doing business globally, especially in rapidly changing markets, can be challenging. What are the best models for partnering with African business leaders? When done well, can business bring the good news to Eastern Europe? Is it wise, or even feasible, to do business in a country like Venezuela in the midst of hyperinflation? Is there a way to bring hope through business in times of deep economic crisis? This session will offer a vision for global investment and best practices for partnering with entrepreneurs around the world.

Emanuel Bistrain, CEO, Westfield Development (Romania); CEO, European American Investment Group
Richard Lackey, Chairman, World Food Bank
Dr. Jesus Sampedro, President, Global Leadership Consulting (Venezuela)

The Future of Colorado's Workforce - Lunch Panel

Could businesses in Colorado make a positive, lasting impact on the future of Colorado’s workforce? What specific steps can they take to invest in the high schools and colleges that will produce our future citizens, employees, and leaders?

Bill Kurtz, CEO, DSST Public Schools
Rico Munn, Superintendent, Aurora Public Schools
Hanna Skandera, former Secretary of Education, New Mexico
Renise Walker, Senior Consultant, Colorado Workforce Development Council

Artificial Intelligence: What Every Business Leader Must Know about New Technologies

Today, AI can predict what you will think, feel, see, and do even before you can. With the emergence of artificial intelligence, 5G wireless, and the “internet of things,” technology already shapes our daily lives, but how will it transform business in the years to come? What do Christian business leaders need to know to keep up, and more importantly, understand the moral, spiritual, and cultural implications of these new technologies? Tech expert Becker Polverini will explore the risks of AI and opportunities for it to be used for good.

Becker Polverini, CEO and Founding Partner, PKC Software and Cybersecurity

Selling Christianly

Almost one-ninth of American workers are employed in sales, but as Daniel Pink’s bestselling book (To Sell Is Human) reminds us, whether you are in direct sales, an entrepreneur seeking capital to fund your startup, or an executive functioning as a spokesperson for your company, you are expected to pitch products or ideas. How can the Christian faith inform our response to pain points salespeople commonly face? From the pressure to meet quarterly goals to the challenge of building healthy sales teams, this panel of veteran sales leaders will offer insight to bring biblical hope to any sales role.

Mike McFadden, EVP, Digital Transformation, Ogilvy
Dale Scott, Senior Development Officer, Cross Purpose
Catherine Capilupi, Business Development Manager, Red Rocks Credit Union

Generous Business Practices

What does it mean to be a truly generous business leader? How does this impact our sense of identity and ownership? How much money should we give away, and how much should we keep? Do ancient Old Testament practices like gleaning have relevance for how we think about hiring, investing, and “successful” businesses? What kind of investment returns should we target? This session will consider how a deep sense of generosity transform our culture as well as our hearts.

Alan Barnhart, CEO/President, Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co.
Aimee Minnich, Chief Impact Officer, Impact Foundation

Faith-Driven Investing

Are Christians called to invest differently than the broader world does? How might Jesus approach the variety of investment options in today’s market? What are the greatest opportunities across asset classes to make a return and have significant social and spiritual impact? Join a team of world-class investors to explore ways Christians can exercise influence in the marketplace. We’ll challenge current norms in global investing, consider the impact of concessionary capital, and explore the range of risks and opportunities for faith-driven investors.

Hannah Cumming, Business 360 Program Manager, Eventide Asset Management
Greg Lernihan, Co-Founder, Convergint Technologies, Manager, His Fund
Jake Thomsen, Partner, Sovereign’s Capital

My Life as a Christian, Investor, and Business Leader - Closing Session Interview

With more than 30 years of investing experience, nationally known fund manager Bob Doll moved from being a steady, quiet witness to expressing his faith more visibly and vocally. God brought material and professional success along the way, but his Christian witness was not without cost. In this personal interview, Bob will share lessons God taught him about identity, control, and idolatry, as well as principles that shape his personal and organizational leadership today. We’ll also explore God’s broader purposes for business and its power to love and serve our neighbors.

Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen Asset Management; Contributor, CNBC

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Special thanks to Unbridled for their support of "Business for the Common Good."Please direct sponsorship inquiries to Joanna Meyer.