Kyle Clark is the co-anchor of 9NEWS at 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. He also frequently reports from the scene of significant events in Colorado and around the nation.
His Emmy award-winning reporting ranges from in-depth investigations to offbeat features. He contributes reports to 9NEWS’ political coverage, the 9Wants to Know investigative unit, and 9NEWS Storytellers.
Kelly BroughPresident & CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
As president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Brough is focused on putting more Coloradans to work. It’s a clear call to action that’s driven this CEO from higher education to City Hall to the Chamber. Kelly’s work has included advocating for P-20 education reform, implementing ground breaking programs like 3-1-1 and pay for performance for the City and County of Denver or consulting on dispute resolution for local governments. She’s directed an internationally recognized leadership program, been the chief of staff to then-Mayor John Hickenlooper and was the first female director of human resources for the City and County of Denver – in a common theme, she was also the first female snow plow driver at Stapleton International Airport and the first female CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber. Though born and raised in a small town in Montana, she’s Colorado to the core and you’re likely to find her climbing mountain passes on her road bike.
Julia GentryEmcee, Owner, Live Purposed
After selling everything and jumping in an RV to travel the country with her family (which includes 3 kids under the age of 4), Julia has dedicated her life to CHAMPIONING the cause of Purpose and she’s inviting people into an opportunity to change the conversation to one that REALLY matters.
In any conversation, Julia offers up REAL TIME interactive facilitation to cut to the chase in helping people go from where they are to where they want to be. She uses her own REAL LIFE stories, life lessons, current obstacles and “win’s” to break down the idea that purpose, success and growth is not just for the rich, famous, big companies, or “them”, but that it’s for everyone and anyone who subscribes.
If you crave authentic passion, true purpose, and a strong cadence to achieve greatness, you will LOVE what Julia has to offer. You can learn more and read all about their crazy adventures at LivePurposed.com
Ben HigginsPresident and Co-Founder, Generous Coffee
People may know Ben best from his time on season 20 of ABC’s “The Bachelor”. The Bachelor has allowed Ben an enhanced platform to share what he is most passionate about which is his faith, his hope for humanity, and his love for sports.
Today Ben along with some of his closest friends started a couple new projects that take up his free time. The projects include a Blog called “Mahogany Workplace”, a for-profit company called “Generous International”, a podcast project with Iheart Media, and a board seat with Humanity and Hope United.
Joshua HuntFounder, Trelora
Joshua Hunt is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TRELORA where he is devoted to reshaping antiquated industry practices to better align with technological trends and rising consumer expectations.
Joshua began his real estate career in 1997 with Re/Max, where he was recognized as Rookie of the Year. He joined Keller Williams ten years later, becoming a top producing agent before taking on the roles of Managing Broker, Team Leader, and franchise owner. After earning the distinction as a top recruiter and coach nationwide, Joshua developed a vision on how to offer buyers and sellers a more efficient, less expensive real estate experience through the use of technology and task specialization.
Anthony LambatosOwner, Footers Catering
Anthony Lambatos grew up in the catering business working for his father and founder of Footers Catering in Denver, Colorado. Anthony and his wife, April, purchased the business in 2010 and have successfully made the transition to a second-generation family business.
Anthony and April are focused not only on building a great catering company, but more importantly on creating a great place to work. In 2012 they moved Footers from it’s home of 20 years to a new building which now includes an “Awesomeness” room with games and activities for employees an outdoor patio for gatherings and impromptu meetings.
Chris HerndonCouncilman, Denver City Council
Councilman Chris Herndon represents District 8 on the Denver City Council and previously served as Council President. His current district includes Park Hill, Stapleton, portions of Montbello and East Colfax.
Chris graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point and served seven years in the U.S. Army, including deployments to Kosovo and Iraq. This commitment to public service is what motivated him to leave his management role in the private sector to run for office and serve the people of Northeast Denver.
Claudia Camila Lopez is a Colombian photographer working from any corner of the world where there is a story that needs to be shared. After 14 years involved in advertising photography, Claudia took a drastic turn from the safety and comfort of the studio environment into the changing world of the Himalayan high mountains and the uncertainty of conflict zones. Working as a Cultural and Adventure Documentarian, she has travelled to Tibet, Nepal, Kashmir, Ladakh, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Claudia is a regular contributor to Der Spiegel (Germany), La Vanguardia (Spain) and Gory Magazine (Poland); a TED Speaker and teacher. Currently she is working in 2 monographs: Cardinal Points (women & violence in Colombia) and Tres (Sherpas & Porters in the Himalayas).
Savinay ChandrasekharExecutive Director, Minds Matter of Denver
Savinay serves as Executive Director of Minds Matter of Denver [MMD], a mentoring organization that helps high-achieving students from low-income communities get into college with scholarships.
In addition to serving on the Board of Minds Matter of Denver and Minds Matter National, Savinay is also on the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Board and serves as the Secretary of the Luminary Learning Network board, an autonomous zone for select innovation schools within Denver Public Schools.
Kyle ZeppelinPresident, Zeppelin Development
Kyle Zeppelin is President of Zeppelin Places, a recognized developer of innovative mixed use projects in the urban core of Denver. Over the last 40+ years, the company had a major role in transforming three key urban neighborhoods – LoDo, Golden Triangle and now RiNo- with catalytic projects and community involvement. Kyle and his company received recognition and multiple awards for TAXI—the re-purposed 20 acre former Yellow Cab terminal in the River North District (RiNo) of Denver.
Krystal CovingtonFounder, Women of Denver
Krystal Covington, MBA is a Publicist and Business Marketing Consultant helping companies increase visibility, credibility and influence. With over 10 years in marketing and communications, Krystal brings with her the extensive expertise required to build an integrated marketing and PR strategy that boosts revenue while keeping expenses low.
As CEO & Founder of Women of Denver, Krystal developed the most diverse and active women’s organization in Denver. With over 50 events per year their dynamic network helps women increase their business knowledge, build leadership skills and connect with other powerful and inspiring women throughout the metro area.
Krystal has also presented a TEDx Talk, contributes to Forbes and has been featured in numerous media outlets such as Fast Company, Entrepreneur on Fire, and Women Taking the Lead.